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The Cicada’s Song: DeZorah

The Cicada’s Song: DeZorah

DeZorah is a band that defies classification. It is a conglomerate of four extremely talented and technically proficient musicians, each bringing with them an arsenal of musical knowledge and a deep love for sonic experimentation.

by Cayetano Garza Jr. • Photos by Jonathan Montemayor DeZorah drummer Trey Puga sports a bass drum head that has a line drawing of a cicada with the band’s name cleverly inscribed in the thorax of the insect. This image is apt in that much like the cicada, which after hatching burrows deep underground to […]

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Color Surface Texture: In the Studio with Alexander Comminos

Color Surface Texture: In the Studio with Alexander Comminos

by Cayetano Garza Jr. • photos courtesy Comminos Studio The artist’s journey to find an artistic voice, a medium that best conveys their imagination, is often circuitous. A sculptor may spend years attempting drawing or a painter decades before discovering ceramics. Alex Commino’s journey, one that would lead him to the Rio Grande Valley and […]

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Taste of the Harlingen Farmers Market

Taste of the Harlingen Farmers Market

Story and photos by Kate McSwain The Harlingen Farmers Market is rapidly becoming the place to be on Saturday afternoon from 3-4:30 pm. The market, which is currently located on A St. between Monroe and Jackson, is always hopping with activity. Fresh local produce, live music, and a friendly community of shoppers made up of […]

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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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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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Culture Captured: The Work of Anne Marie Varela

Culture Captured: The Work of Anne Marie Varela

Anne Marie Varela captures what Valleyites take for granted

by David Alexander Gonzalez Most of us have reveled in the pain or joy of certain moments—times where we are most vulnerable, when we let our guards down and allow ourselves to feel. For most of us, being vulnerable isn’t so easy to forget. We seem to instinctively remember times of vulnerability, because forgetting means fighting the urge for us […]

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The Child Forgives and Creates

The Child Forgives and Creates

“...[Since] we really don’t use vocals, we try to impact the listener as much as we can with our melodies and our style of writing.” - Nico

by John Justice Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with modern recording artists The Child Forgives And Creates. Well, I didn’t meet with all of them, only Kenny, Leo, and Nico. And we stood mostly. So aside from the fact that my opening line was pretty much a lie, right in your face, in broad daylight, possibly right in front of […]

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Mario Godinez: Hearts and Bones

Mario Godinez: Hearts and Bones

Mario Godinez’s art fuses Hispanic, Anglo and Pop cultures

by David Alexander Gonzalez It has not always been about painting monsters and calaveras for Mario Godinez. Though, when observing his work, that may be hard to believe. Godinez’s use of paint in his latest collection, entitled Café Tacvba is somewhat of a digression for an artist who is more known for his work as a sculptor. […]