‘ Le Miz’ and more: Popular musical to highlight McAllen Performing Arts Center’s second...

McALLEN — The popular Broadway show “Les Miserables” will be coming to the Performing Arts Center as the second season of shows were announced...

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...

Christian heavy metal band Stryper to perform Sunday in Pharr

BY HENRY MILLERSome bands have a sound that is just so specific to them, you recognize it even 34 years later. Others have a...

TOP SHELF: ‘Travel Light,’ a feminist answer to ‘The Hobbit’

BY DAVID BOWLESIn 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien published his massive follow-up to his 1937 children’s book, “The Hobbit.” The three-volume work of fantasy known as...

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...

Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell reminisces about writing ‘All Out of Love’

Though he has performed the song live more than 5,000 times, Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell said that he still gets goosebumps every time...

Festiva Events — Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

WEEKEND LIVE MUSIC Al Mikesh will perform Friday, Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band will perform Saturday and Renaissance Rockers will perform Sunday. WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Friday...

McAllen’s final fall Sunset Live concert set for Saturday

Reminder: The last Sunset Live concert of the season will be held Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park.

Street performers and gypsy punks resist and endure

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEHAMELL ON TRIAL — TACKLE BOX (NEW WEST)To label a streetwise bohemian like Edward Hamell a mere comedian diminishes his art...

Texas Citrus Fiesta marks 82nd year

FRED RAMOS | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Final preparations are underway for one of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest annual community festivals on Saturday. Workers...