Tejano music will always be cool

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Ever hear the Barbara Mandrell song, “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool?” Well, I was Tejano … when Tejano WAS cool … and still am; even now that Tejano music is not the coolest thing in Spanish music anymore. My Uncle Manny and I are die-hard Tejano music fans. […]

Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show

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Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the event after New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Oregon radio stations played their singles, “Porque Te Quiero,” which translates to “Why Do I Love You,” […]

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin Jazz to the final concert of the Clovis Community College’s 2007-2008 Cultural Arts Series. The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 25. Tickets are $13 and available at the CCC […]

A decade after Selena, Spanish music going full circle

By Helena Rodriguez I’m the black sheep in my family. There’s been an ongoing feud between my sisters, my dad and I, with all of them against lonesome me in a battle of the bands. We argue over what kind of regional Spanish music rules: The Mexican border-based, working-class sound of Norteño music, which is […]

Music creates new experiences

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you out there in newspaper land can say you’ve enjoyed both classical and conjunto music — on the same night? The music of famous symphonic composers and contemporary Tejano musicians? The smooth brass and strings of a philharmonic — and the rumbling, accordion-fueled sound of a Tex-Mex band? That’s […]