Mexican Singer – Mi Tercera Edad Thu, 24 Nov 2022 03:50:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mexican Singer – Mi Tercera Edad 32 32 San Francisco 49ers defeat Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City at Aztec Stadium Wed, 23 Nov 2022 20:52:30 +0000

The flags of Mexico and the United States were displayed during pre-game festivities between the 49ers and the Cardinals on Monday at Estadio Azteca. This game was the fifth NFL game hosted in Mexico and was the rematch of the league’s first regular season game hosted outside of the United States in 2005. (Photo by Derrian Carter/ Cronkite News)

MEXICO CITY – A house is not a house.

The Arizona Cardinals were supposed to adopt the Estadio Azteca as their home ground for their Monday night game against division foe the San Francisco 49ers. Yet the historic stadium changed hands when Niners loyalists took over the 87,523-seat stadium to help propel San Francisco to a 38-10 win.

From pre-game to post-game, the 49ers and their fans controlled the tone and mood of the game. Fans in scarlet and gold jerseys, Lucha masks and flags filled Aztec Stadium with cheers thunderous for what was supposed to be the away team, and delivered deafening boos to the assigned home team.

(Video by Liam Barrett/Cronkite News)

“I know 49ers fans travel well,” said Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy, who started in place of Kyler Murray for the second time. “They were quite loud. We did the silent count most of the night.

The conclusion of the 2022 NFL International Series was a Super Bowl-like event. The crowd of 78,427 included stars like professional wrestler Pénta El Zero Miedo and super middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez, who entered the draw.

Players with Mexican roots on both teams, including 49ers offensive lineman Alfredo Gutierrez (Mexican), 49ers linebacker Fred Warner (Mexican American) and Cardinals Will Hernandez (Mexican American), ran out of the tunnels with Mexican flags, radiating their love for their country and heritage.

Mexican singer and songwriter Sofia Reyes performed a well-received rendition of the Mexican national anthem, “Himno Nacional Mexicano,” which led to loud chants of “Mexico” echoing throughout the stadium.

“That anthem was really cool,” 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garropolo said. “I’ve never played in an atmosphere like this. It was electric. The fans were crazy. They cheered throughout the game, which (looked like) a football game at times.

Before kickoff, ESPN’s John Sutcliffe delivered an electrifying speech in Spanish that ignited attendees, resembling Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson’s monologue ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl.

Then came the halftime performance of Latin Grammy Award winner Grupo Firme. The crowd treated the group as if they were the Cardinals, loudly booing them throughout their performance.

It was the theme of the evening.

Mexican fans traditionally exude passion for a team, player or artist they either adore or despise. When they feel something, they don’t hide their emotions.

“Man, I love San Francisco but if we couldn’t be here I would love to be here,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “This place is awesome. This was one of the coolest experiences I’ve been on.

Passionate fans provided a college football atmosphere and NFL postseason feel.

The Estadio Azteca served as the venue for the NFL Mexico game between the Cardinals and 49ers. It was the NFL’s first game in Mexico City since 2019. (Photo by Derrian Carter/ Cronkite News)

The crowd went wild on the 49ers’ five touchdowns, and when the Cardinals faced on third and fourth downs, and when San Francisco kicked into great field position, and when the 49ers threw touchdowns at kickoff . Fans waved and sang hit songs, including Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” repeatedly throughout the game.

Fans gave defensive end Nick Bosa a standing ovation after he sacked McCoy to end the first half. Then the Niners faithful covered wide receiver Deebo Samuel with “Deebo” chants after his 39-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

“Man, that was amazing,” 49ers linebacker Warner said. “One of the best experiences I’ve been on, seriously. This whole game was almost like a playoff atmosphere.

San Francisco embraced Mexican culture when 49ers wide receiver and Arizona State alum Brandon Aiyuk salsa after scoring his first touchdown. SF tight end George Kittle brought a taste of America when he sent the ball into the end zone after scoring two touchdowns.

Mexico has more than 48 million NFL fans, and it seemed like most of them were crammed into the multipurpose stadium, turning it into a fiesta. They were hungry for live NFL football, and Monday’s game reinforced their love for American sports.

