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VSO season continues with Concert 5 on March 2

The Valley Symphony Orchestra will present its ultimate concert of the Symphonic Visions season, Spectacular Broadway & Much More, featuring pianist Asiya Korepanova at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2. The concert will take place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.

The concert will bring together Broadway classics like “On the Town” and “Fiddler on the Roof” followed by a Tchaikovsky performance.

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Chrastil notches Entertainer of the Year award again

20180222 Bill Chrastil IMG 5335Imagine Bill Chrastil stepping on a stage, dressed to the nines in his Elvis regalia as he bursts out in song – not with a song from The King, but from The Boss called “Fire.”

But it’s not Elvis’ voice. It’s not Bruce Springsteen’s either.

It’s Elmer Fudd. Undeniably the voice of one of the most famous Looney Tunes character, the bald-headed hunter and enemy of Bugs Bunny, whose aim is to hunt Bugs and who speaks in an unusual way, replacing his Rs and Ls with Ws.

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Big Bullfight weekend: Feb. 24 and 25

20180222 Jim Verner BullfighterLa Gloria, Texas—This weekend, Feb 24 and 25 is a world-class, bloodless bullfight marathon at Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria.

There are some people who would rather fight bulls than play golf. The performance on Saturday, the 24th is one of the days to see celebrities step into the ring. Those who attend this special event will see TV star Juanito Hernandez of “Estrella Mundo,” Mexico City’s top television show; world-class bullfighter Jim Verner, a university professor from Kelly Tipps of Florida State University; USMC Colonel Ed Jeep of Camp Lejune; and Don Reybaldo Torres a law professor from Mexico City.

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Activity Directors Appreciation Day

When management and activities work as a team it's a beautiful thing! The activity director has the freedom to be creative and management has less complaints from the residents and the people enjoy their retirement. Sounds so easy, doesn't it?

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Palmview High School presents Mariachi and Folklorico concerts

20180215 PHS Folklorico Pic 2The Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage) performances by the Palmview High School Mariachi Los Lobos Y Grupo Folklórico Ozomatli will give the audience a true taste of Mexico as they showcase the magic and diversity of Hispanic culture.

The group will present their spring concert “Herencia Hispana” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center, located at 604 Coyote Drive, La Joya.

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Brownsville’s Charro Days kicks off Sunday

20180215 Charro Days 61453921Born to lift community spirits during difficult times, the Charro Days Fiesta arrives in 2018 celebrating its 81st anniversary with a goal dedicated to bi-national friendship and respect for traditions that first captivated Brownsville more than eight decades ago.

Charro Days this year will be held Feb. 18-25 in Brownsville.

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Ladies enjoy Bill Chrastil performance at Festival of Tables

20180129 Red Hat Festival of Tables GU IMG 4752The annual Red Hat Festival of Tables was held Jan. 29 at Trophy Gardens in Alamo.

Each year, local Red Hat chapters join with chapters in Winter Texan parks across the Valley gather at this festival to meet and socialize. Ladies in various chapters choose themes representing holidays, sports teams, countries, movies and Red Hat activities to decorate their festive tables. Two ladies from different groups are asked to sponsor tables. The rest of the ladies who attended drew a number when they entered to find the table where they were to sit. That gave ladies from all over the country a chance to meet Red Hat ladies from other chapters. They were able to find out what they were doing in the Valley and what their home chapters were doing as well.

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