ZZ Top set to perform at State Farm Arena on Tuesday

Festiva recently caught up with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons via email. The band will perform Tuesday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. The show...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Painting exhibition celebrates feminine power, beauty

BY NANCY MOYERIn this year’s Upper Valley Art League’s Annual International Exhibition, Mexican artist Helena Reneé has indulged her love of beauty. Her large...

GARDEN VIEW: Ground Covers for South Texas

BY BARBARA STORZGround covers are usually plants — less than 18 inches in height — that are vigorous in growth and are planted as...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Are we humanz, or are we androidz?

BY JON LaFOLLETTEGORILLAZ — HUMANZ (WARNER BROS.)There’s a fine line between unbearable misanthropy and macabre satire. It’s a dichotomy Damon Albarn has long juggled...

MOVIE REVIEW: Buddy comedy ‘Snatched’ exhausts chances

BY BROOKE CORSO“Snatched,” a star vehicle for Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s return to the screen after 15 years, is a hodgepodge of wasted...

Chulita Vinyl Club founder Claudia Saenz talks collective of female DJs

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis week, I talked to Claudia Saenz, founder of the Chulita Vinyl Club. This collective regularly plays music that a lot of...

TOP SHELF: Late Spring round-up

BY DAVID BOWLESI read more books than I get a chance to review in this column, so let me take a moment to highlight...

Comedian seeks to expand understanding of Mexican culture

McALLEN — Touring comedian Eric Schwartz grew up with monthly visits to his mom and Mexican stepdad — who introduced him to Spanish slang,...

UTRGV CREATIVE WRITING SERIES: Her name is Ana B. Woods

BY POEM BY VIOLETA RODRIGUEZShe is fierceShe is love,She is not about togive up,Her bones are storiesof Ana.Another tube, another needle, another meal,White coats...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Emerging artists present works at McAllen Creative Incubator

BY NANCY MOYERThis is an excellent exhibit in an unfortunate location. "Luminous" is an exhibition of works by the Women of Action Collective. The...