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McAllen Artwalk returns tonight

20100402_McAllen_Artwalk_0081_PRMCALLEN – The McAllen Artwalk will kick off its season tonight at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown McAllen. The event ends at 10 p.m. and will be held the first Friday of every month through May.

Visitors will have the chance to browse sidewalk vendors and venues along Main Street showing and selling everything from paintings and handcrafted jewelry to music. Entertainment will be held at some venues, on the sidewalks and McAllen’s Music After Hours will be held at Archer Park.

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Mission musician releases first EP

20110819_MarkRodgers-CMYKCORPUS CHRISTI — Mark Rogers, a 1992 graduate from Mission High School, is releasing his first EP titled Lifeless Touch on Aug. 23. Lifeless Touch will be available as a digital download from various music sites such as Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Napster and iTunes among others.

His career in the music industry has progressed in behind-the-scenes roles, where he has worked as a stagehand, sound engineer and all around go-to tech person. While he still has the opportunity to record other artists, he has now ventured into the music scene himself.

After releasing a self-released single, Speed Demon, 18 months ago, which featured guest guitarists Zeke Brown of King’s Ransom on lead guitar and Dug Pinnick of King’s X on bass, Rogers has picked up the bass and lead guitars himself. Lifeless Touch features four songs written, performed, recorded, mixed produced and mastered all by Rogers.

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Battle of the Hair this Saturday

20110607_CareforHairAd-4800Sassy Lady Event Productions and The American Cancer Society (ACS) have teamed up to raise money and awareness for patients undergoing chemotherapy in a new way – Battle of the Hair.

Ten salons will compete for the best hair design at the event. Lluvia Perez, director of Sassy Lady Event Productions, said the team asked the salons to go wild with the hairdo’s, but no one but the salons know what those hairstyles are going to look like until the show begins Saturday night at Ibiza Nightclub.

The salons will be battling it out for the title of “RGV 2011 Hair Battle Winner.”

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Monthly cultural attraction planned for downtown Edinburg

20110715-ENT_CAB---RommyThe Edinburg Cultural Activities Board (CAB) announces an event that is sure to liven up the city’s downtown area and connect the community to art, music, and culture. CAB members will soon kick off their monthly Jardin Del Arte, a free event that will offer music, art displays, and refreshments. The kickoff reception will be Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Edinburg City Hall at 415 W. University Drive.

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Fourth of July events planned

20110701-forth-of-JulyThe 235th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July, is being celebrated at several locations throughout the Valley.

San Benito

On July 2, Resaca Fest 2011 will be taking place in San Benito at Heavin Memorial Park. The event will feature a bike race and tour, live music from Marlissa Vela, Eddie Perez and Legendz, Azido, The Impressions, Southern Train and Harvey y Los Latinos, rides, face painting, puppet shows, obstacle races, and food concessions. There will also be a patriotic dog and owner look-a-like contest.

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