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Great entertainment planned for Valley Star Awards

Winter Texans have been mailing their Valley Star Award ballots and using the online ballot at www.wttrgv.com to vote for their favorite entertainers. The ballots have been coming in at a stead rate, and are being counted now as the cut-off date was Tuesday.

Saturday night a large crowd is expected to gather at Mission Bell Resort where the winners will be announced. But in addition to announcing the winners, there will be some great entertainment from new entertainers to the Valley and from some entertainers who have previously won the honors. It promises to be a great event.

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Music is for All Ages

Music is a lifetime passion to be enjoyed by all ages. From a child playing a toy xylophone, to a musician in her 90s playing beautiful songs on a clarinet, talented individuals keep creating music. The members of the Rio Grande Valley Concert Band, Winter Texans and Texans alike, have taken this to heart as they come together every year to perform concert band music in the Valley.

The very first concert of the RGV Concert Band was on Feb. 15, 1998, and the band still has three charter members from that very first showing: Glen Johnson, Em Laskey, and Gary Meidt.

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CAF Museum dedicated to preserving WWII artifacts

BROWNSVILLE – Among the many unique sites the Rio Grande Valley has to offer, one offers a glimpse into the history of flight and its impact on preserving the freedom United States citizens enjoy today.

“The Brownsville Commemorative Air Force Wing Museum…is dedicated to preserving the artifacts of World War II to educate people about the cost of freedom,” explained Tom Santos, volunteer and tour guide. The museum is located at 955 S. Minnesota Ave. near the Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport.

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Illusionist Roger Wayne brings Rio Grande Valley magic

Illusionist Roger Wayne is doing his 2017 performances in the RGV. His past show was Roger and Lee Anne’s Grand Illusion Magic Show.

Wayne said, “It was the largest traveling illusion show with over 10,000 pounds of equipment in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Having performed for thousands of people over the past 25 years, grossing over $10 million, we were very successful performers.”

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‘Good Vibrations’ tribute coming to Llano Grande

Sun, surf and California girls. Those were the days! Celebrate the music of the Beach Boys with the “Good Vibrations” tribute concert at Llano Grande Resort on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Good Vibrations is the ultimate, exciting tribute to the music and spirit of the Beach Boys. Audiences across the country have been mesmerized by the amazing group and their faithful renditions of the Beach Boys classic hits including “California Girls,” “Surfin’ USA,” “I Get Around,” “Help me Rhonda,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and the group’s namesake hit, “Good Vibrations.”

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Moe Bandy, Janie Fricke & TG Sheppard come to Riverside Club

Lovers of country music will want to make plans to see three stars from the classic country music scene when the Riverside Club brings Moe Bandy, Janie Fricke and TG Sheppard in a Classic Country Concert. The concert will be held will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Boggus Ford Event Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd, in Pharr. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets as available from Riverside Club, at the Boggus Box office and through Ticketmaster; call 1-800-745-3000.

With 10 number one hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, and Five Gold Albums, Moe Bandy is one of the all-time leading classic country music performers. Hits like “Bandy, the Rodeo Clown,” “Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life,” and “It’s a Cheatin’ Situation,” propelled him to the top of the country music industry.

Originally from San Antonio, Bandy rode bulls and worked as a sheet metal worker while playing in honky-tonks at night. In 1972 he met record producer Ray Baker who agreed to produce Moe if he paid for the recording session. Moe’s first hit, “I Started Hating Cheatin’ Songs Today,” came out of that session. He followed with “It Was Always So Easy” (to find an unhappy woman). Although the style of music was changing, Moe continued to succeed with his classic Texas Honky-Tonk style of music.

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