|Los Lobos & Nydia Rojas headlining Celebrate LA 2000!|
Nydia Rojas has been invited by Univision Network to be the celebrity star
for their Rose Parade Special, to be broadcast live from Pasadena on New
Year's Day, January 1, 2000!
Nydia has recorded Univision's parade theme song (Mercedes Sosa's "Cancisn Con Todos") which will be used in all TV and radio spots to promote the parade (running locally on KMEX-TV Ch. 34, KLVE-FM, KSCA-FM, KLAX-FM) as well as a "making of/behind the scenes" special that will air Dec. 25 at 11am.
On Jan. 1, the pre-parade event coverage begins at 7am and at 7:50am, Nydia is to perform the song on the live broadcast, followed by Grand Marshall Roy Disney's address. Then the Rose Parade begins!
Univision's Rose Parade Special will be broadcast nationally and internationally throughout Latin America.
Hollywood Records artists Los Lobos and Nydia Rojas are headlining "Celebrate LA 2000," Los Angeles' downtown millennium celebration.
Special note: ABC News will broadcast live footage of Los Lobos' performance between 10:40-11:00pm as part of the network's national New Year's live coverage--set those VCRs!!!
Event: Celebrate LA 2000 Place: Plaza Olvera (@ Alameda Street) Times: 9-10pm - Nydia Rojas 10-11:30pm - Los Lobos 12am - LA Spectacular, Fireworks, Laser Light Show
La Tropa F filed for Chap 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in San Antonio.
By RAMIRO BURR
Special to Ondanet
SAN ANTONIO -- La Tropa F, which rose to become one of Tejano's hottest groups in the '90s, has filed for Chapter 11 voluntary bankruptcy protection.
In documents filed Friday afternoon in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Texas, the San Antonio-based group is seeking protection from creditors while it reorganizes its finances. In the bankruptcy voluntary petition listed the band's debts of between $100,000 and $500,000 and estimated their assets at about the same value.
The list of creditors included the Internal Revenue Service and local merchandiser the Embroiderers.
Contacted Monday afternoon, Ben A. Wallis, attorney for the band, said he had no comment.
According to Luis R. Vera, attorney for the Embroiderers, his client is seeking more than $15,000 in unpaid merchandise and attorney fees.
Founded in 1970, La Tropa F emerged as a powerhouse in the burgeoning Tejano movement of the early '90s. After signing with the same label as the late Selena and Emilio, the group scored with the hits "Mil Noches," Lagrimas," "Quiero Yo Saber," "Que Mas Has Hecho Tu," "Juan Sabor," "Chaparrita," and "Otro Dia."
The band originally started out as a family band known as Los Hermanos Farias but switched names to La Tropa F in 1990. The most recent lineup included the Farias brothers: Joe Jr., Juan, David, Jaime, Jesse and brother/band manager Danny Farias.
However a source in the band said that Danny has been replaced in managerial duties by David.
(For more Tejano music news updates check out: wwww.expressnews.com)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gary Prince, 818.560.5670 or email@example.com
CHRIS PEREZ BAND DELIVERS
“BEST I CAN” MUSIC VIDEO & SINGLE IN SPANISH
After groundbreaking debut of “Best I Can” music video on the ABC Network and on Entertainment Tonight—seen by over 15 million viewers and spurring 200,000 website hits—Chris Perez Band takes single & video to their Latin fans
BURBANK, CA (October 29,1999) — On the heels of their sold-out U.S. tour with Maná, the
Chris Perez Band releases their second Spanish single and music video “Lo Mejor Que
Pueda.” The English version “Best I Can” recently premiered on the ABC Network, following the
network debut of the movie “Selena.” Perez is the former husband and guitarist of Tejano
superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez.
“Lo Mejor Que Pueda” is the Spanish counterpart to “Best I Can,” off the band’s critically- acclaimed debut album Resurrection. Hailed as “an impressive bilingual album of emotion- packed guitar rock” by PeoDle magazine, the Spanish ballad was released to Latin radio in mid- October. VH-1 featured the song in their music special “Behind The Music: Selena,” where Perez recounts how he dealt with the personal tragedy and immersed himself in his music.
