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Carpenters Once More getting ‘Close To You’

20180208 Carpenters Diana white blackDiana Lynn has been entertaining audiences since she was 3 years old.

She’s returning to the Valley with the “Carpenters Once More,” show, a celebration of the unforgettable voice of Karen Carpenter and an unforgettable duo.

“I’m really excited to come back to the Valley – We’ve been back every year since someone referred us to go down there,” Lynn said. “It’s just like visiting family.”

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Terry Smith and his 2,000 songs return to the Valley

20180208 Terry Smith EditedSinger and songwriter Terry Smith says he has pitched songs to just about anyone who will listen – from from “the country artists of the day to the Texas Rangers baseball team and Captain Kangaroo.”

With more than 2,000 songs on his resume, he is considered a writer extraordinaire. He has released 14 albums of original material throughout his career, his most recent being “Ten Miles East of West.”

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Top-ranked matadors to perform at Santa Maria

20180208 Bullfight Andre Legravere injured IMG 2157La Gloria, Texas – Saturday, Feb. 10, the famous Lagravere brothers will perform at the Santa Maria Bullring in a bloodless bullfight unlike any other. The bulls they will face in this performance are huge bulls of El Colminar Viejo.

The two brothers, Michelito Lagravere and Andre Lagravere, will face off at the Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria, Texas.

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Winter Texan Fiesta at a new location this year

20180201 Arteseno City Booth 1Two of the three events comprising the Mega Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission will be held at a new location this year. The annual Mega Winter Texan Fiesta, sponsored by the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and city of Mission, will be held Feb. 9-10.

The two-day event celebrating Winter Texans who winter in Mission and the Rio Grande Valley includes a “Fiesta on the Golf Course” golf tournament at Shary Golf course, Mexican Artesano Market Days on Friday and Saturday and the Winter Texan Fiesta celebration concert on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Famed La Gravere brothers come to Santa Maria from European tour

20180201 Santa Maria Andre LaGravere 2Andre LaGravere

La Gloria, Texas – The Santa Maria Bullring presents a special bloodless bullfight event in which the famous La Gravere brothers perform together with big bulls of El Colminar Viejo. The two brothers, Michelito La Gravere and Andre La Gravere, will face off in a duel of matadors at the Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 10.

“This is the La Gravere brothers debut – their first bullfight in the United States,” said Fred Renk, owner of the Santa Maria Bullring.

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Popular performing duo on Valley farewell tour

20180201 Gordy Header3The Gordy & Debbie Show has fond memories in the Rio Grande Valley – and they are down to their final few shows before they say goodbye after 10 years of making those South Texas memories.

The country duo that is especially known for their show “A Tribute to George Strait” has eight shows remaining in South Texas.

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Palmview High’s Los Lobos and Ozomatli to perform

20180201 PalmviewHS Mariachi overlookLa Joya Palmview High School's Mariachi “Los Lobos” and Grupo Folklorico “Ozomatli” will present its Spring 2018 concert Herencia Hispana” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17-18. Performances will be held at the Alejando “Alex” H. Saenz PAC, located at 604 Coyote Blvd. in La Joya.

The show is filled with mariachi music, folkolorico dancing, vivid colors and paints a culture filled with strong bonds and deep roots.

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