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10-Apr-2002

  • Roadblocks hinder new talent - and genre's revival
    By Ramiro Burr
    San Antonio Express-News
    Web Posted : 04/10/2002 12:00 AM

    In recent years, the Tejano industry has been limping along while waiting for its second wind.

    While it's fallen behind in the commercial race, Tejano has continued to produce new faces and new hybrids.

    The roadblocks impeding the music's revival are familiar - radio reluctance to break new acts, an abundance of copycat bands, and the major labels' budget cuts during sales slowdowns.

    For more details on the story go to:MySA.com

    ~El WebJefe



8-Mar-2002

  • Tejas Records South by Southwest Talent Lineup
    San Antonios Tejas Records will provide five of its top artists the opportunity to showcase to the international music industry at South By Southwest on Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 until 2:00 am. The outdoor concert with a capacity of eight hundred will be held on the grounds of Mother Egans, 715 W. 6th Street between West Ave. and Rio Grande.

    Mother Egans restaurant and pub was recently nominated for "Best New Austin Bar". This prime SXSW location is near La Zona Rosa and The Austin Opera House, sites of the other two major events of the evening.

    Austin's KQQQ "Hot Tejano" 92.1 & 106.3 radio and Southwest Wholesale music distributors are co-sponsors of the event. Ernie Ball will be sponsoring the stage and T.M.E. PrimeTime Tejano will conduct a four camera shoot for a major video production.

    To further add to the excitement, Ram Herrera will be recording tracks for a live CD. Tejas Records invites Central Texas Tejano fans to come and be a part of both the video and CD taping.

    The public is urged to arrive early and enjoy one of the most star studded evenings of Tejano music in Austin history.

    Performance Schedule:

    • Shelly Lares 8:00
    • The Latin Breed 9:00
    • Ram Herrera 10:00
    • Grupo Vida 11:00
    • Dee & La Franz 12:30

    All SXSW attendees with badges or wristbands will be admitted with priority but through special arrangement, the public will be admitted for special reduced price of only $10.00. This is a rare opportunity to spend an evening at a major SXSW event at an affordable cost. Tickets are not available in advance and admission is only payable at the door.

    For more information, please see the SXSW website at www.sxsw.com

    Click here for detail maps: Map 1 - Map 2 - Map 3

  • COSTUMBRE delivers fresh Norteño sound at SXSW's Latin Music Showcase
    Band members also act and bring genuine musical roots to award-winning Sundance film "Real Women Have Curves," to air on HBO this fall.

    "The tradition-bound norteño style gets a shot of youthful attitude on Dijame Ser, the new release by the quartet Costumbre." -Hispanic, September 2001

    BURBANK, CA (March 4, 2001) - While their album builds steam throughout the country and across the border, Hollywood Records' group COSTUMBRE will bring their edgy and modern norteño sound to the 16th Annual South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, TX. Costumbre will kick off the NARAS Latin Showcase on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm at Auditorium Shores. Other acclaimed norteño artists scheduled to perform at the outdoor concert include Grupo Control, Palomo and La Mafia.

    Composed of four young musicians from the U.S.-Mexico border, Costumbre has been breathing new life into the Regional Mexican genre this past year with their latest release Dijame Ser. The album's hit single "Y Ya Despuis" earned a Top 20 position in Billboard's Regional Mexican charts and celebrated 13 weeks at #1 on Radio y Musica's Tejano charts.

    In addition to their latest musical accomplishments, lead vocalist Jose Zamora and bajo sexto player Edgar Lujan will be making their acting debut in this fall's HBO original film Real Women Have Curves. The high-spirited movie was recently honored with the prestigious Dramatic Audience Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Costumbre will be contributing fresh norteño tracks, co-written by Zamora and Lujan, to the movie's soundtrack.

    Currently, Costumbre is touring in Mexico and continuing to captivate audiences with their unique brand of norteño music. The band will return to the studio this spring for their third production to be released in summer of 2002.

