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McAllen Incubators' Feature Artist of the Month- Paul Pritchett


Meet Paul Pritchett, he is Octobers’ Artist of the month for the McAllen Creative Incubator.  Paul’s Art will be on display at the Incubator’s Gallery for the month of October.

 “I was able to use my creativity for building airplanes to construct my sculpting ideas, inventions and art” said Paul Pritchett.  “This is who I am, sculpting is a great art, but my passion is in oil painting.” 

Mr. Pritchett has students from all over North America.  Paul specializes in portraits and encourages all who have a passion and desire to be a good portrait artist to contact him.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Paul’s art Exhibition on display at the McAllen Creative Incubator.  We are located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen, Texas.  For further information or to learn how you too can display your art in our exhibit hall, contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

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Come and Visit Flamingo Bowl in McAllen!

Come and enjoy of every day specials at Flaming Bowl!

Bowling is exciting, specially with the big promotions Flamingo Bowl has to offer.

Sunday from 9 to closing, with just $10 will get you bowling.

Monday from 9-11, $30 per line with unlimited games.

Wednesday from 8-11, is dollarmania! Bowling games, shoe rentals, small soda, and hot dogs each for $1.

Thursday 8 to closing is college night, get FREE bowling with a valid student ID.

Also enjoy every day from monday to friday from noon to 3 a free game with the pruchase of a single combo.

Flaming Bowl is a great place in McAllen to enjoy with family, friends and loved ones. For more information:

stop by 3301 N 23rd Street McAllen, TX 78501   

call 956-686-1286

or visit


Grito de Independencia 2014 en McAllen

!Viva México! Celebra el 204 Aniversario de la Independencia de México este 13 y 14 de septiembre de 10 am a 8 pm. en el The McAllen Convention Center, Expressway 83 & Ware Road.

El grito de Independencia por el Cónsul de México! será el Domingo 14 de septiembre de 3:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

Musica en vivo, Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico, Productos Mexicanos, eventos para niños.

Entrada Gratis y para toda la familia! !Te esperamos!

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Emmanuel & Mijares en McAllen

En su 'Two'r Amigos', Emmanuel, cantante que lanzó su primer gran éxito sencillo "La Chica de Humo" que es un clásico de los 80 y cuenta con 18 álbumes  y Mijares es un cantante que tiene 26 álbumes, cuya música y voz han aparecido en diversas telenovelas mexicanas se presentarán:

Fecha          Sábado 27 de septiembre del 2014

Hora:          8:00 p.m.

Lugar:         State Farm Arena 

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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South Texas College Exhibits Beatriz Guzman

South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library presents “Gesticulaciones de la Vida (Life’s Gesticulations),” an exhibit featuring artworks by Beatriz Guzman Velasquez. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and artist talks are scheduled for 2:30pm and 5:00pm in the library’s Rainbow Room. The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. 9. The gallery is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Through her brightly painted images of local cemeteries, Guzman Velasquez seeks to cherish and understand the role death plays along the Mexico-Texas border.

In her works, life and death co-exist in the same place, just like in the Mexican holiday, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This popular celebration holds many traditions including building private altars called ofrendas, and honoring the deceased by leaving gifts of sugar skulls, marigolds, favorite foods, beverages and possessions at their grave sites.

Guzman Velasquez earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Texas Pan-American and participated in the San Miguel de Allende Study Abroad Program in Guanajuato, Mexico.

“Guzman Velasquez’s breathtaking use of color is what initially draws viewer’s in,” said STC Art Gallery Associate Dawn Haughey. “It is then the movement and play of the medium that holds our attention. We are so excited to be able to share her work with all of our students, faculty and community members during el Día de los Muertos.”


STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.


For more information, contact Dawn Haughey at (956) 872-3488 or via email at, or visit

STC Theatre 2014-15 Season Pass filled with heart, fantasy and magic


South Texas College Theatre returns for the fifth year with a full lineup of productions for the 2014-15 season celebrating heart, fantasy, and magic and invites the community to become a Season Pass subscriber for another year of fun and quality entertainment. All productions will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at the Pecan Campus, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

STC Theatre opens the season Oct. 16, 2014 with Tom Griffin’s play The Boys Next Door. The opening production runs through Oct. 19 and is followed by J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, from Nov. 20-23. 

