Monthly Archives: April 2009

Cowtown (Ft Worth) Cinco de Mayo POSTPONED……

I just learned about this postponement from a bulletin posted on MySpace by Bajara de Oro….  Check the Official site at http://www.cowtowncincodemayo.com for updates on the new date…..

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San Benito (TX) to build monument to Freddy Fender….

freddyfendersanbenitowater1 If you visit Freddy Fender’s hometown of San Benito, TX you will be greeted by this image of him on the the Water Tower, and in 2007 a museum  which chronicles his life was opened.   On June 6, 2009 a monument to him will be  dedicated at the city cemetery.  As part of a $200,000 project, the city will unveil a headstone that will stand 5 feet high within a circular walkway.Six pillars will feature plaques that will tell the story of Baldemar Huerta (his real name), who was born in the city’s El Jardin barrio.
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Click HERE to read the entire article in the Valley Morning Star.

Click HERE to read the 2007 article about the Freddy Fender Museum by Elaine Ayala of  Express News on FreddieFender.com.

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Another Cinco de Mayo Event in the Dallas-Ft Worth area… Duncanville May 2, 2009

duncanville-cinco-de-mayo-2OK DFW on Sunday May 3 you will have to make a choice between the Cinco de Mayo  event in Dallas or the one in Ft Worth, BUT this one does not conflict with either of them, and since it ends early you could rest up and still head over to either Ft Worth or Dallas the next day.

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Hohner and Flaco Jimenez announce new signature accordion…

flaco_accordionHohner, Inc., is proud to announce the new Flaco Jimenez Signature Accordion, celebrating the lifetime achievement and legacy of accordion legend Flaco Jimenez. Five-time Grammy Award winning Flaco Jimenez has played Hohner accordions on more than 100 albums, spanning over five decades. Hohner wishes to honor this special relationship and inspire players all over the world with this signature accordion dedicated to Flaco’s rich musical heritage.

Click HERE to read the rest of the press release,  and view more photos.

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Fair Park (Dallas) 2009 Cinco de Mayo event is Sunday April 26 , it is free and includes some Tejanos…. (and yes they are Tejanos , whether you consider their music to be Tejano or not so don’t get me started ;-)

It’s kind of last minute, but I just learned about it tonight (Saturday).

Anyway, Duelo and K1 are  included in the lineup. See the flyer below:

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La Mafia has been invited to be a part of the Tribute to Jose Jose at the at the Teatro United Palace in New York on June 13…

Oscar will be singing two of his favorite Jose Jose songs with the Jose Jose orchestra.  The following is the press release:

OSCAR DE LA ROSA
Cantara en Homenaje
a José José
en Nueva York
José José
Y Sus Amigos Por Siempre
“EL GRAN HOMENAJE”
Sabado 13 de Junio 2009
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José José
Oscar De La Rosa de (La Mafia)
Pablo Montero , Cristian Castro
Olga Breeskin , Mariana Seoane
Sexappeal , Sergio Hernandez
Anais , Juanga

Oscar De La Rosa de La Mafia sera parte de los amigos de José José que se reunen en Nueva York para cantar sus exitos de mas de 40 años de carrera. Los artistas participantes escogeran entre 150 exitos del llamado Principe de la Cancion para cantar en vivo acompañados de la orquesta de José José .
 

Oscar De La Rosa of La Mafia will be joining “los amigos de José José” – friends of José José who will be in New York to perform hits from José José’s  40 year career. Each participating artist will select a few songs of his 150 hits to perform live with José José’s Orchestra.

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TejanOlympics in Waco, TX in 2010….

Looks like this is going to be a big event since they are planning a whole year in advance….

Read more about it at TejanoOlympics.com or on the TejanOlympics MySpace

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