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MOVIE: Conan the Barbarian (PG) STARRING: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols GENRE: Action/Adventure/Fantasy WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Set in the Hyborian Age, Conan the Crimmerian is on a mission to avenge his father’s death and his slaughtered village. AT FIRST GLANCE ... Even though it’s another unnecessary remake, it has potential to be a fun summer action hit. And Conan’s epic battles are sure to dazzle in 3D.

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MOVIE: Fright Night (R) STARRING: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant GENRE: Horror/Comedy WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Charlie’s living the life of a popular high schooler. But when his new neighbor starts acting mysteriously, he start to suspect that he may be a vampire. AT FIRST GLANCE ... While remakes are usually never as great as the original, “Fright Night” might surprise us. Yelchin and Farrell are both great at their craft and could take this classic horror-comedy to the next level. MOVIE: Spy Kids (PG) STARRING: Jessica Alba, Ricky Gervais, Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega, Danny Trejo GENRE: Action/comedy WHAT’S IT ABOUT? A boring step-mom with a spy past is called in for one last job. With the help of her step children, she fights to defeat the evil Timekeeper. AT FIRST GLANCE ... Robert Rodriguez is bringing the SpyKids to a new generation (It’s been 7 years since the last one). Will it work? Only time will tell. MOVIE: One Day (PG-13) STARRING: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Stott, Romola Garai GENRE: Romance/Drama WHAT’S IT ABOUT? The film peeks into the lives of two friends on the same day (July 15) over a span of two decades. AT FIRST GLANCE ... Hollywood has done it all when it comes to the romance genre, however, this may be something we haven’t seen before. Hathaway and Sturgess are sure to sparkle in this refreshing drama.

WIN MOENIA TICKETS Moenia Electronic rock band Moenia will be performing a show at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The Old Ice House in McAllen. The group, which formed in the early ’90s, hails from Mexico and fits into several genres, including synth-pop and indie rock. Festiva will be giving away tickets to the show soon, so visit our blog at Festiva.themonitor.com to find out how.

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arly ‘90s alternative rock band Bush will be playing Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Pharr Events Center. The group is best known for its hit album “Sixteen Stone,” which spawned alternative rock classics “Glycerine,” “Machinehead” and “Little Things.” The band will be touring in support of new album “The Sea of Memories,” which is scheduled to drop Tuesday, Sept. 13. Lead singer Gavin Rossdale is also known for being the husband of pop starlet Gwen Stefani. Tickets for the show, which will be $33, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and can be purchased at www. ticketmaster.com. [CO]


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he last “Blues on the Hill” this summer will feature Baby Atlas, the Rick Lugo Band, and Preston Shannon. The event, free to the public, will take place Saturday at McKelvey Park at 1325 77 Sunshine Strip from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., said Esmeralda Martinez, event coordinator for the City of Harlingen Parks and Recreation Department. Martinez said the event is presented by the Harlingen Volunteer Involvement Council. The City of Harlingen Parks and Recreation Department, she said, is a co-sponsor. Baby Atlas is an Austin-based blues/rock/greasy soul band, the Rick Lugo Band is currently out of the Austin/San Marcos area, and Preston Shannon is the headliner, Martinez said. A press release from Chris Maley, program manager for public radio 88FM and entertainment coordinator for “Blues on the Hill,” said Shannon, also known as “The King of Beale Street,” is currently on a nation-wide tour. “The seeds of his enduring talent were sown deep in the bluesrich Mississippi Delta, and his specialty is a blend of Southern soul and blues,” says the release. “His albums and live shows, always with a horn section, are an eclectic mix of danceable, grooving tunes and slow, soulful ballads.” Maley says in the release that Shannon has performed on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street and in Memphis-area casinos, and he toured for a couple of years as a member of soul singer Shirley Brown’s band. He’s a talented guitarist, Maley says, and his voice sounds like a cross between Otis Redding and Bobby Womack. “Shannon is a singer guitarist who can solo himself through a fire-breathing set of slick, urban blues,” says the release. “Preston exemplifies to many listeners the power of Southern ‘deep soul’ - hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. Shannon’s lush guitar playing contains echoes of the Kings . . . Albert & B.B., as well as T-Bone Walker and rhythmic sensibilities of Little Milton. “ Martinez said this is the 11th summer that Harlingen has presented Blues on the Hill. This summer, the first two were held in May and June, and third will be Saturday. “We have about maybe 3,000-plus people that show up and enjoy the music, and we have food vendors that sell there,” she said. No outside food or beverages are allowed, because sales of food and drinks at the event help fund future concerts. However, lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed. [TW]

