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The Texas Talent Musicians Association announced that La Prensa de San Antonio would serve as the official newspaper of the 16th Annual Tejano Music Awards.

La Prensa de San Antonio is published weekly by Duran Duran Industries, Inc., at 113 Lexington Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 242-7900 (Fax) 242-7901 Subscription price in the U.S.A. $52.00 per year (52 issues).

From La Prensa:

The 12 finalists for the new Tejano Video of the Year are.

  • Esta vez (Adalberto)
  • Tonta (David Lee Garza y Los Musicales)
  • Más vale sólo (Elio Quintanilla)
  • Its Not The End Of The World (Emilio)
  • Lucero de mi alma (Emilio)
  • Nunca podrás arrancarme (La Fiebre)
  • No me amenaces (Patsy Torres)
  • Toro prieto (Roberto Pulido)
  • Dreaming Of You (Selena)
  • Techno Cumbia (Selena)
  • T sólo tú (Selena)
  • Mi negra (Xelencia)

    The judging for the top three videos will take place on Thursday, February 15 at San Antonio's La Villita Assembly Hall.

    • Manny Music nominees for the Tejano Music Awards:
      • Male Entertainer of the Year: Dee Burleson
      • Female Entertainer of the Year: Delia Gonzales, Shelly Lares
      • Female Vocalist of the Year: Delia Gonzales, Shelly Lares
      • Vocal Duo of the Year: Joe & David Farias (La Tropa F)
      • Album of the Year (Conjunto Progressive): Hermanos Hasta El Fin La Tropa F
      • Album of the Year (Conjunto Progressive): Que Padre Los Padrez
      • Tejano Country Song of the Year: Just When I Needed You Most La Tropa F
      • Showband of the Year: La Tropa F, Culturas
      • Album of the Year Overall: La Tropa F
      • Instrumental of the Year: Mechanical Cowboy La Tropa F
      • Producer of the Year: Manny Guerra

    • On Superbowl Sunday, Jan. 28, Shelly Lares will be doing a benefit concert in San Antonio for her 12 year old cousin, Charles Luna. Charles has Leukemia and need funds to help toward his increasing medical expenses. They're hoping to raise $15,000. Charles turned 13 on January 17. His Leukemia was discovered last September.

    Excerpts from the EMI Latin Emi Times Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 5
    • Recently Emilio Navaira, his wife, Raulito and his wife went to the White House and had dinner with the president. Mexico's president was also there. The visit lasted from 6pm until around midnight.
    • The group Mazz have been together for 14 years. The group formed in 1978. The principle singer, Joe Lopez and vocalist/guitar player, Jimmy Gonzales were born on the same day in the same hospital on August 28, 1950. They have been friend since they were 7 years old.
    • Bobby Pulido, the son of popular Roberto Pulido, has join with EMI Latin. His three favorite pass times are: fishing, hunting, and playing billiards. He likes playing norteno, tejano and country music because he's very proud of his mexican and tejano roots.
    • The five members of the Intocable group were all born in Zapata, TX. All friends since Jr. High school, they decided to form a group in 1993. The singer, Ricardo, has just turned 20.
    The above articles are available in full under Emi Times.

    Excerpts from the Manny Music Newsletter Vol III No 1
    • Texas Latino is currently in the recording studio. They are putting the finishing touches on their new recording. Their CD is scheduled for release in Feb. 1996.
    • New releases:
      • Oscar G. - Tu Eres Mia
      • Culturas - Siempre Contigo
      • La Tropa F - Lo Mejor De La Tropa F
    • Coming Soon:
      • Shelly Lares - Lo Mejor De Shelly Lares
      • Delia Gonzales - Simplemente Delia
      • Dee - El Moreno
    • La Tropa F has struck Gold with their CD entitled, "Hermanos Hasta El Fin.". The CD has surpassed 50,000 units in sales. La Tropa F received their Gold plaque at Tejano Redeo in San Antonio recently.
    • Manny Music was the recipient of The Label of the Year Award. The presentation by SA/TMA Music Awards, was received by Patricia Horsford of Manny Music. The event was held at the Rock Island Club in San Antonio, TX in October.
    The above articles are available in full under Manny Music Newsletter.

