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This just in from our Houston correspondent Jesse Rodriguez. The Segura family has released the official bio of radio personality Dan Segura.

Funeral details follow.

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Daniel "Dan the Man" Segura
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Daniel Segura was born on July 21, 1950, in Flatonia, Texas. He was the second son of Faustino and Margaret Segura....

Daniel's heart and soul were always bigger than life.....

As a child he was the designated care giver for his younger siblings...(which eventually totaled 8)..while mom and dad worked the fields as migrants laborers.

The family settled in Orchard Texas, in the early sixties and Daniel attended Orchard Elementary and Junior High...and when the family moved to Rosenberg, Daniel Graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School.

By this time Daniel was a musician in the family's Tejano Band Gary and the Epics
Daniel married Lydia Cruz in November of 1968,  and continued playing in the band
Daniel and Lydia had twin boys....Danny and Darryl, born in February 8 of 1971, and subsequently a third son Louis Abraham born sept 27, 1984.

In 1979....Dan joined Los Kasinos....(by this time Gary and the Epics had disbanded)
Dan started with KFRD 980 in 1983 on weekends....and in 1984 became a full time employee--Dan was also  part of the Spanish language broadcast team for the Houston Oilers in 1989 and 90,

In 1992, Dan "the Man" Segura became the morning show dj with KQQK fm in Houston.
When KQQK was acquired by new owners,  Dan remained with the station and when the parent corporation acquired the 980 AM frequency, Dan the Man Segura returned to the AM airwaves ...now KRTX puro Tejano 980--and he became a legend.

July 21, 2008
Dan went to be with the Lord
 
Dan lived by one standard:  The more you do for others, the more others will do for you.
The outpouring of sympathy and grief upon his passing are testament to his days with us.
 
Gary Segura
Dan was my brother
I shall miss him dearly.

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Preliminary details on the  services are as follows:
A private viewing for the family is scheduled Thursday evening. A public viewing at is set at 6 p.m. Friday at Davis-Greenlawn Cemetary,  3900 BF Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, Texas.
Funeral  service is scheduled 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

More details: Dan Segura dead; Tejano pioneer blazed trail

 

 

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Historic recording session bringing together Tejano's top artists

By RAMIRO BURR 

SAN ANTONIO -- Ruben Ramos, Ramiro Herrera, and Little Joe were among the top artists DelaRosaJerry-PanchoRodriguezJoeGaryRamDavidEstephanie 396.JPGthat participated in the video recording session Tuesday at the sprawling Keith Harter Studio for the Jerry De La Rosa all-star CD tribute project.

PHOTO: L-R Joe Posada, Gary Hobbs,Ramiro Herrera, David Marez and Stefani in front. Courtesy Ricardo Mireles Scorpion Studios

Also participating in the all-star CD project are David Marez, Stefani, Bob Gallarza, Jorge Moreno, Joe Posada, Leslie Lugo, Pete Astudillo, Gary Hobbs and Jay Perez. Executive producer Jorge Flores and a handful of other engineers coordinated the video shoot of the single  "Te Extrañamos Mucho," where cameramen synched the visual footage to the actual audio recording.images.jpeg

The project is wrapping up almost a month before the first-year anniversary of singer/keyboardist De La Rosa's passing. De La Rosa, a native of Laredo, was an influential keyboardist/arranger whose tenure included stints with Jay Perez, Fandango USA and Los Big Chihuahuas. He passed away at 42 in San Antonio on Aug. 27, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

"This tribute is special because it is bringing together many Tejano artists, which is very rare," said Houston-based DJ/Latin booking agent Jesse "Jumpin J" Rodriguez. "This shows that we can work together and that will be the main reason this will be a success.

"Everybody loves Jerry, he was a special person who touched many lives. Apart from 

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the musicianship, Jerry was a down-to-earth good person," said songwriter Pete Astudillo. "He would bend over backwards for you and really go all out if you need something."

In a recent marathon mixing session in north San Antonio at Robert Ybarra's Studio Cats recording studio, producers mixed, matched and sequenced the various voices that are on the tribute song "Te Extrañamos Mucho," which was written by award-winning songwriter and fellow Laredoan Humberto Ramon of Luna Llena Publishing.

Other participating artists include Agnes Torres, Arturo Gutierrez, Eddie Guerrero, Raul Sanchez, Rick Acosta, Jorge Alejandro, Paul Diamante, Jorge Moreno, Pancho Rodriguez, Marcos Orozco, Joey Martinez, Wally Garza,  Elio Quintanilla, Israel Maldonado, Judi De Leon, and legendary radio DJ and fellow Laredoan "Bird" Rodriguez.

The musicians that played on the song are Robert Ybarra, keyboards/guitars; Joey Sanchez, drums; Guillermo Rodriguez, bass; Mike Guerra, accordion; Joe Posada and Felo Sepulveda, saxophones.

The CD and single will be released on Aug.27, 2008. On that same day, a CD release party is tentatively scheduled at the Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores.. Flores said most of the artists that participated in the historic record will be on hand to sign copies of the CD and take photographs with fans.

Longtime radio consultant Danny Garcia (www.dcgvoiceworks.com) and Carmen Duran Garcia will serve as master of ceremonies.

 More details:

De La Rosa All-Star tribute CD in final mixing stages


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NEWS FLASH:

DJ influential in Tejano's early days


By RAMIRO BURR
SAN ANTONIO--Longtime  DJ  Dan "Dan the Man"  Segura , one of the longest running  radio personalities  in  the Tex-Mex industry, died Monday in  Houston.

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Segura,  who was 58, was a popular and well-liked   DJ who suffered a heart attack at his home in Rosenberg, Texas on Monday. Throughout his career he was best known for having worked  at two of the  top Houston radio stations - KQQK-AM/FM and KRFD/KRTX-AM.

"Segura  was a  major  player in the emerging  Tejano  market during  the late '80s and early '90s," said Jesse "Jumpin J" Rodriguez,  Houston-based DJ/Latin booking agent.

Segura's  brother, Gary said he and the family were overwhelmed by the "outpouring of grief, sympathy, and condolences for my fallen brother. It is something I shall remember and treasure the rest of my days.

" I knew him all 58 years and one week of his life....and never once did we cross words. I shall miss him greatly."

Segura's passing was the talk of the day at Keith Harter Studios where several Tejano all stars gathered to pay tribute to the Jerry De La Rosa CD tribute project.

"Every time I interviewed with him, It wa sa history lesson,' said Ramiro Herrera. "But he was also an all-round nice guy who made you feel at ease."

Preliminary details on the  services are as follows:

A private viewing for the family is scheduled Thursday evening.

A public viewing at is set at 6 p.m. Friday at Davis-Greenlawn Cemetary,  3900 BF Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg, Texas.

Funeral  service is scheduled 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Check back for more details.

Two comments below..keep them comig.

Leave us a comment or photo if you knew Segura. 

Here is one comment:

"Dan,I have met you over the phone awhile back when you were a dj for KQQK and God had opened a door for you so you were blessed and Know I enjoyed the Music you played over the radio and you will be remembered and May god always be with you and watch over and condolences to your family May They always know they will have an angel watching over them and over you,I am glad to have met you and know you over the radio.I hope they will make a big tribute to you,I think they should Play at least a song you will like ,I do not know if you had any favorites but This I picked out,One from Laura Canales,O gran dios.Missy"

 

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Tex-Mex, salsa and  conjunto makeup the options through the weekend and beyond.

Bobby Pulido Following in the steps of his dad Roberto Pulido plays a solid blend of conjunto, Tejano and cumbias. Friday. Graham Central Station. Coming up: Aug. 8, Jaime y Los Chamacos; Aug. 15, Albert Zamora w/ special guest; Aug, 22, Rio Band tribute to Emilio, featuring Raulito, Diego and Emilio Navaira IV. Emilio's sons will be performing all of Emilio's hits, proceeds go to assist in medical and other expenses. Aug. 29, Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz (Jimmy celebrates his birthday)


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Jesse Deleon/Variety Mix Band Promising young band delivers appealing dance grooves in polkas, cumbias, country, oldies, funk and more. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 25. No cover. Rest of August live music schedule: 8/8 Xtremo 4; 8/15, Artie V y Grupo Suave; 8/22, Pete Ybarra y Fuego; 8/28, Artie V Y Suave, Cadillac Anniversary; 8/29 Red Sauce Rules. On this date, there is also a concert outdoors with Mohagany Rush  www.myspace.com/cadillacbar

George Rivas Artist celebrates birthday will be celebrated July 30, a Wednesday with Roger Velasquez headling and several guests. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, Thursday. Also George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday. Also  Ruben Ramos CD release party on Aug 8. $10, limited seating.

Los Tovares Solid Tex-Mex bandon stage/Crazy J,.Friday. Also 8/9 & 8/29, Club Movida; 8/10 Cattlemens; 8/22, Luckey Road

Oscar Cruz y Escape Winsome band mixes cumbias, merengues, disco, oldies, Tex-Mex. Led by the talented singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz, the band also includes Alvaro Mendoza, vocals/percussion; Bert Ybarra, guitars; Abraham Humpries, bass; and Joe Gonzalez, drums. Chango's Havana Club, 23535 IH 10 West & Leon Springs Exit. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. www.oscarcruzandescape.com

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Finely tuned band plays crisply with a big mix of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Frio Saloon,Friday. Also Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway. Also 8/9, Texas Star Freeport.


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Louis Shati

Louis Shati Orchestra Solid Latin, salsa, Tex-Mex band whips up an alluring mixture of dance music. 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Arjon's International Club. Shati busy working on his next CD due by mid-Sept.

Nicho Hinojosa Mexican singer schedule for concert at Club Rio, U.S. 281 and Bitters. Thursday, July 31. 

Blue Bubble Ballroom Swing time with a variety of regional bands each Sunday at 6 p.m. as part of the "Swing Factory" Sunday dance/concert series at Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop). Cover: $5. All ages. 7-8 p.m. complimentary beginner swing Lessons by SASDS. Also, July 27, Band TBA. Also July 25: Remember This, Gagasdan, Dark Water, Mind Frame

Fiesta Noche Del Rio Huge summer revue underway at Arneson Theater. Performances will includes the Fiesta Noche del Rio cast, including Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez and Willie "El Curro" Champion. The Fiesta Noche Del Rio, which features the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas in a seven-act outdoor performance, has been held each summer for 50 years. It's considered the longest-running outdoor musical revue of its kind in the U.S.

Presented by the Alamo Kiwanis Club, the show has raised more than $3 million for local children's charities. The summer season runs through Aug. 9. with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5-15. Group and military discounts are available at H-E-B stores. For tickets, call (210) 226-4651 or visit www.fiestanochedelrio.com.

