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Valley Symphony Orchestra to feature Asiya Korepanova, Russian pianist on October 20

The Valley Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Peter Dabrowski presents “Exquisite Chopin,” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg. Doors open as early as 7pm where guests can enjoy a fully stocked cash bar before and during intermission. Patrons will marvel over classical favorites such as Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro Overture, KI. 492,” Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suites” and Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1, E minor, op. 11” with Russian virtuoso guest pianist, Asiya Korepanova sponsored by Acura of the Rio Grande Valley. Korepanova’s piano repertoire includes over...

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Fencing That’s More Than Just Functional

Security, privacy, animal-proofing … there are all kinds of excellent reasons to install a fence on your property. But one quality of fencing that’s not so commonly mentioned is its remarkable ability to add distinctive character and beauty to your yard. A handsome fence will even increase your home’s curb appeal. Whether you are about to construct a new fence or you’d just like to give your existing one a little facelift, consider the following suggestions. Choose a Nice-Looking Material to Build a New Fence Wrought iron has long been a top choice for strong, hardwearing fencing. However, this...

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Popsicle Stick Projects Are Not Just for Kids

Somehow it’s like asking which is your favorite part of an Oreo — the chocolate cookie layers or the white stuff in the middle. Popsicles have long been a childhood favorite, but whether you like them better for the frozen sugar water part or for the wooden stick depends on your POV. “Who would prefer the stick?” you might ask. Why, crafters and hobbyists, of course. Those flat sturdy sticks are perfect for building all manner of interesting things. But you don’t have to wait for a long hot summer and slowly save them up. Instead, you can purchase...

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How to Banish the Boring Hallway Blahs

Quick! What’s the most neglected area of the typical American home? If you answered “the hallway,” you are spot on. This is a space which, all too often, can best be described as dreary. Halls tend to be long, narrow, and boring. Even worse, they seldom come equipped with windows, making them dark and claustrophobic too. Doorways don’t do much to dispel the dismal atmosphere; too many of them and you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported straight to the corridor of some bland anonymous motel. Okay, enough gloom and doom. How do you cope? Let us count the ways....

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Turn Household Junk into Have-To-Have-It Holiday Decor

The holiday season is full of joys … gathering with loved ones from near and far, renewing hopes for peace on earth and good will toward all … but it can feel like a mixed blessing at times. So often the message is broadcast at this time of year that “Nothing succeeds like excess” and “More is better” — more spending, more buying, more household goods. You can do your bit to stem the tide, though, by exchanging simple gifts with a few close friends (or donating to a favorite charity), eating healthful holiday meals, and dressing up your...

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