POSTER CONTEST AUGUST 5th!!! Okay folks, it's time for our first contest ever and this is how it goes. On August 5, 1998 will be performing at Artist Square in downtown Dallas, TX along with Ruben Ramos and the Texas Revolution. What we're looking for is the best poster that has the words STAMPEDE and/or ALGO NUEVO somewhere in the wording. During the course of our performance, we will be judging the posters that are out in the crowd. Sometime during or after our performance, someone will come up to you and let you know that you won. What do you win? You, and a friend will get to go back stage and meet the band, have your picture taken with the band (which we'll enlarge, sign, and send to your home), a t-shirt or two, and probably a CD. So remember, the words STAMPEDE and/or ALGO NUEVO need to be on the poster, make it readable from the stage, and you just might be the lucky winner of our first ever contest. Good luck and we'll see you at Artist Square in downtown Dallas, TX.
La Mafia Launches New Album with Video
Playboy Playmate Monica Mesones Featured in Music Video
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HOUSTON-The reigning "ídolos de América" and two-time Grammy Award-winning supergroup La Mafia persues new musical terrain with the launch of yet another huge record. Aptly titled Euforia, the new CD features the work of some of today's more popular songwriters among them Roberto Morales, Victor Daniel, Chein García Alonso and Jorge Luis Piloto, author of numerous La Mafia hits, such as "Estás Tocando Fuego" y "Enamorada".
Produced by Mando Lichtenberger Jr., the album will be introduced with "Pido," a beautiful bolero written by Piloto. "We just finished shooting a video for the song," said Lichtenberger, a founding member of the band.
For Lichtenberger, the video represents his debut as a director. "It's the first time I direct," explained Lichtenberger from the La Mafia offices in Houston. "We've wanted to film in Houston for a while. I hired Maverick Video out of San Antonio. We're happy with the result."
"Since Mando always takes care of things like image and artistic concepts, we encouraged him to go for it. We trusted him as a director, and I think it helps towards creating a complete team while maintaining our own creative vision," added Oscar De La Rosa, La Mafia lead vocalist.
The single, a bolero-styled ballad, is already being compared favorably to monster romantic La Mafia hits like "Me Estoy Enamorando (I'm Falling in Love)," "Vida (Life)," and "Para Siempre Contigo (Forever with You)," revealing the essential La Mafia, with a style that is traditional and contemporary at the same time.
Filmed entirely in the Houston area, La Mafia's hometown, the video also stars Monica Mesones, an actress and model who has appeared in several La Mafia music videos. A former Houstonian since relocated to Los Angeles, Mesones was a Playboy Magazine "Playmate" centerfold, gracing the magazine's Latin American spanish-language edition last year.
"Pido," which ships to radio on August 3rd, will be the first of several singles to be released from Euforia, the full-length CD scheduled to hit record stores September 1st. For more information, call Abel Salas at 713-224-3203.
- Rudy Trevino, executive director of TTMA, will be officially announcing his resignation at 10am this morning in San Antonio at the Pica de Gallo restuarant. The reason for his resignation given to Pancho of KICK-FM was that Mr. Trevino wanted to take TMA all over the states and expand the show to include catagories like Latin Entertainer, DJ, Producers, Promoter, etc., but the TTMA board of directors didn't approve. So Mr. Trevino is starting another awards show, the TEMA (Tejano Entertainment & Music Association) which will include such catagories.
- In the Metro Section of the San Antonio Express News dated
Friday July 17, 1998 on page 3B it reads "Tejano Awards
Pioneer Resigns" Rudy Trevino Exective Director of TTMA
resigned on July 14, 1998. The paper states that he seeks
Message left on the Tejano Journal 2000tm.
- Marlissa Vela
- Title: Marlissa
This is the debut CD for this 2nd generation performer, as she is the 26 year old daughter of "El Coco Rayado" himself, Ruben Vela. Marlissa just appeared on the Domingo show, and will be doing a tour of the Military bases in San Antonio, the latter part of July. She has modeled in the past and now has focus her attention to performing. She regurlary open for her fathers band as well as doing solo performances with her own band. Look for fantastic things from this artist in the future. The current CD single for Marlissa is "Mi Primer Amor".
- Albert Zamora Y Talento
- Title: Dale Kranke
Albert stole the show at this years TTma Las Vegas showcase, he closed his performance with his new CD single Kranke, a song recorded by Steve Jordan, almost 20 years ago. The responce has been fantastic, this is sure to be his biggest hit since "Prieta Casada" some 4 years ago. The new CD is packed with great material from start to finish, including some Norteno flavored cuts as only Albert can perform them. He is currenty on tour in Monterrey, Mexico. From there he goes to Kanasas city then to Michigan, he also recently appeared in Chicago and his touring schedule remains full, as he is in big time demmand.
- Joe Ramos Y Ellos
- Title: Amor Y Lagrimas
This is Joe Ramos' 2nd CD release. This traditional conjunto remains true to their roots with thick 3 part harmonies in the style of Juan Sifuentes and Conjunto Bernal. Still best known as Tony De LA Rosa's lead singer for many years, Joe Ramos continues to make his own mark in Conjunto music. This CD is strong and should do very well for the group.
- Jerry and the Ruf-Nex
- Title: Bring back my Heart
Tejano Country is alive and well with new CD release. Jery and the Ruf-Nex actually enjoy a cross cultural following,. as he does many english performances as well as traditional tejano shows. The majority of this CD is spanish with 1 full english cut and 1 bi-lingual cut. The current CD single from this CD is the traditional favorite "Cielito Lindo".
- Los Campeones De Raul Ruiz
- Title: Rey De Corazones
This Conjunto continues to be one of Corpus Christi's favorites. The have been active in the music scene for over 20 years. There music is easily recognizable as they have developed their own unique style and sound. This CD should prove that like fine wine, Los Campeones only get better as time goes by.
Hacienda also just released the 2 singles from the Jackie Y Romantico CD, Jackie's new single are Lucerito (traditional ranchera) & Dame Tu Amor (up tempo cumbia)
- Marlissa Vela
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|Braving 100+ degree weather, Cielo, a local Dallas band got the show going downtown Dallas at Artist Square for the 3rd Annual Free Tejano Wednesday Concerts brought to you by Rincon Event's Production.|
|If you're into old school Tejano music, then the Latin Express band is the band for you. This 8 member band ranging from ages 7 to 30 (I'm guessing but will have the real number soon) put on a great show. This was the perfect band to prelude "El Gato Negro", Ruben Ramos.|
|Infact, Ruben Ramos was so impress by the Roy, Latin Express's bongo player, he invited him to play with them.|
|The grand finale was of course Ruben Ramos. The heat didn't slow this man down a bit. Doing numbers from his new CD as well as some of his old time favorites, he kept the crowd going way into the heat of the night.|