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Dave & Daphne return to delight of RGV audiences

The delightfully talented couple Dave & Daphne will be returning to the Rio Grande Valley to entertain Winter Texans in February. Both are highly talented musicians, with Dave known for his incredible guitar-playing skills. Daphne is known for her fantastic voice. And she’s easy on the eyes, as well.

Putting them both together in one show makes for a great evening of entertainment as these two amazing talents have a stage chemistry that makes audiences smile with pleasure. Adding just the right amount of humor, this duo puts on one of the best shows to come to the Rio Grande Valley.

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Kenny Hess returns for limited engagement

Award-winning Canadian country performer Kenny Hess made his debut in the Rio Grande Valley in 2014 late in the season and was well received by Winter Texan audiences.

This outstanding singer, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2014, will be in the Rio Grande Valley during late January and February when country music fans will have the chance to hear him perform with his deep, versatile voice that ranges from bass to tenor. Hess sings old favorite Country Western songs and tells stories about growing up in Canada in a family of nine children where his father was a pastor and a farmer.

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RFD-TV star David Church to perform

David Church, the most requested country-western performer on RFD-TV Midwest Country, will be in the Rio Grande Valley for several weeks performing shows at RV resorts. RFD-TV currently has an audience of 65 million viewers.

Known for traditional Retro Country Music, David is known for his Hank Williams tribute performances. He even wears a rhinestone suit similar to the ones worn by Hank. With his commanding performance he gets the attention of the young and old alike.

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Ralph Kuster performs tribute to Elvis, Neil and Friends

Ralph Kuster has produced a new show entitled “A Tribute to Elvis, Neil and Friends,” which will be performed at the Border Theatre in Mission on Friday, Saturday and Monday, Jan. 16, 17 and 19. All shows begin at 2 pm.

Come out and enjoy tributes to many old favorites from this great era of music. Ralph will perform a strong medley of songs from Elvis, Neil Diamond and the Beatles with other popular tunes like “Nights in White Satin” by the Moody Blues, “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, “Words” by the Bee Gees, “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, “Lady in Red” by Chris de Burgh, “Let Me Be Your Hero” by Julio Iglesias, “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker, “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees and many more.

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Betty Rydell is born entertainer

Some people are born to entertain and Betty Rydell is one of them. She never wanted to be anything else. Back home on her family’s dairy farm in Alexandria, Minn., she staged “oprys” in the backyard. By age 8 she had learned to yodel. She made her first appearance on radio at age 11 on Alexandria’s radio station KXRA playing her guitar ands singing, “I Love You Because.” Although she has played several venues, she prefers to play before a live audience. She is a multi-talented musician who plays several instruments in addition to guitar, including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, melodica, and keyboard. She can perform yodeling songs, and sings the songs of artists such as Nancy Sinatra, Connie Francis, and a host other artists.

Betty also enjoys doing skits to act out the words of songs. She has been doing the Red Dress skit to “She’s Got You” for several years. She is now doing “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” a spoof on getting old. And she and Ed did “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” back home in Minnesota where it got great reviews.

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Bernie & Red celebrate 50th anniversary tour

Popular husband and wife comedy/music team Bernie & Red will be kicking off their 50th Anniversary Tour here in the Valley. Back in 1965, in Liverpool the couple tied the knot, and 50 years later they are still making music together.

The Liverpool in question is the city from which The Beatles hailed. Both Bernie & Red were born and raised in this seaport in the northwest of England. It was where they met as teenagers and subsequently married. So how did this dynamic entertainment duo get from Liverpool to the Rio Grande Valley? It’s a long story but here is the concise version.

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Liverpool Legends to perform shows in RGV

Get ready for a Beatles show that is as close to authentic as it gets when the Liverpool Legends make a return trip to the Rio Grande Valley to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles.

Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison, created this Beatles tribute group. From the moment the boys walk out on stage the physical resemblance to the original Beatles is unbelievable. Their accents, mannerisms and behavior have been carefully developed so they look and sound as though they are the original Beatles. And when they sing, they sound like the real thing.

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