STC Theatre to hold auditions for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

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STC Theatre to hold auditions for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

McAllen, TX (November 16, 2015) – South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its February 2015 production of William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet December 1 – 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Theatre, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition.

This classic play portrays a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families which disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet.  Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly – and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

“Creating the world in a Shakespeare play tempts any willing theatrical designer or director to do justice to the words he left us,” says Romeo and Juliet Director Marcela Garza. “When the opportunity presents itself, why not take it?”

The director is requesting a prepared Shakespearian monologue for the audition. A cold reading from the script will also be made available for those who do not have a monologue prepared. The director is looking for a large cast of actors, men and women, to play the numerous roles in this production. Romeo and Juliet is scheduled for performance at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage February 25-28, 2016.

For more information, call (956) 872-2639 or email or

Media Contact: Martha Peña

Coordinator – Public Relations & Marketing

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Mark your calendars! Enjoy an evening of Great Music! Bring a date or just some a much needed family night out on a budget.

We hope to see you, your family and friends at the McAllen Creative Incubator . The concert is FREE and open to the community, so please invite your neighbors as well!

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Viol Consort String Ensemble presents Chamber Music Concert Nights 2nd concert of 2015’s fall season at 7:30pm this November 15th at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St. (free admission).

Viol Consort is a classical crossover specialist ensemble that excels in multiple styles-from baroque, classical, contemporary, jazz, tango, pop and more. The group of talented young musicians is united by the passion for music and the purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, where they started the program of two concert seasons per year in McAllen.

Chamber Music concert Nights is a program of educational concerts with a variety of classical music with the purpose of making art more accessible and understandable to the community.

This time the talented ensemble will be presenting a series of works from the classical period of Music (1750-1820) by Mozart, Haydn and Hoffmaister.

Viol Consort String Ensemble was founded in 2001 by violinist and music-arranger Sam Heredia. He is joined in this concert by violinists Sarah Torres, Carlos Perales, Kayla Villarreal, violists Daniel Rodriguez, Hugo Molero, and cellists Abran Garcia and Israel Cantu.  As classical crossover specialists VCSE excels in multiple styles — from baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, jazz, tango, pop and more. Since its concert debut in 2001, Viol Consort String Quartet has offered its exclusive literature to local, national and international audiences in a variety of venues that include concert halls,  festivals, museums, and classrooms, for the sole purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley  where Viol Consort started  the program of 2 concert seasons per year  in McAllen Texas presenting eight didactic concerts.  For more info visit  and Facebook: Viol Consort String Ensemble.

Viol Consort String Ensemble is housed at the McAllen Creative Incubator, Studio 12 & 15.  The Incubator is located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen, Texas.  For further information or to learn more about the Creative Incubators Artists, contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or visit



Start your own business on a low budget-Workshop

Elizabeth Davis

Ms. Elizabeth Davis is an Industrial Engineer Manager and has certifications in handling humanistic and emotional skills.  On November 2, 2015, from 3pm to 5pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator, Ms. Davis, an entrepreneur since the age of 22, shares her expertise and techniques on how to jumpstart your business.

In this workshop she teaches the steps to expand the business you are passionate about.  In this two hour session, you will interact with Ms. Davis to structure & formalize the steps to develop your business idea.

“Do you have a business idea to develop and do not know where to start?  Is your home-based business ready to take the next step without risk of loss?  Is your Micro Enterprise not working or growing as you had planned?” asked Ms. Davis “If so, in this workshop I can answer all those questions for you, interested?  Start the change you wish and sign up today.”

The expectation to have, by taking advantage of this workshop are:
1. You will gain the proper business mind set and find the benefiting business sector for your type of product, service and/or business.
2. You will learn the importance of 5 key concepts of the principal attitude towards your business development strategy to gain success in your business.
3. We will address the 5 main factors why the majority of Micro Enterprises fail within the first year of trial.

4. Finally you will learn the 4 basic steps to develop and launch your business

The workshop fee is $50, but the knowledge you gain will last forever, register by contacting Elizabeth Davis at 956-776-2994 or email her at .  The Workshop is November 2nd, from 3pm to 5pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen.

Artist Fausto Olguín exhibits at the McAllen Creative Incubator

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Fausto Olguín was born in Mexico.  Mr. Olguin, fond of the Arts since childhood, began taking as an example, lessons from a political uncle, the artist Rufino Tamayo, who guided him in his youth to the use of different pictorial techniques.  First, creating Arts as a hobby and then so professionally since 1960.

This September the Creative Incubator has the honor to display for the public in McAllen and nearby cities, the exhibition of paintings by Fausto Olguin.  Mr. Olguin, exhibits some religious work, landscape, typical Mexican festivity, religious art and impressionism and abstract impressionism.

