FILM REVIEW: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ retains original scope, delves into new frontiers

BY BROOKE CORSOAs I watched Denis Villeneuve’s entrancingly spiritual meta-noir “Blade Runner 2049,” I struggled to figure out its conceptual style: Was it a...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 8

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYPARANORMAL HUNTINGThe Brownsville Historical...

‘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...

Newsboys to headline Big Church Night Out in Hidalgo

BY HENRY MILLERDuncan Phillips, the outrageous and theatrical drummer for Newsboys, loves the “vertical moments, the hand-raising and praising” during their shows.He also enjoys...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Dancing with the indie stars

BY JON R. LAFOLLETTEQUEENS OF THE STONE AGE — VILLAINS (MATADOR)Josh Homme’s latest artistic coup isn’t teaming with retro-minded and retrograde producer Mark Ronson,...

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...

LUCHA LIBRE: Penta el Zero M to fight at Hallowmania

BY Eduardo Martinez | Special to The MonitorHallowmania returns to Brownsville on Oct. 21 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium, and the main event is...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Cultural events in October

BY Eduardo Martinez | Special to The MonitorThis week, we’re going to have a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday Sept. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 1

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.J. BALVIN IN CONCERTThe...

J. Balvin releases remix with Beyoncé for hurricane relief, will perform in Hidalgo tonight

Colombian reggaeton star J. Balvin released a remix of his Latin pop hit "Mi Gente" featuring Beyoncé on Thursday. J. Balvin will performance tonight at State Farm...