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Palm Theater Awards Go Online May 24

Palm Awards 2020

The annual celebration of high-school theater in the Rio Grande Valley, the Palm Awards is going online. Event organizers of the Palm Awards will livestream the awards show May 24 at 3 p.m. on the Palm Awards Facebook page, on TV (Somos El Valle channel 5.2 or cable 1240) and also streaming online. “The Palm Awards is the ultimate celebration of high-school theater in our region, with over 1,700 in…

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Iconic Brownsville Theater Endures and Thrives

A bird’s eye view of the Camille Playhouse, which has been in Brownsville since 1964.

Look at the list of upcoming 2020 winter and spring showings of the Camille Playhouse. Now in its 56th season, you will see the Brownsville arts organization is not only enduring but thriving as well. There’s Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as part of Camille’s young actor’s company in early May. Before that production is Neil Simon’s “Lost In Yonkers,” running this month. It’s all part of a legacy of creativity and art…

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Curtain Call for Old Theater

Weslaco’s iconic concrete water tower rises above the original ground water storage building that now serves as a community theater. (VBR)

There was a time that the round, domed building with 12-inch-thick concrete walls stored much of Weslaco’s water supply. But for almost half a century, the historic structure has served as a community theater. Now, following a renovation with the help of the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation, the Tower Theater has a new lease on life. Constructed in 1928, the ground-level water storage facility was replaced in 1941 by the…

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