    • From the Associated Press: Latin Grammy Nominees
      • Pop
        Nuestras Canciones, Adolfo Angel & Gustavo Angel
        Hay Amores Y Amores, Rocio Durcal
        La Carretera, Julio Iglesias
        Cuando Los Angeles Lloran, Mana
        Amor, Jon Secada
      • Tropical
        Todo a Su Tiempo, Marc Anthony
        Master Sessions Volume II, Cachao
        Tres La Tromenta, Willie Colon & Ruben Blades
        Irrepetible, Celia Cruz
        Abriendo Puertas, Gloria Estefan
      • Mexican-American
        Lagrimas, Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte
        El Mexico Que Se Nos Fue, Juan Gabriel
        No Se Cansan!, Jaime y los Chamacos
        Flaco Jimenez, Flaco Jimenez
        Exitos En Vivo, La Mafia
      • Country / Instrumental
        Cat Walk, Flaco Jimenez and Lee Roy
      • Blues Albums / Traditional
        The Last Real Texas Blues Band, featuring Doug Sahm

    • More bad luck for Freddy Fender. This time his house in Corpus Christi caught on fire. Firefighters were able to save most of the house, thanks to a passing police officer on patrol that spotted the smoke. Other bad luck this artist has encountered was his prison term for possession of marijuana, the deaths of two band members in a bus accident and a 1983 bankruptcy. On the good side, in a 1991 comeback, his Texas Tornados won a Grammy Award for Soy de San Luis in the Mexican-American category. He's most famous for the song Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.

    • From the Dallas Morning News by Mario Tarradell:
        TOP 10 LATIN CONCERTS in the DFW area.
      1. Shelly Lares, Texas Stadium, May 6
      2. Jossie Esteban y La Patrulla 15, Club Babalu, Aug. 24,
      3. Jay Perez, Iguana Mirage, Feb. 14
      4. Tito Puente, Club Avaion, July 30
      5. Vicente and Alejandro Fernandez, Dallas Convention Center, Oct. 14
      6. Viva Tejas, Reunion Arena, July 16
      7. Julio Iglesias, Will Rogers Auditorium, Sept. 16
      8. Mana, Dallas Convention Center, Nov. 22
      9. Luis Miguel, Starplex, Oct. 19
      10. Emilio, State Fair of Texas, Oct. 22

        TOP 10 LATIN ALBUMS in the DFW area.
      1. Mana, Cuando Los Angeles Lloran (WEA Latina)
      2. Joel Nava, Joel Nava (Arista Texas)
      3. Gloria Estefan, Abriendo Puetas (Epic)
      4. Albita, No Se Parece A Nada (Crescent Moon/Epic)
      5. Vicente Fernandez, Aunque Me Duele El Alma (Song Discos)
      6. Alejandro Fernandez, Que Seas Muy Feliz (Song Discos)
      7. Pete Astudillo, Como Te Extrano (EMI Latin)
      8. Julio Iglesias, La Carretera (Song Latin)
      9. La Ley, Invisible (WEA Latina)
      10. Julian, Siete Mananas (WEA Latina)

    • The 1995 National Council of La Raza Bravo Awards will air at 9 p.m. Dec 28 on Fox. Jimmy Smits of NYPD Blue and Jennifer Lopez co-star of the movie Money Train, hosted the event.
        Also appearing:
      • Albita cuban singer
      • Kenny Loggins
      • Tish Hinojosa from Austin, Tx.
      • Ricadro Montalban from Fantasy Island
      • Paula Abdul
      • Paul Rodriguez
      • Gregory Nava who directed Mi Familia
      • Anna Thomas
      • Jon Seda
      • Jacob Vargas of Mi Familia, Mi Vida Loca, Get Shorty
      • Jackie Guerra of First Time Out sitcom
      • Hector Elizondo
      • Elizabeth Pena
      • Liz Torres
      • Abraham Quintanilla receives an award from Selena
      • Barrio Boyzz

    I just read in Tejano Review, Thanksgiving edition, that EMI Latin confirms that Stephanie Lynn & High Energy have split up. Stephanie Lynn will begin touring without her dancing brothers. Anybody else hear anything else with regards to this?
    This is a major split. They said it had something to do with personal differences.

