Catch Me Again at Poetry Pasta and Vino!

I'll be back ;)

Here's all the juicy details of my next reading:

Time Wednesday, August 24 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm


Location Carino's Italian

421 E. Nolana Loop

McAllen, TX


Created By Edward Vidaurre


More Info It's back!

"Pasta, Poetry & Vino"

Some of the proceeds from this event will help the non-profit organization


The McAllen Arts Council.

The McAllen Arts Council is an organization comprised of local artists representing various artistic disciplines. It meets monthly, and oversees several projects:

ArtE Magazine

Published quarterly, ArtE covers the arts in McAllen. Staff oversees the editorial, sales, layout, printing and distributing of the magazine.

McAllen Arts Grants

The MAC offers grants annually to local artists and arts organizations. With matching funding from Texas Commission on the Arts, the arts program has offered up to $16,000 in grants per year. Staff oversees the application, grants panel selection and follow-up processes.

Fine Arts Exhibition

The MAC also sponsors a fine arts exhibition each year at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. The committee sets the parameters of the exhibition, extends the invitations to exhibit, oversees the set-up and dismantling of the exhibition, and promotes the event.


The MAC also maintains a website to promote the arts and individual artists in the City.

Hosted by: Carino's Italian, The McAllen Chamber of Commerce & Barrio Poet Edward Vidaurre.

If you have not been to this event in particular, come and enjoy a night of great food, music, art, and the Rio Grande Valley's best in poetry.

For more info on booking a spot on the readers list of poets please contact Edward at 956.789.9905.

Featured Musician: Ray Perez

A born and bred Valley Local, Ray Perez picked up a guitar,learned a few chords, and started a rock band in high school called Brio. They performed all the grunge rock standards: Nirvana covers, Fugazi, Porno for Pyros, but mainly were known for playing their original music. After performing local keggers and festivals, Ray moved to San Marcos for a short time before finding himself in Austin, TX, all the while continuing to write and record his original material. In 2004, saw the rise of the social media craze and Perez did not hesitate to jump in head first, finding every blog and website that would feature his music. He garnered attention by offering original songs and cd's for free to anyone that wanted them. Receiving responses from New Zealand, Belgium, Canada, and the UK, as well as requests from all over the States. Ray found himself at the right time in the right place through the power of the internet. When websites began to host MP3's for upload and download, he again took advantage of the medium and broadened his already expanded fan base. After returning to the Valley in late 2007 and continuing efforts as a web based troubadour, Ray finally found a means of offering up his free songs to benefit charity, yet another passion of the singer/songwriter. Now sponsored with Sun Fish Records as a Sun Fish Artist he is able to continue to do so, but at a much higher quality of recording then his past attempts. So make sure to keep an eye out on Ray Perez as he continues to grow and give you music as he believes it should always be...100% Free.