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Winter Texans asked to participate in ‘Life by the Rio’ video contest

The good folks at South Texas Tourism are asking for help from Winter Texans (55 and older) in making a tourism video about good times Winter Texans have in the Rio Grande Valley. Nydia O. Tapia Gonzalez is asking Winter Texans to make short videos with their smart phones to be submitted to South Texas Tourism so they can create a video to be called “Life by the Rio.”

The videos submitted should be 45 seconds to one minute in length featuring activities and events Winter Texans enjoy doing around the Rio Grande Valley. They need to be moving images.

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Shenandoah singer Billy Droze performs at Border Theatre

20170112 billy droze 009On Saturday, Jan. 14, Billy Droze, the former lead will singer of Grammy Award-winning super group Shenandoah, is returning to Texas to perform a special concert for his Winter Texan fans. Droze will give two performances at the Border Theater in Mission at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.

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Daddy D Three take Valley by storm

The Daddy D Three is back for their first full year in the Rio Grande Valley and what an amazing response they have gotten this far.  The “Three” Darren Johnson, Bob Balsley and Jeff Hinnendael have about 20 dates including dances and shows throughout the Valley and are looking to add more if a park needs to fill a date. 

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Duke Mason joins The Texans in ‘Lone Star Jubilee’

Sam Ray and the Texans will be joined by bass singer David Little and entertainer Duke Mason for the 2017 edition of the “Lone Star Jubilee” show in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Texans, who were voted the Valley Star Awards Gospel Group of the Year in 2015, will be returning to the Rio Grande Valley Jan. 22-27 for another Lone Star Jubilee series of entertainment.

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Oak Ridge Boys return to Llano Grande Jan. 14-18

The Oak Ridge Boys will once again appear at Llano Grande Resort in Mercedes Jan.14 -18. Their high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do best. Their performances will feature classic gospel, country and patriotic music.

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Tavie Spivey offers lively Rock & Roll show

“Who Put the Bop in the Bop Shoo-Bop?” Tavie Spivey’s Rock & Roll Show is filled with old songs that are seldom heard anymore but when Winter Texans hear her start singing, they go, “Oh, I remember that,” and start singing along.

Listen for old songs like “Lollipop,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “The Great Pretender,” “Earth Angel,” and many other rock and roll classics.

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Carpenters Once More brings tour to the RGV

20170105 Carpenters Once MoreFor those younger baby boomers who loved the songs of the seventies soft rock duo, The Carpenters, such as “Close to You,” “For All We Know,” or “We’ve Only Just Begun,” Diana Lynn will take guests back in time to when the Carpenters were at the top of the music world. Karen Carpenter was known for her pure, sweet voice when she sang. Though she died in 1983, when Diana sings her songs, it is as if Carpenter was singing them. Carpenter’s song, “Close to You,” is still the number one song chosen for weddings.

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