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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Among Mexican-Americans in the United States, mariachi music has maintained its popularity for more than a century, especially in states that border Mexico, like Texas. But there are now mariachi groups in all parts of the United States and in some European and Asian nations as well. Mariachi music has long been popular with San Antonio's large Mexican-American population. But among the young people performing at this event was 12-year-old Anani
UC Riverside’s Stephanie Martinez often spends Sundays playing the violin and singing with her group, Mariachi Divas, at Disney California Adventure. But this past Sunday, Martinez instead walked on stage to accept a Grammy award with her bandmates in Los Angeles. “We were in shock,” Martinez said Monday. “It’s like, amazing. It’s a steppingstone for women. We feel, if we can accomplish that, what more can we do, and everyone else — all the women
Hey, remember when Alex Rodriguez needed that vacation to "rest mentally" after the legal mess he entangled himself in? Looks like he took it. Some pictures of the embattled Yankee third baseman, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season, surfaced on Twitter. As the Daily News reported last week, Rodriguez put a new spin on his ban, saying he wanted some time off. “I think that in the year 2014, the league could have
When Mexico wants to challenge the world's top athletes in alpine skiing, it turns to one man. His name is Hubertus von Hohenlohe, he's 55 years old, and he dresses in a flamboyant, skin-hugging suit seemingly borrowed from a vihuela-strumming mariachi. Von Hohenlohe is a force of nature: Germanic prince, a pop singer called Andy Himalaya and Royal Disaster, professional athlete, photographer, lover (presumably), mariachi-suit wearer (most definitely). Read more: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/01/mexicos-olympic-ski-team-one-guy-mariachi-suit/8258/ [sale]Get Your Mariachi On![/sale] [products
Mariachi World Record
To celebrate the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium, the City of Pasadena and stadium officials announce that a record-breaking attempt of 600 mariachis are scheduled to perform at the Mexico vs. Panama match on Sunday, July 7, as part of the tournament's opening doubleheader.  Distinguished guests include representatives from local cities, the Mexican and Panamanian consulates and celebrities.  GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® officials will be on hand to confirm the new
SAN ANTONIO -- A local boy who has won national attention through his appearances on a television singing competition has become the focal point of a social media storm. Sebastien de la Cruz answered the call to sing the National Anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals after Darius Rucker canceled at the last minute. The 11-year-old had no idea how much people would be buzzing about the performance. "When I started mariachi, I
Calaca Records recording artist Mariachi Nuevo Real releases "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" / "Llévame Al Juego De Beisbol". This American baseball classic has been arranged in Mariachi by Hector Rivera. Many professional baseball teams today are perfectly willing to acknowledge the importance of heritage in their efforts to court fans. In fact, the Dodgers' organization of Los Angeles has a long history of promoting diversity and connecting with its Latin and multicultural
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[video file="fueunplacer-idol"] Victoria Acosta earned her golden ticket to Hollywood singing what she loves best: mariachi music. The San Antonio, Texas, native represented her city and her Latin roots when she auditioned on “American Idol” Wednesday night. “I started singing mariachi when I was 6 years old,” said Acosta on the show. “My parents wanted me to be more involved with my culture so they got me in an all-girl mariachi group and we started
[gallery columns="2" ids="1581,1584,1583,1582"]Día De Los Reyes (Three Kings Day) may seem to fall outside of the December Holiday celebration; however, it’s part of the religious symbolism of Christmas, and it is celebrated In Mexico, as well as in other Latin American countries. Nowadays, in many places in the United States, such as New York City, Día de Reyes is becoming a popular celebration, and children especially, look forward to it every year. Día de los
The Palmview Texas High School Mariachi and Folklorico group have just been chosen to play in the prestigious 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.. KVEO's Erin Murray has the story. [sale]Get Your Mariachi On![/sale] [products skus="760551015822, 760551211323, 760551015921, 760551211729, 760551004628, 760551301321, 760551012920, 760551250629, 760551006929, 760551030009"]
[gallery columns="2" orderby="rand"] For Mexicanos and Mexico-Americanos, there is nothing better than mariachi music to help celebrate a wedding, birthday, funeral, graduation, hiring, firing, or national or religious holiday. The music is both fancy and accessible, assisting celebrants in expressing their emotions and opening their hearts through song. With a few guitars, trumpets, and violins, a mariachi band adds a symphonic and traditional atmosphere to any event. The feast day of La Virgen de Guadalupe
The brand says that DeLeon Tequila is produced in the highlands of Purisima del Rincon in a village named after the Immaculate Conception. The story is that a family has tended a distillery and grown agave in the soil of a mountainous region higher than 7,500 feet above sea level. They say that agave cultivated at this altitude is sweeter, with more honey, citrus, and floral notes. The water comes from two natural spring wells