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Top-ranked matadors to perform at Santa Maria

20180208 Bullfight Andre Legravere injured IMG 2157La Gloria, Texas – Saturday, Feb. 10, the famous Lagravere brothers will perform at the Santa Maria Bullring in a bloodless bullfight unlike any other. The bulls they will face in this performance are huge bulls of El Colminar Viejo.

The two brothers, Michelito Lagravere and Andre Lagravere, will face off at the Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria, Texas.

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Winter Texan Fiesta at a new location this year

20180201 Arteseno City Booth 1Two of the three events comprising the Mega Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission will be held at a new location this year. The annual Mega Winter Texan Fiesta, sponsored by the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and city of Mission, will be held Feb. 9-10.

The two-day event celebrating Winter Texans who winter in Mission and the Rio Grande Valley includes a “Fiesta on the Golf Course” golf tournament at Shary Golf course, Mexican Artesano Market Days on Friday and Saturday and the Winter Texan Fiesta celebration concert on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Famed La Gravere brothers come to Santa Maria from European tour

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La Gloria, Texas – The Santa Maria Bullring presents a special bloodless bullfight event in which the famous La Gravere brothers perform together with big bulls of El Colminar Viejo. The two brothers, Michelito La Gravere and Andre La Gravere, will face off in a duel of matadors at the Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 10.

“This is the La Gravere brothers debut – their first bullfight in the United States,” said Fred Renk, owner of the Santa Maria Bullring.

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Popular performing duo on Valley farewell tour

20180201 Gordy Header3The Gordy & Debbie Show has fond memories in the Rio Grande Valley – and they are down to their final few shows before they say goodbye after 10 years of making those South Texas memories.

The country duo that is especially known for their show “A Tribute to George Strait” has eight shows remaining in South Texas.

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Palmview High’s Los Lobos and Ozomatli to perform

20180201 PalmviewHS Mariachi overlookLa Joya Palmview High School's Mariachi “Los Lobos” and Grupo Folklorico “Ozomatli” will present its Spring 2018 concert Herencia Hispana” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17-18. Performances will be held at the Alejando “Alex” H. Saenz PAC, located at 604 Coyote Blvd. in La Joya.

The show is filled with mariachi music, folkolorico dancing, vivid colors and paints a culture filled with strong bonds and deep roots.

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UTRGV Ballet Folklorico concert series opens Friday

20180201 UTRGV ALEGRIA1The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Ballet Folklórico will present its annual concert series, Alegría 2018, throughout February and March in the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg and at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville.

The Ballet Folklórico's opening night show is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. Public concerts continue on Feb. 3, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m., and with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 4, 11 and 18. There is one show at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8.

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Spittin’ Image escapes Ohio for sun, fun of Texas

Don’t get Blain Swabb wrong – don’t misunderstand what he’s saying. Blain loves Ohio. It’s where he and his brother Brian were born and raised – and still live – in Greenville, Ohio near Dayton.

Blain is quick to praise the virtues of spring, summer and fall in Southwest Ohio, where the seasons are completely different.

Then there’s winter – and that’s why Blain and Brian, identical twin entertainers known as “Spittin’ Image” are in Florida right now and will soon be making their way to Valley for the second straight year with 20 performances in 30 days.

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