Oscar Rodriguez Virtuoso guitarist plays a hot mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. Grant St. Pizza, 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Pat O'Briens, 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Mark Mckinney, Skunkweed Bands play a mix of rock, pop, American, country, folk and more. Josabi's, 17200 Highway 16 N. Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 372-9100. Also Aug 9. Paula Nelson Band; Aug. 16 Ryan Bales Band. www.josabis.com
 
Main Plaza High Noon
Music Series lunch-time music in the Plaza continues Tuesdays through Fridays through August, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Main Plaza Conservancy's High Noon Music Series. High Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays features jazz music; mariachi music is showcased on Wednesdays. High Noon Fridays features an eclectic mix of Latin music. Raza en la Plaza - 'People in the Plaza;' series is 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, through August (except Fridays in July). Also Sunday Tocaditas with Foxy & Rabbit, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Dancing Under the Stars Weekly Thursday night jam session on the patio hosted by Los Hermanos De Leon with special guests who drop in. Regulars include Andy Saenz of the Homies, Salvador "El Pavo" Garcia of Los Pavo Reales, Bene Medina, Coy Serna, Mambo Ibarra, Henry Galvan, Flavio Longoria. Thursdays, Bosmans, 672 Elks @ Zarzamora. Details: myspace. com/bosmanshbk1

La Mafia vs Kumbia All Starz Top artists led respectively by Oscar De La Rosa and Armando Lichtenberger and A.B. Quintanilla III, go 'mano a mano' in huge Battle of the Bands. Central Pavilion Arena/Fairgrounds, 1213 Terrie Shamsie Blvd, Robstown. Aug 2. $20-$25. (361) 387-9000

Cancionero Mexicano Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Society and directed by Cristina Ortega, the event will include Voces de San Antonio and will showcase corridos, rancheras, serenades and more. 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Instituto Cultural de México, 600 HemisFair Plaza Way. $10. (210) 822-3247.

Texas 2008 Music Festival Featuring country, rock, Tex-Mex and more with David Lee Garza, Intocable, Los Lobos, Los Horoscopos de Durango. Labor Day, Aug. 29-Sept.1. Reliant Arena and Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. Details: www.txmusicfest.com  

Noelia Pop singer from Puerto Rico is on a tour for her new CD "Volverte a Ver," that brings her to Club Rio. Aug. 21.

Enrique Iglesias/Aventura Pop king tags teams with bachata kings for a new "Kings Tour" that stops in at the AT&T Center. Sept. 6. Details: Enrique Iglesias & Aventura tour to hit S.A., Laredo, McAllen  

Tejano Music National Convention Debut in Dallas for three-day conference. Featuring Sunny Sauceda, Jay Perez, Shelly Lares, the Royal Jesters, Michael Salgado, Ruben Ramos and more. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas. Aug. 15-17. www.tejanoticket.com.

Santana Rock guitarist back on the touring trail. Opening is Salvador Santana. Santana's latest CD is "Multi-Dimensional Warrior," due in August. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Sept. 19. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Poncho Sanchez Top percussionist back in town for a show at a free Jazz'SAlive concert.  Travis Park downtown. Sept. 20.

Luis Miguel Top pop crooner is on tour behind his latest CD "Compllices." AT&T Center. Oct. 14. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

 Latin Grammy Awards Annual awards show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network.   www.grammy.com/Latin/News/ 

  

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The Latino hip-hop group Crooked Stilo is out with a new CD and a new single- "La charanga."

CROOKED_STILO_CD 300_2008.JPGThe single is from the CD "Cumbia Urbana-The Album." 

Crooked Stilo, made up of Salvadorian brothers Víctor y Johnny López, has in recent years risen as a top group  in Latin hip-hop circles. The East L.A.-based group had a major success with their 2005 CD "Retrasalo."

Not surprisingly, the duo cites a variety of mainstream and Latino artists as inspirations. These include Celia Cruz, Los Angeles Negros, Rigo Tovar, and Los Bukis as well as rappers NWA, Big Daddy Kane, Mellow Man Ace, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Notorious BIG.

Lopez said they called themselves Crooked Stilo as a reference to the "crooked style in which  we combine all these elements."CrookedStilo92007 300.JPG

The Lopez brothers wrote the catchy tune "La Charanga." The video of the tune was produced by Rodrigo Barajas and Sean Valadez and recorded in the top studio, Z Lounge in Los Angeles.

The CD can also be pre-ordered at Amazon.com at this Amazon link.

"Cumbia Urbana-The Album" is due out Aug. 12 and, according to Vesper Public Relations, will also be available at Wal-Mart, Target, Ritmo Latino, and mom & pops stores distributed by Select-O-Hits. 

In the meantime catch Crooked Stilo promoting their sizzling single "La Charanga" at the following lifestyle sites below.

More details: www.crookedstilo.com.

Also catch the video at
www.youtube/victorcrooked.com
www.myspace.com/crookedstilo
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The meaning and importance of the Grammy was discussed in a panel appropriately titled "How to win a Grammy," at the Radio Notas conference in Los Angeles.

More on the RyN Conf:

Among the panelists were composer Edgar Cortazar, producer Sebastian Krys, singer Sunny Sauceda and singer/songwriter Aleks Syntek. Moderating was top producer KC Porter.

According to Radio Notas, "Hablar del Grammy es hablar de palabras mayores ya que nos referimos a uno de los máximos reconocimientos que un artista puede alcanzar; pero ¿Cómo podemos ganar un Grammy?
 
Aleks Syntek compartió que el tenia la idea que el Grammy era una organización corrupta. "En Latinoamérica estamos acostumbrados a la transa, a las mordidas, para todo nos piden dinero; no nos damos cuenta que esto es un asunto cultural.  Mi romance con el Grammy comenzó con un coqueteo. Los artistas también somos desconfiados.  Un día alguien me dijo que es mejor estar que no estar y esto me convenció a ser miembro y comenzar a votar. Ahora estoy interesado en ayudar, aportar a que sean mejores y más transparentes," señalo Syntek.
 
Syntek is not the only artist who has had their doubts about the Grammys or the voting process. However, academy members have worked hard for years to explain the process and welcome more musicians and artists into the organization.
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Conjunto fans can check out more than a dozen music groups at the 10th Annual El Veterano Conjunto festival, scheduled Nov. 9 in Robstown.

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The band lineup includes Flaco Jimenez, Los Texmaniacs de Max Baca, Sunny Sauceda, Cha Cha Jiménez, Chano Cadena y Su Conjunto, Jimmy Lee y Tentación, Los Tremendos Alacranes de David Flores, Los Arroyos Del Rio, La Kreazion (with special performance by Linda Escobar), Robert Casillas & Ramon "Jack Rabbit" Sanchez, Lazaro Perez y Su Conjunto, and Letty y Conjunto Central.

Presented by singer/promoter Linda Escobar the festival is scheduled at the High Chaparral in Robstown from noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 9.

Admission: $10.

Carne guisada plates will be sold for $5 with proceeds benefit the Eligio Escobar Scholarship Fund. (361) 442-3962

Details: 
Linda@escobar.comwww.linda.escobar.com

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Back to: Twiins + DJ Flex = hit tune

Tejano/conjunto rhythms, Panamian pop and more on the menu for this weekend.

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Led by brothers Mike and Lee Villarreal, Los Depos have long attracted a following for their unique mix of Tejano's percussive polkas, conjunto's folksy melodies and their vocal harmonies.

Elsewhere, the controversial singer DJ Flex drops in at  Club Rio also tonight, Friday, The 27-year-old Panamanian singer is on the charts with his CD "Te Quiero" (EMI) which was recently at the top of the Billboard's Latin music chart.

Flexmx70-001-MF 263.JPGHe calls his style of music "romantic reggaeton." If you haven't heard of Flex you will soon. (210) 403-2582

Down IH 35 at Luckey Road Saloon on Saturday, fans can see Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends, a versatile band playing a mix of oldies, Tex-Mex, funk, and more. Band is also celebrating drummer Richard Solis' birthday that day. Velasquez also also plays Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway. Also 8/9, Texas Star Freeport.

Then there's Final Cut  Band, led by Bennie Reyna.


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Final Cut plays tonight, Friday at Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 25. No cover. Formed in early 2004,

Final Cut is another of SA's versatile groups, playing a blistering mix of funk, Tejano, cumbias, disco and more.

Reyna, bass/lead vocalist, has played with David Marez, Montecielo, and Monsanto Band. The rest of the band is Marcos Martinez; guitar/ backup vocalist; Joe Mares, keyboards; Alex San Miguel, drummer; Jimmy Alvarez, sax; James Valadez, trumpet; Stacey Rodriguez, singer.

Final Cut is also playing the Hawaiian Luau, presented by Ladies Auxillary, at VFW Post 76, 10 Tenth St. Saturday, July 26.RamosRuben 2.jpg

And in Austin, the Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution headlines "Primetime Tejano Music fest" featuring Gary Hobbs, Tex-Maniacs, Los Gallos, Los Texas Wranglers with special guest Augustin Ramirez. Fiesta Gardens, Austin. 2-10 p.m. Sunday, July 27. $5 Details call (512) 845-3136

Los Tovares Solid Tejano band headlines Lucky Roads, Lytle, Texas. Friday, July 25.

Finally, check out Henry Balderrama Saturday at George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. It will be club DJ SuperDave's (David Alcantar) birthday.

More weekend details:

Concerts Calendar 7/22: Flex, Despos, Latin Legends

 

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Mariachi Campanas de America and Chakare will be among the groups performing a benefit on Aug. 10 for the family of musician Frank "Paco" Gonzalez family.

According to Anthony Medrano and Laura Barberena, "Paco" was a good friend of theirs and other folks and also a notable musician.

The benefit is scheduled 2-9 p.m.,a Sunday, Aug. 10 at Frio Saloon, 801 S. Frio.

It will also feature Mariachi Festival de Oscar Garza, Dejavu, the Ghost Tracks and Vanessa y los Hombres del Fierro.

Admission will be free. 

Donations will be accepted at the door. Officials will be selling brisket sandwich plates for $5.

All proceeds from door, food and raffles to benefit the Gonzalez family.


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The last day of the 2008 Radio Notas/Convención Monitor Latino had a panel about women behind the radio scene. 

GueroElRYNimage298.JPGOfficially titled "Detrás de una gran radio hay una gran mujer" the panel detailed the path of several key female radio execitives in the industry.

According to this Radio Notas report other panels covered the future of radio, Latin music expansion and and the targeting and developing of the youth market:

"En el primer taller dirigido especialmente a productores de radio Juan Enrique Varela, director del programa TOP 20 de MonitorLatino ofreció a los asistentes una serie de herramientas teórico-practicas para el desarrollo de las ideas de producción de los interesados y les recordó la necesidad de revisar constantemente sus FODA: fuerzas, oportunidades, debilidades y amenazas."