“As long as the song is on the record is exactly how long it took for me to write it,” notes Perez. “I sat down, and the song poured out from the emotion I was feeling.”
A gifted musician and respected leader in the Latin music world, Chris 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.
Half-brother charged with murder of Los Lobo's wife
Even though Los Lobo's lead singer Cesar Rosas' wife, Sandra Ann Rosas, 47, has never been found since she vanished on Oct 23, her half brother, Gabriel Gomez, 39, was charged with kidnapping and murder. Gabriel has been in jail since a few days after Sandra's disappearence for parole violation.
The daughters of Cesar and Sandra Rosas returned to their home in Rowland Heights from an outing to find the front door of their house wide open with broken glass on the driveway and their mother not home and the Van gone. One of the daughters called their mother's cellphone. The cell phone was answered and they overheard their mother's voice and the voice of Gabriel Gomez. They reported to the police that the conversation between the two lead them to believe that Gomez was holding Sandra against her will.
Dallas Morning News printed: "Friends and investigaters said Mrs. Rosas had helped her half-brother obtain jobs and that he sometimes lived in a trailer behind the Rosas home. They have speculated that he may have become angry with Mrs. Rosas when she refused to give him further aid."
Gabriel Gomez was arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges with "special circumstances" last week in Citrus Municipal Court in West Covina, CA.
"Super Celebration of the Century!"
Non Profit Fund Raiser - With A Special Tribute To:
Tejano Saloom & Enterainment Center, Pharr, TX
1300 W. Nolana Loop, Pharr, TX 956-702-1988 or 956-787-0666
Music Entertainment Live On Outdoor Stage:
ALL DAY ENTERTAINMENT - FOOD BOOTHS - FAMILY FUN
Proceeds from these events benefit the Tejano Entertainers & Music Association (TEMA)
Whose mission is to present Tejano music through and community events. Charter 01498538
Thu., Dec 2: TEMA COMEDY NIGHT * Sat., Dec 4: SUPER CELEBRATION
TEJANO SALOON EVENT INFORMATION: 956-702-1988
The 20th Tejano Music Awards will be held in San Antonio at the Alamodome on March 11, 2000 TTMA's 20th Tejano Music Awards Kick-Off parties: - Nov 5th in San Antonio at Tejano Texas - Nov 12th in Arlington at Desperado - Nov 20th in Odessa - Nov 24th Carrizo Springs CANCELLED - Dec 3 or 4th in Houston More details coming soon. For more information or to buy tickets, call TTMA at 1-800-500-8470 ~El WebJefe
DALLAS SUPER CAR SHOW SCHEDULED ON
NOVEMBER 7th AT FAIR PARK
October 13, 1999. Dallas, Texas....The ever popular Dallas Super Car Show is
back for a repeat performance at Fair Park on Sunday, November 7th. The Car
Show teatures iowrider oars, trucks, bikes, trikes arid model cars competing for
$15,000 in cash prizes. The British Wire Wheels Car Hopping competition will
include dozens of cars and trucks for an amazing hydraulics exhibition. In
addition to the hundreds of vehicles on display, an impressive array of
entertainment will be included for a great family-oriented event.
The 2nd Edition Dallas Super Car Show ‘99 is presented by Rincon Communications and Custom Car Shows and is sponsored by KICK 99.1 FM, Magic 102 FM. Miller Lite, British Ware Wheels and Street Customs Magazine. The host car club is National Car Club of the Year, Rollerz Only. Listen to KICK and Magic 102 for free and discounted ticket promotions.
The entertainment line-up will include Grammy Award Winner Little Joe, Rocky Y La FamiIia, the king of bass DJ Laz, The Trammps featuring Earl Young and many more.
Gates open at 11 am and close at 10 pm. Tickets are general admission $15 in advance and $20 at the gate Children 5 to 10 years are $10. Under 5 years are free. Tickets outlets include all Fiesta Mart Stores in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Partida Music & More, T-Town Music, Hair Pleasure and Alvarez Soundtrax.
