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>"...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 28

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDHAUNTED TRAILSThe National Butterfly Center will be home to the...

A toast to the 1015 onion

Commemorating the sweet Texas onion, which was pioneered here in the 1980s, the Texas Onion Fest will be celebrating its 30th anniversary Saturday at...

‘CATS’ at McPAC this weekend

PJ DiGaetano remembers trying to copy the choreography of “CATS” in his room when he was younger. Now 21, he is a performer for...

Comedian to dedicate show to Mother’s Day show to mom, Valley

Comedian Mario Salazar is celebrating Mother’s Day performing material dedicated to his mom and growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. His Saturday show,...

Trailers of 11 movies showing at the La Frontera Queer Film Festival

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORPride in the Park will also include the La Frontera Queer Film Festival, a first for the event. Fourteen films...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Tejano, conjunto and cultural events in May

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis week, we’re going to have a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and cultural events of the month...

RGV holiday festivities continue with parades, concerts and goodies

The Christmastime events keep on coming. There is plenty to do this weekend to get you in a festive mood.

Casting Crowns’ Hall talks focusing on Jesus, less on ourselves

Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall performs April 21, 2017, at the McAllen Convention Center. Imagine way back when John the Baptist was asked who...

FRIO! McAllen to open Wednesday, run through Jan. 6 at convention center

For the first time, starting Wednesday, the McAllen Convention Center will be hosting the closest thing the city will experience this season to a...