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Princesses ‘Dare to Dream’ with Disney on Ice

20120406_DIsney_on_iceHIDALGO – The always popular Disney on Ice presents “Dare to Dream” at State Farm Arena April 18 through 22.  Everyone’s favorite princesses will be found on the ice with the hope and triumph found in their timeless fairytale classics.

Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus take their “Tangled” escapade to new heights.  From “The Princess and the Frog,” Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen’s musical journey to a Bayou beat begins with a fateful kiss.  The glass slipper fits once again as Cinderella finds her Prince Charming.  Just when the audience thinks the “Once upon a time” stories are over, they all come together for the “Happily ever after” grand finale.  No princess story is complete without the music, pageantry, color, and grandeur befitting their station, and Disney isn’t Disney without Mickey, Minnie and Goofy making a special appearance.

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Columbus ship replicas now at Port Isabel

20120322_Columbus_Ships_02Take a step back in time over 500 years and board two replicas of the ships Columbus sailed to America in search of a new route to India. The vessels are docked at the Southpoint Marina in Port Isabel, 500 South Point Drive, now through April 1.

Replicas of the two smaller ships used by Christopher Columbus, they are owned by the Columbus Foundation of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and will be open for viewing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors, age 60 and over. Children are $6.

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Commemorative Air Show 2012 is March 24-25

20120322_DouglasA1-SkyraiderThe Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will hold its annual air show in the skies above Brownsville this Saturday and Sunday, March 24 to 25. Planes from the eras of World War II and Vietnam will be part of this year’s air acrobatics at the Brownsville Airport. An estimated 5000 to 10,000 people attend the show annually.

From the World War II era, a P-5T fighter, Wildcat fighter, B-25 Bomber, AT-6 trainer, PT-17 Trainer, PT-22 Trainer, and a PT- 26 Trainer are part of the show’s line-up. Vietnam era plans will include an A-1 Skyraider, a Hughy Helicopter, a Cessna 0-2, Cessna L-19, an A-26 Bomber and a Russian Mig.

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Talent acts sought for Onion Fest

WELSACO — The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a talent showcase at this year’s Texas Onion Fest, to be held at the Weslaco City Park on March 24-25.

Valley musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, or any other family-friendly talent acts are in invited to participate. Preliminary performance time is limited to three minutes.

The talent showcase will begin with preliminary competition at the city’s downtown jazz and art event on Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m. From there, finalists will be chosen to perform at Texas Onion Fest on Sunday, March 25, on the Magic Valley Electric Co-Op Main Stage.

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STC Tech Campus showcases exhibit of digital art

McALLEN — South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents “The Girl by the Sea: Enchanted Storytelling in the Digital Age,” an exhibit featuring the writing and digital illustrations of Robert Gilbert. The exhibit is on view now through Friday, May 11, at the college’s Technology Campus Library, 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Gilbert embarked on creating a children’s book made solely with his mind and his computer entitled, “The Girl by the Sea.” The work reveals a playful, colorful world, with simple, yet bold imagery, where the main character lives with nature and enjoys a freedom that is untainted.

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