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This was the first NFL game in Mexico City since 2019. It was the fifth NFL game hosted in Mexico and the rematch of the league’s first regular season game hosted outside the United States in 2005 .

As well as wishing his team would play better, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury faced some off-field issues over the weekend in the City of Palaces. The Cardinals sent Sean Kugler, the team’s offensive line coach and current play coordinator, home Monday before the game, then fired him Tuesday after he allegedly groped a woman in Mexico City on Sunday night, reported ESPN. Kugler is the second Cardinals assistant coach to be charged with assaulting a woman this year.

The Cardinals return to their real stadium on Sunday, hoping to put both things behind them as they host the Los Angeles Chargers.

“We have to rinse it out,” Kingsbury said. “We have a short week with the Chargers coming in… We know we have to play a lot better.”

By then, the harsh ringing in the cardinals’ ears should be gone.

Liam Gallagher Criticized For Singing Oasis Songs On Mexico City Show – See His Shocking Response Here Mon, 21 Nov 2022 00:28:27 +0000

Liam Gallagher’s past relationship with the members of Oasis hasn’t stopped him from singing his songs with the band.

Mexico hosted Gallagher days before his November 19 show at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Viewers received the best setlist from him as he performed 10 Oasis songs out of a total of 16 songs, including “Stand By Me,” “Roll It Over,” “Morning Glory,” and “Wonderwall,” among others. .

While some fans expressed how excited they felt hearing her, others said they were appalled by her choice to sing Oasis songs during her solo concert.

Gallagher, on the other hand, shared a series of vulgar tweets to call out those who criticized him for his setlist choice.

“People say I play many oasis tracks can kiss my ass seeing those kids faces when I drop them is that biblical oasis will never die LG x”, a- he declared, to add“Anyone who has a problem with me singing oasis tunes isn’t a real oasis fan out there, just a massive C****.”

He also has shared the words “Oasis till I die” after the first two rants.

Oasis broke up in 2009 after the members argued over the cancellation of their V Festival in Chelmsford on August 23, 2009. Around this time, Gallagher’s brother Noel Gallagher said the musician the had canceled because he was “hungover”.

But Gallagher dismissed the allegations and urged his brother to apologize to him as he was not drunk at all. Instead, he was apparently suffering from doctor-diagnosed laryngitis.

Oasis Formation, Liam Gallagher’s feuds explored

Oasis’ journey began in 1991 when the Gallaghers, alongside Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan and Tony McCarroll, formed the band in Manchester. His brother Noel became his fifth member after his first concert in August this year.

The bandmates only rose to fame when they released their worst-selling album in 2000. The brothers also caused the biggest fight between the members when they got drunk one night.

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This led to Noel leaving Oasis, but he returned for the band’s scheduled gigs in the UK and Ireland.

Two years later, Alan White, who replaced Tony McCarroll, was arrested alongside Liam Gallagher after their brawl in Munich.

In the years that followed, the band disbanded in 2009 after the release of Noel. Upon disbanding, Oasis sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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How Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo Helps Her 4 Children Learn About Their Multicultural Heritage Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:11:02 +0000

Taboo hopes that through her activism and work, her children can learn more about their multicultural heritage.

The Black Eyed Peas singer – whose first name is Jaime Luis Gomez – is of Mexican and Native American descent, while his wife, Jaymie Gomez, is Filipino. Taboo is the father of four children, sons Josh, Jalen and Journey and daughter Jett.

“I try to empower them to learn and to really respect that they are Filipino, Native American and Mexican, and to learn and educate themselves and participate in contributing,” said Taboo, 47. years, to TODAY at the Latin Recording Academy Person of 2022. the gala of the year at the Michelob Ultra Arena on November 16 in Las Vegas. “Whether it’s taking my son to Standing Rock or taking my eldest son to Standing Rock and standing in solidarity with the water protectors, or taking my kids to Indigenous Peoples Day . I always want them to be aware of my activism and also my love for our culture and what my grandmother meant to me.”

