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Dave & Daphne bring laughter and tender tears

21090220 DavenDaphne IMG 1938From the opening moments of the electric “Orange Blossom Special” to the passionate ending of “The Lord's Prayer,” the Dave and Daphne show is a performance that will bring the audience a mixture of laughter and tears, and memories of yesteryear. (When was the last time someone talked to you about a washboard?)

There's not just one highlight in the two-hour performance from the Nashville duo at Big Valley Ranch in Mission, but it's a sequence of highlight upon highlight.

One of those highlights was a performance of Anne Murray's mega hit “Could I Have This Dance.” Among those who danced to the tune was Wilma and Bill Northup of Ollie, Iowa. The couple have been coming to the Valley since 1998 and have been married for 68 years, bringing the crowd to their feet after the couple concluded their dance.

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Jason Whorlow: Out From Behind The Piano

20190220 Jason Whorlow HeadshotHe’s a father, husband, son and brother. Jason Whorlow, known as “The Piano Man,” has devoted his career and life to providing for his family. Jason is one of those that decided to make a living at something that he loves. The drive and sense of urgency to make a living with his piano skills reached new heights when Jason and his wife were expecting their first of two daughters. The thought of having a career in music has always been in the back of Jason’s mind but was never an actual goal until that moment.

“It was like a fire was lit under me like I had never experienced before. Knowing I was going to be a father made me feel I could accomplish anything I set my mind to,” says Jason. The only entertainment experience Jason had had up to that point was playing in church throughout high school and beyond where his father was the preacher. He worked in a factory for a few years as well as many other jobs that never could seem to fulfill him. Jason was working to live. He now lives to work.

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Mexican Artesano Market Days

The Artesano Market Days, featuring artesans from Mexico, as well as local vendors, will again be part of this year’s Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission. The market, hosted by Mission Historical Museum, will take place, Friday, Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mission Event Center, located at 200 N. Shary Road, Mission.

Guests will enjoy a wide array of local and Mexican artists and vendors from various states in Mexico. Unique products will highlight handcrafted textiles, artwork, jewelry, candies, shawls, clothing, wooden toys and specialty gifts.

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Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day returns Feb. 16

Families can enjoy a day of historical demonstrations, live performances

20190213 MOSTH Pioneer Days Photo PR IMG 8585EDINBURG–The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, invites the community to celebrate Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MOSTHistory will feature the tortilla and the question: flour or corn tortilla?

This family-friendly event will include live music by local artists, folklórico dancers, delicious homestyle foods, local heritage organizations, historical demonstrations and wall-to-wall activities. Returning to MOSTHistory is Matt & The Herdsmen, a local band, ready to rock as the headline performance. This five-man band has a tug and pull filled with country twang, soft ballads and a punch in the face with the Texas/Red Dirt sound. The band has shared the stage with top-tier talent such as Toby Keith, Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band, Kyle Park, William Clark Green, Pat Green, and Mike and the Moonpies. From hallowed dance halls to MOSTHistory, the band has performed at many of Texas’ most popular venues.

For the latest updates on this community event, please visit or call the museum at 956-383-6911. The special event admission fees are $8 for adults (ages 18+); $6 for seniors with ID (ages 62+), active military and students with ID (ages 13+); $5 for children (ages 4 to 12) and free for children ages 3 and younger. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present a valid FRIENDship card at the admissions.

2019 Encore Tribute Concert Series continues

Special to Winter Texan Times

20190213 WTF PianoMenGenGENERIC 12x18The Texas Encore resorts have created a reputation for bringing some of the greatest tribute artists in the country to their resorts right here in the Rio Grande Valley. This year’s Texas Encore Tribute Concerts bring some of the best and most exciting entertainment to the stages at local Encore resorts.

If you missed the Beatles tribute, Paperback Writer; ABBAFAB or the Not Fade Away tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, you don’t want to miss the three remaining tribute bands coming your way.

TAD Management in cooperation with Equity Lifestyle Properties present their 2019 live concert season in Texas. Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming concerts this season, including tributes to Billy Joel, Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffett.

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Country Music Legend TG Sheppard comes to Riverside Club

20190213 WTF TG Sheppard 20190213Country music legend TG Sheppard will perform at the Riverside Club in Mission on Saturday, Feb. 23. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale only at the Riverside Club. Tickets are $45 per person; reserved seating is available for tables of eight. Advance barbecue plates are also on sale.

TG Sheppard is hitting the road in 2019 with his “Party Time” tour, named after his No. 1 hit song, “Party Time.”

“There’s nothing greater than looking out from the stage and seeing large crowds that sing along to every song,” explains Sheppard. “The age group of today’s crowds who love country music is so varied. It’s an exciting time to be touring.”

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RGV Quilt Guild Show is Feb.15-16 at SPI

20190213 RGV Quilt Guild BestOfShow Ben004The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild has several new additions planned for this weekend’s 37th annual Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild Show. The show will be held at the South Padre Island Convention Center Friday and Saturday, February 15-16.

This year’s theme is “This Land is Your Land.” Debi Warner, 2019 Quilt Show chairperson, said there were several new additions to the show that will add to the fun this year. In all there will be over 300 quilts on display. The usual categories will include hand-quilted and machine-quilted quilts, machine appliqued quilts, wall hangings, and wearable items. But this year several new categories have been added.

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