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Lady Matador Lupita Lopez stars in opening bullfight

Lupita_rodillasPSLady Matador Lupita Lopez will return Sunday, Jan. 23, as the world-class bloodless bullfights at the Santa Maria Bullring will begin the new season. Lopez was the triumphant woman matador of the 2010 bullfights, drawing great favor with the crowds.

Since its beginning 11 years ago, the Santa Maria Bull Ring in La Gloria has been growing in popularity attracting more and more fans to the sport each year. The Santa Maria Bull Ring offers winter visitors an opportunity to get a little taste of the Hispanic culture. The major difference in a Mexican bullfight and an American one is that bullfighters are not allowed to kill the bull.

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Pat Green returns to the Las Palmas to promote new album

ENT_Pat-GreenPat Green is no stranger to the Valley. This will not be his first time entertaining Valley residents, or his first time performing at Las Palmas Race Park.

For a man whose new album begins with a powerful song called “Footsteps of Our Fathers,” Pat Green has blazed his own trail in a way that few artists today can claim. Even with all the artistic and popular success he has experienced along the way, What I’m For is the stirring sound of Pat Green arriving as a major American singer-songwriter who has managed to make his own way in country music and beyond.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

20101231_New-YearsDowntown McAllen will have their citywide celebration in downtown McAllen. Food and novelty booths will be located on 16th St, just north of Beaumont Ave. A children’s corner will be set up at 12th and Broadway.

Confirmed bands that will be performing are the Marshall Law Band at 8:50 p.m., Chris Rivera Band at 7:55 p.m., In-N-Out at 9:45 p.m., Highway 7 at 7 p.m., and Frijoles Romanticos at 10:40 p.m. The stage for the bands will be set up at 15th and Beaumont, next to the downtown parking garage.

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Eli Young Band performs Dec. 29 at Las Palmas

EliYoungBand_PopThe Eli Young Band will be performing at Las Palmas Race Park in Mission on Dec. 29. The band has come a long way in their 10 short years together from performing gigs in college to having their own YouTube Channel.

Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson met while attending the University of North Texas in 1998 and 1999. The foursome were brought up surrounded by music and had high school bands. In college, they realized they all had music in common and started playing together. The group even included a couple of songwriters.

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SISD students share Christmas spirit

MISSION — The Sharyland Independent School District is celebrating the holiday season by giving to others. Several elementaries, the high school and Sharyland North Junior High are sponsoring toy and can food drives, concerts and other activities this month.

Shimotsu Elementary is collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign. The student council sponsors the event. They will be collecting toys through Dec. 16. For more information call 956-583-5643.

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