Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family’s support

LOS ANGELES — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven...

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64...

Sci-fi film gets Edinburg premiere

The sci-fi action thriller “Xenophobia” will get its Texas debut Sunday at AMC Edinburg 18. “Xenophobia” was directed, written and produced by Steven J. Escobar,...

Sunset Live Outdoor Concert Series’ spring finale features Beatriz Gonzalez, all-female lineup

TAMI CUPPLES-HERNANDEZ | STAFF WRITER Sunset Live Outdoor Music Festival marks its 40th event Saturday at McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, and the celebration is...

UTRGV Opera Theater brings ‘Carmen’ to life

A. COLLEEN DEGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Students of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Opera Theater have been preparing since last year...

WEEKEND EVENTS — Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

WEEKEND ‘EL GRANDE’ ARCHERY TOURNAMENT The third annual triple threat archery match consists of three archery tournaments in one. The first in an indoor game known...

Comedienne Anjelah Johnson talks connection with RGV audience: ‘I could feel the laughter’

BY A. COLLEEN DEGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Comedienne Anjelah Johnson wants people to experience joy. The stand-up star, actress and former NFL cheerleader will perform...

WEEKEND EVENTS — Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

WEEKEND ‘YERMA’ Edinburg Community Theater will present its first theatrical presentation, a “tragic poem” about a childless woman in rural Spain. WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday WHERE...

The Great Outdoors: Local summer programs offer activities in nature

Seeking to prevent the imminent and infamous “I’m bored” complaint, nature parks in the Rio Grande Valley are offering summer programs for children. The Edinburg...

Alamo to host Watermelon Festival celebrating city’s history

ALAMO — Paying tribute to the watermelon fields that once pervaded the city’s land, the Watermelon Festival this Saturday aims to honor the crop’s...