Jenni Rivera

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Saturday Night: 22nd Annual Mariachi Invitational at Arena Theatre

    HLS&R Go Tejano Committee 22nd Annual Mariachi Invitational Arena Theater 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 >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    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. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Radioactive Duo

    Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.

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    December 13, 2012

    Remember Jenni Rivera, Even If You Didn't Know Her

    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. Rewind: Fans Mourn Popular Mexican-American Banda Singer Jenni Rivera's Death A Facebook post in my timeline changed that. "R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Fans Mourn Popular Mexican-American Banda Singer Jenni Rivera's Death

    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. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    La Gran Senora

    Jenni Rivera flirts with pop crossovers but remains true to regional Mexican music.

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    November 14, 2008

    Jenni Rivera's Tough Latin Grammy Luck

    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 as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Aftermath: Latin Grammys at Toyota Center, Pt. 1

    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 building, ... More >>