    # # #

    For more information or for interviews with Costumbre, please contact Cary Prince at 818.560.5925/ cary.prince@disney.com or Mayra Basteris at 818.560.6441/ mayra.basteris@disney.com >

    More great quotes about Costumbre:

    "Costumbre plays in a neo-traditional style, paying tribute to the classic norteño corrido and conjunto polkas with new energy and fresh inspiration. Their brawny Tejano-Norteño fusion combines original songwriting, folk-pop rhythms and beautiful vocal harmonies." --Houston Chronicle, 8/19/01

    "Costumbre boasts an assertiveness and style that is getting them plenty of attention." --Corpus Christi Caller Times, 6/8/01



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31-Mar-2000

NEWS REPORT
Original songs power behind 'Selena'
By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writer

Like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean or Kurt Cobian, pre-mature death has elevated Selena from rising singer to deified superstar. It has been five years since the Tejano world was shocked at the news of her murder at a northside Corpus Christi motel.

Selena's magnetic power has not diminished, even five years after her death. Learn about Selena in this special section.



29-Mar-2000

SELENA FOREVER
By Ramiro Burr
Of the 41 tunes in "Selena Forever," the new musical playing through Sunday at Municipal Auditorium, 11 are familiar hits that marked Selena 's ascendancy in the music industry. The chart hits include her fans' favorites, such as "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," "La Carcacha," "Como La Flor," "Amor Prohibido" and "Dreaming of You."

But the original songs by composer Fernando Rivas and playwright Edward Gallardo, and a standard, deliver the hardest punches.

Most of Selena 's songs are played either in snippets or in medleys, but the reasons the original songs prove compelling go beyond that. Denise Stefanie Gonzalez, as young Selena , delivers powerful emotion and longing on "Over the Rainbow," the...

(The musical plays in Dallas March 30-April 2, Music Hall @ Fair Park. For the complete story, click: Selena Forever

LOS PALOMINOS CELEBRATE BIG IN UVALDE TEXAS
From Sony E-News
LOS PALOMINOS CELEBRATE BIG IN UVALDE TEXAS March 28, 2000 marked a big day in the history of Uvalde Texas, the Honey Capital of the World. A new international distinction is that UVALDE is home to the Grammy Award Winners LOS PALOMINOS. Johnny, James, Jesse, and George Arreola received the Keys to the City, a proclamation from Mayor Gus Nutze, recognition certificate from the Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Flag flown over the State Capitol in Austin presented by State Representative Tracy King. Councilman Lecho Quiroga presented the Keys to the City to the PALOMINOS parents, reminiscing when Mr. Arreola used to drive the quartet around in an old van. LOS PALOMINOS now own their own tour bus, an 18-wheeler, and tons of light and sound equipment thanks to their great talent and their humble attitude, an attitude that was obvious when Johnny accepted the Keys to the City, exclaiming "This is the biggest honor from our City, and it is unexpected." After the ceremonies at City Council, LOS PALOMINOS threw a massive, free, appreciation concert for the City of Uvalde.

Fans from Uvalde, San Antonio, Monterrey, Coahuila, and as far as Alabama were on hand to enjoy as the show commenced at 8:30 PM with their brand new single "QUIERO SER." The complete concert was broadcast live on TEJANO 102, a station that deserves to be congratulated. The sound on the airwaves was as close to a final mix as you can get. Also great coverage and interviews. Our friends from KMOL, Ch. 4 (San Antonio) were on hand to cover the celebration. LOS PALOMINOS perform Thursday in Austin Texas. Congratulations.

SELENA CONTEST
By Priscilla Diaz
(Fort Worth, TX) -- This Friday will mark the 5th year anniversary of the death of Tejano star Selena. As a special tribute to the late star who impacted the lives of many young women, a talent contest in her honor, was held Saturday in Fort Worth. The event took place at the Town Center Mall, where young ladies between the ages of six and 17, competed by singing one of Selena's songs. While some chose to sing more traditional mariachi ballads, others chose Selena's trademark pop-cumbias and disco medleys.

The event attracted young ladies from all over the North Texas area. In the six-to-eight age category, Roxanne Lennett Marroquin of Sherman, Texas took first prize. Jessica Flores of Grand Prairie won the 10-to-12 age group, and Harlinda Rosales of Fort Worth won the 13-to-16 age category.

Providing a special tribute to Selena, was Selena impersonator Letty Mota who sang a montage of various Selena songs.