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McKelvey Park, 1325 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 Free to the public Call Chris Maley at (956) 421-4111

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Conjunto Hall of Fame The 11th Annual Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Induction will welcome new inductees Ramon Ayala, Rogelio Botello Rios, Daniel Garzes, Ruben Garza and Angel Flores. The awards ceremony will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. After the awards, there will be a dance that goes until midnight. Ramon Ayala, also known as “El Rey del Acordeon,” will headline the class of inductees. Ayala, who is originally from Monterrey, has been making hit music since the early ‘60s. He still performs there days. When he started out, Ayala played with Cornelio Reyna as “Los Relampagos el Norte.” Their hit song “Ya No Llores” broke barriers and made conjunto music more common north of the border. In 1971, Ayala began working with Eliseo Robles as “Ramon Ayala y Los Bravos del Norte.” Some of their hits include “Un Puno de Tierra,” “La Rama del Mesquite,” “Tragos Amargos” and “Un Rinconcito en el Cielo.”

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Curtis & Luckey

Curtis and Luckey, an up-and-coming country music duo from Nashville, will be playing two nights of shows at Hillbilly’s in McAllen. Cover for this event is only $5. Curtis and Luckey have recently received national attention with their radio hit “I Have a Dream.”

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Fellow inductee Daniel Garzes, who passed away in 2004, made more than 200 original songs in his prolific music career. Garzes, a veteran of WWII, played with his conjuno Los Tres Reyes. His hit songs include “Te Busque,” “Crei,” “Mujer Paseada,” “Mosquito Americano” and “La Borradita.”

WITH Midnight Run WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: Hillbilly’s 6000 N. 10th St., McAllen COST: $5

Rogelio Botello Rios retired from an illustrious broadcasting career in 2007. His show “Aqui Rogelio” on KGBT Channel 4 earned him a spot in this year’s group.

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Angel Flores earned induction with his hit song “El Firi Firi,” a conjunto anthem. Firi firi is an old term to describe the sound of an accordion-driven polka. Flores, a Corpus Christi native, notched more than 40 years on the conjunto circuit, touring most of the United States.

Back to School Bash

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This annual event includes magic shows, face painting and a chance to experience the museum’s exhibits. The McAllen Police Department and McAllen Fire Department will also be on hand to interact with the little ones. The idea is to get young students excited and ready for the upcoming school year with one last day of fun. And it’s all free

The final inductee is Ruben Garza of Harlingen. His musical career began at age 7, when his grandmother enrolled him in talent shows in the Valley’s Mexican movie theaters. He later rose to fame as the bajo sexton guitarist and vocalist for Los Dos Gilbertos. For more information about the show call (956) 245-1666.. WITH: Los Fantasmas Del Valle WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: San Benito Knights of Columbus Hall, 826 E. Stenger St., San Benito COST: $10 for pre sale tickets and $12 at the door

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WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: International Museum of Art and Science, 1900 W. Nolana, McAllen COST: Free RUBEN GARZA

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This event involves a mud-filled, water-soaked obstacle course that stretches for 5K. There will also be a tug of war contest. All proceeds will go to benefit school children in Donna. WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: Bennie La Prade Stadium, Wood Avenue, Donna COST: $20 for the obstacle course or $10 for a tug of war team of five CALL: (956) 373-6638

Enjoy a refreshing cool swim at Rancho El Charco

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FISHING Petting Zoo Archery Waterfalls

Bring your own fish pole or rent pole w/ bait for $2

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Family FISHING TOURNAMENT LABOR DAY! Prize: $32 value FAMILY PASS HYHU\KRXU for.largest fish SEPT 5TH

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Inside Ranch: BBQ plates $6.50 Hot Dogs $2 (Bar available) or enjoy a Full Menu at Boca Paila Restaurant

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Dive-in Movie

Los Encinos Pool is offering you a chance to cool off with a dip while taking in a free movie courtesy of Time Warner Cable. The movie, which begins at 8 p.m., is “Surf’s Up,� a computer-animated comedy based on the revelation that penguins actually invented surfing. In this flick, which features the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel and Jeff Bridges, a film crew captures a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship. The movie is free, but attendees must pay the normal $2 public swim fee. WITH 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave., McAllen COST: $2 public swim fee

