TUESDAY OF CULTURAL PROMOTION

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“All good things come to an end” thought the manager. It had been the last performance. A wince of pain creased her lips as she fastened the bolt on the wooden door. With the projector turned off, in the darkness of the night, melancholy and silence sat in the last row of seats. In 1979, after 30 years of history, and after such pleasant moments, the “Teatro Primavera” was silent forever.

To Don Daniel Coronado and Don Roberto Codonde, a million thanks from everyone for bringing the "Seventh Art" to the town of Maricao

Collection: Miguel Ángel Ayala Rodríguez (Reserved Rights)

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HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE

At number twenty-one Calle Pachín Marín lives Miguel Ángel Ayala Rodríguez. There, between photos and memories, like a melancholy Quixote, he contemplates the town of Maricao from his vantage point. 

Collector, composer, environmentalist and poet, the son of Juan Ayala (Moncho Bonelli) and Providencia Rodríguez, whom we all know as "Angie", is surely the one who knows the history of Maricao best. 

Misunderstood by many, on a lonely quest searching through rubble or the trash of others, Miguel Ángel has dedicated his life to the preservation of our history as a People. For this reason, Fundación Bucarabón thanks you on behalf of all, and pays you this small tribute. 

Photo Collection: Miguel Ángel Ayala Rodríguez (Rights Reserved)

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FELITA AND TOÑO

That day there was no altar boy, nor the smoke of the incense. Away from the dazzling brilliance of the sumptuous cathedrals, and with the sky open above their heads, the priest would officiate a wedding as solemn and simple as all who attended. The priest, who had arrived on horseback, dusted off his cassock after handing over the rings. 

“Until death do us part”, thus, in a symbolic act, Felita and Toño strengthened their ties at Cerro de los Báez together with family and friends.

Photo taken at the beginning of the 1950s, during the wedding celebration of Felicita Báez Irizarry and Toño Santana Castro on the land of the old “Bosque Insular de Maricao” in the “Las Piedras” sector of the “Indiera Fría” neighborhood of the town of Maricao. 

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