    La Tropa F is now recording with EMI Latin and their new albums is expected out around Feb '96.
    Delia Gonzales was one of the honored guests at the First Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) that was held at the University of Texas at Arlington today. Among other things, she said that after alot of talking, the group decided to call themselves: Delia Y Culturas. She also told me her birthdate so that I may put it on the Tejano Home Page's Birthday List. Her father was kind enough to offer to send me Delia's biography that he's writing for CMAS to put on the Tejano Home Page.
    BTW, not only did Dee leave the Culturas band, Kavin (the white sax player) followed Dee, too.

    Hector Galan, producer of Songs of the Homeland was another honored guest at CMAS said that he was working a series of Tejano Music called "Journey to ATZLAN". It should be completed by April 1996. Hector Galan was also co-producer of "Chicano". He mentioned that used to played with Sunny and the Sunglows back in the '60s.
    Thanks to Doug Shannon for the following correction:
    Roland James at KRIO said that Rey C. was Xelencia's keyboardist.
  • I heard on Sunday night on Puro Tejano that Rey Cadillos has died in a car accident. Tonight that was verified. I think that he was the lead singer of Xelencia. I'm not sure though. The person was a member of the group.
    The reason I think it was the singer is because during the announcment, they played a small clip of Xelencia's latest video showing only the singer. But their "Por Tu Celos" CD does not list Rey Cadillos as a member of the band.
  • Emilio Navaira sang the National Athem at the Texas Stadium for the Cowboys games Sunday Sept. 24th. Also, he's going to be on Good Morning America Tuesday morning.
    Sorry, the local radio station made a mistake. Emilio is going to be on Good Morning Texas, not on Good Morning America.
  • Latest rumor on Dee Burleson is that he's in a new tejano band called Dee and Vivo. Their first performance will be in Lubbock around the first part of Oct.
  • Delia & Dee from Culturas announced on Sat. at the Texas Stadium Tejano Diez Y Seis fest on Sat, Sep 16 that the group itself was not breaking up, but that only Dee was leaving the band to play with another band other types of music including Tejano music.
  • Culturas is breaking up! It seems like Delia and Dee decided to go their own way. The rumor is that Dee is supposedly burned out and wanted out of the music business for a while. Their last show together will be in Dallas at the Texas Stadium on Sept. 16, 1995. Check out their Biography for information on the group.
  • CocaCola produced and distributed 10,000 TAMACC 20th Anniversary commemorative bottles of Coca Cola at the 1995 TAMACC Convention and Business Expo held in Dallas, Tx, July 20-22.
  • According to The Dallas Morning News, Freddy Fender is moving on fromp picante sauce to Mexican-style cheeses. The rockabilly singer's spicy "King of Tex-Mex" sauce began appearing this week in Southwest grocery stores. His three cheeses will debut next week. "My label is struggling to get into the market, but as soon as I can afford to get it on TV, it's going to take off", Mr Fender said recently in San Antonio.
    • State Fair of Texas in Dallas lineup:i
      • Mazz on Oct 8
      • Emilio Navaira on Oct 22.
    • The National Council of La Raza honored Tony Casillas. He used to play for the Cowboys, now plays for the New York Jets.

