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Residents enjoy Country Jam at El Valle de la Luna/Del Sol

20171123 COUNTRY JAM ElValleDelLuna Miller IMG 4232Jim Brommel took a step back from the mic during a musical interlude and cleared his voice. “That's really high,” he said before stepping back up and finishing the song “Old Rugged Cross” to the applause of those in attendance.

Brommel, who went on to sing a few more times during El Valle de la Luna/El Valle del Sol's weekly Thursday Country Jam, has been singing for more than 35 years, at least in front of crowds. When he began singing, there was nobody to hear him while riding his tractor on his Iowa farm – well maybe the livestock heard him. “When they ask me what key, I tell them I sing in the key of John Deere.”

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Swing Street Big Band set for 18th season

20171122 Swing Street 4514Band leader Bob Comeau plays the alto sax during practice for the Swing Street Big Band. The band performs it's first show of the season from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Texas Theater Ballroom, located at 115 E Newcombe Ave. in Pharr.

Some people enjoy listening to the music performed by the Swing Street Big Band.

Others just can't sit still. They want to hit the dance floor when the 18-piece dance/show band kicks off its 18th season from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Texas Theater Ballroom, located at 115 E Newcombe Ave. in Pharr.

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Camille Playhouse presents ‘End of the Rainbow’

The Camille Playhouse, located at 1 Dean Porter Park (across from the Gladys Porter Zoo) in Brownsville, will present the musical drama of Judy Garland's “comeback” during Christmastime in 1968. Entitled “End of the Rainbow,” the show will be performed at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m.

With failed marriages, suicide attempts and addiction behind her, Garland has scheduled a six-week booking at London's Talk of the Town. At 46 and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic.

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UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlan to perform this weekend

20171109 Alexa 3UTRGV School of Music Mariachi Aztlan will perform in concert for three days this weekend.

The UTRGV School of Music will hold a Mariachi Aztlan concert as part of its Special Events Series for three days this weekend.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. both Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. General admission tickets are $10.

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‘A Touch of Frost’ symphony concert planned

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The Valley Symphony Orchestra along with the Chorale will perform the “A Touch of Frost” Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 17 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

Special traditions seem to brighten the holiday season and help usher in the spirit of Christmas. One such tradition is the annual Valley Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday concert.

“A Touch of Frost” will take place Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.

This is one of two concerts during the Valley Symphony Orchestra's concert season that will feature the Valley Symphony Chorale, directed by Dr. David Means. The chorale is made up of more than 120 professional vocalists who will perform repertoire joined with the orchestra as well as without accompaniment. The program will include contemporary favorites as Williams’ “Somewhere in My Memory” heard in classic holiday movies such as “Home Alone,” to classical favorites such as “Gloria in Excelsis” by Antoni Vivaldi.

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Broadway in McAllen announces season line-up

It's not just Winter Texans returning to the Rio Grande Valley – Broadway is also coming back.

Live in McAllen recently announced its Broadway Series for the 2017-2018 season and the list is rich with variety, excitement and very well-known productions.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, the Wizard of Oz, Million Dollar Quartet, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and Les Miserables will keep audiences captivated, engaged and enthralled at the new and beautiful McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen.

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La Joya high schools hold mariachi and folklórico concert

20171102 LJISD 3 SCHOOLS 1 VOICEThe La Joya Independent School District will present “Three Schools One Voice” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5.

The show features each Mariachi and Folklorico group from the three high schools – La Joya, Palmview and Juarez-Lincoln.

The event will be held at the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center at 604 N. Coyote Blvd. in La Joya.

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