28-Mar-2000

LOS PALOMINOS GIVEN A HERO'S WELCOME TO UVALDE TEXAS
March 28, 2000, at 5:00 PM in Uvalde Texas, LOS PALOMINOS were recognized by the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce for uplifting the Uvalde image with an impressive GRAMMY win. The reception was held at the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce located at 300 E. Main in UvaldeTexas. Another important ceremony followed at 6:00 PM when LOS PALOMINOS were presented with the Key to the City of Uvalde (Uvalde City Hall, 100 E. Main.) TODAY IS LOS PALOMINOS DAY IN UVALDE TEXAS.
JAY PEREZ sings the US National Anthem at Reunion Arena
JAY PEREZ sings the US National Anthem at Reunion Arena (SPURS vs MAVERICKS) wowing the audience and the players themselves. Spurs and Maverick player alike came up to Jay to congratulate him, including a smart aleck Maverick player (as tall as they are) telling Jay "Hey shorty, you're awesome!" JAY PEREZ made us proud and we hope to see him in more mainstream venues, especially with the release of his English hits album "ALWAYS AND FOREVER" due out March 28.


12-Mar-2000

NEWS REPORT
TMA 2000 WINNERS:
By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writer

SAN ANTONIO -- Elida y Avante, Intocable and the Kumbia Kings emerged as the new Tejano powerhouses at the 20th annual Tejano Music Awards Saturday night at the Alamodome.
The Kumbia Kings and Elida each nabbed four awards, while Intocable won the album conjunto of the year with "Contigo." The landmark CD was released six months after Intocable lost two band members in a Jan. 31, 1999 fatal car crash outside Monterrey, Mexico.
The comeback album also was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year, which went to Los Palominos.
"First of all I want to thank almighty God," said an exuberant Elida when she ....
For details on the winners, comments and photos, click here


4-Mar-2000

Jaci Velazquez and Jerry Rivera set to co-host and perform at the 20th Tejano Music Awards
from SONY DISCOS e-news
San Antonio - Christian/Latin Pop superstar JACI VELAZQUEZ and the best selling salsa artist of all time, (and one of the youngest Latin music icons, ) JERRY RIVERA, will be co-hosting the 20th annual Tejano Music Awards next Saturday, March 11 at the ALAMODOME in San Antonio, Texas. The projected attendance is 40,000. This marks the first time that performing artists from non-Tejano genres are invited to participate, and both performers are sure to make this event one of the most exciting Tejano Music Awards editions in a long time. Joining with Jaci and Jerry to make the event sizzle with great music and top of the line performances are fellow Sony Discos artists SHELLY LARES, Grammy Award Winners LOS PALOMINOS, STEFANI MONTIEL, STAMPEDE, and "The Voice" JAY PEREZ.

SONY DISCOS TEJANO SUPERSTARS SHOWCASE MARCH 10 AT TEJANO STAMPEDE, SAN ANTONIO TEXAS Celebrating the great music of the Lone Star State, Sony Discos will hold the hottest ticket in town, at TEJANO STAMPEDE in San Antonio, Texas. The date is Friday night (March 10), start time is 7 PM. Scheduled to perform are from Odessa Texas the teenage Tejano trio BRILLANTE, from Dallas Tejano music's hottest new band STAMPEDE, from Brownsville the romantic Tejano/Grupero sounds of LOS COSMOS, and from the heart of Tejano music, San Antonio, FAMA featuring new music from their upcoming CD and Cassette "AMOR Y PLACER." Special appearances by EDDIE GONZALEZ and JAY PEREZ, plus, as it often happens, you may witness a one of a kind jam session. Will Jerry Rivera and Jaci Velazquez experience their first Tejano dance? We'll see. It's the hottest party in town. Bring your dancing shoes or your dancing boots and enjoy.

Tejano Singer Laid To Rest
By RAMIRO BURR

Tejano singer Estefan, who released recordings under the Joey and Fonovisa record labels, passed away Tuesday in Corpus Christi. He was 36.

Estefan (real name Esteban C Mendez) recorded and performed in the San Antonio area during the mid'90s. He also performed at Fiesta Noche Del Rio show and at Fiesta Texas. The Brownsville native was born on Oct. 18, 1963.

"He was influenced to pursue a career in music by his West Oso High School music teacher Dr. Porter," said Estefan's sister Josie Mendez. "That's all he (Estefan talked about), was his music. He was so proud of what he had accomplished."

Survivors include his father, Gilberto Mendez of Brownsville; nine brothers, Julian and Gilbert Mendez, both of Corpus Christi, Isaias and Esequiel Mendez, both of Mexico, Moises Mendez of Bay City, Elias, Saul and Job Mendez, all of San Antonio, and Paul Mendez of California; three sisters, Josie Mendez and Ruth Edwards, both of Corpus Christi and Esther Garza of Fort Worth.

