ON STAGE with……. Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
ON STAGE with……Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Photo’s by: Ramon Hernández
Entertaining San Antonio audiences for the twelfth time Ballet Folkólrico de México de Amalia Hernández graced us with another unforgettable performance this past weekend. Thanks to ARTS San Antonio for bringing back the dynamic choreography, vibrant costumes and a cast of 65-70 dancers whose artistic and physical excellence wow the audience from the Matachines opening scene to the gaiety of the Jalisco finale. Accompanying the dancers on stage are 15 musicians and a Mariachi band that are part of the world famous and highly lauded Ballet Folklórico group.
Whatever Happened to Sunny (Youngs)?
Published October 7, 2012 | By Ramón Hernández
Le Grand is now on national television and we have unable to locate Ruth. However, Sunny is back in San Antonio as Laura Youngs and last month the Houston-born Air Force brat came to the Hispanic Entertainment Archives to give us her story.
Poetry Reading @ Barnes & Noble
Poetry Reading @Barns & Noble
Story and photos by joseph Martinez
Every Tuesday at 7:00 Pm, Barns& Noble book store across from north star mall . There is a collection of local talented group of poets reciting well thought out poetry.
Heading this group is the “Sun Poet Society” Rod C Stryker. With his Mac Book in tow, Rod spoke of a person named “Ted Baines”. Now if you repeat something long enough. Some people will tend to believe and in this case it dose apply. Ted, of course is not of this world but in the wonderful mine of Mr. Stryker
“Las Tesoros de San Antonio” A WestSide Story”
“Las Tesoros de San Antonio”
“A Westside Story”
Jorge Sandoval is a local actor, filmaker, photographer and technican. He returns to filmaking with the exiting documentary “Las Tesoros de San Antonio”/A WestSide Story.”Experience the sights and sounds.
Saturday, 6th Oct, 2-3:00PM
Central Library Auditorium
Sunday, 7th Oct ,2-3:30 PM
Bazan Branch Library
Enjoy a Romantic Evening of Music with El Bolero II
El Bolero II is a musical program that promises to seduce its listeners with an array of romantic ballads.
And as Patricia Pérez-Lemppaf, the show’s artistic director says, “However, remember that falling in love and being in love can sometimes end in heartache. So be prepared for this music to capture your soul and the lyrics transcend you and make you reminisce about a past or present love.
“So whether you’re in love, have fallen out of love or you’re in the process of conquering a sweetheart, the bolero will enlighten your heart and soul with visions of passionate love.”
This is what makes me MAD as
Here is what was published by ThinkProgress.com
96 Year-Old Latino Former Arizona Governor Detained By Border Patrol In 100 Degree Heat
By Ian Millhiser on Jul 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm
This man is Raúl Héctor Castro. He is 96 years old, a former Arizona governor, and a former United States Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina. He was born in Mexico, and is a United States citizen.
Güero Polkas reflects back on 48 years
Story and photos by Ramón Hernández
He was born Ricardo “Richard or Rick” Peña Dávila, but is best known as Güero Polkas and the Wolfman Jack of Tejano radio.
His radio experience dates back to 1954 when he was nine years old and used to cue the vinyl records for his father, Manuel Sr., who would follow Willie Nelson’s 3-5 p.m. shift at KBOP in Pleasanton, Texas.
“I would pull my ear close to the record so I could hear and cue the records without earphones. Many years later Willie remembered me as that little kid at KBOP radio since my dad relieved him, then Willie would come back to do the 7 p.m. to sunset shift,” Rick said.
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.
Fans Stepped Up to the Plate for Joe López
At 11 a.m. people were already lined up to purchase a plate of beef with rice and beans at Big Al’s Garden Bar in New Braunfels as mobile DJ Ray Rosales played a non-stop array of Joe Lopez and Mazz hits.
Incidentally, Big Al’s is owned by José Reyes, who didn’t hesitate to volunteer the use of his venue. And while Ramón Chapa helped to coordinate the event, this writer was not aware that the true organizer of this event was in effect Raúl Lagunas, therefore mil disculpas, and you now stand vindicated.
Tejano Cruise #3
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When you see the full page of color photos that accompany this article, those that didn’t go on the most recent cruise organized by Jacob and Marta Dominguez, will see what they missed out on.
Thus this article could have easily been titled “Mira lo que te perdiste” because as some Tejano musicians say, “So many women and so little time.” In this case there were so many beaches (not bitches), shops, flea market bargains and so much diversity in food, there was not enough time to see, buy, eat or do it all. However, there will be a Tejano Cruise #4.