This marks the final edition of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Music After Hours Summer Series, which featured local acoustic singer/songwriters playing free shows every third Friday of the month. This week’s edition features Johnny Lopez, T.J. Morales, Jon Fuentes (above) and Revelrie. Music After Hours will return with more free outdoor music in the fall, when the shows will be held on the first Friday of every month rather than the third. It will also be moving near the Art District in Archer Park. WITH Johnny Lopez, T.J. Morales, Jon Fuentes and Revelrie WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 WHERE: Bill Schupp Park, 1300 Zinnia Ave., McAllen COST: Free

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Mariachi Los Arrieros

Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valley will have a CD release party 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Rodz in Edinburg.


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Online Auction

The Monitor, Valley Morning Star, Coastal Current and The Brownsville Herald will host a live online auction Monday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at www.rgvauctions.com. This event currently in-

cludes more than 450 items valued at a total of more than $750,000. Organizers will add new selections daily. Categories range from cars to health to travel and much more. All registered bidders will be entered into a drawing for a new iPad. WHEN Monday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 28 ONLINE: www.rgvauctions.com  COMMUNITY

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‘Spring Awakening’

This play, which is set in 19th century Germany, is a story of adolescent self discovery told through the eyes of three teenagers. It contains explicit language and adult themes. Due to controversial subject matter, the original play was banned in Germany. Musically, the show is a mix of grunge, alternative and rock. Fans of both live theater and live music will appreciate this show. The Broadway production won a whopping eight Tony Awards, including accolades for musical, direction and best actor. Tickets cost $10. WITH 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St., McAllen COST: $10

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Back to School Bash

This annual event includes magic shows, face painting and a chance to experience the museum’s exhibits. The McAllen Police Department and McAllen Fire Department will also be on hand to interact with the little ones. The idea is to get young students excited and ready for the upcoming school year with one last day of fun. And it’s all free WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: International Museum of Art and Science, 1900 W. Nolana, McAllen COST: Free

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Community Book Swap

Bring books you have read and pick up books you haven’t read. This is a free event, and all types of books are welcome. Bring children’s books, novels, hardbacks and paperbacks. WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 WHERE: Morgan Stanley Building, 7000 N. 10th St., McAllen CALL: Damien Saenz (956) 7894743 COST: Free but bring books to participate

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WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 WHERE State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St., Hidalgo Tickets COST start at $55 BUY www.ticket master. com or at the State Farm Arena Box Office

PAIR OF SPANISH POP’S TOP ARTISTS PERFORM TONIGHT IN HIDALGO

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exico’s Marco Antonio Solis could be the most prolific man in Latin music. Actually, with 80 million records sold and more than 300 songwriting credits, he could be one of the most prolific musicians worldwide. The man knows how to make hits. And why wouldn’t he? He’s been busy doing it since he was a youngster. At the age of 6, he was half of Los Hermanitos Solis, an erroneously-named group that he formed with his cousin Joel Solis. When he got older, he became the lead singer/songwriter for Los Bukis, which he remained with for the next two decades. In the ‘90s, Solis struck out on his own as a solo artist, but, as he has done his entire career, he produces and writes music for other artists. Some of the bigger names include Marisela, Ana Barbara and Enrique Iglesias. And for his upcoming show at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, he’s going to team with another singer/songwriter in Ana Gabriel, another Mexican performer who got her start at age 6. She’s known for making hits across three genres — ranchera, Latin pop and rock en español. This marks the first time the two Mexican music icons have toured on a joint bill like this. [ZQ]


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Latin superstar Alejandra Guzman will perform a show Friday, Nov. 18, at the Pharr Events Center. The Mexican “Queen of Rock” will be joined by rock band Moderatto. The tour, which will focus on Guzman’s greatest hits, also celebrate her 20th anniversary as a singer. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at the Pharr Events Center box office. [CO] WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd. TICKETS www.ticketmaster.com

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Alejandra Guzman performs at the Old Icehouse in McAllen on Aug. 10, 2010.

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Dierks Bentley, the Eli Young Band and Jarod Niemann will perform as part of the Texas Country Live Show on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Pharr Events Center. Tickets for the show will go on sale Oct. 1. KTEX 100.3 FM will announce more presale ticket information Monday, Sept. 26.. [CO] WHEN 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd.

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Dierks Bentley performs this past March at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds in Mercedes.

