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‘Super Circus Heroes’ opens July 17 at State Farm Arena

20140627 Ringling-Bros-circusHIDALGO – The “Greatest Show on Earth,” Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, presents their next show to Valley audiences, “Super Circus Heroes.” It opens July 17 and runs through July 20 for five performances.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday.

To “become” Super Circus Heroes, families are welcomed to the arena floor an hour before show time to participate in the interactive super hero training camp at the All Access Pre-show Super Hero Party. The League of Super Circus Heroes will teach participants some of their super human skills such as juggling, wire walking and dance routines. Circus fans will also have an opportunity to meet the performers, take pictures and get autographs. Super heroes in training can try on capes and other spectacular costumes and also get an up-close look at a menagerie of exotic animals including camels and elephants.

Read more: ‘Super Circus Heroes’ opens July 17 at State Farm Arena

 

Singing the night away: Alyse Black & True Velvet headlines annual ‘Blues Night’

20140613 mario.aleman featureMcALLEN – Seattle-based Alyse Black & True Velvet headlines for the annual McAllen Blues Night with Valley locals, the Leigh Holles Band and Mario Aleman.

The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main. “Lost in YouTube videos, in a world with billions of channels, and millions of apps or games, sometimes people forget the sensation of a live show,” said Nancy Millar, vice president of the McAllen Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

“There’s nothing that matches being one of a crowd, watching musicians express their passion live, right before your eyes, enjoying music first hand. It truly is entertainment at its finest.” The event features food, adult beverages and a silent auction. New this year, there will be a chocolate dessert bar. Alyse Black’s musical journey began in Seattle where she was discovered on the streets of Pike Place Market singing her tunes for pocket change.

Read more: Singing the night away: Alyse Black & True Velvet headlines annual ‘Blues Night’

   

‘Summer Nights’ returns to MOSTHistory

20140606 MOSTHistoryEDINBURG – The Museum of South Texas History will host their fourth annual Summer Nights at the Museum to be held at 7 p.m. on June 12, July 10 and Aug. 7. During the three night series adventure the museum’s signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, will come to life section by section, providing three different adventures through time.

Each Summer Night program follows a schedule of events that will promptly kick off at 7 p.m. with a puppet show — popcorn included – to tie into the spotlighted exhibition section. Guests should arrive early to get their snack before show time.

Following the puppet show, children will receive a game card to begin playing “Find Me if You Can,” a quest to find the character, artifact or image that inspired the puppet characters. Once completed, the game card can be entered into a drawing for a prize to be awarded at the end of each night. If the children play the game each month, they will not only have three chances to win but also a chance to win a grand prize at the conclusion of Summer Nights.

Read more: ‘Summer Nights’ returns to MOSTHistory

   

Quinta Mazatlan opens ‘Folk Art Room’

20140523 Folk-Art-Group-ShotQuinta Mazatlan invites the public to explore “Folk Art Room—Through the Eyes of Ann Moore.” The exhibit recently opened at Quinta Mazatlan and features over 1,400 pieces of art from Moore’s private collection. Long-time McAllen native, art collector Moore has amassed Mexican folk art for over 40 year providing a dazzling experience of color and hand work that is fast disappearing.

Exhibit designers Erren Seale and Bob Simpson noted that the collection’s acquisitions range from across Mexico, coming from as far away as Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan. Other pieces sprinkled from Africa, Indonesia, Peru, Guatemala and other countries are included in the exhibit. Moore’s collection creates a bridge to various cultures, traditions and ways of life through folk art.

Colleen Hook, Quinta Mazatlan manager, said, “This is an incredible gift from Ann and displays her talents and tastes, as well as the talents of hundreds of other artists.” She said that a hundred donors brought this exhibit to life and will now be enjoyed annually by tens of thousands.

Read more: Quinta Mazatlan opens ‘Folk Art Room’

   

Tickets on sale May 2 for George Strait farewell tour

20140425 George-StraightHIDALGO – George Strait is singing his songs the way he always has, but it’s his last round in a packed calendar for his farewell tour that is making a stop at State Farm Arena on June 5 to say good-bye to his Rio Grande Valley fans. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. for the Valley concert and his fans’ last opportunity to see him in a live tour performance.

The “Cowboy Rides Away” tour is in its final leg as he closes out a two-year stint of visiting some of his favorite stops during his 30-plus year career. The music icon will be singing many of his 60 No. 1 hits. He’s achieved more than any other artist in any genre.

In a pre-tour release after his 2013 leg, Strait said, “The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional. Every city and venue holds such great memories. I’m really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.”

Read more: Tickets on sale May 2 for George Strait farewell tour

   

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