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Lindley Creek and Link Union come together

20161222 Christmas PIc“We are happy to be back in the Rio Grande Valley and performing for our friends,” said Kathie Greer of Lindley Creek. “Both our Christmas show and our regular show are new this year. The family is writing new music to perform and we are working on a new CD in Nashville that will come out after the first of the year,” said Kathie. “We are especially looking forward to our show, “Faith, Family, Freedom” that will also feature Link Union. It will take place at Park Place in Harlingen, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. We hope our fans will come out for that special event.”

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Roger Kenaston Band is back for another season of fiddlin’, pickin’, dancin’ and fun!

20161222 kenaston 2013 14Known throughout the Midwest and their native Nebraska, Roger Kenaston and his wife, Sharon, have been busy playing and entertaining people for many years. For the past eight years they have been coming to the Rio Grande Valley to entertain their fans and to earn new fans. On Wednesdays they can be found at Riverside Club in Mission and this year they can be found at El Vaquero in Mission on Tuesdays. They also entertain and play for dances in many RV parks.

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An Interview with Bernie & Red

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Popular entertainers Bernie & Red will be performing throughout the Rio Grande Valley during the month of January and here is a Q & A with them.

Q. You have been visiting the Rio Grande Valley for quite some time; you must have noticed changes in the entertainment scene here over the years.

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Port Isabel/SPI Boat Parade is Dec. 18

Reorganized with new sponsors, there will be a Port Isabel/South Padre Island Boat Parade after all. It will take place Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. It will be hosted by Will and Jack’s Burger Shack.

Elma Ruiz, chairperson, said the parade will begin at South Point and Long Island Village. It will travel through the swing bridge and cross under the Queen Isabella Causeway traveling along the bay side of the island.

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Rio Grande Valley Band getting ready for Christmas

20151203 RGV Concert BandMembers of the Rio Grande Valley Band are returning to the Valley and have begun practicing for their annual Christmas concert to be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen.

New members for the band are welcome and director Gene Geode asks that anyone with band experience who is interested in joining the band, contact him at (218) 341-6166. There is a need for more flutes, clarinets and alto saxophones.

Six additional concerts will be held from Jan. 8 through Mar.12. Rehearsals are each Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

‘Home for the Holidays’ concert at Quinta Mazatlan

Back by popular demand is the Dean Canty Big Band performing at the Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays concert in the park at Quinta Mazatlan on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Dean Canty Big Band consists of 18 swinging musicians. The band performs music of Harry James, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, the Dorsey Brothers and other nationally known bands. They also include arrangements from Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick, James Brown, Brian Setzer, Asleep at the Wheel, and other pop stars.

The Dean Canty Big Band will perform on the north lawn of McAllen’s White House, Quinta Mazatlan, with Santa Claus, cookies and cider. The concert in the park is $5 per person with tickets sold in advance at Quinta Mazatlan. A limit of 350 seats will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at the historic gates to the mansion, if still available. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370.

La Joya ISD presents ‘Chicago’ the musical

To view a razzle-dazzle weekend performance by the Palmview High School InterAct Theater & Lobo Choir, Winter Texans are invited to the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center, located at 604 N. Coyote Drive, in La Joya to see a performance of “Chicago” the musical.

“Chicago” the musical has been on Broadway for 20 years and is now considered to be the longest-running Broadway show in history. This lively musical has won Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, Laurence Olivier Awards and other awards during its time on Broadway and on tour. Now, Palmview High School is bringing their version of the show to the Valley for everyone here to enjoy.

There will be performances Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are general admission and cost $6. (No credit/debit cards are accepted.) Tickets are sold at the door one hour prior to the start of each performance. Please call (956) 323-2896 for more information.

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