My condolences to Estefan's familia.
Thanks to the person who posted that info on here earlier.

~El WebJefe

La Onda Network's 5th Anniversary Party

Come celebrate La Onda Network's 5th Anniversary Party being held in San Antonio, on Friday, March 10, 2000 at the Cadillac Bar in conjuntion with Tejas Records Pre-Awards Party! The party starts after the TTMA fanfair Friday night at 7pm. Come and celebrate ONDANET's 5th Anniversary of keeping Tejano fans all over the world updated on what's new in the Tejano music scene. Come and meet IRC chatters and Tejano Journal people! Come and see the faces behind those nicknames!

Meet me at the KICK-FM booth that will be broadcasting live in conference room of the Radison Hotel on Durango St. Friday morning! I'll be there around 9am for Free tickets to the Tejas Records/Ondanet Pre-Awards Party!

For more information, check out Tejas Records News section!


25-Feb-2000

Emilio faces career and family changes
By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writer

During Tejano star Emilio Navaira's meteoric rise in the '90s, one of his biggest hits was the raucous polka "Ya no me pones atencisn (You don't pay attention to me anymore)." Today, the title seems prophetic as his record sales dip and fans offer their allegiance to emerging singers such as Bobby Pulido and Michael Salgado.

The '90s belonged to Emilio, however. He was king of Tejano; Selena was queen. They were regional superstars in those heady days of the Tejano renaissance, breaking sales and attendance records, and dominating the Tejano Music Awards. From 1992 to 1997, Emilio took home multiple statuettes, including best male vocalist and entertainer. The singer-songwriter went on to have two successful country crossover albums and a Grammy Award nomination, along with several Billboard hit singles.

But that was yesteryear.

In January, for the first time in 10 years, 37-year-old Emilio was not mentioned when nominations for the 2000 Tejano Music Awards were announced. He has, however, generated a lot of attention recently - of the unwelcome kind.

After his Jan. 9 arrest on charges of assault and resisting arrest at a North Side hotel, Emilio faced the media outside his attorney's office. In the glare of TV lights and photoflashes, he read somberly from a prepared statement, apologizing to fans and family, and contending he is "factually innocent of all charges." As reporters shouted questions, Emilio told them his lawyers had advised him not to comment on the case, then ducked back into the office.

Stalled career?

While die-hard fans remain at his side, Emilio's critics say his arrest has sharpened the focus on what they consider a crumbling career. But Emilio's legal trouble is only one of the concerns surrounding the San Antonio-born singer.

According to a police report of his Jan. 9 arrest, Mary Ibarra, a woman who said she was his girlfriend of two years, told police Emilio threw a set of keys at her and kicked her dog. She...

For more details on his interview on his family/career changes and comments from those around him click here: Express News

Tejano Promoter's Body Found

By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writer

Authorities in Santa Fe, N.M. have confirmed that a body found three weeks in northern New Mexico is that of Dale Garcia, who has been missing since Jan. 21.

The state Office of the Medical Investigator said an autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Garcia, who was a public information officer for the secretary of state, had worked as a promoter in the Tejano market in San Antonio since 1990 until his return to his hometown of Santa Fe, N.M. last year.

Garcia was last seen by his parents on Jan 21. His pickup truck was found burned and abandoned near Albuquerque on Jan. 23, and arson investigators determined it was deliberately set on fire. His body was found about three weeks later on a roadside near Tesuque, about 10 miles north of Santa Fe. But because the body was badly decomposed, authorities could not readily confirm identity.

In San Antonio, Garcia worked for Tejas Records as a record promoter and was active in the Tejano industry in the '90s.

"He loved San Antonio, and when he went home, he looked for excuses to come back to visit," said his friend Denise Miranda, who had organized fundraising efforts here to help in the search. "I'll always remember his funny sense of humor and his kindness."

A joint investigation between state police, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Fe Police Department is under way.

Funeral services for Garcia are scheduled Monday at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church in Santa Fe with burial to follow at Burial Memorial Gardens Cemetary.

