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STC 2011-12 theater season opens Oct. 13-16

South Texas College’s Theatre Department has returned with its second full season of productions for the Valley community.

“We are bringing a little bit of everything from suspense to drama, comedy and romance to the stage this year,” said Joel Jason Rodriquez, STC drama instructor. “All of our productions feature our very own STC theater students cast alongside community members, creating a unique mix of talent that will impress even the most discerning theater pallet.”

The season opens with Steven Dietz’s, “Dracula,” running Oct. 13-16. Neil Simon’s “Rumors” follows Dec. 1-4. In the spring, 2012, the department presents George S. Kauffman and Moss Hart’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Feb. 23-26, and the season ends with the department’s Academic Co-Operative Studio Production of Don Zolidis’ “The Brothers’ Grim Spectaculathon,” May 3-6.

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‘Dog Days of Summer Are Over’ is Saturday

20110916_Dog-Days_Pepe-Saenz_001It’s a day to enjoy man’s best friend – Fido. “Dog Days of Summer Are Over” will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Mission Sports Complex, located on South Shary Rd at the Sharyland Plantation in Mission. This free admission event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

If you have a dog, grab a leash and come on down and enter one or more of the contests. If not, just come on out and enjoy the fun. Registration to enter the competition will be held on-site from 8-10 a.m.

The lineup of events kicks off with a Dog Parade at 9:30 a.m. followed by a number of contests, including Small Dog Muttsquerade (costume contest for dogs under 35 lbs.), Large Dog Muttsquerade and Pairs Muttsquerade (two dogs in themed costumes). Other dog competitions will include Best Trick, Quickest Retrieval, Waggiest Tail, Spazziest Dog, Ugliest Dog and Pet Owner Look-alike contests. Prizes and trophies will be awarded the winners.

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McAllen Artwalk returns tonight

20100402_McAllen_Artwalk_0081_PRMCALLEN – The McAllen Artwalk will kick off its season tonight at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown McAllen. The event ends at 10 p.m. and will be held the first Friday of every month through May.

Visitors will have the chance to browse sidewalk vendors and venues along Main Street showing and selling everything from paintings and handcrafted jewelry to music. Entertainment will be held at some venues, on the sidewalks and McAllen’s Music After Hours will be held at Archer Park.

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Mission musician releases first EP

20110819_MarkRodgers-CMYKCORPUS CHRISTI — Mark Rogers, a 1992 graduate from Mission High School, is releasing his first EP titled Lifeless Touch on Aug. 23. Lifeless Touch will be available as a digital download from various music sites such as Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Napster and iTunes among others.

His career in the music industry has progressed in behind-the-scenes roles, where he has worked as a stagehand, sound engineer and all around go-to tech person. While he still has the opportunity to record other artists, he has now ventured into the music scene himself.

After releasing a self-released single, Speed Demon, 18 months ago, which featured guest guitarists Zeke Brown of King’s Ransom on lead guitar and Dug Pinnick of King’s X on bass, Rogers has picked up the bass and lead guitars himself. Lifeless Touch features four songs written, performed, recorded, mixed produced and mastered all by Rogers.

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Battle of the Hair this Saturday

20110607_CareforHairAd-4800Sassy Lady Event Productions and The American Cancer Society (ACS) have teamed up to raise money and awareness for patients undergoing chemotherapy in a new way – Battle of the Hair.

Ten salons will compete for the best hair design at the event. Lluvia Perez, director of Sassy Lady Event Productions, said the team asked the salons to go wild with the hairdo’s, but no one but the salons know what those hairstyles are going to look like until the show begins Saturday night at Ibiza Nightclub.

The salons will be battling it out for the title of “RGV 2011 Hair Battle Winner.”

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