"El segundo taller de producción estuvo dirigido por Domingo Marrero, mejor conocido como DJ Mingo, y uno de los productores radiofónicos mas buscado en la industria de los Estados Unidos; y a pesar de que DJ Mingo ofreció a su vez una serie de ideas y herramientas (software, marca de librerías, etc.) la conclusión del taller fue evidente: las herramientas de producción son tan buenas como es el productor."

Several San Antonio and Central Texas music industry folks attend the confab in Los Angels.

Sunny Sauceda checked in with this report:

"Here in L.A @ the Latino Convention.

"I have been hanging with Enrique Elizondo, Martin Urieta, Jesse Acart, KC Porter, Alex Syntec, Chilitos, Carlos Lara. So .many, I was on a panel for the academy "I want to win a grammy" I'm most likely going to work with most of these greats plans are in the works to work on something.
"Planting seeds wish I could have seen more of my collegues out here. One step at a time. Its 1200. L.A. time been up since 8:00 am, running on 3 hrs of sleep. But really so little time so many people."

Sunny Sauceda

 

And from Carlos Alvarez,of ARC Discos, this news item:

"Este pasado Lunes, 21 de Julio El Guero y Su banda Centenario se presentaron en frente de varios medios de comunicacion de los Estados Unidos y Mexico. Tocando en vivo su exitoso corte promocional, 'Antes," El Guero agradecio todos los programadores de radio por apoyar este tema, que hoy se encuentra en la posicion #11 en el reporte de tocadas de MonitorLatino.com."

 

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Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee enters the next phase of his brilliant career this week when he debuts his new movie "Talento del Barrio."

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In this CBS News report by Judy Rosen, Daddy Yankee said he is excited about his new movie, which he produced. The storyline of a struggling young artist closely parallels the life of Daddy Yankee (real name Ramon Ayala.)

"I'm very excited about this project because a lot of people have done this before in the Anglo market, but I'm opening doors in the Latino market," the singer/rapper told CBSNews.com.

Daddy Yankee appears in the movie as Edgar Dinero, a young man who tries to hide his barrio roots from the woman he loves. The movie follows his struggles to break his ties to a violent underworld and start a new life.

In the CBS News interview, Daddy Yankee explained that he, like his character, faced many tough situations but added that the film is not biographical:
"I saw all the things [the character] goes through in the movie, basically, in my life. Those are the things we go through in the barrio in Puerto Rico."

In the CBS News interview, Daddy Yankee explained that he, like his character, faced many tough situations but added that the film is not biographical:
"I saw all the things [the character] goes through in the movie, basically, in my life. Those are the things we go through in the barrio in Puerto Rico."

"Talento De Barrio" premiered at the New York International Latino Film Festival on Wednesday, July 23, and is set to open in the United States and Puerto Rico on Aug. 14. 
 

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First, the relentless rumor mill ran whispers that Mexican actress Aracely Arambula had separated from her beloved Luismi - singer Luis Miguel.

ArambulaAracely  308 - ARACELY ARAMBULA.JPGOfficial word on that is still out.

However, now comes the news that Arambula is returning to TVLand

Yes, that's true. A lifetime ago - about two years ago - Arambula was a hottie and regular fixture on TV.

According to this report in Miguelrosario.com, Arambula is launching her own TV show titled "¡Viva la Familia! de Todobebé," on July 25 on the Univision Network.

The report goes on to detail: "¡Viva la Familia! de Todobebé" ofrecerá a la teleaudiencia entretenimiento, humor, información y diversión de primera calidad.

"A su lado, en calidad de co-presentadora, estará la fundadora y editora de Todobebé, la periodista chilena y experta en temas de crianza, Jeannette Kaplun.

"Arámbula hará su primera aparición en el lanzamiento del show tras darse la noticia de que ella y Luis Miguel esperan a su segundo hijo.

"El estreno de "¡Viva la Familia! de Todobebé" contará con la participación luminarias como Jorge Ramos, Los Tigres del Norte, El Piolín y Angélica Vale, quienes apadrinan el programa.

"Entre los reconocidos padres de familia que participan en diferentes segmentos se incluyen Ana Bárbara, Salma Hayek, Alex Rodríguez, Don Francisco, Lupillo Rivera, Juanes y Angélica María, entre otros.

"El gran estreno de "¡Viva la Familia! de Todobebé" es el 25 de julio a las 10/9 pm centro, y a partir del sábado 26 de julio el show se empezará a emitir los sábados a las 12 /11 am centro."

 

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Brotherhood, a local heavy metal band, is up for an opportunity to play Ozzfest this year.

Brotherhood 2008 357.JPGThe group is an intense metal-core act from San Antonio and their influences include Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Chimaira and Pantera.

Their resume includes playing with such groups as Earth Crisis, Despised Icon, Job For a Cowboy, and Suicide Silence.

Brotherhood was recently featured in the Raw Talent section of the April 2005 issue of Revolver. The band has also secured a Sam Ash music store sponsorship. They were also profiled in the recent issue of The Edge and the Current.

The band - Rod, Mikey, Alex, Dave, Brent - needs their fans' help by visiting the group's www.myspace.com/brotherhood and voting online to have the band play at Ozzfest 2008.

According to Rod's father Rod Nichols Sr., who used to play in several San Antonio bands himself, the band is excited about the opportunity.

"They are a metal band, very strong stage presence and do mainly their own material. I don't pretend to know much about this style of music, but I've been to some of their shows and they are impressive and strong. They have a strong underground following and have been together for years."
 

More details: www.myspace.com/brotherhood

 

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Back to: Twiins + DJ Flex = hit tune

The 2008 Radio Notas Convention in Los Angeles got off to a rousing start Monday with a panel that judged brand new songs by various composers.

RaiodYNotasIMA0000550000017283.jpgThe judges included Nelson Mendoza (Fonovisa), Ivonne Gómez (Directora creative en México y Estados Unidos), Adolfo y Omar Valenzuela (Twiins Records), Homero Campos (Founder Zeta Network), Homero Patrón (Producer,composer) y Bruno Danza (artists, producer, director).

 

According to this RN report, the judges heard 11 tunes and each explained their take onit.

"Nuestros expertos coincidieron que para que una canción sea programada y escuchada en la radio tiene que tener una letra fácil de recordar, que entre a la memoria del radioescucha, tiene que tener un tema bien definido y una melodía que es la que más se le pega a la gente.

"En la actualidad los artistas están en búsqueda de cosas nuevas e innovadoras, algo que no sea conocido.  El consejo de los ponentes para los compositores fue: "No se enamoren de lo que hacen, escuchen como lo escucha la gente, con oídos del público.  Todo es tiempo, hay cosas que no se pueden apresurar."

For the rest of the details:  RN report

 

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Panamian Latin pop, conjunto, Tejano and more are among the choices for the weekend.


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Final Cut Top versatile band blends oldies,  funk, disco, Top 40 and more. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 25. No cover. Rest of August live music schedule: 8/1, Jesse Deleon/Variety Band; 8/8 Xtremo 4; 8/15, Artie v Y Grupo Suave; 8/22, Pete Ybarra y Fuego; 8/28, Artie V Y Suave, Cadillac Anniversary; 8/29 Red Sauce Rules. On this date, there is also a concert outdoors with Mohagany Rush  www.myspace.com/cadillacbar

Jorge Alejandro y La Paz Top notch variety band plays funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Thursday. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday. Also George Rivas' birthday will be celebrated July 30, a Wednesday. Ruben Ramos CD release party slated first week in August.


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Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Tight group offers a wide array of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Band is also celebrating drummer Richard Solis' birthday that day. Luckey Road Saloon.Band also plays Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway. Also 8/9, Texas Star Freeport.

Louis Shati Orchestra Solid Latin, salsa, Tex-Mex band whips up an alluring mixture of dance music. 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Arjon's International Club. Shati busy working on his next CD due by mid-Sept.

Desperadoz Neo-trad conjunto group brings it on. Friday. Graham Central Station. Also Aug 1. Bobby Pulido

Flex Red-hot Panamanian singer Flex checks in at Club Rio on Friday, July 25. The 27-year-old is red-hot with his CD "Te Quiero" (EMI) which was recently at the top of the charts on Billboard's Latin music chart. He calls his style of music "romantic reggaeton." If you haven't heard of Flex you will soon. (210) 403-2582

Oscar Cruz y Escape Winsome band mixes cumbias, merengues, disco, oldies, Tex-Mex. Led by the talented singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz, the band also includes Alvaro Mendoza, vocals/percussion; Bert Ybarra, guitars; Abraham Humpries, bass; and Joe Gonzalez, drums. Chango's Havana Club, 23535 IH 10 West & Leon Springs Exit. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. www.oscarcruzandescape.com

Blue Bubble Ballroom Swing time with a variety of regional bands each Sunday at 6 p.m. as part of the "Swing Factory" Sunday dance/concert series at Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop). Cover: $5. All ages. 7-8 p.m. complimentary beginner swing Lessons by SASDS. Also, July 27, Band TBA. Also July 25: Remember This, Gagasdan, Dark Water, Mind Frame

Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution Austin band headlines "Primetime Tejano Music

RamosRuben 2.jpgfest" featuring Gary Hobbs,Tex-Maniacs, Los Gallos, Los Texas Wranglers with special guest Augustin Ramirez. Fiesta Gardens, Austin. 2-10 p.m. Sunday, July 27. $5 Details call (512) 845-3136

Los Tovares Solid Tejano band headlines Lucky Roads, Lytle, Texas. Friday, July 25.

Fiesta Noche Del Rio Huge summer revue underway at Arneson Theater. Performances will includes the Fiesta Noche del Rio cast, including Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez and Willie "El Curro" Champion. The Fiesta Noche Del Rio, which features the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas in a seven-act outdoor performance, has been held each summer for 50 years. It's considered the longest-running outdoor musical revue of its kind in the U.S.

Presented by the Alamo Kiwanis Club, the show has raised more than $3 million for local children's charities. The summer season runs through Aug. 9. with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5-15. Group and military discounts are available at H-E-B stores. For tickets, call (210) 226-4651 or visit www.fiestanochedelrio.com.

Oscar RodriguezVirtuoso guitarist plays a hot mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. Grant St. Pizza, 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Pat O'Briens, 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Paula Nelson, George Devore Willie Nelson's daughter and Austin pop guitarist Devore teamup for an acoustic show Tuesday at Josabi's, 17200 Highway 16 N. Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 372-9100. Also July 24 Bleu Edmondson; Aug 2, Mark Mckinney, Skunkweed; Aug 9, Paula Nelson Band; Aug. 16 Ryan Bales Band. www.josabis.com
 
Main Plaza High Noon Music Series lunch-time music in the Plaza continues Tuesdays through Fridays through August, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Main Plaza Conservancy's High Noon Music Series. High Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays features jazz music; mariachi music is showcased on Wednesdays. High Noon Fridays features an eclectic mix of Latin music. Raza en la Plaza - 'People in the Plaza;' series is 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, through August (except Fridays in July). Also Sunday Tocaditas with Foxy & Rabbit, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Los Camaroneros de Fred Saldaña Solid band plays classic conjunto and occasional blues. 5 p.m. Sundays. Reptilez Sports Bar, 5418 Old Hwy. 90.