Taboo has Shoshone and Hopi heritage on his maternal side. He thanked his grandmother for helping him learn more about his past. His father’s family is from Sonora, Mexico.

“But it was all indigenous. And that’s why I’m representing tonight,” he added, showing off his turquoise accessories against his all-black look.

The singer made sure to represent his culture by attending the Personality of the Year Gala on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Throughout his decades-long career, the Los Angeles native has made sure to shine a light on his culture through his music and the projects he’s involved in.

“They see how passionate I am about learning, educating and not being afraid to ask questions and not acting like I know everything about my Mexican culture and everything about my indigenous culture” , did he declare. “I’m not sorry for wanting to study culture. I dealt with my identity. That’s why I wrote a book called ‘A Children’s Book About Identity’, about understanding the beauty of both cultures and about really wanting to inspire kids regardless of your identity, gender, race, religion, color, beliefs, background, being proud.”

He also credits his work with Black Eyed Peas and and’s track record, as well as his own, for inspiring people of all races “to be proud of where they come from.”

“And say, ‘Look, these kids in Los Angeles made it, you can do it too,'” he said. “Whatever the success for you, whatever the level, we bring hope and that’s our motivation and that’s what we contribute to the world, that’s love and hope.”

Taboo is about advocating for change and raising awareness about the issues it cares about.

Among them, clemency is sought for Native American activist Leonard Peltier. In 1977, Peltier was sentenced to two life sentences for shooting two FBI agents in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1975, according to The New York Times. Those who support the 77-year-old Peltier’s claim have faced unfair prosecutions and a flawed trial.

“We need to get Leonard Peltier out of jail, who has been there for so many years. I really championed this on Twitter,” Taboo said. “I want the world to know that he’s been around too long and being wrongfully accused. He’s an elder who is an inspiration to Indigenous people. So we have to do our part.”

He added that he used his platform to “show my love and support and to ask for clemency from the President of the United States so that our brother Leonard Peltier is free.”

Taboo and Black Eyed Peas recently released their ninth studio album, “Elevation.” The LP features an array of Latin artists including Shakira, Ozuna, Anitta, Anuel AA and more.

He calls the collaborations “a friendship” and a “natural progression” in the band’s time together.

“We become friends first and we bring that energy. (Black Eyed Peas) we’re proud to be from East LA East LA has a huge Latino population. And most of the music is in Spanish,” he said. he declares. “So growing up, even though (we grew up) loving hip-hop music, we grew up with Juan Gabriel, and Los Bukis and (Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year 2022) Marco Antonio (Solis) and Joan Sebastian and Vicente Fernandez, knowing it was in the back of our heads.”

“And that influence inspired us to do songs with Sergio Mendez, ‘Mas Que Nada’ and songs with Juanes, ‘La Paga’ and songs with Daddy Yankee and Paulina Rubio,” he added. “So it’s a natural progression for us.”

Next up for Taboo includes an appearance on Netflix’s Native American children’s series “Spirit Rangers.” His son Jalen will also voice a character in a potential second season.

“Our season is coming next year in 2023, which is great. Spoiler alert, but we’ve released it. (Creator) Karissa (Valencia) is such an amazing matriarch. She’s such a big inspiration,” a- he declared. “All the creativity and bringing an all-Indigenous writing room, actors, actresses, and empowering Indigenous representation into a mainstream platform is beautiful.”

]]> The 28th Mariachi Extravaganza kicks off this week in San Antonio Mon, 14 Nov 2022 05:41:09 +0000 On a recent afternoon, Osvaldo Chacon, a 21-year-old senior from the University of Texas at San Antonio, picked up his classical guitar and sang a melodic song by famed Mexican singer Luis Miguel.

Eres mi bien, lo que tiene me ecstatic

Why deny that I’m in love with you?

¿Por qué negar que estoy de ti enamorado?

“I grew up listening to the mariachi bolero,” Chacon, who grew up in the small border town of Del Rio, said of the love songs inside the School of Music building on campus. of UTSA. “It’s the music I play and listen to all the time. It is the culture that is part of you. It’s the personality we have and it’s who we are.

