HLS&R Go Tejano Committee 22nd Annual Mariachi Invitational
March 9, 2013
In both numbers and influence, the Go Tejano Committee is one of the largest and strongest within the entire Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. It raises and awards millions of dollars worth of scholarships for hig ... More >>
Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage.
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I almost dismissed the life and death of 43-year-old Jenni Rivera, the "Diva of Banda" who died in a plane crash early Sunday, as another headline not applicable to me.
Fans Mourn Popular Mexican-American Banda Singer Jenni Rivera's Death
A Facebook post in my timeline changed that.
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Fans reacted with a mixture of sadness and disbelief to the news that Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, "la Diva de la Banda," was apparently killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico early Sunday. Rivera's brother Gustavo told CNN that his sister was traveling with at least five other people.
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Last night’s Latin Grammys biggest loser was Jenni Rivera - not because she didn’t take home any trophies but because her performances were so dismal. (Amalia Mendoza started spinning in her grave as soon as Rivera hit the first few notes of “Sufriendo a Solas.”) Rivera, who was announced ... More >>
Carlos Santana backstage at the Latin Grammys/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Is music really the universal language? There was no better place to test that ragged old saw than at Thursday’s Latin Grammys at Toyota Center.
As one of the few (if not the only) non-Spanish-speakers in the buildi ... More >>