Dancing Under the Stars Weekly Thursday night jam session on the patio hosted by Los Hermanos De Leon with special guests who drop in. Regulars include Andy Saenz of the Homies, Salvador "El Pavo" Garcia of Los Pavo Reales, Bene Medina, Coy Serna, Mambo Ibarra, Henry Galvan, Flavio Longoria. Thursdays, Bosmans, 672 Elks @ Zarzamora. Details: myspace. com/bosmanshbk1

Final Cut Hawaiian Luau, presented by Ladies Auxillary, features versatile band whips up cumbias, Tex-Mex, funk, oldies, and more. VFW Post 76, 10 Tenth St. Saturday, July 26.

La Mafia vs Kumbia All Starz Top artists led respectively by Oscar De La Rosa and Armando Lichtenberger and A.B. Quintanilla III, go 'mano a mano' in huge Battle of the Bands. Central Pavilion Arena/Fairgrounds, 1213 Terrie Shamsie Blvd, Robstown. Aug 2. $20-$25. (361) 387-9000

Cancionero Mexicano Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Society and directed by Cristina Ortega, the event will include Voces de San Antonio and will showcase corridos, rancheras, serenades and more. 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Instituto Cultural de México, 600 HemisFair Plaza Way. $10. (210) 822-3247.

Texas 2008 Music Festival Featuring country, rock, Tex-Mex and more with David Lee Garza, Intocable, Los Lobos, Los Horoscopos de Durango. Labor Day, Aug. 29-Sept.1. Reliant Arena and Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. Details: www.txmusicfest.com  

Noelia Pop singer from Puerto Rico is on a tour for her new CD "Volverte a Ver," that brings her to Club Rio. Aug. 21.  

Tejano Music National Convention Debut in Dallas for three-day conference. Featuring Sunny Sauceda, Jay Perez, Shelly Lares, the Royal Jesters, Michael Salgado, Ruben Ramos and more. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas. Aug. 15-17. www.tejanoticket.com.

Santana Rock guitarist back on the touring trail. Opening is Salvador Santana. Santana's latest CD is "Multi-Dimensional Warrior," due in August. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Sept. 19.

Latin Grammy Awards Annual awards show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network.   www.grammy.com/Latin/News/ 

  

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In recent years, singer Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends have become one of the most popular funk/blues/rock/oldies/Tex-Mex bands in the city.

VelasquezRogerPromo Pic Roger 298.JPGVelasquez' latest CD is titled "Quiero Besarte," which was produced by Bob Gallarza.

Like Joe Jama & 100 Proof in the '90s, the Latin Legends have become the band to catch live.

Tight ensemble work, inspiring jams, and infectuous grooves all came together each time Joe Jama and his crew hit the stage. The Latin Legends are certainly not the only band to catch fire on stage, but they are one of the best and most consistent.

Velasquez' latest CD is titled "Quiero Besarte," which was produced by Bob Gallarza

Roger Velasquez & the Legends are playing tonight, Saturday at George's Place.

In a recent interview, Velasquez talked about his CD.

Why did you pick "Querio Besarte'?

"It was done a while back by Adalberto. Once in a while we'll get together, the guys, we're killing time, and we listen to old stuff like that. That song always stayed with me. It was always one of the songs I really, really liked. I'd thought it was the Breed, but no, it wasn't, it was Adalberto with that USA showband. So I thought it would be a good song to bring back. Nobody's ever attempted to do it.

Tell me about the song on the CD titled "La Vida Corta."

"I wrote that song. It's kind of like sitting around the campfire, pisteando, a bunch of vatos talking, telling each other stories, consejos and stuff like that. I brought Sunny Sauceda in on it. He played accordion on 'Quiero Besarte' and 'La Vida Corta.' Chente was hanging around Gilbert's studio, so we put him in there as well on one of the verses, singing a third part.

What about "Lagrimas,"what is it about? 

"'Lágrimas,' I wrote for my grandmother, who I dedicated the album to. She's been gone for about three or four years and I just miss her once in a while. That's where that song came from.

What was her name, what do you remember about her?

VelasquezRoger251111 245 300.JPG"Her name was Antonia R. Quintero: Just her unconditional love. No matter what I did in my life, no matter how bad I was, she always had a smile for me."

Some people remember you from your days with the Latin Breed. How is this album the next step iin your career?

"This album is my first solo CD. I planned the whole thing. I put it together. Elizabeth Hernandez from Austin, Texas, was the executive producer on the album. She put up all the money for the album. I've been working with Bob Gallarza for about four years, and done a number of things with him, so I always had the intention of having Bob produce it, and release it under On the Edge Productions. I've been working with him for a while, and we've created a really, really good working relationship, on stage and off, so that's the reason that Bob's producing the album. What I set out to do with this album is attempt to establish myself as a solo artist, rather than a background guy, or one of the guys who sang with the Latin Breed. So Chano Elizondo and Bob Gallarza are distributing it for On the Edge, so I figured that I would have a decent chance, a decent crack at it. In this day and age, it's very hard for a new artist to come out and do something, although I'm not new, I've never done anything as a solo artist."

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Weekend is here and the musical menu includes the Hispanic State Fair, Tejano and conjunto shows.

Fama 300 4 2008.JPG The biggie is of course, the Hispanic State Fair where the lineup will include Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz, Javier Galvan Y Fama, Pochimex, Los Kaballeroz, Grupo Karizzia, Artie V y Grupo Suave, Los De La Cumbia, Grupo La Zorra.

The family fest is scheduled Sunday at  Rosedale Park will also offer a carnival, food booths and agues frescas. Proceeds will benefit San Antonio Parks Foundation. Admission is free.

Tejano fans can check out Ramiro Herrera who drops in at Graham Central Station tonight Friday.

Big brass Tex-Mex will be spotlighted at George's Place on Saturday. Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends' latest CD is titled "Quiero Besarte."

Complete details on shows through the weekend and beyond:
Concerts Calendar 7/15: Hispanic Fair, Tejano soul, disco

  

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Ricky Martin, Wisin y Yandel, Aventura, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were among the big winners Thursday night in Miami at the Premios Juventud.

080717_show_trevi06.jpgThe awards unfolded from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami and were broadcast live on the Univision Network. Officials presented awards in 29 categories of sports, fashion, music, movies and pop culture.

Reggaeton super-duo Wisin y Yandel took honors "CD to Die For," "My Favorite Video," "Favorite Urban Artist," and "Best Ringtone." Singer Jennifer Lopez grabbed "She's got Style," "Girl of my Dreams," and together with husband Marc Anthony, took "Paparazzi's Favorite Target."

Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin walked away with "My Idol," "What a Hottie," and "He's got Style." Meanwhile, the Dominican bachata group Aventura were named for "I Hear them Everywhere," "My Favorite Concert," and "Favorite Tropical Artist."

 

080717_show_thalia07.jpgIn addition, other big winners included Mexican pop group Camila for "Best Ballad" and "Favorite Pop Artist" and teen pop group RBD, with Jowell y Randy, who won "Perfect Combination," and "Most Wanted."

Performers in the TV program included Tito el Bambino, Pedro Fernández, Thalia, Angel y Khriz, Olga Tañón, Tucanes de Tijuana, and Akwid.

MartinRicky2008Premio 1 2008.jpgOne highlight was the tagteam of pop singer Enrique Iglesias and Dominican mega-group Aventura in a preview of their forthcoming 14-city US tour. Tour details: Enrique Iglesias & Aventura tour to hit S.A., Laredo, McAllen

Some Premios Juventud categories:


La Combinación Perfecta (Perfect Combination)
RBD y Jowell y Randy ("Inalcanzable")
Qué Rico Que Se Mueve (Best Moves)
Chayanne
Voz Del Momento (I Hear Them Everywhere)
Aventura

La Más Pegajosa (Catchiest Tune)
"Te Quiero" - Flex
Me Muero Sin Ese CD (CD to Die For)
"Los Extraterrestres" - Wisin y Yandel
Mi Concierto Favorito (My Favorite Concert) Aventura (KOB Tour)
Canción Corta-venas (Best Ballad)
"Todo Cambió" - Camila
Mi Artista Regional Mexicano Favorito Es... (Favorite Regional Mexican
Artist) Alejandro Fernández
Mi Artista Rock Favorito Es... (Favorite Rock Star) Maná
Mi Artista Pop Favorito Es... (Favorite Pop Artist) Camila
Mi Artista Tropical Favorito Es... (Favorite Tropical Artist) Aventura
Mi Artista Urbano Favorito Es... (Favorite Urban Artist) Wisin y Yandel
Mi Video Favorito Es... (Favorite Video) "Sexy Movimiento" (Wisin y Yandel)
Mi Ringtone (Favorite Ringtone) "Yo Te Quiero" - Wisin y Yandel

 

For the complete list of winners visit: http://www.univision.com
Keyword: Premios Juventud

 

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Little Joe, R Ramos, R. Herrera, D. Marez, J. Perez, Stefani among stars
Top producers include Flores, Trevino, Ybarra, Wipfli

Updates:
Little Joe, Ruben Ramos among All Stars on tribute CD to De La Rosa

By RAMIRO BURR

DelaRosaJerryB82007.jpgSAN ANTONIO -- Only a month to go before the first-year anniversary of singer/keyboardist Jerry De La Rosa's passing, recording officials are on the final mixing stages of the all-star tribute project.

De La Rosa, a native of Laredo, was an influential keyboardist/arranger whose tenure included stints with Jay Perez, Fandango USA and Los Big Chihuahuas. He passed away at 42 in San Antonio on Aug. 27, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

In a recent marathon mixing session in north San Antonio at Robert Ybarra's Studio Cats recording studio, producers mixed, matched and sequenced the various voices that are on the tribute song "Te Extrañamos Mucho," which was written by award-winning songwriter and fellow Laredoan Humberto Ramon of Luna Llena Publishing.

Included in the list of all stars on the CD are Little Joe, Ruben Ramos, Ramiro Herrera, David Marez, Stefani, Joe Posada, Leslie Lugo, Gary Hobbs, Pete Astudillo, and Jay Perez.

STEFANI0505 286.JPGOther participating artists include Elizabeth Brackman-Paniagua, Roger Velasquez, Agnes Torres, Arturo Gutierrez, Eddie Guerrero, Raul Sanchez, Rick Acosta, Jorge Alejandro, Paul Diamante, Jorge Moreno, Pancho Rodriguez, Marcos Orozco, Joey Martinez,  Elio Quintanilla, Israel Maldonado, Judi De Leon, and legendary radio DJ and fellow Laredoan "Bird" Rodriguez.