For more details click here: Express News


24-Feb-2000

THE GRAMMYS: LATIN CATEGORIES:
By RAMIRO BURR

New faces and familiar artists walked away with the Grammys in the Latin categories Wednesday Feb. 23 in Los Angeles.

The biggest news was veteran rock guitarist Carlos Santana, who picked up a record-tying nine Grammys for his phenomenal album "Supernatural." Other winners included Christine Aguilera for best new artists and TLC for best R&B.

San Antonio's Chris Perez beat the odds in edging out heavyweights Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Los Jaguares in the best Latin rock/alternative performance.

Chris Perez comments, the Grammy Latino list and more at:
http://www.ramiroburr.com/whatsnew.htm

TEJANO MUSICIAN INDICTED: Drug charge hits Tejano band

By Adolfo Pesquera and Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writers

A member of the Tejano band La Tropa F will go to court next month for a plea hearing after his indictment on a cocaine possession charge. James "Jaime" Farias, 32, was arrested Oct. 15 outside a San Antonio truck stop while traveling with the band.

Farias is a songwriter and the keyboardist for the band, which headlined at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

According to a police report, La Tropa F was under surveillance by a plainclothes detective who was following up on a Crime Stoppers tip that there was cocaine on the tour bus.

For more details, go to/click here:
http://www.mysa.com/pantheon/homebase/hbm&s/2403blatropa_fnz.shtml


20-Feb-2000

Far West Lawsuit In Court Against Grupo Limite
Excerpts from Tejano USA Vol 4, No 7, Feb. 16, Y2K
Dallas, Tx - Far West Discoteque in Dallas, Tx has filed a lawsuit against Grupo Limite. After a verbal agreement with Promociones Apodaca, the booking agent for Norteno Grupo Limite, Far West started publicizing on Feb 2, 2000 that Grupo Limite would celebrate Valentines Day at Far Far Disco in Dallas, Tx on February 11, 2000. According to Alfredo Hinojosa of Far West, "Promoters of Far West and Promociones Apodaca have a repertoire of negotiations of more than ten years of working together. For this reason, it was not necessary to make a contract of work for the said date, as with all other groups of Apodaca there were never any contracts made."

The problem started when Apodaca was wanting grupo "Tigrillos" to perform on February 11, 2000 at Far West Disco's sister discoteque called "OK Corral" in Houston, Tx. This was not possible since previous engagement with two other group had already been done. In mid-afternoon on Feb 8, three days before the scheduled performance of Limite at Far West, Apodaca decided to cancel and have Limite perform at Far West's competition, Club 2001.

According to Mr. Hinojosa of Far West, Mr. Oscar Flores of Promociones Apodaca stated he moved the event because Far West failed to make a deposit of $25,000. "Far West and Promocions Apodaca have always worked under a gentlemen's agreement, in which there are many witnesses".

Far West has placed a half million dollar lawsuit against grupo Limite and Mr. Oscar Flores of Promociones Apodaca for their negligence and failure to appear at Far West in the city of Dallas, Tx on February 11, 2000.

La Mafia and Los Palominos going west for
the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

From Sony Discos Tejano e-news
Two of the biggest stars in Tejano music and Latin music as a whole, LA MAFIA and LOS PALOMINOS will arrive in Los Angeles to participate in the Grammy Awards, where both superstar groups are nominated for Regional Mexican Performance of the Year and Tejano Performance of the Year, respectively. This is La Mafia's 8th nomination and LOS PALOMINOS virgin voyage on a well deserved and long overdue nomination. Check them out in the different telecasts covering the events, including the Latin Grammy event at the Mayan Club on February 10. We are immensely proud of them and hope you share our pride in seeing our Tejano music represented by this high caliber of artists. Best of luck guys!

Chris Perez Band Receives
Grammy Nomination

From Hollywood Records
Band's critically-acclaimed debut album, Resurrection, nominated for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance

BURBANK, CA (January 5, 2000) - Hollywood Records recording artist the Chris Perez Band has been awarded a Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance. This distinguished nod from music industry professionals recognizes the band's debut album Resurrection as one of the preeminent recordings released in the Latin rock genre this past year. The Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 23, 2000.