  • The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its 15th Annual "Stars on the Rise" Educational Banquet. The banquet will take place at 6pm July 12 in the Hyatt Hotel in Dallas. For reservations call 214-523-3466.
               For information on Selena's Fan Club:
               Selena's Fan Club
               P.O. Box 5421
               Corpus Christi, Tx
  • Good Housekeeping magazine will do a cover story in Aug on Selena. USA Today will have a section regarding her new CD on their July issue. On July 16th Entertainment Tonight will have a story on her. And probably on July 17, Good Morning America will have something to say about her new CD.
  • Shelly Laras will be performing at the 9th Annual West End's Taste of Dallas, July 16 at 4pm. See you there! And it's free.
  • And at the Reunion Arena in Dallas on July 16 at 7pm Viva Tejas with:
    • Tropa F,
    • Vikki Carr,
    • Joe Lopez of Grupo Mazz,
    • Lucha Villa,
    • Mariachi Vargas,
    • Shelly Lares,
    • Roberto Pulido,
    • Little Joe,
    • Dee & Delia from Culturas and
    • Campanas de America.

  • Culturas will be in Dallas at the Tejano West on July 16 and at the Loews Anatole on July 21. They'll also be at the Spring Creek Festival in Garland on the 29th. I'll be at that one for sure!
  • Winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami held on June 7, 1995:
           La Diferenzia - Regional Mexican Album of the Year-New Artist.
           La Mafia's "Vida" - Pop Song of the Year.
           Selena's "No Me Queda Mas" - Video of the Year.
           Selena's "Amor Prohibido" - Album of the Year.
                                     - Female Artist.
                                     - Song of the Year.

  • Texans have been working for decades to win back a flag that flew over the Alamo in 1836. The bill passed Thursday by the House and sent to Gov. George W. Bush would authorize negotiations with Mexico to obtain the flag either through a trade or loan.
  • The Spanish Radio Asso. has named J.C. Penney the Spanish Advertiser of the Year. The association will present crystal awards to D.D. "Dean" Erickson, Don Hoggatt, Gary Patz, Fausto Marisy and Patricia Hincapie, all of J.C. Penney, and Berry Brown Advertising of Dallas.
  • The 2nd Annual Freddy Fender HomeFest is tenatively scheduled for Sept. 28-30 in Freddy Fender's home town, San Benito, Tex. Check out the Tejano News section for some Tejano chismes.
  • According to el Norteno Record Shop in San Antonio, the top selling music based on actual record sales, are:
          TW    LW  Artist                       Title
           1 -   7  Selena.......................Tejano Classics
           2 -   4  Selena.......................Entre Mi Mundo
           3 -   3  Selena.......................Live
           4 -   1  Selena.......................Amor Prohibido
           5 -   6  Selena.......................Ven Conmigo
           6 -   5  Selena.......................12 Super Exitos
           7 -  16  Selena.......................16 Super Exitos
           8 -  27  Selena.......................Selena
           9 -  55  Selena y Graciela............Reinas Del Puelbo
          10 - 198  Zarko........................Hoy Se Casa Mi Amor
          11 -   2  Tigres Del Norte.............El Ejemplo
          12 -  96  Selena.......................Mis Primeras Grabaciones
          13 -  83  Selena.......................Alpha
          14 -  79  Selena.......................Munequito De Trapo
          15 -  78  Selena.......................Female Vocalist
          16 - new  Bryndis......................Tu Amor Secreto
          17 - new  Hometown Boys................Luces De Nueva York
          18 -  12  Salgado, Michael.............Cruz De Madera
          19 -   9  Elida y Avante...............Atrevete
          20 -  20  Intocable....................Fuego Eterno
          Legend: TW-This Week   LW-Last Week

  • La Diferenzia is taking its pop-and-tropical-tinged brand of Tejano to Mexico and Miami. There latest CD has sold over 50,000 copies (that gold in the world of Latin music).
  • Emilio has stopped using his Navaira surname. He is headed for an Anglo country crossover when he releases his first all-English country album later this year.
  • Cultura and Tropa F are busying touring in support of their latest efforts, Baba Dice by Culturas and Hermanos Hasta El Fin by Tropa F.