Fiesta Racine 2011 set for August 12, 13 and 14…

I see from my site stats that a lot of people have been surfing into last year’s post for information on this event.  From what I’m seeing on the poster, it looks like they are calling it Fiesta Racine this year instead of Fiesta Mexicana….

The new single from Oscar’s upcoming solo album is now available on iTunes! (via Gringz’s La Mafia Weblog)

The new single from Oscar's upcoming solo album is now available on iTunes! Oscar’s Solo album will be released around the end of this year or early next year. (And no he is not leaving La Mafia) … Read More

via Gringz’s La Mafia Weblog

UPDATE: La Mafia’s CD “La Mafia Live in the 80s” will be in stores on 9-6-2011 (via Gringz’s La Mafia Weblog)

Updated to reflect the change in release date…
The CD will also be available on iTunes

Hector Saldaña: KXTN sets Vann music benefit (Tonight , 6-23-2011 ,at Grahams in SA, La Mafia, Shelly, DLG, Palominos)

Thursday, KXTN-FM, the Hispanic American Police Commanders Association and several prominent Tejano musicians come together to remember Vann at a benefit concert at Graham Central Station.

“It’s a goodwill gesture on our part,” said Jonny Ramirez, KXTN morning drive-time personality, about the concert featuring La Mafia, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Los Palominos, Shelly Lares and Paula De Anda y La Calma.

Read more via: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/entertainment_columnists/hector_saldana/article/Hector-Salda-ntilde-a-KXTN-sets-Vann-music-1434159.php

Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times

ALICE —

Whether the term is Chicano, Mexican-American, conjunto or ranchero, the musical roots are all the same.

Tejano music in South Texas is a cultural experience, and while some believe it is dying, others are working to preserve it.

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum in Alice is doing just that.

Read more via Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com

RIP Cha Cha.

Conjunto legend Abelardo “Cha Cha” Jimenez Sr. died early Wednesday morning after battling liver cancer. He was 64.

Read more via Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com.

Alice Echo News – Alice, TX > Archives > Obituaries > Javier Villanueva

RIP JV, you will be missed.


Javier Villanueva, “J.V.” and “The Dean of Tejano”, went to be with the Lord June 10, 2011, at the age of 61 surrounded by his family. He was born in Alice, Texas on June 10, 1950 to Antonio and Ernestina Villanueva.

Read more via Alice Echo News – Alice, TX > Archives > Obituaries > Javier Villanueva.