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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tejano Music Lost Two More Greats in June

Story and photos by Ramón Hernández

Both musicians that passed on were not household names because both fell under the umbrella of the bandleaders.

For years, countless of bands covered “Juana La Cubana,” “La Gallina,” “El Colesterol” plus countless other hits, but each time we heard them on the radio or announced at clubs, it was always the latest hit by Fito Olivares y La Pura Sabrosura. However, the voice that interpreted all these hits was Fito’s brother and drummer, Javier Olivares.

San Antonio Luminaria

Story and photos by Joseph Martinez

It was fun for family and the young at heart at the San Antonio Luminaria2012.

Lights’ Light’s and MORE Lights. Your senses were burning with delight, as you walk on to the ground. Seeing kids just running around and Just having fun old time.

Later in the evening I found a venue playing some jazz music. Being that Jazz appreciation -month just past. I wanted to check it out.  There was an assortment of persons reciting poetry. Some were well seasoned…and some …not so much. But that’s OK. That is what life interesting.

Bobby López Is a Step Ahead of His Peers

Bobby López is at the top of the list when it comes to Tejano radio firsts. That includes being the first Tejano radio personality with a state-of-the-art prosthesis leg and now a trunkful of ‘leg’ jokes.

Now when he hears James Brown sing “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” Bobby changes the lyrics to “Bobby’s Got a Brand New Leg.”

On the serious side, his story about this unexpected life changing experience is also a lesson in hope, tenacity, perseverance, a positive mind-set, faith, acceptance and helping others.