Super Sunday: Local hangouts to host watch parties for the big game

McALLEN — Super Bowl LIV is set for this Sunday, and there are plenty of places around the Upper Valley offering opportunities to see...

Festiva Events — Friday, Dec. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 30

WEEKEND HOLIDAY SAND CASTLE VILLAGE The village is filled with unique holiday sand sculptures built by talented artists. The outdoor exhibit includes a lighted musical performance...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Men alone with their thoughts (and guitars)

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTENEIL YOUNG — HITCHHIKER (REPRISE)Lost recordings, my ass. In a patented move favored by Boomer acts, Neil Young has exploited the...

Re-enactors, lecture series to highlight history exhibit at UTRGV

EDINBURG — A map of the region is standing here at the center of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley visitor center lobby,...

REVIEW: ‘First Reformed’: Ethan Hawke gives harrowing performance in examination of faith, activism

BY BY BROOKE CORSO“First Reformed” (2018)STARRING Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfriend, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston, Philip Ettinger, Victoria HillDIRECTOR Paul SchraderMPAA RATING RBROOKE'S RATING...

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...

The Best of Times: Rock group STYX returns to RGV

Even after releasing 16 studio albums since 1972, James Young “JY,” vocalist and lead guitarist of American rock band STYX, is still astounded by...

FILM REVIEW: Biopic ‘Stronger’ shows quiet agonies of rehabilitation, pressures of celebrity

BY Brooke Corso | Special to The Monitor“Stronger” (2017)STARRING Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy BrownDIRECTOR David Gordon GreenMPAA RATING RThere is a measure...

Local Easter events

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORThe Rio Grande Valley will mark Easter weekend with parties and egg hunts and more Saturday and Sunday. Festiva has...

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...