The musicians that played on the song are Robert Ybarra, keyboards/guitars; Joey Sanchez, drums; Guillermo Rodriguez, bass; Mike Guerra, accordion; Joe Posada and Felo Sepulveda, saxophones.

Why does this CD project matter?

In the 58-year history of Tejano music, there have only been two previous all-star projects.

RamosRubenPoster2 315.JPGIn August 1985, officials produced the historic "Tejanos for Hunger" CD project. It featured many of the stars mentioned above but also now-rare performances by La Mafia, Laura Canales, Mazz, and Jimmy Edward.

Almost 10 years later, on December 1995, Arjons' club owner, Arjon Tabatabai, managed to round up the stars again for the "Canta a La Vida" benefit for the SA Aids Foundation project.

That project featured the participation of Joe Lopez, Jimmy Gonzalez, Emilio, David Lee Garza, Bobby Pulido, Roberto Pulido, Delia Gonzalez, Elsa Garcia, Stephanie Lynn, Little Joe, Ruben Ramos, Hugo Guerrero/Fandango USA, Jay Pérez, Ram Herrera, Rock Orozco, George Rivas, Noemy, Joe Jama, Blanca Velasquez, Amber Rose, Campañas de America, Oscar G, Elida Reyna, Stefani, Nydia Rojas, Joel Nava, Humberto Ramón, comedian Paul Rodriguez and actor Edward James Olmos. 

The list of recording producers on the Jerry De La Rosa all-star project includes some of the top names in San Antonio's production circles -- Joe Trevino (Blue Cat Studios), Robert "Bert" Ybarra (Studio Cats), and Kurt Wipfli (for Wipfli Enterprises). Other participating studio engineers also include Richard Rosales, Severo Contreras, Raul Sanchez, Joe Leal, and Guillermo Rodriguez.

Other participating studios include David Langley Studios in Fresno CA, Legends Sound Studios In Corpus Christi, TX,  Eli Molina Studio in Kingsville, Tx, Antenna Muzic Studios in Laredo, Texas, MP Recording Studios in Weslaco, Texas, SlackMonster Studio and GSM Discos Studios in San Antonio.

Wipfli also mastered the CD, titled "All-Star Tribute to Jerry De La Rosa."

The Graphic Studio's Jorge Flores served as executive producer. Production coordinators were Margo Morones, Chano Elizondo of CE Distribution and producer Bob Gallarza. The CD will be released under the De La Rose Production label, "a long-held dream that Jerry had toward the end," said Flores.

The manufacturing and replication of the CD was donated courtesy by Bharat Mehta of Triaz Digital, Austin, Texas.

Proceeds from the CD sales will go to the De La Rosa family to help cover the considerable medical and funeral expenses incurred by the family last year.

Jesse Castillo of Projes video company, produced the video of the all-star recording session.

The CD and single will be released on Aug.27, 2008. On that same day, a CD release party is tentatively scheduled at the Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores.. Flores said most of the artists that participated in the historic record will be on hand to sign copies of the CD and take photographs with fans.

Longtime radio consultant Danny Garcia (www.dcgvoiceworks.com) and Carmen Duran Garcia will serve as master of ceremonies.

"This is a special project for Jerry because he was such an influential musician, and a friend to everyone," said Flores.

He added that a "a beautiful aspect of this recording is that everyone, from the producers, to the artists, to the technicians donated their time for the cause."

A webpage is being set up to help promote the CD, at www.thegraphicstudio.com. It will include a biography and rare photos of De La Rosa, "a simple, caring individual who touched a lot of lives in music circles," said Flores. The website will also feature lyrics to the tribute song, a list of the artists (in order) on the main track and more details on the different versions of the tune which will be included in the CD.

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No surprise with this bit of news.Jenni Rivera attacks a fan... with a mike

Banda singer Jenni Rivera may have a lawsuit in her future from a fan who claims the singer insulted and attacked him during a performance in North Carolina.

In this Heylatino.com news item, Univison's El Gorda y La Flaca reported that Rivera thought that Oscar Alexander Paz, the fan, had tossed the beer can that struck her while she was performing.

More details:Jenni Rivera arrested on assault charge

Apparently, Paz ended up being assaulted and he claims Rivera struck him with her microphone.

No news on whether the potential lawsuit will be settled or proceed.

Ironically, Rivera was recently recognized for her "altruist efforts against domestic violence" by Los Angeles non-profit organization Amanecer Community Services, according to miguelrosario.com.

In an interview with a Los Angeles radio station on June 8, the day after the incident, Rivera said, "The only thing I can say is that I'm not very happy about it, but I do take responsibility for what I've done."

Paz later insisted he never threw the beer can, but simply raised his hand hoping to meet the singer.

More Rivera stories:
Jenni Rivera has her faves when it comes to duets

 

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Outdoor festival, romantic Tejano and cumbias make up the choices for the weekend.

MazzJimmy8 287.JPGHispanic State Fair Annual shin-dig features top bands and artists. The lineup: Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz, Javier Galvan Y Fama, Pochimex, Los Kaballeroz, Grupo Karizzia, Artie V y Grupo Suave, Los De La Cumbia, Grupo La Zorra. Also a carnival, food booths offering turkey legs, hamburgers and agues frescas. Proceeds benefit San Antonio Parks Foundation, Rosedale Park. Free. Sunday, July 20.

Soulstruck Movement Variety band mixes disco, Top 40 and more. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 18. No cover. Also July 25, Final Cut.  Aug. 1, Jesse Deleon/Variety Band; 8/8 Xtremo 4; 8/15, Artie v Y Grupo Suave; 8/22, Pete Ybarra y Fuego; 8/28, Artie V Y Suave, Cadillac Anniversary; 8/29 Red Suace Rules , Mohagany Rush

 www.myspace.com/cadillacbar

 

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Tight group offers a wide array of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway. Also 7/18, Frio Saloon; 7/19, George's Place; 7/26, Luckey Road Saloon; 8/9, Texas Star Freeport.

Jorge Alejandro y La Paz Top notch variety band plays funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Thursdsay. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Final Cut, Friday; Roger Velasquez, Saturday. George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday. Also George Rivas' birthday will be celebaretd July 30, a Wednesday with Joe Posada.

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Ramiro Herrera Tejano crooner brings mix of cumbias and polkas. Friday. Graham Central Station. Also July 25, Desperados; Aug 1. Bobby Pulido

Louis Shati Orchestra Solid Latin, salsa, Tex-Mex band whips up an alluring mixture of dance music. 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Arjon's International Club. Shati busy working on his next CD due by mid-Sept.

Grupo Maravia Versatile group keep dance floor packed with rancheras, polkas and cumbias. La Movida. Saturday. 

Oscar Cruz y Escape Winsome band mixes cumbias, merengues, disco, oldies, Tex-Mex. Led by the talented singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz, the band also includes Alvaro Mendoza, vocals/percussion; Bert Ybarra, guitars; Abraham Humpries, bass; and Joe Gonzalez, drums. Chango's Havana Club, 23535 IH 10 West & Leon Springs Exit. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. www.oscarcruzandescape.com

Johnny P & the Wiseguy Swing time with this entertaining group. 6 p.m. Sunday as part of the "Swing Factory" Sunday dance/concert series at Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop). Cover: $5. All ages. 7-8 p.m. complimentary beginner swing Lessons by SASDS. Also, July 27, TBA.

Fiesta Noche Del Rio Huge summer revue underway at Arneson Theater. Performances will includes the Fiesta Noche del Rio cast, including Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez and Willie "El Curro" Champion. The Fiesta Noche Del Rio, which features the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas in a seven-act outdoor performance, has been held each summer for 50 years. It's considered the longest-running outdoor musical revue of its kind in the U.S.

Presented by the Alamo Kiwanis Club, the show has raised more than $3 million for local children's charities. The summer season runs through Aug. 9. with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5-15. Group and military discounts are available at H-E-B stores. For tickets, call (210) 226-4651 or visit www.fiestanochedelrio.com.

Los Camaroneros de Fred Saldaña Solid band plays classic conjunto and occasional blues. 5 p.m. Sundays. Reptilez Sports Bar, 5418 Old Hwy. 90.

Main Plaza High Noon Music Series lunch-time music in the Plaza continues Tuesdays through Fridays through August, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Main Plaza Conservancy's High Noon Music Series. High Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays features jazz music; mariachi music is showcased on Wednesdays. High Noon Fridays features an eclectic mix of Latin music. Raza en la Plaza - 'People in the Plaza;' series is 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, through August (except Fridays in July). Also Sunday Tocaditas with Foxy & Rabbit, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Flex Red-hot Panamanian singer Flex checks in at Club Rio on July 25. If you haven't heard of Flex you will soon. His pop hit "Te Quiero" is a reggaeton dance party tune. For tickets (210) 403-2582

Dancing Under the Stars Weekly Thursday night jam session on the patio hosted by Los Hermanos De Leon with special guests who drop in. Regulars include Andy Saenz of the Homies, Salvador "El Pavo" Garcia of Los Pavo Reales, Bene Medina, Coy Serna, Mambo Ibarra, Henry Galvan, Flavio Longoria. Thursdays, Bosmans, 672 Elks @ Zarzamora. Details: myspace. com/bosmanshbk1

Oscar Rodriguez Virtuoso guitarist plays a hot mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. Grant St. Pizza, 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Pat O'Briens, 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution Austin band headlines "Primetime Tejano Music RamosRuben 2.jpgfest" featuring Gary Hobbs,Tex-Maniacs, Los Gallos, Los Texas Wranglers with special guest Augustin Ramirez. Fiesta Gardens, Austin. 2-10 p.m. Sunday, July 27. $5 Details call (512) 845-3136

Los Tovares Solid Tejano band headlines Lucky Roads, Lytle, Texas. July 25.

Final Cut Hawaiian Luau, presented by Ladies Auxillary, features versatile band whips up cumbias, Tex-Mex, funk, oldies, and more. VFW Post 76, 10 Tenth St. Saturday, July 26.

La Mafia vs Kumbia All Starz Top artists led respectively by Oscar De La Rosa and Armando Lichtenberger and A.B. Quintanilla III, go 'mano a mano' in huge Battle of the Bands. Central Pavilion Arena/Fairgrounds, 1213 Terrie Shamsie Blvd, Robstown. Aug 2. $20-$25. (361) 387-9000

Cancionero Mexicano Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Society and directed by Cristina Ortega, the event will include Voces de San Antonio and will showcase corridos, rancheras, serenades and more. 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Instituto Cultural de México, 600 HemisFair Plaza Way. $10. (210) 822-3247.

