Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award
Lorenzini Releases First Compact Disc Album
By Ramón Hernández
Lorenzini is living proof that it’s never too late to realize your dreams and/or goals.
You may call him a late bloomer, but then again, it’s better late than never. In this case, at the top of his bucket list was to record and release a compact disc album. Perhaps, it was because he put his own dream aside to be there for his second oldest brother, José “Chepe” López?
By Ramón Hernández
It was 10:19 p.m. on Sunday, June 13 when Javier Galván was involved in a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle near Winters, Texas. And it didn’t take long for the rumor mill to spread word that Galván had perished. And when some people read that he was incapacitated, they took this to mean decapitated.
As everyone now knows, the saddest of news is that three persons did lose their life. They were Marisa Ramos, 20, Cissy Ramos, 46 and seven-year-old Adalynn Muñiz. Therefore, this writer and the entire StreetTalk magazine staff extend our deepest sympathies to their families.
Whatever Happened to Felipe Rose of the Village People? Part 1
By Ramón Hernández
Rather than wait to give you the answer at the end of this article, the spoiler alert is that after a nasty, legal messy battle with another original Village People co-founder, Felipe Rose went solo in 2013 and is now riding high with “Dance Again,” his fourth single as a solo artist.
By the way, this kick-butt tune also features Ada Dire on backup vocals.
Selena Veinticinco Años, the San Antonio event expected to be a blowout tribute to Selena, is the latest local big-scale event to be affected by coronavirus concerns.
The concert with headliners like Pitbull, Becky G and Ally Brooke was planned for May 9 at the Alamodome.
“There are very uncertain times ahead given the nature of what’s going on right now. Our family truly understands everyone’s concerns about the COVID-19 virus. We’ve spent the past several days monitoring the situation and we feel that rescheduling the tribute concert for Selena is in the best interest of everyone,” said Suzette Quintanilla, CEO/President of Q Productions in a news release. “Rescheduling will give people time to feel more comfortable and bring calm and ease during this unprecedented time.”
Two big weekend celebrations have been called off in response to the public health emergency declared by the city.
The Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, which was expected to draw thousands of fans to Market Square through Sunday, has been canceled.
The St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade on the River Walk and the dyeing of the river green also have been canceled.
“The mayor has informed us that they’re canceling all major events, and that includes ours,” said Felix Mendoza, executive director of the Tejano Music Awards.
“We will make an announcement when we will be able to reschedule it.”
More than 200 acts, including Shelly Lares, Stefani Montiel and Hometown Boys, were scheduled to play the fan fair, which started Thursday.
– Feliz Birthday and Happy Cumpleaños!
By the way, tickets for the Selena 25 Tribute range in price from $40 to $200 and are now on sale through the Alamodome Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, go to www.Selena25.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See you there. It’s official. San Antonio is hosting the SELENA XXV-VEINTICINCO AÑOS Tribute Concert.
I’ll make the information simple for everyone with the five “W’s.”
WHO: Scheduled performers are Pitbull, A.B. y Los Kumbia Allstarz, Pete Astudillo, Becky G, Ally Brooke, Isabel Marie, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Elida y Avante, Ricardo Castillón, Rubén Ramos, Gilbert Velásquez; plus, The Lab dancers. Not to be mistaken with “lap” dancers.