In addition to the Car Show and great entertainment line-up, an impressive variety of food concessions and beverages will be available. No coolers, food or beverages may be brought inside. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and have dinner with us while enjoying the show.
|The Dallas Super Car Show is produced by Rincon Communications. For more information, please call 214-800-5220.|
The Midas Touch
Richard " Güero Polkas" Davila, Ph.D - The University of Jalapeno
by Lucy Moreno
|FREDDY FENDER TO PORTRAY
SINGING BARTENDER IN MOVIE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nashville, TN / Mobile, AL - Country/Tejano/Pop entertainer Freddy Fender will be in Mobile, Alabama, on October 18th to film a role for the movie "Mi Amigo".
The movie is being produced by Mr. Milton Brown, a Mobile resident, whose credits include penning the hit "Every Which Way But Loose" - The Clint Eastwood Film.
Steve Dorff, a very noted record producer, will be producing the soundtrack to coincide with the movie. Freddy will appear both on the soundtrack and in the movie as a Mexican singing bartender. Country music entertainer Janie Fricke will also appear on the soundtrack.
Although Fender will be an on-screen bartender, he is celebrating his 14th year of sobriety. Fender, a resident of Corpus Christi, is known for cross-over million selling hits "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" and "Before the Next Teardrop Falls".
He is also the only Hispanic entertainer to win an Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award, Country Music Association (CMA) Award, and two Grammy Awards.
For more information contact: Publicity: Kirt Webster 615/889-6995
|1999 LATIN STYLE MUSIC AWARDS POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER|
For Immediate Release
October 13, 1999
(Los Angeles, CA) The Inaugural Latin Style Music Awards originally scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 1999, at the Shrine Auditorium has been postponed until the first week of December 1999. The awards show will continue to be televised nationally, and with the new date it will allow for a larger audience reach.
Says Latin Style Magazine Editor Walter Martinez: "While our hearts were in the right place, artists participation, scheduling conflicts, and logistics overwhelmed our expectations and rather than stage a second-class production, we felt compelled to postpone the show to a future date."
"We, like the fans are disappointed about the temporary postponement, however we are confident with the extra time, we will be able to deliver an even bigger and better show," says Martinez.
Bacardi, Superior Super Warehouse and Kraft Foods will remain as presenting sponsors for the awards show in December.
Staying on-board for the event in December are: Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Elsie Muniz, Salsa Congress Orchestra, Giselle, Texas Tornados, Puya, and Santana, with more to be announced at later date.
For further information contact: 323/466-0499
Webster & Associates Public Relations
Kirt Webster / Joe Soto - 615/889-6995
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|Nydia shines this Saturday!|
For Immediate Release
October 6, 1999
Contact: Cary Prince, 818-560-5925
LA COSTUMBRE BRINGS NEW TRADITION
|WHO:||La Costumbre Five-piece young conjunto outfit from Zapata, Texas, acclaimed for delivering unique, modern sound of traditional Regional Mexican music: "Young norteño conjunto rocks with crisp and melodic dance grooves." - Ramiro Burr, author, Billboard Guide to Tejano & Regional Mexican Music|
State Fair of Texas
|WHEN:||Sunday, October 10, 1999
(2mi SE of downtown Dallas I-45 & I-30)
|& MORE:||La Costumbre makes this special appearance on the heels of its debut album release, La Costumbre, released Oct. 6th.|
|Tidbits from the Tejano Journal 2000tm you might have missed:|
For Immediate Release|
Contact: Alicia or Annie, (361) 882-7066
Corpus Christi, TX... For the first time ever, Hacienda Records has released a new multimedia recording package, Hacienda Video Jukebox Vol. 1: featuring a Video, CD and Cassette of 8 celebrated and up-and-coming Latin performers. The songs featured in the package include International, English pop, Conjunto, and original Tejano chart toppers. The variety of musical talent included in the multimedia package is sure to please listeners and fans across the country.
“We decided to try this new approach in order to better reach audiences of all ages. With “Hacienda Video Jukebox Vol. 1”, Latin music enthusiasts not only can listen to their favorite performers but also watch them as well,” comments Annie Garcia, Vice President of Hacienda Records.
“Owning this recording is like having a jukebox in your own home that plays all your favorites but doesn’t require quarters,” smiles Garcia.
For more information on how to order “Hacienda Video Jukebox Volume 1”: call Hacienda Records at 1-877-882-7066.
