FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYVINYL FUNK & SOUL NITEThe...

Film review: ‘Black Panther’ is fresh, energetic cinematic experience

BY BROOKE CORSOAfter transcending to an ancestral plane, a newly crowned king asks his father, the late monarch, how to best protect his country...

Mission author to host birthday book signing

An unkind professor and distaste for the word “no” turned Christina DeMara into a self-published and internationally appreciated author, at least according to her...

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...

Regional Ramblings: Classic gems, familiar faces to enjoy during this month

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThese are five recommended regional gems to check out. Some of these gems include some rare songs, along with some familiar faces...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 11

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYDEAF CHATCome join fun with...

UTRGV’s Alegría 2018 kicks off tonight

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Ballet Folklórico artistic director Miguel Angel Peña Caballero grips his digital tablet barking bilingual notes and stomping steps...

Film Review: ‘The Post’ a series of images and context to drive home message

BY BROOKE CORSOIn comparison to the more glittering celluloid jewels that dotted our country’s movie theaters, Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” initially appears almost muted...

Regional Ramblings: February Tejano, conjunto events in the RGV

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZA round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto and cultural events for the month of February:>> South Texas conjunto legend...

Festiva Events — Friday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 4

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYART WALKThe free, family-friendly...