The Chris Perez Band made its debut last year with the release of their Grammy-nominated album Resurrection, a bilingual blend of classic American guitar-rock and power-pop fused with Latin rhythms, up for Best Latin Alternative/Rock Album at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards later this month. Since the release of Resurrection, the Chris Perez Band has scored an impressive track record for their debut release and first year as a touring artist. Media raves, heavy airplay at both Top 40 and Latin radio, and major spotlights by VH-1, ABC, Univision and Telemundo thrust the band into the national limelight. As a headliner on the first ever rock en español Watcha Tour and the supporting artist for sold-out tours with Maná and the John Popper Band, the Chris Perez Band played to thousands of new fans across the U.S.

A gifted musician and respected leader in the Latin music world, Chris Perez grew up in urban San Antonio in the 80's and was drawn into the world of pop-Tejano, where he landed a gig as the lead guitarist with Grammy-winning Selena y Los Dinos. Since Selena, Perez spent the last four years writing music and laying the groundwork for his return to contemporary rock. The resulting album, Resurrection, is a blend of classic American guitar-rock and power-pop, fused with Latin rhythms. The album's bilingual approach to music reflects a daily reality for the more than 30 million Hispanic-Americans in the United States

Contacts:

Cary Prince, 818.560.5925
Sue Sawyer, 818.560.5670


13-Feb-2000

NEWS REPORT
New album of hits to keep Selena in spotlight
By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writer

Almost five years after her death, Selena is still making news.

There's the upcoming musical "Selena Forever," set to open March 21 at Municipal Auditorium, and all the buzz sure to come as we approach the fifth anniversary of her death on March 31.

Hard-core fans will take special interest in the new "All My Hits/Todos Mis Exitos Vol. II" CD, which hits the streets on Feb. 29.

The 16-track CD will include a live version of "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," recorded during her 1995 Astrodome concert for the Houston Rodeo. The first single will be the Pedro Infante-identified "Cien Aqos," produced here with a new arrangement, as well as two English tracks, "Captive Heart" and "A Million to Juan."

For more on the special edition, the "Selena" musical and other music news see: Ramiro Burr E-N Reports (http://www.mysa.com/pantheon/salife-ent/burr/1305hburrcol0213nz.shtml)


7-Feb-2000

Tejano Tidbits
  • FAMA who have sold as many as 200,000 of previous albums is scheduled release a new CD "Amor y Plazer" by mid March. The first single, "AMAME" will be premiered next week. Stay tuned and get your dancing boots, because this song is for dancing. FAMA is already on a very intense performance tour while also rehearsing new routines, choreography and a brand new show that will satisfy the FAMA fans in the United States and Mexico. A sign that things are going well for Javier is that he recently purchased a brand new BMW.

  • Talking about new cars, the success of "AY PAPI" gave Stefani Montiel her busiest touring schedule ever and not enough time to enjoy her new Lexus, but she's not complaining!!! The new single "HERMOSO AMOR" is a Tejano masterpiece with a full brass orchestra. The sound is reminiscent of the classic Latin Breed.

  • The GRAMMY's (February 23, Los Angeles): LA MAFIA and LOS PALOMINOS will be in LOS ANGELES to participate in the ceremonies. The nomination is a great honor. LA MAFIA just released a brand new single, a delicious Tejano cumbia titled "GRANDE FANTASIA" from their Grammy nominated album "MOMENTOS." And don't miss the collector's cover of QUE ONDA magazine in San Antonio and Houston. It is QUE ONDA's best cover ever.

  • Oscar De La Rosa will be sending an official statement in the next two weeks, expounding on the fact that due to the legal problems surrounding La Mafia and the use of the name back in 1999, they had decided to take a break and pursue individual projects. However, since Mando and Oscar settled with the third partner in the enterprise, Leonard, the name is available to Mando and Oscar for continued use, so they will continue together as LA MAFIA.

  • Elsa Garcia is not with EMI Latin any longer. She's doing a Norteno/Tejano CD in Monterrey, Mx with an independent label. It's expected to be out by April. She's not touring, but will do radio interviews, etc when the CD comes out. She is trying to do a special with Little Joe, but it's still on the drawing board. She is currently writing a book. I didn't get information on what this book is going to be about. Also, her daughter Sarah, 18, is coming out on a Made For TV movie. More details coming soon.

  • Sony Discos VP, Jose Rosario, presented Los Palominos with a Platinum award for selling over 100,000 unit of their Grammy nominated album, "Por Eso Te Amo"


2-Feb-2000

NEWS REPORT
Intocable, Kumbia Kings new Tejano powerhouses
By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Staff Writer

SAN ANTONIO -- Jan. 31 -- In the first Tejano Music Awards season of the new millennium, Intocable and the Kumbia Kings are emerging as the new powerhouses of Tejano.