“I have been in many places like Mexico City and the State of Mexico, Puebla, cities like Coahuila, Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa where I participated in several group exhibits, alongside teachers as Artemio Guerra, Mari Carmen Aguirre, among others,” Said Mr. Olguin “And now as a new resident in the city of McAllen, here I am making my “Knick knacks.” Olguin said with a smile on his face.

His works will remain on display until the end of September in the Atrium of the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N Main Street in McAllen, Texas. The Incubator is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily and admission is free. All art work on display is for sale, for more information about this exhibition can contact the artist Fausto Olguín at 956-598-2434.

The McAllen Creative Incubator offers various artists the opportunity to exhibit their art. For more information on how to exhibit at the Incubator contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or via email at


Adobe Photoshop Classes for Beginners!
Learn how to drive the best program for Pictures, Advertising, Social Media,
Digital Art….etc…

Have to Learn how to use more tools, such as, Filters, Layers, Resolution,
Dimensions, Color, FX, Composition & shortcuts!!!

Mondays & Wednesday Mornings 10am to 12pm
Course We’ll starts on September.

$160.00 /Month
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2days @wk ( Monday & Wednesday )
$280.00 / Month

To Register Call or Text
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Must use your own Laptop or Mac book.
Clasess are in Spanish or English.
“Las clases son en Español o Ingles vas aprender mucho!!!”

Javier Vite
Sr. Graphic Designer
McAllen Creative Incubator



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The Prelude, is excited to bring a special opportunity to all musical artists.  Angel Rodriguez, Co-Owner of The Prelude has been recruiting talent for the Music After Hours shows for several years now.

Music After Hours, features various styles of music ranging from acoustic guitar, blues, jazz, indie, and alternative rock for an evening of fun with the whole family. The event is held at Archer Park, the first Friday of the Month, with an upcoming show on September 4th.

The Prelude, wishes to bring the community’s best performers to the stage of MAH shows.  Auditions are not limited to the genres listed.  Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your unique style for The Prelude.

Come by the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street in Mcallen, on Sunday, August 23rd for Upper Valley Auditions or stop by The Prelude, located at 113 East Jackson Avenue in Harlingen, on Sunday, August 30th for Lower Valley Auditions. Doors open at 2pm.  Showcase your talent, meet other artists, network, make connections and with the help of The Prelude, get the tips you need to become a better performer, who knows, maybe it’s your turn to showcase your talent at one of our events!  Walk-Ins are welcome. Register via The Prelude at 956- 335 – 5173 or sign up online:

Call out to – Female Guitarist/Musician

Do you know a talented female guitarist/musician who might be willing to play at a November event, to be held here in the RGV.  Female Guitarist/Musician must be willing to perform at no cost or  (maybe for tips?)



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Summer Choir Camp for Children



Carol Brown – Colibrí Music Studio and Children’s Choir

Each summer the colibrí children’s choir hosts a summer choir camp.

This year it will be held July 6-10 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Tuition includes daily snack and camp T-shirt – $125. For information on private and group music lessons, summer choir camp, or membership in the children’s choir, please visit or Facebook: colibrimusicstudio.




McAllen Selects Second City Poet Laureate

The McAllen Arts Council has selected its second poet laureate. Priscilla Celina Suarez will serve in her position until December 31, 2016. She takes over the position from Olga Valle-Herr, who served in the position previously.

Suarez, a lifelong resident of McAllen, is an employee at the McAllen Public Library, working in the marketing department. She has a degree in International Business from UTPA.

“We are so proud that the McAllen Arts Council has selected such a talented poet,” said Nancy Millar, Vice President and Director of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau which oversees the arts program for the Chamber.” She will be a wonderful representative of literary arts for the city.”

Suarez has loved poetry since she was a small child. “When I was in the third grade, I was selected to read a poem to our school principal,” Suarez said. He laughed out loud, and I realized that I loved it.”

In 2005 she began original readings at various venues around the county and beyond. Her reputation has grown to make her one of the area’s foremost poets.

“All of us at the McAllen Public Library are so proud of Priscilla for becoming Poet Laureate of McAllen,”  said Kate Horan, Director of the McAllen Public Library. “Priscilla’s poetry explores language and questions of identity as a native of the Rio Grande Valley in a way that is both strong and vulnerable. I can’t think of a better poet to represent McAllen.”

Suarez’s mentors include well known poet and author Gloria Anzaldua,   and McAllen resident Jan Seale, Texas’s immediate past State Poet Laureate. “Jan is a superhero,” Suarez said. “She was one of the first people I heard performing the spoken word, and she was hilarious. She’s so supportive of literary events and the arts in general.”

Suarez will be performing at Chamber of Commerce events and is available for organizations, classrooms, and other venues. She can be reached at the McAllen Public Library, 956-681-3000.


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