The musician practiced his breathing to prepare his voice for the Mariachi Extravaganza scheduled for Wednesday through Friday at the Lila Cockrell Theater in San Antonio.

This year marks the 28th year of the National Mariachi Festival.

“It’s such a great competition,” said Cynthia Muñoz, president of San Antonio-based Muñoz Public Relations, who played mariachi as a child and founded the festival in 1995. “It’s the longest-running competition of this type in the world.”

The Extravaganza is expected to attract 800 students to compete in group, solo and songwriting competitions in San Antonio, the largest Hispanic-majority city in the United States.

“A lot of students come from the San Antonio area,” Muñoz said. “There are so many students from Kyle, Seguin, San Marcos and San Antonio this year and that says a lot about the mariachi programs in the area. They become stronger and more competitive. Its good. This is really good.”

In San Antonio, mariachi musicians play music from Mexican culture at serenades, quinceañeras, serenades, weddings and funerals. The city offers the most renowned scene for artists and enthusiasts in South Texas.

For many, the mariachi represents deep family ties in Mexico and the musical tradition has been passed down from one generation to the next.

“I’m Mexican and it’s in my blood,” said Gianna Gonzalez, a 14-year-old freshman at St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Cibolo, a town in the San Antonio metropolitan area. “It connects me to people from my past, like ancestors, and their culture.”

Lucia Gonzalez, her mother who grew up in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, known as the “Mariachi Nation”, said she worked as a church choir director in California and now at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in San Antonio. . Her daughter sang in church for half of her young life and joined several mariachi bands.

“I’m so grateful for the Extravaganza because they let this generation show other generations and they take their love for music,” Gianna said. “It’s an honor to play and show people our tradition. That’s how the mariachi goes on.

On the UTSA campus, Gianna, dressed in her green mariachi journey, described how she was preparing to compete in her first-ever solo competition at the Extravaganza. She practiced the song, Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe.

Gianna said she practiced in a home studio. “I feel like I have a really good song that suits me,” Gianna said. “Lyrics calm me down. It’s like a prayer for me. So I’m going to pray on stage.

Her mother smiled and added, “When she does the dishes, she sings.”

Nearby, Chacon, who carried his journey with the blue and orange colors of his UTSA, said he was raised in the small border town of Del Rio as well as Ciudad Acuña, a town in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

His family introduced him to mariachi through revered Mexican musicians such as Javier Solis and Pedro Infante. He started listening to boleros and joined the school orchestra and mariachi bands and eventually became a member of the high school choir.

“What boleros represent is just love and passion,” he said, recalling his decision in seventh grade to stick with music instead of acting in clubs. soccer teams. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. At the time, it gave me hope and life and it was part of my adolescence and my development.

Last year, Chacon said he made it to the Extravaganza finalists.

“It’s definitely a learning experience,” he said. “Beyond the talent and the voice, it’s a lot more about the mental game and how you mentally play to overcome anxiety, to be more aware of yourself when you’re on stage because it’s It’s a different scene. It really is.”

This time around, Chacon, a music education student member of UTSA’s Mariachi Los Paisanos ensemble, said his bandleader Michael Acevedo helped him choose the song Abrazame by Spanish superstar Julio Iglesias. .

“I want to challenge myself this year and be as confident as possible,” he said.

“For me, this song is a bolero. I emotionally connect to this song and knew it was a song I had to sing.

The young mariachis gathered in the hallway of the School of Music: Chacon strummed his guitar while Gianna sang the high notes of Luis Miguel’s version of another love song.

Together, they seemed to already be on the Extravaganza stage.

I take you by the hand heart

Te llevo de la mano corazon

and here we go

Y allí nos vamos

If they let us

If our dejan

Beth speaks for herself: Fall Festival of Music in Las Vegas | Community Fri, 11 Nov 2022 06:27:00 +0000

Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m., NMHU Music presents “Una Serenata de Canciones”. We are delighted to welcome three talented musicians: Dr. Kathleen Wilson, soprano; Dr. André García-Nuthmann, tenor; and Dr. Jessie Wenchieh Lo, pianist. They will perform a selection of vocal solos and duets as well as piano solos.

Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson holds a BM in Music Education and an MM in Musicology from the University of Arizona and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Vocal Pedagogy/Music Education from Teachers College Columbia University. She performs the solo repertoire and presents workshops and master classes on vocal pedagogy and Latin American song around the world, more recently in Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Australia and Sweden.

The awards include two NEA scholarships, the Voice Foundation Van L. Lawrence Scholarship for “demonstrated excellence in voice teaching and active interest in the science and pedagogy of voice” and a Teaching Excellence from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Wilson currently teaches private voice and is vice president for education for the Santa Fe Opera Guild.

Jessie Lo

Dr Jessie Wenchieh Lo

Dr Jessie Wenchieh Lo is a performing and recording artist, music teacher and musical director. Classical pianist, organist, clarinetist and singer, she has performed all over the world. Dr. Lo earned his Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from Boston University .

Currently, Dr. Lo is Music Director of the National Dance Institute New Mexico in Santa Fe as well as a pianist for Eden United. Church in Bay Area California and pianist for United Church of Santa Fe New Mexico, where his weekly performances can be heard in person and online. Dr. Lo’s Piano Studio offers in-person and online lessons with students of all ages from all over the world. For more information visit

André Garcia Nuthmann

Dr André Garcia-Nuthmann

Although many of us know Dr André Garcia-Nuthmann, tenor, as our beloved music teacher and conductor of the NMHU community choirs and madrigals, André is well known as a tenor soloist. In the summer of 2009, André sang the tenor solo in a performance of Joseph Haydn’s “Die sieben letzten Worte” in Eisenstadt, Austria. This concert was part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death.

Besides the oratorio, André has acted in several operatic roles, including “Don Giovanni”, “Die Zauberflöte”, “The Prima Donna”, “The Bartered Bride”, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Bastien and Bastienne “. Her most recent role was as the “Mad Woman” in Britten’s “Curlew River.” Currently, André holds the Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at New Mexico Highlands University.

jazz ensemble

The NMHU Jazz Ensemble during a rehearsal.

Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Ilfeld Auditorium, the NMHU Jazz Ensemble presents a varied program.


Jamie Garcia (trumpet), Steve Leger (trumpet), Samantha Dennett (baritone sax), Mark Gillingham (tenor sax), Maggie (tenor sax), Mighty Williams (tenor sax), Bruce Holmes (alto sax), Jordan Jones (sax alto sax), Anika (alto sax), Dominic (guitar) Jonathon (guitar), Andrew (guitar), Jaden Lopez (guitar), Edward Harrington (bass), Marisol (drums), Justin (percussion), Ralph Marquez (percussion ), Kevin Zoernig (keyboards)


And Another Thing by Tom Garling (solos: Kevin, Doc), Days and Nights Waiting by Keith Jarrett (with Anika, Maggie, Steve, Mark), I Mean You by Thelonious Monk/Coleman Hawkins (solos: Jordan, Jamie, Sam) , Day Waves by Chick Corea/Neville Potter (with Anika, Mark; solos: Steve, Mighty, Jamie, Jonathan), Oliloqui Valley by Herbie Hancock (with Samantha, Doc; solos: Bruce, Jordan), Kansas City by Lieber & Stoller /Parker (Vocals: Jamie; solos: Jaden, Kevin, Dominic), Mission: Impossible Theme by Schifrin/Homes (solos: Samantha, Mighty, Andrew, Jamie), Freddie Freeloader by Miles Davis (Solos: Guitars), Gemini by Jimmie Heath (with Jordan, solos: Bruce, Steve), My Favorite Things by Rodgers (voice: Jaden), Para Los Rumberos by Tito Puente (with: Ralph), 502 Blues by Rowles (with: Bruce; solos: Jordan, Mark) , My Funny Valentine by Rodgers & Hart/Holman (with: Jordan, Steve, Kevin), I Can’t Stop Loving You by Gibson (Solos: Steve, Mark), I Just Can’t Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson, My One and Only Love by Wood & Wellin/Lussier (Vocals: Chantal Mullen; Solo: Mark), The Children of Sanchez, by Mangione/Wolpe (Solo: Jamie)

community choir

The Linda Vista Community Chorus during a rehearsal.

