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Harlingen Performing Arts presents musical ‘Oklahoma’

The Harlingen Performing Arts Theater (HPAT) will present the musical “Oklahoma,” by Rodgers & Hammerstein on Feb. 26 - 28 and Mar. 3 - 6 at the theater located at 1209 Fair Park, Blvd.

Friday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday performances are at 3:30 p.m. On Thursday, Mar. 3 there will be a 7:30 p.m. performance. To reserve tickets, or for more information call (956) 412-7529. Tickets are $20 for adults.

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MMA to hold Iwo Jima Parade Feb. 19

HARLINGEN—Marine Military Academy (MMA) will hold its annual Iwo Jima Parade Friday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. on the MMA Parade Grounds. This year marks the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

Open to the public, this event is a tribute to the courage and sacrifice made by The Greatest Generation to preserve freedom around the world. Because of the subtropical climate of South Texas, MMA is the only organization in the country that holds a battalion-size parade on the actual anniversary (Feb. 19, 1945) of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Last year, more than 350 people attended this event.

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STC Theater presents Romeo and Juliet

South Texas College (STC) Theatre is bringing romance to the stage with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The production will run Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, starting at 8 p.m., with an additional Sunday, Feb. 28 matinee performance starting at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

This classic play portrays a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families, which disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly, and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

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Aztec Princess to appear in Santa Maria Grande Finale

The Aztec Princess Karla Santoyo, from Aguascalientes, will appear in the Winter Texan Grand Finale Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Santa Maria Bullring.

Karla dominated the 2015 season with her graceful style, executing sweeping classical passes to her bulls.

Karla is of the Santoyo dynasty of matadors. Her grandfather, her father, and her uncle were top ranked matadors during the 50’s through the early 90’s. Appearing in bullrings all over the world, Karla can take a bull from one side of the ring to the other in a style that appeals to all the fans, and when she turns her back on the bull she walks away without looking back.

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Celebrate Pioneer and Ranching Craft Days

The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory) invites the community to celebrate Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. This family-friendly event was created 26 years ago and continues to provide an environment that illustrates the pioneer and ranching heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico.

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Country Pickin’ new in the Valley

Leland Jones and his band Country Pickin’ are moving around the Valley playing for dances and pleasing new audiences in Texas. The band is composed of professional musicians who love to perform for shows and dances. It is a five-piece band consisting of a rhythm guitar, bass guitar, lead guitar steel guitar and drums.

The band consists of Leland Jones, who has been performing since he was 12 years old. He owns and operates his own country music opry show in Richmond, Missouri. He is the lead singer and emcee and he also plays acoustic guitar.

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