SOUND ‘ROUND: A Texan and Puerto Ricans in it for the long haul

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEFAT TONY — MacGREGOR PARK (SELF-RELEASED)Anthony Jude Obi is the next great rapper you’ve never heard of but has every right...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Four musical gems on YouTube

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis last week of May, we are going to take a look at four gems you can find on YouTube.>> Paul Simon...

Rio Grande Valley nature sites host outdoor challenges for families

While visiting the Laguna Atascosa National Refuge in Cameron County last year, Stella Mull and her family were made aware of the Rio Grande...

Film Review: All I See Is You’ full of lightweight material, strong performances

BY BROOKE CORSO“All I See Is You,” which is about a blind woman regaining her sight and then questioning her relationship with her husband,...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Chris Pérez’s return to rock

Chris Pérez is not the man he was nearly 20 years ago, when he last performed in McAllen. The widower of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez said he...

Edinburg team thrives in fast-paced 24-Hour Film Dash competition

EDINBURG — When there’s just 24 hours to produce a three- to five-minute digital film, every second counts.Among the 11 teams competing in this...