The Sound & The Fury

Don’t look for Ramón Ayala at this year’s SA Rodeo at the AT&T Center: Last December, the norteña/Tejano legend was jailed for 12 days after performing at a Mexican party hosted by the Beltrán-Leyva cartel, which was raided by Mexican narcs. Ayala (who resides in McAllen) was released for health reasons, but he’s technically not off the hook, even though he has a clean record and hasn’t been charged with any crime except being too close to the bad guys. His replacement is norteña-light greats Pesado, who will perform February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Also at the rodeo, if you’re into ’70s-80s nostalgia, there’s Foreigner on February 12 at 7:30 p.m. Complete lineup at

Main Plaza starts its season of free shows with Amor en el Corazón/Love in the Heart: A Valentine’s Day Concert & Baile with Flaco Jiménez y su Conjunto on February 13, from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Main Plaza Conservancy is looking for volunteers to serve as greeters, runners, and backstage assistants for the duration of the show. Email Marisela Barrera at [email protected] if you’re up to the task. – Enrique Lopetegui.

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