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Madonna Admires Basque Culture, Kalakan member says

June 13, 2012

Filed under Culture, Links, Music, People

Pop superstar Madonna played the Basque txalaparta when she visited the Basque Country and was very interested in Basque culture, according to an interview with a member of the group Kalakan. Thierry Biscary, one of the members of the musical trio Kalakan,...

Kern County Basque Festival: Something for Everyone

May 28, 2012

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, News, People

See our Calendar of Events for info on the latest Kern County Festival. The Kern County Basque Festival offers something for everyone. Here's what these Basques had to say about this year's event: Noel and Yvonne Goyhene...

Two longtime restaurateurs from SoCal pass away

May 6, 2012

Filed under Chino, Deaths, History, Links, People

Two longtime Southern California Basque restaurant owners have passed away recently -- Jean Irola and Jean Baptiste "J.B." Sabarots. Jean Irola Jean Irola, longtime owner of the popular Jean’s restaurant in Colton, Calif., passed away April 26. He was 78. Irola continued to run his restaurant up until recently, ...

Cal State Bakersfield Offers Basque Language, Culture Course

January 3, 2012

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Euskera, Links, People

Cal State Bakersfield and the Kern County Basque Club are collaborating to bring a Basque language and culture course to the university. Unai Nafarrate, who comes from Gipuzkoa, will be a visiting instructor in the CSU Baker...

Team USA Pelota Players Win Silver Medals at Pan Am Games

October 27, 2011

Filed under Handball, Links, News, People

Three Team USA Basque Pelota players won silver medals Thursday afternoon on the final day of handball competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 36-meter doubles action, brothers Tony Huarte and Josetxu Huarte came up short in their battle for a gold medal against a powerful Mexican duo of Jorge Alcantar...

Etchevers of Team USA wins bronze medal in Basque Pelota at Pan Am Games

October 26, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, People

Roger Etchevers of Team USA won a bronze medal with a commanding performance Wednesday afternoon in the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Etchevers, 38, overwhelmed Luis Maid...

Team USA Pelota Players Win Matches, Will Battle for Gold and Bronze Medals at Pan Am Games

October 25, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, People

The Team USA Basque Pelota squad put on impressive performances Tuesday morning as four different athletes advanced to the gold and bronze medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Roberto Huarte will play for the...

Team USA Pelota Players Lose Matches But Stay in Medal Hunt at Pan Am Games

October 24, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, People

Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte lost tough contests against two of the top handball athletes in the world Monday morning at the 2011 Pan American Games, but both Team USA players still remain in the medal hunt at the international co...

Huarte Brothers of Team USA Score Pelota Wins at Pan Am Games

October 21, 2011

Filed under Handball, People

Brothers Tony and Josetxo Huarte of Team USA won their opening matches Friday afternoon during the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. The Huarte brothers trounced the Argentinian duo of Raul Axel Mikkan and Esteba...

Etchevers, Huarte Win Opening Pelota Matches at Pan Am Games

October 21, 2011

Filed under Handball, Links, People

The Team USA pelota squad got off to a good start Friday morning when Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte won their opening matches at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. With their wins, both U.S. players will face...

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