Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20

WEEKEND ‘NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL’ The McAllen High School Choir and Theatre students unite to present the performance. “Newsies” tells the story of the Newsboys Strike of...

Weekend Events — Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5

WEEKEND ‘A DREAM PLAY’ STC Theatre presents its final production of the season. In August Strindberg’s “A Dream Play,” the author has sought to reproduce the...

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestant Trinity Taylor looks to make a splash on South Padre...

Trinity Taylor is a little bit of a showoff.When this drag superstar performs, she will flaunt her drool-worthy body, pageantry skills and perfect tuck...

H-E-B Park hosts Got Faith Concert Series

BY HENRY MILLERTwo bands with completely different sounds will be part of the first full-fledged concert at H-E-B Park on Friday.Christian hard rockers Skillet...

SOUND ‘ROUND: A working class hero is something to sing about

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEMATT NORTH — ABOVE GROUND FOOLS (MATTNORTH.NET){{tncms-inline alignment="right" content="<p><strong>A+</strong> Rare masterwork</p> <p><strong>A</strong> Near flawless</p> <p><strong>A-</strong> Run-of-the-mill good</p> <p><strong>B+</strong> Flawed but notable</p>"...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Rio Jordan, Juanito Castillo videos

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis weekend is the return of Galax Z Fair VI, and I’m most excited about seeing Rio Jordan and Juanito Castillo on...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.comby 5 p.m.  Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYARTWALK AT THE INCUBATORVisit the facility,...

THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE: McAllen Performing Arts Center

BY DEVAL "PINO" SHAHThe McAllen Performing Arts Center houses the largest stage south of San Antonio. ERO Architects of McAllen partnered with New York-based...

T.G. Sheppard: Country artist talks friendship with Elvis, new music and Saturday’s show in...

FRED RAMOS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR T.G. Sheppard recently released his first single in more than 27 years. The song “I Wanna Live Like Elvis”...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Blue collar country from red state men

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEBRAD PAISLEY — LOVE AND WAR (ARISTA NASHVILLE)Of course he’s a cornball. That’s not the issue. It’s a matter of his...