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The ArtWalk crowd, on May 3, 2024.One of the biggest street parties in South Texas started winding down an hour ago, at 10 p.m., but the crowd gathered on this balmy March night in Corpus Christi, at the intersection of North Chaparral and Peoples streets, is still singing along with the metal cover band. Lights bounce from the stage off the old brick buildings and oak trees that line this swath of downtown, just blocks from where a statue of hometown hero Selena stands sentinel by Corpus Christi Bay. The lion-maned lead singer of the band, Metal Shop, gyrates in his tight leather pants while belting out Mötley Crüe’s 1987 anthem, “Girls, Girls, Girls.” No one appears ready to leave. Not the white-bearded old-timer pumping his arms while his grandkids eat kettle…

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