Sunday. On November 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church (corner National and 8th), The Linda Vista Community Chorus will perform their Late Fall Concert. The attached photo shows only part of the group. Under the direction of Amy Hufnal, they will perform a medley of melodies including “And All That Jazz”, “Thanksgiving Prayer”, “On Broadway” and “Gonna Build a Mountain”.

Coming Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7 p.m., mark your calendar now! Piano recital with Kevin Zoernig and Ronald Maltais. The program will feature original works by Zoernig and Maltais, including the premiere of Tears in Time of War in collaboration with the MoveWest Dance Ensemble. Ilfeld Auditorium at the University of the Highlands of New Mexico. Sponsored by the Meadow City Academy of Music and the Gillingham Musicians Fund.

Downtown Mountain View impresses the Times Tue, 08 Nov 2022 08:42:26 +0000

MOUNTAIN VIEW – Rarely, if ever, does the New York Times mention a small town in Arkansas – let alone mention it in the same breath as a metropolis like Chicago or Seattle. But Mountain View earned that accolade nine days ago.

In a special 48-page tabloid section titled “Meet Me Downtown,” the Stone County seat (population 2,800) received five cover pages embellished with six large photographs. The folk music center was featured alongside nine other US cities, eight of which are large enough to be classified as metropolitan areas. The Mountain View segment was titled “We Kept Our Charm”.

The story caught my attention in part because my wife Marcia and I have spent several enjoyable days in Mountain View over the past decade while researching our weekly reports of natural state attractions and activities. It was written by Rick Rojas, an Atlanta-based New York Times reporter covering the South.

“In the cafes and small shops that surround the Mountain View, Ark., courthouse,” Rojas began, “residents have found it increasingly common to meet new neighbors ‘from afar.'” In local parlance from the place, “from off” is a label for people who come from the mountains.”

One such newcomer is Roni Willson, who came from Nebraska with her husband about a year ago. She told Rojas, “We asked God to lead us to the land where we were meant to be, and we ended up in Mountain View.”

Also cited were a couple from Mississippi who “reinvigorated the formerly closed Inn at Mountain View just off the town square,” as well as a couple from San Antonio who “opened the only donut shop in the city.” town”. The president of the local Folklore Society salutes from Baton Rouge, La.”

Despite the abundance of local music. The New York Times failed to mention the city’s most prominent tourist attraction, Ozark Folk Center State Park. The folk center is a prime location for the annual Arkansas Folk Festival, already scheduled for April 21-22, 2023. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)
Rojas included local alumni “like Erwin York, who is anything but ‘from the outside’. Mr. York, 97, lives on the land he was born in. He knows in his bones the magnetism of the place. Well that he lived in California for 38 years, “I always said when I retired, I would come home,” he said – and he did, some 40 years ago. “

History identified downtown Mountain View as “the blocks around the old Stone County Courthouse, where the streets are dotted with a cafe serving up country staples and a new venue offering Mexican food; stores selling wooden furniture; and parks where musicians congregate for impromptu jam sessions (There are no bars, however; Stone County, like near the half of the counties of Arkansas, is dry.)”

Rojas noted that Mountain View and surrounding areas have been financially battered by the covid pandemic. But on the late August weekend he visited, “hundreds of motorbikes came to town for a rally. The dance hall just off the square was filling up again on the weekends, with crowds down to about half of what they were before the pandemic.”

Mountain View “isn’t for everyone,” the story observed. “Slowing down can be a tough adjustment. ‘We have friends who are all, ‘There’s no Chick-fil-A,'” Kevin Goggans said. He and his wife, Cheri, purchased and now operate the Inn at Mountain View. , a bed and breakfast where musicians will play nonchalantly in the living room after a show at Club Possum, then return for homemade waffles and syrup in the morning.”

Pam Setser, a singer and songwriter who grew up in the area, reportedly said, “I feel like we’ve kept our charm”, while “trying to do more things to make it a bit more charming”. She added that many newcomers to the city are determined to protect its distinctiveness because “they love and want to be part of Mountain View.”

