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MHM celebrates Mexican cinema ‘Golden Age’

The Mission Historical Museum presents “La Epoca de Oro/Films of the Golden Age,” a historical exhibit commemorating a cultural pastime that celebrates Mexican Cinema in the Rio Grande Valley.

The exhibit, “Films of the Golden Age,” will run from Sept.10 through Oct. 19 and consists of 21 framed posters from the films that made the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, 1936 - 1969.

In association with exhibit, the museum will offer a film history presentation and a musical performance by Rumbo al’ Anacua on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the MHM annex.  Rosa Canales Pérez and Joe Pérez, (Rumbo al’ Anacua) were raised in rural South Texas who use storytelling, poetry and music to illustrate their cultural experiences.From its repertory, the duo performs old música ranchera along with original compositions of blues and folk music on acoustic guitars.Refreshments will be provided. 

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Sept. 3-4 auditions announced for ‘Frankenstein’ production

STC-logoSouth Texas College Theatre has announced auditions next week for its October 2013 production of Philip Grecian’s adaptation of Mary Wollstencraft Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Auditions will be held Sept. 3 to 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

Call backs will be held at the same time and location on Sept. 5. All STC and Valley community members, age 18 and over, are welcome to audition.

Upon graduating from the university, and with the help of a friend, Victor Frankenstein sets out to create life-corpses stolen from graveyards.  During a raging storm, he is successful, but too late, realizes he has created a misshapen, inarticulate horror. And, so begins a tale of creature vs. creator in a 1940’s-style radio drama where actors and foley artists share the stage.

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New Cinemark Movie Bistro opens this weekend

cinemark-movie-bistroEDINBURG – “Dinner and a movie” takes on a whole new meeting for local movie-goers with the opening of Cinemark’s crown jewel in the Valley this weekend. The new Cinemark Movie Bistro now offers the first in-theatre dining experience for Valley audiences, plus a few extras to sweeten the experience. It’s located at 2001 W. Trenton.

“Cinemark has called the Texas Valley home for over 20 years, and we are excited to introduce a brand new concept,” states Tim Warner, Cinemark’s chief executive officer. “The new Cinemark Movie Bistro offers our customers the highest quality presentation available paired with an enhanced dining experience.”

A soft opening was conducted last weekend with a VIP event last night. Now, the six-screen theatre opens its doors to the public with its grand opening today and tomorrow, Aug. 30 and 31.

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IMAS ‘Collage 2013’ is Sept. 21

20130823 Collage-Committee-2013McALLEN – Tickets are on sale for this year’s “Collage 2013: A Legacy of Inspiration,” the annual gala supporting the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS). The longest-running gala in South Texas, the event is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, and will honor one of IMAS’s founders, Ann Moore.

Collage 2013 will be an evening of dining, live and silent auctions, and entertainment surrounded by world-class art exhibits. It will be held at the museum located at the corner of located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Ave. in McAllen.

Carlos Melguizo, Collage chair, said, “This year’s Collage marks the beginning of our Legacy Project leading us into our 50th anniversary in 2017. It is truly wonderful to start this project by honoring Ms. Ann Moore and her legacy.”

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UVAL seeks artists for juried show

The-ArtsIt has been a long-held vision by members of the Upper Valley Art League to bring a juried fine art event to the Valley. Their vision is about to come to fruition with a juried fine art festival planned in November. The show will be held at the Mission Community Center, 1420 E. Kika de la Garza Loop in Mission.

Three prominent artists from the greater Texas art community will view and approve the art for inclusion in the festival. All works will be original, with no prints or copies displayed. Artists interested in having their original pieces included are invited to enter.

The three-day event will be held Nov. 15 through 17, from 12 to 7 p.m. on the opening day on Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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