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Leslie Blasing is always a hit with Winter Texans

Leslie Blasing DSCF1250 webBy Kathy Olivarez

“What Kind of music do you like?” asked Leslie Blasing as she started her show at Hidden Valley Ranch on Monday, January 23. “I sing all sort of music from 10 decades of songs in genres such as country, pop, swing, rock and roll, and patriotic.

“But I don’t do rap!” she told her audience. “My favorite music is from the big swing band music in the World War II era.”

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6th Annual Children’s Haven Benefit Concert to be held

257364524 5275508629128018 1859660096786732746 n webThe 6th Annual Children's Haven Benefit Concert will be held on Friday, February 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Rio Grande Bible Ministries Friesen Building, 4300 S. US Hwy. 281, in Edinburg. Winter Texan favorites Dale and Gayle and Ambassadors of Grace will be performing.

A love offering will be received during the concert, with 100 percent of the proceeds given to Children’s Haven.

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Lunar New Year Festival at IMAS

20230118 IMAS LNY games 2019 webCelebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Sunday, January 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 11th annual Lunar New Year Festival will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese crafts, games, and more.

Special performances and activities are scheduled throughout the event for visitors to soak in the cultural celebration that welcomes the arrival of Spring. The community can tap their feet to K-pop dancing by Illusion Dance Team, and “K-Stars” featuring Echo Effect and Levanter Dance Team. Enjoy the sounds of the Lord’s Church McAllen Choir and musical pieces by local violist Young Sin Choi. UTRGV Korean Language students will perform a traditional samulnori,(percussion), poetry reading, and singing. Lastly, Torres Taekwondo Academy will showcase martial arts with a lively demonstration.

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Goldwing Express returns to Valley

20230118 Goldwing DSCF1221 webBy Kathy Olivarez

For the first time since covid hit the Valley, the very popular group, Goldwing Express has returned to perform. The group consists of Irishman, Bobby Baldridge, who was referred to in the show as Pop, or, “white man,” and two of his three Indian sons, Steven and Paul, who towered over him. Shawn, a former favorite with crowds, was unable to come.

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SPI Market Days next week

South Padre Island Market Days returns to the Island next week. The event will be held at the South Padre Island Convention Center January 20 through 22. They will also have an event in February from the 24th through the 26th.

Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is open to the public. There is an entrance fee of $1.

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Nu-Blu brings Roots Music to RGV

20230104 Nu Blu webThe goal with the hit TV shows Bluegrass Ridge and Country Fix has always been to bring the bluegrass and Country genres to the largest audience possible, and carry on the tradition which started with bluegrass founding father Bill Monroe. The programs are now taking it one step further, by adding the music-driven shows into rotation on 85 new TV stations throughout the United States alone. These include top markets like New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and Tampa and all the way to Honolulu, while also airing on affiliates in Bluegrass stronghold cities like Nashville, Lexington, and Norfolk and beyond. You can find Bluegrass Ridge in your area by visiting

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