RGV preps to party with JLo

As anticipation builds for superstar Jennifer Lopez’s 25-city “It’s My Party” concert, set for Saturday at Bert Ogden Arena, locals who have snagged tickets...

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...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 17

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYLAS POSADAS: ROAD TO CHRISTMASSt....

Chisholm Trail Festival in Donna enjoying attendance boom

What started six years ago as a small concert to celebrate Tejano and country musicians, as well as to recognize a South Texas historical...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Making music whilst they still breathe

BY BY JON LaFOLLETTEORCHESTRA BAOBAB — TRIBUTE TO NDIOUGA DIENG (NONESUCH)This ain’t no typical tribute record. Though original member and album namesake Ndiouga Dieng...

Edinburg to mark Juneteenth with memorial, food and festival

BY HENRY MILLERThe Restlawn Cemetery is filled with stories that have never been told, of many people who wanted nothing more than freedom and...

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,...

Four regional music videos to look for on YouTube

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZHere is a look at four regional music gems you can find on YouTube.>>“Mis Pasos Andaran” by Los Fantasmas del Valle: With...

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘It Comes At Night’ a shadowy, pulsating blend of terror, dread

BY BROOKE CORSO“It Comes At Night,” directed by Trey Edward Shults (“Krisha”), begins and ends with shots of people painfully struggling to perform life’s...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDFOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe full festival...