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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 if you’re up to the task. – Enrique Lopetegui.

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