Hacienda Records celebrating its 20th anniversary, established in 1979, is a professional music recording studio and record label located in Corpus Christi, Texas. It offers complete services including... full service recording and mastering with two State of the Art Recording Studios and distribution as well as promotional packages, also including music publishing.
CLICK HERE for an overview of the Video Jukebox.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TEMA ROASTING ABRAHAM QUINTANILLA
Sharp barbs and hot remarks by a host of celebrities aimed at Abraham Quintanilla will be lead by Academy Award nominee actor Edward James Olmos at the TEMA Second Annual Celebrity Roast to be held at La Villita Assembly Hall on Thursday, August 26, 1999.
TEMA president, Rudy R Trevino, said, "The public is cordially invited to attend our special fundraising event and participate as "friends" of Abraham Quintanilla set the stage ablaze with tidbits of music industry inside jokes and humorous stories about the most controversial figures in the Tejano music scene today. We guarantee that this year's celebrity roast will definitely turn into a scorching BARB-A-Q! This fun filled energy includes comedy and music entertainment. Invited guests include Tejano recording artists, celebrities, business and community leaders.
Performing on stage: Emilio Navaira; Jennifer y Los Jetz; Carlos Guzman; Pete Astudillo; Laura Aguirre; Kareley and comedians Fred Hernandez and Cleto Rodriguez. The celebrity roasters dishing out the "Barbs" include Record Company Executives, Radio Station Personnel, Recording Artists, Concert Promoters, Elected Officials, Television Producers and Newspaper Executives.
Admission is $10.00 pre-sale and $15.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door, however, space is limited. Proceeds from the fundraising event go to benefit the Tejano Entertainers & Music Association (TEMA) a non-profit organization whose mission is to present Tejano music through cultural and community events.
For Tickets and Event Information, please call the TEMA office in San Antonio at (210) 342-1059. Doors open at 7:00PM
Intocable keeps pushing boundaries with 'Contigo'
By RAMIRO BURR
Special to Ondanet
"Contigo," the new CD by the Tejano/norteño group Intocable, finds the band again pushing musical boundaries in a genre in dire need of fresh ideas and new approaches.
The CD is the band's first since a Jan. 31 highway accident in Mexico killed members Jose Angel "Pepe" Farias and Silvestre Rodriguez. ..."Contigo" is simply another magnificent work crafted by a forward-looking band approaching its creative peak. The band's signature strengths are in abundance: lyrics of honesty and conviction and urgent music pulsating with creative daring.
For the full review and more Tejano news, see Ramiro Burr's music reports click here.
(Burr, a San Antonio Express-News music reporter, is also the author of "The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music," on Billboard Books. Available through Amazon.com)
|ABRAHAM QUINTANILLA TO BE ROASTED|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Rudy R. Trevino
(210) 342-1059 Fax: (210) 342-1119
San Antonio - Officials for the Tejano Entertainers & Music Association (TEMA) announced today plans for "The Second Annual Celebrity Roast & Barb-A-Q." to be held Thursday, August 26, 1999 at La Villita Assembly Hall in San Antonio.
TEMA president, Rudy Trevino, said, "The public is cordially invited to attend our special fundraising event and participate as "friends" of Abraham Quintanilla set the stage ablaze with hot remarks and sharp barbs about one of the most controversial figures in the Tejano music scene today. We guarantee that this year's celebrity roast will definitely turn into a scorching BARB-A-Q! This fun-filled evening includes comedy and music entertainment. Invited guests include Tejano recording artists, celebrities, business and community leaders."
Performing on stage: Emilio Navaira, The Kumbia Kings, Jennifer y Los Jets, Carlos Guzman, Pete Astudillo, Laura Aguirre, Kareley and comedians Fred Hernandez and Cleto Rodriguez.
Celebrity roasters dishing out the Barbs include Record Company Executives, Radio Station personnel, Recording Artists, Concert promoters, Elected officials, Television producers and Newspaper Executives.
Admission is $10.00 presale and $15.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door. However, space is limited. Proceeds from the fundraising event go to benefit the Tejano Entertainers and Music Association (TEMA) a non-profit organization whose mission is to present Tejano music through culture and community events.
