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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.

Ralph Kuster to perform Christmas shows

20161208 Ralph Kuster PhotoGet ready for an evening of all your old favorite Christmas songs sung by one of the Valley’s favorite performers. Ralph Kuster performed his Christmas Show in Branson, Missouri for years, and now he is bringing his annual Christmas show back to the Rio Grande Valley.

Listen to hear those old favorites like “White Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” With his versatile repertoire, he will also perform some western songs like “Christmas in Dixie” and “Thank God for Kids.”

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