In the spring, the STC Theatre will bring on the zombies in John Heimbuch’s William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead from Feb. 26 to March 1. The 2014-15 season wraps up with José Cruz González’s family play The Highest Heaven that runs April 30 – May 3.

All Sunday matinee productions are ASL interpreted by student interns from STC’s Interpreters Training Program. Individual ticket prices for Main Stage productions are $5 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $10 general admission. Individual Studio productions cost $5 general admission.

A Season Pass is also available that allows patrons to attend all the productions for the season and choose between general or reserved seating. All subscribers also receive special deals for any additional guest performances that may arise throughout the year.

General Season Passes are $15 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $25 for the community. Reserved seating season subscriptions are $25 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $35 for the community. Season Passes can be purchased online at .

For more information about STC Theatre, call (956) 872-2301.


Joel Jason Rodriguez,, Alfredo Garza, Jr., agarza_5463,

South Texas College Theatre


3201 W. Pecan Blvd

McAllen, Tx 78501

Phone 956.872.2639

Fax 956.872.2393


South Texas College Theatre

Emmanuel & Mijares in McAllen

 One night in McAllen...two of the best voices in the Latin music industry are scheduled to perform live on Saturday, September 27th at 8:00 PM at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. The duo is traveling under the 'Two'r Amigos' tour and it's a show you won't want to miss! Tickets are on sale now, click here.

 Rise to Fame

Emmanuel is a Mexican ballad singer who debuted in the late 1970s. At a time when ballads were rising in popularity, he released his fourth album, Íntimamente, which saw great success with seven hit songs. The album was written by renowned composers Manuel Alejandro and Ana Magdalena. Many of his follow-up albums featured classic love songs that are still played today. In 1980, Emmanuel released the number one smash hit single "La Chica de Humo", an Ibero-American tune that became a 80s classic. With 18 albums under his belt and an extensive list of television appearances, Emmanuel continues to tour while backed by other solo artists and bands.

Mijares is a Latin American adult-contemporary pop singer who skyrocketed in the music scene in the 80s. At just 23 years of age, Mijares conquered a fan base in Latin America and Japan. He sang in several musical festivals and lived in Japan for several years before signing with EMI and releasing his first, self-titled album. To date, Mijares has released about 26 albums, not including compilations. His music and voice have been featured in various Mexican soap operas and soundtracks for Spanish-translated movies like "El Dorado" and "Beauty and the Beast". He also played a role in the Mexican film, "Escápate Conmigo". 

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Soy lo Prohibido en McAllen

La actriz y comediante mexicana Consuelo Duval, conocida por sus programas cómicos “La hora pico” y “La familia P. Luche” presentará su obra “Soy lo Prohibido” en McAllen, donde incluirá dos nuevos personajes "Britany", el cual es una chica que siempre vive en la luna y no tiene conciencia, basada en su hija, y por otro lado "Judith", una empleada doméstica entrometida y chismosa que hablará de aquellas cosas que a Consuelo le dan pena.

Fecha:          Sábado 6 de Septiembre del 2014

Hora:            8 PM

Lugar:           McAllen Civic Center Auditorium

                    1300 South 10th Street, McAllen

¡No te la pierdas!

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¿Qué está pasando en el Archer Park?

Después de un breve descanso durante el verano, los artesanos están de regreso! Muchos talentosos artesanos participan en el “Music After Hours Craft Fair”.  “La Feria de las Artesanías se realiza el primer viernes de cada mes y se ha convertido en un evento muy esperado”, dijo Laura Robles, Coordinadora de Artes Culturales y de la Incubadora Creativa de la Cámara de Comercio de McAllen. “Nuestro primer evento es el viernes 5 de Septiembre, de las 6:00 p.m. a las 10:00 p.m. en el 101 N. Broadway, mejor conocido como Archer Park, en McAllen.

Los lugares para su espacio pueden ser reservados con $20.00 dlls con Laura Robles.


Será una noche de Música Country, con diversión en vivo con el artista local Costello, Old 80 Proof y Edward Ayala.


Para mayor información, favor de contactarse con Laura Robles al tel: 956-687-2787


Foto: Joleen Walters e hija en el Music After Hours & Craft Fair

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Los Tigres del Norte y Joan Sebastian juntos.

Juntos por primera vez en el Valle del Río Grande el Domingo, 07 de septiembre del 2014, en la State Farm Arena, trayendo una maravillosa mezcla de los mejor de América Latina.

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