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UTRGV Ballet Folklorico concert series opens Friday

20180201 UTRGV ALEGRIA1The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Ballet Folklórico will present its annual concert series, Alegría 2018, throughout February and March in the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg and at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville.

The Ballet Folklórico's opening night show is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. Public concerts continue on Feb. 3, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m., and with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 4, 11 and 18. There is one show at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8.

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Spittin’ Image escapes Ohio for sun, fun of Texas

Don’t get Blain Swabb wrong – don’t misunderstand what he’s saying. Blain loves Ohio. It’s where he and his brother Brian were born and raised – and still live – in Greenville, Ohio near Dayton.

Blain is quick to praise the virtues of spring, summer and fall in Southwest Ohio, where the seasons are completely different.

Then there’s winter – and that’s why Blain and Brian, identical twin entertainers known as “Spittin’ Image” are in Florida right now and will soon be making their way to Valley for the second straight year with 20 performances in 30 days.

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Tavie's Rock & Roll Show all about entertainment

IMG 0144Be careful not to get caught laughing at your friend when Tavie Spivey starts picking on him or her. If she catches you, you could be next in line.

For the third straight year, Tavie's “Rock & Roll Show makes its way to the Rio Grande Valley with a goal of bringing fun and helping people put their worries away, even if just for a couple hours.

“We love coming to the Valley,” said the seasoned show biz performer from East Texas. “People are so friendly and nice and we just want everyone to get away from their problems and have a good time. I try to feed them that.”

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From Elvis to St. Patrick, Kuster can cover them all

20180125 Ralph Kuster 8795Someone could go watch Ralph Kuster perform for a week straight – that’s seven days – without hearing the same song twice.

Actually, make that nine days in a row – and that’s what’s unique about the performer who has shows ranging from Country Classics to St. Patrick’s Day to a salute to Broadway and the Movies. The Canadian who has travelled to the Valley for the Winter Texan season for the past seven years has nine completely different shows and performs here from December through mid-March.

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Valley Symphony Orchestra announces spring concerts

McALLEN – The second half of the Valley Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Visions Season starts with a beat that won’t quit with América, América at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The concert will take place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center at 801 Convention Center Blvd.

Performances will include vibrant and exciting symphonic music from countries like Brazil, Cuba and Mexico. The guest artist of the evening will be UTRGV Mariachi Atzlán.

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Rat Pack to appear at Travel, Health & Wellness Expo

20180125 Travel Expo Frank Sinatra 18The experts say good music, fun and laughter is good for your health.

Great entertainment just one of many good reasons to attend this year’s McAllen Travel Health & Wellness Expo on Feb. 13-14 at the McAllen Convention Center.

Headliners for this year’s entertainment will be “The Rat Pack,” featuring Las Vegas style tribute performers as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Marilyn Monroe.

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Nashville recording star Billy Droze performs Friday in Mission

20180118 Billy DrozeIf Billy Droze had any New Year resolutions that had to do with having the No. 1 song, and album, in the country, he can check that off his list. Done.

From Louisiana to Alabama, then from the halls of La Joya High School he went straight to Nashville to pursue his music dreams. Now, Droze is back in some of his native ground as a top-notch bluegrass star.

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