Texas 2008 Music Festival Featuring country, rock, Tex-Mex and more with David Lee Garza, Intocable, Los Lobos, Los Horoscopos de Durango. Labor Day, Aug. 29-Sept.1. Reliant Arena and Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. Details: www.txmusicfest.com  

Noelia Pop singer from Puerto Rico is on a tour for her new CD "Volverte a Ver," that brings her to Club Rio. Aug. 21.  

Tejano Music National Convention Debut in Dallas for three-day conference. Featuring Sunny Sauceda, Jay Perez, Shelly Lares, the Royal Jesters, Michael Salgado, Ruben Ramos and more. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas. Aug. 15-17. www.tejanoticket.com.

Santana Rock guitarist back on the touring trail. Opening is Salvador Santana. Santana's latest CD is "Multi-Dimensional Warrior," due in August. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Sept. 19.

Latin Grammy Awards Annual awards show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network.   www.grammy.com/Latin/News/ 

  

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Cumbiamiester A.B. Quintanilla III says he's really a nice guy, he's just misunderstood.


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As he says "Yo soy buena onda," or "I'm a nice guy."

As most fans know, A.B. may be controversial but he's also been commercially successful. After his sister Selena died in 1995, A.B. formed his Kumbia Kings which became one of the most popular cumbia fusion groups on the scene.

Later on controversy arose again when he and long-time partner Cruz Martinez split. A.B.went on to form the Kumbia All Starz while Cruz formed Super Reyes.

Some time later even more controversy was generated when singer Pee Wee and other bandmembers left the All Stars.

In a recent interview with TVnotas USA/Univision.com he talked about his recent problems and his having to adjust his personality to avoid misunderstandings.

As reported in the Univision story, A.B. "asegura que trata de ya no confiar tanto en la gente y, sobre todo, 'de no hacer bromas frente a las cámaras'."

In the interview he was asked:
A.B., ¿a qué crees que se deba tu imagen escandalosa?
"Me dan mucha pena y tristeza, por ejemplo, los videos que sacó mi ex compañero, (en los cuales se ve a Quintanilla hablando mal de los mexicanos), eso era algo de broma. Lo bueno es que cuando uno se rodea de gente educada aprende mucho y últimamente he cambiado y me he vuelto muy calmado y trato de estar tranquilo".

He said the controversial videos showing him making fun of Mexicans were taken out of context.

¿Se debe a que sufres provocaciones?
"Sí, en algunos casos, por ejemplo, en San Antonio (hace varios meses) supuestamente iba a golpear a un camarógrafo, pero el tipo le estaba diciendo cosas a mi novia (Elizabeth). En ese caso exploté, pero al final pensé: 'Bueno, ni siquiera me voy a poner a su nivel'.
En otra ocasión dijeron que me había peleado con Los Temerarios (porque supuestamente no le habían querido prestar sus instrumentos musicales). Y, sabes, después me los encontré y les ofrecí disculpas y les dije que me había equivocado".

He admitted he was wrong in the incident where he refused to lend his equipment to Los Temerarios.

Dicen que al igual que tu padre tienes un carácter muy fuerte, ¿es cierto?
"Efectivamente, mi papá es fuerte de carácter, y en mi caso, pienso que todo pasa por alguna razón. Yo soy buena onda, si me dan la oportunidad, pero no puedo deshacer todo lo que me ha pasado.
Si pudiera cambiar algunas cosas de mi vida, nunca habría hecho bromas frente a la cámara, lo bueno fue que me hicieron pruebas con detectores de mentiras en la Ciudad de México y Los Ángeles y se demostró que decía la verdad, que se había tratado de una broma".

A..B. admits he has a stong personality like his father, and he's learned to never relax before any cameras.

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Enrique Iglesias, the king of Spanish pop and Aventura, the kings of bachata, have teamed up for a new tour that will stop in several Texas cities including San Antonio.

The "Kings Tour" is scheduled to stop in at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Sept.6. The tour will actually kick off the Laredo Entertainment Center on Sept. 4.

Aventura_02_300.JPGThe 14-city tour will end on Oct. 5 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Check back, we have more tour photos coming.

Iglesias is coming off a successful tour through Europe and South Africa. His latest CD "UNO: 95/08," has also done well.

Anthony "Romeo" Santos, lead singer of the urban bachata group Aventura, has also been prolific as a songwriter.

He and his group were nominated for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards. They walked away with Hot Latin Song of the Year for "Mi Corazoncito" and Tropical Airplay Song of the Year, Duo Or Group for "Mi Corazoncito."

More details on Billboard LMA: Juanes, Guerra, Rivera among Billboard LMA Winners

 

"Kings Tour" Schedule:
9/4 Laredo, Laredo Entertainment Center
9/5 Hidalgo, Dodge Arena
9/6 San Antonio, AT&T Center
9/10 Dallas, Nokia Theatre
9/11 El Paso, El Paso County Coliseum
9/13 Las Vegas, Mandalay
9/19 Atlanta, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
9/20 Miami, American Airlines Arena
9/25 Orlando, Amway Arena
9/27 Chicago, Allstate Pavilion
10/2 Uncasville, Mohegan Sun
10/3 Washington Patriot Center
10/4 Atlantic City, Borgata
10/5 East Rutherford, IZOD

Did you see Iglesias or Aventura on their last Texas tour? Send us your photos and/or leave a comment. 

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Singer Pee Wee is set to appear at the upcoming Premios Juventud.


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The awards are scheduled July 17 in Miami, and will be broadcast on the Univision Network.

Pee Wee, formerly of the Kumbia All Starz, will present a short performance.

According to concert promoter www.roptus.com, Pee Wee will also perform two shows in Houston on July 25 and another show on July 27 in Los Angeles.

Here are some of the Premios Juventud nominations:

LA COMBINACION PERFECTA

(Tu canción favorita en la que dos o más artistas combinaron su talento para interpretarla)

 

Alexis, Fido y Toby Love ("Soy Igual Que Tú")

Miguelito y Divino ("Mochila de Amor")

RBD y Jowell y Randy ("Inalcanzable")

Wisin, Yandel y Franco de Vita ("Oye, Donde Está el Amor")

Wisin, Yandel y Nelly Furtado ("Sexy Movimiento¨)

 

Que rico se mueve

(El artista hispano que mejor baila)

 

Chayanne

Christopher Uckerman

Dulce María

Ricky Martin

Shakira

 

VOZ DEL MOMENTO

(Artista Favorito-grupo o cantante hispano en cualquier categoría)

 

Aventura

Camila

Enrique Iglesias

RBD

Wisin y Yandel

 

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Weekend choices include classy Tejano, big band Tex-Mex, and cumbias

David Lee Garza y Los Musicales headline the show Friday DavidLeeGarzaRev102007.JPGat Graham Central Station.

In the history of Tejano, David Lee Garza, like Roberto Pulido, has been one of the top bands able to mix up polka-powered Tejano and folksy conjunto. They mix in horns and keyboards in the mix for a freewheeling mixture.

Fans of big band Tex-Mex can enjoy Liberty Band when they headlines the "Dance the Night Away" Summer Bash on Saturday. Liberty Band Summer_Bash_07-12-08_001.jpg

The dance/concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. at the Fountain Bleau, 8353 Culebra. Also playing is SoundRave.

Tickets are $8-$10 and on sale at Janie's and Del Bravo records and also Fountain Bleau. Details: (210) 789-2484

Another classic music show is scheduled Saturday night at Blessed Sacrament Church. The annual fundraiser is titled "Oldies But Goodies Bash" and it features Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band with special guest Rudy T. HernandezRocky1381842 - ROC.jpg

Led by Rocky Hernandez on drums, the band includes Nando Aguilar, bass; Sammy Luna, sax and Bobby Villa, lead guitar. The Blessed Sacrament Hall is located at Oblate at Shannon Lee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per couple and includes a full meal, refreshments and door/raffle prizes.

For tickets/reservations call Ricardo Gonzalez (210) 833-1213

Elsewhere, Artie V & Suave, a versatile group that blends oldies, Top 40 and more takes the stage Friday (tonight) at the Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. www.myspace.com/cadillacbar

Five Star Band takes over Friday at George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. while the Louis Shati Orchestra which mixes up Latin, salsa, and Tex-Mex plays Friday-Sunday at Arjon's International Club.

Conjunto fans can also check out the Royal Palace Ballroom at 3506 S.W. Military Dr where the lineup features George y Mague "Dueto Carta Blanca" at 1 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Wednesday; Henry Zimmerle, 2 p.m. Monday, 2 p.m. Thursday.

Up the road in San Marcos, Los Palominos teams up with Dallas Tejano band Grupo Stampede at Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1101 Patton St. in San Marcos at 8 p.m. Friday.

 

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Cesareo Chayin Sánchez Jr. of the norteno band, Los Cardenales de Nuevo León, said his father knew a long time ago, that the day he would form his group he would call them Los Cardenales.CardenalesLosPicture 101 300.JPG

In a recent interview, Sánchez talked about the band's latest CD "Con Corazon Necio," and his group's origins. Sanchez's father founded the group more than two decades ago.

Sanchez said that when he first thought of forming a group, there was already a group called Los Cardenales.

In a recent interview, Sanchez explained: "El conocía ese grupo cuando estaba joven papa, iba a los bailes de Los Cardenales de Linares. Y dijo 'un día que yo hago un grupo, le voy a poner Cardenales.' Le gusto ese nombre. Le dijo a compañía que le quería poner Cardenales, pero de Nuevo León. Porque si abarcaba mas, todo el estado."

Los Cardenales' latest CD "Con Corazon Necio," sparkles with the familiar signature sonics - bluesy rancheras vibrant polkas, and solid boleros. Through the years Los Cardenales has risen in popularity asoneof the leaders of the second generation of norteño pioneers.

The first wave of pioneers in the modern age came along in the mid' 1950s and included such legends as Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Relampagos, Los Alegres de Teran, El Paloma y El Gorrion and Los Cadetes de Linares. What made the group stand out was their folksy corridos and earthy boleros and minimalist approach. Principal instruments were the accordion and bajo sexto.

By the late '70s another wave came along that expanded the musical repertoire to include fusions of cumbias and rancheras. Later on they augmented their sound with horns and keyboards. This group includes Los Huracanes, Los Originales de San Juan, Los Rieleros, Los Nortenitos de Ojinaga, Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon, Los Razos, Conjunto Primavera, Los Cardenales, and Los Traileros Del Norte.

The rest of the group is Reynaldo González Macías (acordeón, segunda voz); Juan Marcos Garza Mendoza (batería); and Enrique González Macías (bajo).

 

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Yes, no surprise.

Conjunto legend Flaco Jimenez dropped in at Wilie Nelson's July 4th picnic last Friday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

According to Jesse Camarillo of Scream Magazine, Flaco Jimenez was playing at Ruben's Place in Selma, just off IH 35 that same Friday.