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Taking Back Sunday  NEW CONCERTS  OCT. 1

Taking Back Sunday, everyone’s favorite early 2000s quasi-emo rock band, will play a show Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Pharr Events Center. The band, responsible for the hit single “Cut from the Team (Cute Without the E)”, will be joined by The Maine. Pre-sale tickets cost $22.50, and they are available at www.ticketmaster.com. [ZQ] WITH The Maine WHEN Saturday, Oct. 1 WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd. TICKETS www.ticketmaster.com


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Audition for a role in ‘Dracula’ ... Producers are looking for six men and four women to fill roles in South Texas College’s upcoming production of Steven Dietz’s new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which tells the tale of the legendary vampire through journal entries and letters to friends. The auditions are open to STC students and also members of the community older than 18. Interested parties should prepare a monologue and a headshot). [ZQ] WHEN 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30 WHERE Cooper Center for Communication Arts’ Black Box Theater, STC, 3201 W. Pecan Ave., McAllen CALL (956) 872-2348

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The Lime Light Theater will be holding auditions 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, for the annual “Rocky Horror Picture Show” performance at Cine El Rey. The auditions are open to everyone. For more information, call (210-4139206). [ZQ] WHEN 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 WHERE Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17 Street, McAllen CALL (210) 413-9206


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LOCAL ARTIST WILL SHOWCASE PHOTOS AT STC NEXT MONTH

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Phyllis Evans presents “Rediscovery and the Illumination of Old and Revealing of New,” an art exhibit, which features digitally altered photographs. The exhibit will be on display beginning Sept. 20 at the South Texas College’s Starr County campus library art gallery in Rio Grande City. View Evans’ work online at www. phyllisevans.com. [ZQ]

“Captain Crab and the Beach Patrol Puppet Show” needs puppeteers. Interested candidates must be available during the day, older than 14 and open to traveling through the region. The auditions will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 513 E. Jackson Street in Harlingen. Call (956) 412-8004 for more information. [ZQ]  NEW EVENTS

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New Selena music coming next year COUNTRY BOY EASTON CORBIN BOOKS RGV SHOW Country singer Easton Corbin will play a show Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Pharr Events Center. The singer is best known for hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” off his self-titled album. Tickets, which range from $25 to $40, will go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. [ZQ] WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr COST $25 to $40 BUY AT www.ticketmaster.com

Selena fans can expect a new Selena record in 2012. The popular tejano singer, known as the “Queen of Tejano,” became the genre’s brightest star in the ’90s with her group Selena y Los Dinos. She was named “Best-Selling Latin Artist of the Decade” by Billboard Magazine. Her father, Abraham Quintanilla, said he is in the process of putting together a new album of unreleased music recorded during the singer’s teenage years. “I own five Selena tape masters from pre-EMI times. There’s a total of 50 songs. We picked 10 of those songs and we’re currently working on refreshing the music. We want to rejuvenate their sounds, bring them up-to-date,” Quintanilla told NPR Music. The remaining 40 tracks will eventually be released. The album will come 17 years after the singer was shot to death at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi. The charismatic vocalist became one of the first singers to crossover from the Latin American music market to the English language market. [CO]

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Beauty pageant contestants can compete for the title of Miss Edinburg, which comes with scholarships, a crystal crown, roses and the opportunity to represent the city at various functions. Applicants for Miss Edinburg should be between 18 and 22 years old. Miss Teen Edinburg should be between 14 and 17. Registration will continue through the middle of September. For more information, contact Minerva O. Olivarez at (956) 929-0510 or at missedinburgpageant@yahoo.com. [ZQ]

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GIVE BLOOD FOR A CHANCE TO SEE A COWBOYS GAME Donate blood, save a life and get a free Chik-Fil-A sandwich from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at La Plaza Mall. McAllen police officers and firefighters will join United Blood Services for the second annual Guns ‘N Hoses Blood Drive. Those who participate will also have a chance to win a trip for two to a Dallas Cowboys game, an iPod, a laptop or a $500 gas card. Donations will be taken inside La Plaza Mall in front of Banana Republic. For more information, call (956) 213-7500. You can make an appointment online at www.bloodhero.com. [ZQ]


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school is having a school logo contest. The winning logo will be featured on the school’s walls, T-shirts and literature. They will also be accepting musical instrument donations. The event will feature musical performances from local artists such as the Land Locked Pirates, Evolve, Brio, Closed Campus, Kaotiq Boi Entertainment and Emily & Micaela Cantu. [ZQ]

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