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enCORE exclusive: In the Studio with Alexander Comminos

enCORE June exclusive! We sit down with Alexander Comminos in his studio in Harlingen, TX to talk about art, his influences and the road that led him to open a gallery in the town’s thriving local art scene.

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enCORE exclusive: “Las Flores” by DeZorah

enCORE June exclusive! DeZorah premieres a new song from their upcoming EP. Filmed in downtown Harlingen, Texas in front of a mural by local artist Alexander Comminos. DeZorah will be the featured musicians for enCORE’s June 2016 issue and will be performing live at the La Pla Art Market on Friday night, May 27th in […]

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Remembering Keith Haring

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. Upon graduation from high school […]

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La Pla Art Market

On the last Friday of each month La Placita Collective hosts an art market showcasing artists and handmade items. Live music, live painting and food trucks at every event. $5 for vendors including artists, sculpters, crafts, jewelry and more. Table not provided. For more information please call 956-367-1049 or email info@encorecultural.com. Located in the large empty lot across the […]

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Wildfire Dinners

Chef Stefania Trimboli-Wright is our food editor and she’ll be telling us all about her monthly Wildfire Dinners in our upcoming May issue. Every month the Rio Grande Grill hosts the Wildfire Dinner where locally grown and sourced fare comes together in a multi-course presentation by Chef Stefania. Video production by MonteMayor Pictures

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R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg was a founding member of the seminal 90’s hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. He passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at age 45 due to complications stemming from a longtime battle with diabetes. For many people who grew up in the 90’s A Tribe Called Quest embodied […]

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Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer. The documentary, Graphic […]

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FRINGE: Brian Wedgworth at Beyond Gallery

by Cayetano Garza Jr. We caught up with local sculptor Brian Wedgworth during the reception for his latest show FRINGE, on display now through April 30, 2016 at Beyond Arts Gallery in Harlingen, TX. During the interview Brian talks a little bit about his inspiration for the title of the show, some of his working […]

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Thee Kavaliers – Symbols of Sin

Thee Kavaliers were a band that hailed out of the McAllen, Texas area during the mid to late 60’s. Like many of the bands of the era, they recorded several 45’s out of a studio in the garage of Jimmy Nichols, whose home was on the corner of 10th Street and Dallas Avenue in McAllen. Nichols […]

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As I Walk Through the Valley Documentary

As I Walk Through The Valley documents 40 years of musical history and Mexican-American culture. It is the first comprehensive look at rock music in the Rio Grande Valley. The film is an oral history of the popular music of The Valley told by the musicians, promoters, producers, and scenesters who lived it. The Rio […]