The 20th annual Tejano Music Awards are scheduled March 11 at the Alamodome. The awards nominees were announced Saturday night during the Nominees Dance at the Tejano Stampede nightclub. Performing Saturday were Elida y Avante, Joe Lopez, Los Desperados, Los Garcia Brothers, Stampede and Stefani Montiel.

Intocable grabbed five nominations including best song "El Amigo que Se Fue," and album "Contigo," while the A.B. Quintanilla and his Kumbia Kings grabbed six nominations including song "Fuiste Mala," album "Amor, Familia y Respeto," and most promising band.

For the complete list of nominees and more details go to/click:
http://www.mysa.com/pantheon/homebase/hba&e/3002btejanonominees130nz.shtml


28-Jan-2000

NEWS REPORT
Ex-Tejano promoter reported missing
By Ramiro Burr
Express-News Arts Writer

A veteran Tejano music manager and former San Antonio resident has been reported missing in Santa Fe, N.M.

A Santa Fe police spokesman said Dale A. Garcia's family filed a missing person report Sunday afternoon after a sheriff's deputy found Garcia's 1999 Mazda pickup abandoned near Albuquerque.

The truck's cab had been set on fire.

Garcia lived in San Antonio for 10 years before returning to Santa Fe, his hometown, in July to work as a public information officer for New Mexico's secretary of state.

He had managed the career of Tejano singer Stefani, also a New Mexico native, for several years. Family asking for information, reward offered, bank account established: For more details to go Express-News:

http://www.mysa.com/pantheon/homebase/hba&e/2702bmissing.shtml


10-Jan-2000

EMILIO STATEMENT to news media
Provided and made available by Alan Baxter, manager for Emilio.

4:30 p.m. 1/10/2000

"The past several months have been very difficult for both me and my family. I understand that part of being an entertainer is that your private life is subject to public scrutiny. I also understand I am a public figure and have a responsibility to my family, fans and community. I have for years gladly accepted that honor, and believe my actions for many years have proven that

"I want to say I am factually not guilty of any offence. My actions the other morning have been misconstrued and inaccurately reported. I am extremely proud of my heritage and culture, and family background. That is the essence of the music I perform. I have not, and would not, say anything derogatory about anyone due to their background or cultural heritage. I also want to say that I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and the San Antonio Police in particular.

"I wish I could speak now in detail about the events that occurred that morning. Unfortunately, because those events have become the subject of criminal charges, my attorneys have advised me not to address the facts of the case, although I would like to. "My attorneys have assured me that soon I will be able to explain in detail the events that led to these charges I want to apologize to everyone, in particular my family and fans - who have been negatively affected by these embarrassing and unfortunate situation.

"To my family, friend and fans, I wish to thank you for your patience and support you have already given me."

Emilio


According to the San Antonio Express-News, Emilio was arrested early Sunday morning after police were called for a distrubance at AmeriSuites Hotel on the north side of San Antonio. The San Antonio police tried to calm Emilio down after he and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Maria Ibarra from Torreon, Coahuila, Mx had a dispute that started in their room and ended in the lobby. Ms. Ibarra, told police she and Emilio had been drinking at a bar and had returned to their room when the 37-year-old Emilio became enraged during an argument, kicked her small black dog, chased her into an elevator and followed her into the lobby. He then threw a set of keys at her, hitting her arm. San Antonio Express-news printed: "According to a police report, officers were trying to calm Navaira and separate the couple when he shoved one of the officers, yelled out Ibarra's name and tried to lunge toward her. The officers wrestled him to the ground before they could fit handcuffs to his wrists, the report stated. He was charged with one count of assault and one count of resisting arrest, both misdemeanor charges. He posted a $1,850 bond Sunday and was released from Bexar County Jail." Emilio filed for divorce in October after 12 years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences."

El WebJefe


6-Jan-2000

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees for
Best Mexican-American Performance and Best Tejano Performance
The 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced on February 23, 2000

Category 52 - Best Latin Pop Performance
For Albums only. For solo artists, duos or groups, vocal or instrumental. Compilation albums by various artists are not eligible.

