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Liverpool Legends return for two shows

Get ready to step back in time to the days when the Beatles were the top band around the world. When many Winter Texans were students still in school, the Beatles – John, Paul, Ringo and George – wowed the music world, changing the style of music listened to by youth all over the world.

The Grammy nominated Liverpool Legends were handpicked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison. The group was selected for their voices, musical abilities and uncanny resemblance to the original Beatles they portrayed. They are the only Beatles tribute show with a family tie back to the original Beatles.

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Spanish lineage bulls used at Santa Maria bullfights

Those who attend the upcoming bullfight at the Santa Maria Bullring in La Gloria will be seeing bulls from the same lineage as the bulls that were used 1500 years ago in Spain where the art of bullfighting originated. According to Fred Renk, who owns the Santa Maria Bullring, the bulls are four years old and full grown weighing up to 400 kilos.

The upcoming bullfight will be held on Sunday, Jan. 10, featuring highly-acclaimed matador Cesar Casteñeda, currently the fourth ranked bullfighter in Mexico, and Leal Montalvo of Monterrey, who will do anything he can to unseat Casteñeda. The bulls they will be fighting are the biggest ever fought at the Santa Maria Bullring, said Renk. They are the grandsons of Clarenero, the brave bull who was pardoned in Spain over 15 years ago.

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Mission Quilt Show starts Jan. 9

The Mission Historical Museum’s annual Mission Quilt Show will be begin Jan. 9. This year there will be 23 quilts in three categories. The categories are machine-made bed quilts, handcrafted bed quilts and wall hangings.

Winter Texans are invited to go see the exhibit and vote for the Visitor’s Choice award.

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Crosby Stills Nash & Young tribute show is Jan. 8

Llano Grande is preparing for a great show on Jan. 8 when the CSN (Crosby Stills Nash & Young) tribute show takes place at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. CSNSongs is a group of professional musicians that have perfected the hits of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Anyone who loved songs of the Woodstock Generation like “Long Time Ago,” “Suite Judy Blue Eyes,” “Teach Your Children,” “Marrakesh Express,” and “Just a Song Before I Go,” will not want to miss this performance. Although their music started in the 1960s Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young continued to be popular through the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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Golden Age Olympics starts Jan. 11 in McAllen

The annual Golden Age Olympics put on by the McAllen Parks and Recreation Department starts its annual competition on Jan. 11. Leslie Howland, Marketing & Events Coordinator for McAllen Parks &Recreation, said competition would run through March. While the lists are usually online by the beginning of the year, Howland explained things were a little behind because she had been out on maternity leave. Good Excuse! (She had a little boy.) So those who looked earlier and couldn’t find the schedule online now know why. But the list should be up by the time this paper comes out on Thursday, she says.

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Redhead Express has three shows

The Redhead Express, one of The Rio Grande Valley’s favorite performing group, will be returning for just three performances in the Valley this season. Many Winter Texans have watched the Walker girls, who are known as the Redhead Express, grow from young girls into lovely young women. Originally from Alaska, the family moved several years ago to Nashville to help further the girls’ careers in the music business.

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