For Tickets and Event information, please call the TEMA office at (210) 342-1059.
|MAS MUSIC PRESENTS "FIESTA VERANO 99"|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dallas, Texas, July 26, 1999....San Antonio get ready, the much anticipated Fiesta Verano 99 is set to take place at the Historic "LA Villita" on Sunday, August 8th from noon to 10pm. Over the past decade La Vilita has become the traditional site for Hispanic entertainment. From Fiesta to Cinco de Mayo, La Villita has become part of the festive San Antonio culture. How fitting then that Mas Musica, along with CHEEZ-IT and TeVe 2 (Channel 58-San Antonio) will proudly host Fiesta Verano 99.
This year's Fiesta Verano 99 will feature the hottest Tejano and Norteño artists performing live on 3 stages. Attractions include top bands such as La Tropa F, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Masizzo, D.J. Laz, Chente Barrera, Suerte and many others. What a great and exciting experience for the whole family this will be!
The 1st Annual Fiesta Verano 99 is presented by CHEEZ-IT and LA LEY 94.1 FM. Other sponsors include: Pepsi, Bubble Yum, and Miller Lite. Proceeds will be benefitting LULAC.
Admission is free with proof of purchase from any CHEEZ-IT product 7 oz. or larger. Senior citizens 65+ and children 10 and under are free.
For more information please call 972/503-6800 or for booth information call Rincon Communications at 214/800-5200. This is a Rincon Events Production.
I would like to invite to watch the up coming "En Persona" which airs on Galavision. This
up coming episode will feature none other than the legendary story of "La Mafia".
The first Tex-Mex band to sell over 1 Million records - La Mafia has enjoyed more success than any other Tejano band. They won two Grammy Awards back-to-back and consistently hover at the top of the charts. Their music has evolved and has been embraced by fans from all over the world. But La Mafia has also been plagued with controversy and in-fighting that has followed the group over the years. And now, La Mafia has shocked their fans by announcing that 1999 will be their last year and the band is dissolving.
From the early days of creating music in a small garage in Houston, Texas to celebrating super stardom - En Persona proudly presents the amazing story of La Mafia. Join En Persona for exclusive interviews with Oscar De La Rosa and Mando Litchenburger, and La Mafia. Plus, En Persona speaks with those who helped make it happen and to those who have followed in their path.
La Mafia- controversial, colorful, and subjects of speculation. Finally the answers. La Mafia's episode of En Persona will air Thurs. July 22 @ 9 pm Central. on Galavision and will re-air once again on Sunday July 25, @ 10pm central
Armando G. Castillo
The North Texas Onda Music Festival Committee (NTOMF) is proud to announce
the 12th Annual North Texas Onda Music Festival Saturday July 24th and Sunday
July 25th 1999.
NTOMF presents Noche Norteno Saturday July 24 featuring:
NTOMF presents The Super Summer Tejano Blowout Sunday July 25 featuring:
and a special performance at 3:00pm by Ruben Ramos.
The North Texas Onda Music Festival is a street festival to be held at the 1500 block of N. Main St., in Fort Worth's historic Northside.
Noon - Midnite Saturday July 24; and Noon - 10:00pm Sunday July 25.
INTOCABLE IN FULL FORCE, INTENSITY
By RAMIRO BURR|
Special to Ondanet
SAN ANTONIO - (June 28)-- With a rhythmic intensity that belied their five-month absence from the touring circuit, norteno/Tejano outfit Intocable mesmerized a packed house at Randy's Ballroom on Saturday night.
It was the group's first public performance since a Jan. 31 highway accident in Mexico killed two bandmembers.
But judging from their hourlong, 14-song opening set Saturday, the band hasn't lost its touch for intense and compelling rock/norteno tunes.
Unlike opening artists Fito Olivares and Los Traileros del Norte which came on after deafening NBA-style introductions, Intocable slipped into position in the darkness and began playing their new tribute single "El Amigo Que Se Fue."
For more details on the concert tour opener, see Ramiro Burr's news reports at: Expressnews.com
An Express-News music reporter, Burr is the author of the new "Billboard Guide to Tejano and regional Mexican Music."