1.Tiempos
Rubén Blades
[Sony Discos] 

2.Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual
Juan Luis Guerra 440
[Karen Publishing] 

3.MTV Unplugged
Maná
[WEA Latina Records] 

4.Amarte Es Un Placer
Luis Miguel
[WEA Latina Records] 

5.Llegar A Tí 
Jaci Velásquez
[Sony Discos] 

Category 53 - Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance
For Albums only. For solo artists, duos or groups, vocal or instrumental. Compilation albums by various artists are not eligible.

1.Reves/Yo Soy
Cafe Tacvba
[Warner Bros./WEA Latina Records] 

2.Nectar
Enanitos Verdes
[Universal Music Latino/Mercury Records] 

3.La Marcha Del Golazo Solitario
Fabulosos Cadillacs
[Ariola/BMG U.S. Latin] 

4.Bajo El Azul De Tu Misterio
Jaguares
[RCA/BMG U.S. Latin] 

5.Resurrection
Chris Perez Band
[Hollywood Records] 

Category 57 - Best Mexican-American Performance
For Albums only. For solo artists, duos or groups, vocal or instrumental. Compilation albums by various artists are not eligible.

1.Por El Amor De Siempre
Pepe Aguilar
[Musart] 

2.100 Años De Mariachi
Plácido Domingo
[EMI Latin/Saragoza] 

3.Mi Verdad
Alejandro Fernández
[Sony Discos] 

4.Vicente Fernandez Y Los Mas Grandes Exitos 
De Los Dandy's
Vicente Fernandez
[Sony Discos] 

5.Momentos
La Mafia
[Sony Discos] 

Category 58 - Best Tejano Performance
For Albums only. For solo artists, duos or groups, vocal or instrumental. Compilation albums by various artists are not eligible.

1.Contigo
Intocable
[EMI Latin] 

2.Jaime Y Los Chamacos
Jaime Y Los Chamacos
[Freddie Records] 

3.Mariposa
Jennifer Y Los Jetz
[EMI Latin] 

4.Por Eso Te Amo
Los Palominos
[Sony Discos] 

5.Amor, Familia Y Respeto...
A. B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings
[EMI Latin] 

Selena Forever
Broadway Musical Artists Chosen
Chosen to play Selena was 21 year old Rebecca Valadez of San Antonio, who sang backup with Super Grupo Mazz and backup on the Janet Jackson 1998 Tour. Veronica Vasquez, 24 of New York, was also chosen to play Selena. Two actresses were chosen due to the strain of performing on a 30 city tour. Lisa Ybarra, 19 of San Antonio, will play Suzette and 11 year old Denise Stefanie Gonzalez of Los Angeles will play the young Selena. The play is to premiere in San Antonio on March 21. The tour will then head to Dallas, McAllen, El Paso, Houston and Corpus Christi. Other cities will be added later.


2-Jan-2000

  • Press Release - December 17, 1999

    TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL 2000 POSTER CONTEST UNDERWAY
    Attention visual artists! The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center wants you to participatc in the Nineteenth Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, 2000 Juried Poster Contest. Works will be judged in four categories: Junior High School, High School, College, and Open.

    The artist whose work is selected as the overall winner will receive a $2000 cash award. Additional cash awards include $100 for top selection in each category and $50 for Honorable mention in each category. The winning selection will be used as the official poster for the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, 2000. All works must be submitted to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe St. San Antonio, Texas 78207 by February 18, 2000 at 5:30 pm.

    The works submitted must be 22 inches by 28 inches (22” x 28”) in the portrait layout. The theme must be Conjunto music, that unique Tex-Mex musical form that uses the three-row button accordion as its principle instrument. The words TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL EN SAN ANTONIO, 2000 must be placed within the artwork. The medium used is left to the discretion of the artist, but remember that we are looking for a colorful, graphic and visual interpretation of Conjunto music which will be reproduced and distributed as the official poster of the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, 2000.

    The Nineteenth Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, 2000 will be held from May 9-14, 2000 at the Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park and will feature six days and 30 of the best Conjuntos in the nation.

    The Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio is sponsored by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Budweiser/BudCo, Inc. Gabbanelli, Inc. Hohner, Inc. KWEX TV Channel 41, and the San Antonio Express-News.

    Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
    Contact:
    Pilar Chapa
    210-271-3151 • Fax 210-271-3480
    1300 Guadalupe St
    San Antonio, Texas 78207

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