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Submissions sought for exhibit honoring Virgen de Guadalupe

20131114 mission-historicalThe Mission Historical Museum is seeking submissions for their “Castilian Roses in December” exhibit, a community-curated presentation to commemorate the legend of the Virgen de Guadalupe.  The exhibit will run from Dec. 3 to 28, with an opening reception on Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

On December 9, 1531, a dark-skinned female figure, the “Lady,” appeared to Juan Diego at a place where his people worshipped an Aztec mother goddess. She told Juan to go to his bishop to request that a church be built. The bishop demanded a sign.

Three days later, the Lady appeared again, instructing Juan to offer the bishop a bouquet of Castilian Roses that were miraculously blooming from the barren hilltop in December. Juan wrapped the blooms in his apron. Upon opening the tilma for the bishop, the roses dropped to the ground and a perfect image of the Lady appeared on the garment.

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Speer Library announces Thanksgiving 5K

pt-square logoThe staff at Speer Memorial Library is planning their first 5K Thanksgiving Walk/Run to combat hunger. It’s planned for Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mission Bike and Hike Trail on Conway south of Expressway 83.

“This sporty spirit builder is an opportunity to work up your appetite, share your blessings with the community and contribute to good cause,” said Robert L. Rivera, Speer Library Community Service Coordinator.

Early registration begins runs through Nov. 22 at the library during regular hours. Late registrations will be accepted at the trail between 8 and 8:45a.m. Participants who bring 10 nonperishable canned food items and a $5 entry fee will receive a commemorative T-shirt. For the regular entry fee of $10, a T-shirt can be purchased for $5.

Read more: Speer Library announces Thanksgiving 5K

   

Sesame Street friends ‘Can’t Stop Singing’

20131107 SesameStreetGroupHIDALGO – Join the chorus when Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and all of the favorite Sesame Street friends bring the magic of music to Valley audiences in the all-new Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing.”

It’s happening in seven performances at State Farm Arena from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24. Show times are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 10:30 a.m. on Friday; 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along. Audiences will learn why it feels good to sing a song, and why it feels good to stop.

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Works of Belgian artist Hugo De Clercq on display at IMAS

imas-logoMcALLEN - The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) opened its most recent exhibit last night:  “Hugo De Clercq: Works of the 1970s.”

This Belgian Constructivist artist has made important contributions to the development of post-war art in Europe.  Hugo De Clercq’s (Ghent, Belgium; 1930-1996) career has been defined by the idea of search for the form and its characteristics.  De Clercq’s quest for form in the 1960s and 1970s led him to a deeper and different approach of the concept of media. His approach left no technique left untouched: painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking while eliminating color and the figurative subject matter.

De Clercq’s work has been exhibited in Belgium, France, Germany, the former country of Yugoslavia, Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United States.  His art belongs to the private collections of the Belgian government, Museum of the Arts Ghent, Nederlandse Kunststichting, and Musée George Pompidou Paris, to name a few.

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24th Annual Pow Wow begins tonight

20131025 POWWOWThe South Texas Indian Dancers’ 24th Annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow gets underway with an opening ceremony tonight at the Lark Library and Community Center, 2601 Lark in McAllen. It’s a two-day event with free admission.

The grand entry begins at 6:30 p.m. with members of the group, from tots to seniors, dressed in the traditional, colorful regalia.

On Saturday, the doors open at 10 a.m., with an exhibition dance beginning at 11 a.m. Gourd dancing goes on from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and the day’s activity concludes with a grand entry at 6:30 p.m. Some of the dancing is open to audience participation. The mother-daughter singing duo, Sayani, will also perform.

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