The Arkansans may notice a key fact missing from the New York Times story: it even fails to mention the city’s most prominent tourist attraction, the Ozark Folk Center State Park. The Folk Center is a prime location for the annual Arkansas Folk Festival, already scheduled for April 21-22, 2023.

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (November 5) – Billboard Sat, 05 Nov 2022 20:08:35 +0000

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest buzz in Latin music news every week. Here’s what’s been happening in the Latin music world this week.


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Maluma launches a new business

Anyone fancy a Maluma burger or hot dog? The Colombian launched his own delivery-only restaurant called Dembow. Available in four countries (Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Peru), those wishing to place an order can do so directly via WhatsApp or the Rappi fast delivery app or online. “Another dream come true,” the “Junio” singer wrote on social media. “Taste the best burgers and hot dogs with Latin flavors.”

J Balvin receives a special award

The Colombian star received the “Latino Impact Award” at the United Nations Latino Impact Summit for his work highlighting mental health. J Balvin was honored Nov. 3 at the United Nations headquarters in New York during the summit, which returned to an in-person format for the first time since the pandemic. He was honored for raising awareness about mental health and wellness in the Latin community as well as launching his mental wellness app, OYE.

Latin Grammys announces more artists

The Latin Recording Academy has unveiled a new wave of artists who will take center stage at the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards. They include Christina Aguilera, Camilo, Christian Nodal, Elvis Costello, Jorge Drexler, John Legend and Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernandez.

The Latin Grammy Awards – which “promise to honor the legacy, celebrate the present, and embrace the future of Latin music, with deliberate awareness, paying it to future generations of music creators,” according to one press release – will be held on November 17 at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The ceremony will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Blessd breaks down the tracks

Calling all Blessd fans! The Colombian artist released his second album, Siempre Beni.

Home to 13 tracks, including the previous “Instagram (Remix)” featuring De La Ghetto and Darell, and “Tendendia Global” featuring Myke Towers and Ovy on the Drums, Siempre Beni continues to consolidate the status of the artist as a revolutionary interpreter of Colombia.

The set navigates from songs that will inspire budding artists from neighborhoods dreaming big (like “Barrio Antioquia”), to songs about coming to terms with loneliness after a failed relationship (like “Solitario” assisted by Ñengo Flow) to songs inspired by his discovery of the world (like “Europa”).

Blessd breaks down five essential tracks from his new set. Read all about them here.

Halloween recap

Billboard compiled a list of some of the Latin music stars who got the job done this year. The list starts with Becky G and her boyfriend Sebastian Lletget, who dressed up as Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek) and Seth Gecko (George Clooney) in the 1996 film From dusk till dawn. The power couple is followed by entertainers like Anittam who dressed in beetle juice woman, and Rauw Alejandro, who dressed up as the blue ranger from the timeless Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, to name a few. See Halloween costumes here.

]]> Guitar Heroes Lead Metro Area Music Weekend – Daily Tribune Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:31:01 +0000

If you’re a hero guitar fan, it’s a good weekend to be in the metro area, with these four string benders mixing blues and rock at local venues…

• British expat Joanne Shaw Taylor, who has spent more than a decade living in the Detroit metro area, celebrates her new album “Nobody’s Fool” on Friday, November 4 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 7 pm 248-399-2980 or For an interview, visit

• Canadian Anthony Gomes brings his ‘High Voltage Blues’ to town on Saturday 5 November at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunny Bleau & the Moons. 734-513-5030 or

Canadian guitarist Anthony Gomes will perform at Token Lounge on Saturday November 5th. (Photo by David Phobst)

• Motor City rock and blues veteran Jim McCarty (Detroit Wheels, Detroit, Cactus, the Rockets) and his band Mystery Train play Saturday, November 5 at Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit. 313-882-8560 or

• Chicago native JD Simo will play Sunday November 6th at Token Lounge, Westland. Patrick Sweany opens. Doors at 6:30 p.m. 734-513-5030 or