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Rio Grande Valley Music Festival coming Feb. 15-20

The seventh annual Rio Grande Valley Music Festival will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 20. The festival will be held at the RGV Livestock Showgrounds, 1000 N. Texas Ave. in Mercedes

This non-profit event is organized each year by music professionals and Winter Texans who donate their time for supporting music education programs for youth in the Rio Grande Valley school districts. Approximately $13,000 was donated in 2010, according to festival organizers.


Record store celebrates anniversary, vinyl

Rumors-and-Headlines_SurgeMcALLEN — Orlie Ozuna loves vinyl. After 10 years of collecting vinyl records, and with the help of a friend, Ozuna opened Fall Back Records, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on Feb. 5.

“I had developed a mild addiction to it and I just assumed if I liked it so much, there had to be enough people out there that could make this idea a success,” the McAllen resident said about opening his business.


Goldwing Express is hot new show in Valley

Goldwing-Express_DSC_0057One of the hottest new bluegrass/gospel/country music/comedy groups in the Rio Grande Valley is Goldwing Express, a former Branson show that is taking the Valley by storm.

With a packed tour schedule of performances all across the Valley, this ensemble performed Friday at the Border Theater in Mission, where we caught one of their shows.


Music Fest 2011 features powerhouse lineup of entertainers

20110120_Rich-BellertThe Rio Grande Music Fest is already a much-awaited tradition for the Valley. Talent, music, fun and a great time is what Winter Texans have come to expect at Music Fest 2011. Music Fest, in its 14th edition, will feature top performers, like Red Johnson, John Rex Reeves, the Redhead Express, Betty Rydell and Noel Cortez.

And if that weren’t enough, Grupo Folklórico Ozomatli and The Mariachis Los Lobos from La Joya ISD will also perform, putting on a high-quality, award-winning performance that has become a La Joya tradition.


Premiere of ‘Down for Life’ this weekend in the Valley

P1000495‘Down for Life’ lead Jessica Romero, director Alan Jacobs and producer Frank Aragon were present at a VIP reception held Jan. 13 at De Mor Banquet Center in McAllen. Also in attendance were Richard Cortez, mayor of McAllen; John David Franz, mayor of Hidalgo; and Judge Rudy Gonzalez.

The movie is premiering in the Valley this weekend.


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