Monthly Archives: January 2010

SA Current – MUSIC: The grateful dead

I found this article in SA Current on the Tejano Grammy Nominees

via SA Current – MUSIC: The grateful dead.

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A very nice writeup on Sunny Sauceda on the Houston Chronicle Blog..”Sunny Sauceda talks Grammys, state of Tejano”

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I have to say that I agree 100% with Sunny’s opinion on the “State of Tejano”.

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Tejano Music Awards and Tejano Music Convention to join forces in 2010, July in San Antonio…

This was “breaking news” a few days ago, so for those of you who keep up with La Onda on the internet, you probably already know about this….  , I’m running a little behind, but thought I’d post it on here for those who might be surfing in….   The following is the press release:

From: Board of Directors of the Texas Talent Musicians Association
Producers of the Annual Tejano Music Awards or  The TEJANO MUSIC 2010 weekend countdown will officially begin at the upcoming Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair March 19-21 in San Antonio. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    
Sarah Ruiz Chavez
(913) 660-6515



SAN ANTONIO, TX – In what is being billed as the most important weekend in the Tejano Music industry, TEJANO MUSIC 2010 will bring together the Tejano Music Awards and the Tejano Music National Convention in an unprecedented display of unity from two of the most influential events in the music genre.  Olathe, Kansas-based LatinPointe will produce TEJANO MUSIC 2010 weekend.

“We are pleased to have the Tejano Music Awards join with the Tejano Music National Convention in celebrating our historic 30-year anniversary,” says Frank Salazar, TTMA Board Vice President, “Having the top producers from important events such as the Latino Inaugural Gala, ALMA Awards and Premios Deportes reinforces our belief that this year’s Tejano Music Awards will be spectacular.”

The Tejano Music Awards will be celebrating 30 years of bestowing the industry’s most prestigious annual honors to the best in Tejano music.  The Awards were created in 1980 by the Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) as a way to recognize artistic efforts and achievements in Tejano music.  In its 7th year, the Tejano Music National Convention serves as the meeting ground for Tejano music enthusiasts, fans and other music industry representatives, gathered in support of advancing the growth of the Tejano (Tex-Mex) music genre as an original American art form.  The three-day event, which will be held in San Antonio for the first time, was created by LatinPointe (LP) in 2004.  Past host cities have included Las Vegas and Dallas.
“This year’s partnership between the two entities will be a Tejano fan’s dream,” said LatinPointe CEO and TEJANO MUSIC 2010 Executive Producer David Chavez, “Our commitment to the fans is to deliver an incredible, star-studded experience paying tribute to the 30th year milestone of Tejano music honors!”

TEJANO MUSIC 2010 weekend highlights include the Tejano Experience USA Expo and Fanfare featuring live bands and more than 60 exhibitor booths with music artists interacting with fans in a family-friendly setting.  Workshops and seminars are scheduled for artists and fans, as well music master classes.  A mega dance will feature the hottest recording artists in the industry, as well as to showcase new artists.  The weekend culminates with the presentation of the 30th annual Tejano Music Awards.
For the latest announcements on registration, ticket information, and headquarter hotel information, log on to

LatinPointe, Inc. (LP)
TEJANO MUSIC 2010 is produced by LP, the premier agency specializing in connecting, building, and creating unique brands in the Latino market. Through targeted communications, innovative programming, event marketing, and strategic relationship building, LP has been breaking ground with work on some of the most visible Hispanic brands in the U.S. LP’s CEO David Chavez has stood alone as the only
Latino to executive produce two prime-time television specials in both English and Spanish.
The ABC Network ALMA Awards and the Univision Network Premios Deportes.

Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA)
Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music; and to provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic
efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events.
TTMA is based in San Antonio, Texas: “The Tejano Music Capital of the World.”®

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2010 Grammys are this Sunday , Jan 31… Good luck to the Tejano nominees…

Best Tejano Album
‘Borders Y Bailes,’ Los Texmaniacs
‘Divina,’ Stefani Montiel
‘All The Way Live,’ Jay Perez
‘Point Of View,’ Joe Posada
‘Radiación Musical,’ Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso

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The very first video recorded by a Tejano artist: Patsy Torres “Lover to Lover”

I was just surfing around on You Tube under Tejano Music and found this video. The description states Vintage Patsy Torres music video Lover to Lover. First music video ever recorded by a Tejano artist and the first to be played on MTV”. It doesn’t give the year, going by the big hair and the outfits, I’d guess somewhere between the late 80s and around 1990.

Seeing this video made me want to learn more about Patsy. The best bio I could find on her is the one on the CD Universe site, quite an impressive bio, makes me wonder why we don’t hear more about her. Click HERE (and then click on “full description” to read it).

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Video: Stefani Montiel on Tejano y Mas, interview and singing “Tipo Ideal” from her Grammy nominated CD “Divina”

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So did AB and Cruz really kiss and make up?

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Apparently this is old news, the article on the Univision site is dated October 2009, and according to the article they have been talking since May,  so who knows if it’s still on or not, what can I say, with AB you never know.   I can’t believe that I’m just now stumbling onto this information and that I haven’t heard anyone talking about it.  They seem to be keeping a low profile, so we shall see what develops in 2010 between these two.

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