Across the way, the Willie Nelson's Family Picnic was unfolding that same day at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The Fourth of July Fest concert lineup there included Los Lonely Boys, Merle Haggard, Pat Green, Ray Price, David Allan Coe and Del Castillo

"Flaco decided to just go over," Camarillo said. "He said 'Let's go visit Willie,' so we did. While we waited to enter Willies tour bus, we paid a visit to Los Lonely Boys' bus parked just across the ways."

According to Camarillo, once Flaco visited with Willie a little bit, "Willie decided to ask if Flaco would perform a tune or two. And so they chose 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain'."

"We got Flaco on the stage to the delight of the Verizon crowd who cheered as Willie said "Meet my friend Flaco'." All photos courtesy of Jesse Camarillo.

 

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Big brass Tex-Mex, Tejano, and cumbias make up the choices for the weekend.

Liberty Band Summer_Bash_07-12-08_001.jpgLiberty Band Headlines "Dance the Night Away" Summer Bash. Fountain Bleau, 8353 Culebra. $8-$10 tickets on sale at Janie's and Del Bravo records and also Fountain Bleau. 8 p.m. July 12. (210) 789-2484

David Lee Garza Versatile Tejano band takes the stage. Friday. Graham Central Station. Also July 18, Ramiro Herrera; July 25, Desperados; Aug 1. Bobby Pulido

Artie V & Suave Versatile group blends dance, oldies, Top 40 and more. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 11. No cover. Also July 18, Soulstruck Movement; July 25, Final Cut. www.myspace.com/cadillacbar

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Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Tight group offers a wide array of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Lucky road Saloon. Also Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway.

Five Star Band Top notch variety band plays funk, oldies,Tex-Mex and more. Friday. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, Thursday. Maravia, Saturday. George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday.

Louis Shati Orchestra Solid Latin, salsa, Tex-Mex band whips up an alluring mixture of dance music. 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Arjon's International Club. Shati has been busy working on his next CD expected out by mid-Sept.

Los Camaroneros de Fred Saldaña Solid band plays classic conjunto and occasional blues. 5 p.m. Sundays. Reptilez Sports Bar, 5418 Old Hwy. 90.
 
Oldies But Goodies Bash Annual Blessed Sacrament Church fundraiser features Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band with special guest Rudy T. Band is Rocky Hernandez, drums, Nando Aguilar, bass; Sammy Luna, sax and Bobby Villa, lead guitar. Saturday, July 12. Blessed Sacrament Hall, Oblate at Shannon Lee. Tickets are $75 percouple and include a full meal, refreshments and door/raffle prizes. For tickets/reservations call Ricardo Gonzalez (210) 833-1213
 

Azul "Noche Azul de Esperanza" features singer/songwriter Azul will present boleros. Also performing will be Joel Dilly, Paul Ward and Bett Butler. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave. Wednesday, July 9. $5.

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Oscar Cruz y Escape Winsome band mixes cumbias, merengues, disco, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Led by the talented singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz, the band also includes Alvaro Mendoza, vocals/percussion; Bert Ibarra, guitars; Abraham Humpries, bass; and Joe Gonzalez, drums. Chango's Havana Club, 23535 IH 10 West & Leon Springs Exit. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. www.oscarcruzandescape.com

Harry & the Hightones Swing time with this entertaining group. 6 p.m. Sunday as part of the "Swing Factory":Sunday dance/concert series at Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop). Cover: $5. All ages. 7-8 p.m. complimentary beginner swing Lessons by SASDS. Also, July 20, Johnny P & the Wiseguys, July 27, TBA.

Fiesta Noche Del Rio Huge summer revue underway at Arneson Theater. Performances will includes the Fiesta Noche del Rio cast, including Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez and Willie "El Curro" Champion. The Fiesta Noche Del Rio, which features the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas in a seven-act outdoor performance, has been held each summer for 50 years. It's considered the longest-running outdoor musical revue of its kind in the U.S.

Presented by the Alamo Kiwanis Club, the show has raised more than $3 million for local children's charities. The summer season runs through Aug. 9. with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5-15. Group and military discounts are available at H-E-B stores. For tickets, call (210) 226-4651 or visit www.fiestanochedelrio.com.

Main Plaza High Noon Music Series lunch-time music in the Plaza continues Tuesdays through Fridays through August, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Main Plaza Conservancy's High Noon Music Series. High Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays features jazz music; mariachi music is showcased on Wednesdays. High Noon Fridays features an eclectic mix of Latin music. Raza en la Plaza - 'People in the Plaza;' series is 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, through August (except Fridays in July). Also Sunday Tocaditas with Foxy & Rabbit, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

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Los Palominos Conjunto group team up with Dallas Tejano band Grupo Stampede. Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1101 Patton St., San Marcos. 8 p.m. Friday, July 11.

Dancing Under the Stars Weekly Thursday night jam session on the patio hosted by Los Hermanos De Leon with special guests who drop in. Regulars include Andy Saenz of the Homies, Salvador "El Pavo" Garcia of Los Pavo Reales, Bene Medina, Coy Serna, Mambo Ibarra, Henry Galvan, Flavio Longoria. Thursdays, Bosmans, 672 Elks @ Zarzamora. Details: myspace. com/bosmanshbk1

Oscar Rodriguez Virtuoso guitarist plays a hot mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. Grant St. Pizza, 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Pat O'Briens, 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Flex Red-hot Panamanian singer Flex checks in at Club Rio on July 25. If you haven;theard of Flex you will soon. His pop hit "Te Quiero" is a reggaeton dance party tune. Call the club for tickets (210) 403-2582

Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution Austin band headlines "Primetime Tejano Music RamosRuben 2.jpgfest" featuring Gary Hobbs,Tex-Maniacs, Los Gallos, Los Texas Wranglers with special guest Augustin Ramirez. Fiesta Gardens, Austin. 2-10 p.m. Sunday, July 27. $5 Details call (512) 845-3136

Los Tovares Solid Tejano band headlines Lucky Roads, Lytle, Texas. July 25.

Cancionero Mexicano Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Society and directed by Cristina Ortega, the event will include Voces de San Antonio and will showcase corridos, rancheras, serenades and more. 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Instituto Cultural de México, 600 HemisFair Plaza Way. $10. (210) 822-3247.

Texas 2008 Music Festival Will feature country, rock, Tex-Mex and more. Bands include David Lee Garza, Intocable, Los Lobos, Los Horoscopos de Durango. Labor Day, Aug. 29-Sept.1. Reliant Arena and Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. Details: www.txmusicfest.com  

Noelia Pop singer from Puerto Rico is on a tour for her new CD "Volverte a Ver," that brings her to Club Rio. Aug. 21.  

Tejano Music National Convention Debut in Dallas for three-day conference. Featuring Sunny Sauceda, Jay Perez, Shelly Lares, the Royal Jesters, Michael Salgado, Ruben Ramos and more. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas. Aug. 15-17. www.tejanoticket.com.

Latin Grammy Awards Annual awrads show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network.   www.grammy.com/Latin/News/ 

  

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Rockers Mahogany Rush with guitarist Frank Marino are scheduled to drop in at the  Cadillac Bar on Aug. 29.

MohaganyRushFrank_Marino_PHOTO_1 300.JPGThe band is touring the country on their 35th anniversary. The Cadillac Bar is located at 212 S .Flores.

Special guests for the show are the bands Axe, Rick Sanford and Wolf Pack..

The show is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 door and available at Flipside, Cadillac and Hog Wild.

Band details: www.mahoganyrush.com

Call for tickets (210) 223-5533.

What some musicians are saying about Marino:

"When I was a kid and I first heard Frank Marino, I was stunned. His technique and tone was smooth yet aggressive. He is a very powerful performer and was an inspiration to me at a critical time in my musical evolution." - Steve Vai

Marino's latest CD is titled "Real LIVE!," a live double record recorded at Montreal's Club Soda on the "Eye of the Storm" tour.

www.cadillacbarsanantonio.com
www.myspace.com/cadillacbar
 

 

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Mexican pop/rock singer Alejandra Guzman says the inspiration on her latest CD "Fuerza," comes from real life.

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(Courtesy EMI/Televisa)
Alejandra Guzmán with new CD "Fuerza."

"There are songs about love, about dishonesty, about broken hearts on that CD," Guzman said in a recent interview. "There are also songs about loneliness, faith and hope."

She pointed to the inspiring "Por un Momento," the lead-off, mid-tempo rock ballad with lyrics about daring to fall in love again.

"That was an experience that happened to me," Alejandra Guzmán said. "Like the song says, it was just for a moment that I felt brave enough to believe in love again, to become inspired again.

"It is very romantic and it is written in a certain way that makes people like it. That was a song that I wrote with Mario Domm, in addition to the other song 'hasta al final.'

"It ("Por un Momento') is like a second part of "Volverte amar." That song was from her 2007 CD "Reina de Corazones: La Historia."

"Soy Solo Un Secreto," has the opposite theme - walking away from a relationship where the level of commitment is uneven.

"That was the first song I wrote and I wrote in Miami with Jose Luis Pagan. It was an experience, something that happened to me."

Guzmán was recently nominated for Premios Juventud's Mi Artista Rock category, going up against Belinda, Black Guayaba, Juanes and Maná. The Premios Juventud are scheduled July 17 and will be broadcast on Univision.

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(Courtesy EMI/Televisa)
Alejandra Guzmán reflective on new CD

Through her career, Guzman has won numerous awards in the U.S. and Mexico.

"I have won some awards for my songwriting and that always give you confidence to continue writing," Alejandra Guzmán said. "And of course, having lived the experiences in life gives you more of an authority to write about these things."

So why the CD title "Fuerza" (Force)?

"I put that title because it was one of the first ideas I got when we were recording the album," Guzman said. "It's about having force, having strength. I identify with it because I have always been like a warrior, a survivor, a fighter, struggling for dreams, for accomplishments or whatever.

"I think the title is reflected in me, that is what inspires me."

Since the early '90s, Alejandra Guzmán made her mark as impressive blues-rock singers in Mexico, her  raspy voice adding color and texture to her tunes, many often introspective and philosophical.

She is known for her signature blues-rock tunes.

The highlight tunes in that vein here is "Mirame" and "Nada es como es." In the former, Guzmán says that despite losing in love, she is walking away a better persons. The latter is a philosophical tune about going against the grain.

Besides the Premios Juventud, Alejandra Guzmán will be busy the next six months with her world tour that will take her through the US. Mexico, Central and South America.

"It will be the biggest tour I have ever had in my career," Guzmán said. "What I like the most about it (tour) is that it is a major effort by my record company. I'm also especially happy because I recently won a platinum record in Mexico.

