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Camille Playhouse presents ‘End of the Rainbow’

The Camille Playhouse, located at 1 Dean Porter Park (across from the Gladys Porter Zoo) in Brownsville, will present the musical drama of Judy Garland's “comeback” during Christmastime in 1968. Entitled “End of the Rainbow,” the show will be performed at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m.

With failed marriages, suicide attempts and addiction behind her, Garland has scheduled a six-week booking at London's Talk of the Town. At 46 and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic.

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UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlan to perform this weekend

20171109 Alexa 3UTRGV School of Music Mariachi Aztlan will perform in concert for three days this weekend.

The UTRGV School of Music will hold a Mariachi Aztlan concert as part of its Special Events Series for three days this weekend.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. both Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. General admission tickets are $10.

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‘A Touch of Frost’ symphony concert planned

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The Valley Symphony Orchestra along with the Chorale will perform the “A Touch of Frost” Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 17 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

Special traditions seem to brighten the holiday season and help usher in the spirit of Christmas. One such tradition is the annual Valley Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday concert.

“A Touch of Frost” will take place Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.

This is one of two concerts during the Valley Symphony Orchestra's concert season that will feature the Valley Symphony Chorale, directed by Dr. David Means. The chorale is made up of more than 120 professional vocalists who will perform repertoire joined with the orchestra as well as without accompaniment. The program will include contemporary favorites as Williams’ “Somewhere in My Memory” heard in classic holiday movies such as “Home Alone,” to classical favorites such as “Gloria in Excelsis” by Antoni Vivaldi.

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Broadway in McAllen announces season line-up

It's not just Winter Texans returning to the Rio Grande Valley – Broadway is also coming back.

Live in McAllen recently announced its Broadway Series for the 2017-2018 season and the list is rich with variety, excitement and very well-known productions.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, the Wizard of Oz, Million Dollar Quartet, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Les Miserables will keep audiences captivated, engaged and enthralled at the new and beautiful McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen.

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La Joya high schools hold mariachi and folklórico concert

20171102 LJISD 3 SCHOOLS 1 VOICEThe La Joya Independent School District will present “Three Schools One Voice” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5.

The show features each Mariachi and Folklorico group from the three high schools – La Joya, Palmview and Juarez-Lincoln.

The event will be held at the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center at 604 N. Coyote Blvd. in La Joya.

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Palmview HS Theater presents ‘Hairspray’

The Palmview High School Interact Theater and Lobo Choir will present the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center, 604 N. Coyote St., La Joya, for two consecutive weekends.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and 17; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday Nov. 11 and 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 and 19.

The American musical, based on the 1988 film “Hairspray,” is about a plump teen, Tracy Trunblad and her dream to dance on a local television dance show. The girl makes the show, goes viral – well, not then in the 60s, but she becomes an overnight sensation and life is different forever.

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Thousands enjoy Progreso Tourist Appreciation Day

20170321 TOURIST DAY Progreso Moering IMG 6637Smiles, laughter and some final souvenir gathering were apparent throughout the Winter Tourist Appreciation Day March 21 in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.

With sunny, balmy weather, organizers were thinking the 41st annual event might have drawn as many as 50,000 Winter Texans from across the border, which was also marked by a parade and abrazo (hug) ceremony at the center of the international bridge by officials from both sides of the border. The ceremony was intended to call attention to the bilateral international interests that exist between the border cities.

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