"And that is not something normal because piracy is so huge in Mexico is very hard to maintain high sales."

More details:
Alejandra Guzmán: new CD 'Fuerza' more reflective

 

 

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The Texas Music Coalition announced the winner of the $500 TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship during their recent TMC Meet & Greet.

As reported in this TMC news release, the meet & greet had a full house with music by local tmclogow2.jpgand regional artists getting played by DJ Host Joe Barfield of KSYM Radio and the San Antonio Music, Art and Culinary Events Calendar.

The winner of the $500 TMC Jack Skiles Music Studies Scholarship was Aaron Carter-Cohn, with Roxanna Tehrani named as runner up. Several talented scholarship applicants, students ranging from high school to grad school, were also awarded certificates of participation.

These included included James F. Hopkins, Dana Renee Jones, Steve Sellers, Jr., Steve "Sin" Sinatra and Patrick Young.

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(Courtesy)
Recent TMC meeting

A special treat that night was the playing of recordings by the late Jack Skiles, the master guitarist/entertainer and longtime TMC member for whom the TMC scholarship is named.

The gathering was held June 29 at Casa Chiapas www.casachiapas.net at 928 S. Alamo.

Key organizers and sponsors included Meet & Greet/Scholarship Chair Nikki Young of PrimaDonna Productions, Chadd Green, Lee Hurtado, Eddie Martinez of Casa Chiapas, Joe Barfield, Joe Wolf, and Daryl Archuleta and Dwayne Feuerbacher of Confusing Minerva.

Upcoming TMC events:

July 15: "Getting Immediate Radio Play for Your CD" panel. The Cove, 606 W. Cypress. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. Panelists: Robert (Bubba) Bartosh, Gordon Ames and Jim Beal. Free and open to the public; followed by an open mic hosted by Patrice Villastrigo, smorluv@yahoo.com.

Aug. 19: "Negotiating Music Industry Contracts, Securing Trademark Rights & Other Legal Aspects for Musicians," The Cove, 606 W. Cypress. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Panelists: entertainment attorneys TBA. Free.

Thanks for TMC's Carol Sowa for assistance in this story.

On the net:
www.texasmusiccoalition.com/

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Mexican singer Jenni Rivera says that when it comes time to record a duet, she has always had her favorites.

RiveraJenniB032407.JPGIn a recent interview with "Escándalo TV," Rivera talked about her career and her music.

According to Rivera, making the duet selection comes down to personal style or in some cases, "todo depende en el genero de música:

"A mi por ejemplo me encantaría, en lo tropical, con una Olga Tañon o un Marc Anthony. En lo que es pop quizás seria con (Ricardo) Arjona, y reggaeton seria el jefe Daddy Yankee. O sea, también yo tengo mi preferidos."

Like Jennifer Lopez, Rivera is also busy in several different businesses.

Two years ago, Rivera, also known as "La Diva de la Banda," signed a deal to market her own line of makeup and clothing.

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Hardcore conjunto, Los Lonely Boys and July 4th celebrations make up for a busy weekend.Aguilares 300 7 2008.JPG

One of the bigger parties is scheduled Friday and will feature Conjunto Experiencia at Arturo's Sports Bar & Grill.

 Also performing.are Los Aguilares, Virginio Castillo y Los Trobadores, Los Cachis, Conjunto Sereno, TNT Co., Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band, "El Pavo Grande" Salvador Garcia, and Abel y Xperiencia Band. The bar is located at 3310 S. Zarzamora St.

Another big conjunto gathering is also scheduled Friday at Lerma's. That bash wil spotlight the following bands: Bernardo y sus Compadres, Los Homies de Andy Saenz and "El Pavo Real" Salvador Garcia Lerma'sis located at 1602 N. Zarzamora St.
 
Elsewhere, Pete Ybarra & Grupo Fuego, one of the solid groups around town, YbarraPete 350 7 2008.JPGtake the main stage Friday at the Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. No cover. And Stampede plays Graham Central Station on Friday night.
 
Elsewhere, the Willie Nelson's Family Picnic is also unloading on Friday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The Fourth of July Fest concert lineup there will include Los Lonely Boys, Merle Haggard, Pat Green, Ray Price, David Allan Coe and Del Castillo. Tickets are $27-$67 through Ticketmaster.
 
More weekend concert/show details:
 

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Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís is back in the news with a new CD and some surprising sales stats.

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The title of the new CD is "Una Noche en Madrid." Marco Antonio Solis was recorded during a live performance in Madrid, Spain at the prestigious Palacio Municipal de Congresos in late 2007.

 

The CD track listing includes some of its most popular hits such as "Morenita," "Antes De Que Te Vayas," "Si No Te Hubieras Ido," "Ojalá," "El Peor De Mis Fracasos," "Amor En Silencio," "Tu Cárcel" and "No Puedo Olvidarla."

 

According to Soundscan, Solís sold more than 130,000 copies within the first two weeks that it went on sale.

 

And last week, "Una Noche en Madrid," slipped to No. 1 on Billboard's Latin albums chart.

 

Marco Antonio Solis has also launched one of most extensive tours in his career. According to his record label, his tour schedule includes the following cities:

 

 

 

Marco Antonio Solis Gira 2008 
 
Jun 27 San Diego, CA
Jun 28 Anaheim, CA
Aug 7 Medellin, Col.
Aug 8 Cali, Col.
Aug 9 Bogota, Col.
Aug 15 Miami, FL
Aug 22 Santiago, RD
Aug 23 Santo Domingo, RD
Sep 5 Philadelphia, PA
Sep 6 New York, NY
Sep 7 Washington, DC
Sep 13 Las Vegas, NV
Sep 19 Tucson, AZ
Sep 20 San Jose, CA
Sep  26 Houston, TX
Sep  27 Houston, TX
Sep  28 Chicago, IL
Oct  3 Corpus Cristi, TX
Oct  4 McAllen, TX
Oct  5 Laredo, TX
Oct  10 Hemet, CA
Oct  11 Sacramento, CA
Oct  17 Los Angeles, CA
Oct  18 Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31 Madrid, Spain
Nov  1 Barcelona, Spain
Nov  2 Murcia, Spain
Nov  7 Granada, Spain
Nov 8 Zaragoza, Spain

 On the Net:

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Antonio_Solís
http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Solis,_Marco_Antonio/index.html

 

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Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band are headlining the Oldies But Goodies Bash on Saturday, July 12 at Blessed Sacrament Church.

The annual fundraiser will features Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band with special guest Rudy T.

The dance/special evening will take place at the Blessed Sacrament Hall, located at Oblate at Shannon Lee. Tickets are $75 per couple and admission includes a full meal, refreshments and door/raffle prizes. For tickets/reservations call Ricardo Gonzalez at (210) 833-1213

 

Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band are one of the storied bands in oldies and Top 40 music groups. They are a part of San Antonio's rich musical heritage. Dozens of top groups have come out of San Antonio to make a name for themselves in various genres, including rock, country, Tejano and conjunto.

The OBG band is Rocky Hernandez, drums, Nando Aguilar, bass; Sammy Luna, sax and Bobby Villa, lead guitar. bsclogo2 250.JPG

Ricardo Gonzalez said this once-a-year Oldies But Goodies Bash dance is always popular. He added there are only a limited number of tickets sold. Fans who want to group together as four couples can reserve a table.

 Blessed Sacrament also sponsors various other dances and festivals to benefit ACT and other church groups.

Got a questions or news item, leave us a comment.

 

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Pop/merengue singer Olga Tañón is in Italy this week as part of her "Evolution Tour 2008."

Tañón was invited to perform at the prestigious Festival Latinoamericano in Milan on July 5. Tañón she is also visiting the cities of Rome and Venice as part of her promotional tour through the country of Italy. Tañón's latest CD is the "Éxitos En 2 Tiempos," an album which received a gold record for top sales.

 

 

As detailed in a new release by Miami-based, BonnetMedia.com:

"El sábado, 5 de julio se presentará por primera vez en Milán, Italia. La Mujer de Fuego, además, visitará las ciudades de Roma y Venecia como parte de su plan promocional por suelo italiano. Olga Tanon hace su sueño realidad al visitar el centro histórico de Roma. Tañón actuará este 17 de julio en Premios Juventud 2008.

"Olga Tañon, quien visita por primera vez a Milán (Italia) actuará en el Festival Latinoamericano presentando 'Evolution Tour 2008,' un extenso tour de conciertos con el que La Mujer de Fuego ha dejado demostrado su magnífica evolución musical que la revalida como la artista más querida a nivel mundial."

Olga Tañón, considered one of the top pop/merengue singers in the world, is also scheduled to perform July 17 at the Premios Juventud 2008 which will be broadcast live on the Univision Network.

Tañon began her career as a singer in Las Nenas de Ringo y Josie and later Chantell, an all-female group in the early '90s. In the world of salsa and tropical music, Tañon is one of the few and most successful singers who has recorded merengue, salsa and pop. In her almost two decade career she has won four American Grammys and two Latin Grammys.

In a previous interview I had with her, Olga Tañon also said she gets inspiration from her fans who write to her about their challenges and problems.

As an example, she pointed to a song "Desilusioname," from her :Soy Como Tu" CD, as a song describing a common situation -- the problem of trying to leave someone you still love.

"I think many people can relate to that (situation)," Tañon said. "It's about trying to forget someone you can't be with, and trying to find something to be angry about to help you forget them.

"It feels good to get letters from fans, and to be able to share with them. I try to respond to as many of them as I can. But there are also people who have no interest in my responding, because we often get letters signed 'anonymous,' without any names, or addresses. They only want to share their stories, or just let me know that they are living what I sing about. A little of everything."

More details:
Olga Tanon: looking back on a 20-year career on 'Cristina'

 

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Music and comedy will be featured at a fundraiser for an independent film that is under production.Alvarez 7 2008.jpg

Singers Patsy Torres and Liza Ybarra will be performing and opening will be comedian Cleto Rodriguez. The 'Alvarez Vietnam Story' Fundraiser is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, July 4 at the Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop).

Tickets are $25.  For more info contact Yolanda Ayala (210) 310-6377

Yolanda Ayala of Picturesque Multimedia Productions is hosting a fundraiser to help with her upcoming production of a feature length motion picture, "The Alvarez Vietnam Story."

The film is based on true events centered around three San Antonio brothers serving in three different branches, who by chance and circumstances came to encounter each other while stationed in Vietnam.

 

 

The movie, while honoring all veterans who have served this country, will focus on the Latino/Hispano contributions in Vietnam and all other U.S. military conflicts.

In an interview, Ayala said she has been working on this project for a year and half after she was approached by the Alvarez family.

The entertainment will include a performance by the grandson of the legendary veteran Cleto Rodriguez.

On the net:
www.bluebubbleballroom.com
www.myspace.com/bluebubblesa

 

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