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Special Little Joe Programming on Compadresmusic Begins July 17th

In honor of Little Joe's big street-naming celebration this Saturday in Temple, Texas, Rancho Alegre has partnered with our compadres at Compadresmusic.com for an awesome week of special programming. Tune in to Compadresmusic this week for our 2012 in-depth biographical interview with Little Joe and our latest update recorded last week.

Now Available - New Album by Gilberto Perez Jr y Su Conjunto

Gilberto Perez Jr y Su Conjunto feat Gilberto Perez - Humilde Corazones

Humilde Corazones is the second studio studio effort from Rio Grande Valley-based Gilberto "Chore" Perez Jr y Su Conjunto. Among the ten solid, hardcore Conjunto tracks are three original compositions by Gilberto Jr ("Dame Otra Oportunidad," "Luz Perlita" and "Estrellitas Caen Del Cielo") and two from longtime friend and collaborator Julian Garcia ("Hay Veces Que Nada El Pato" and "El Sueño de Julian"). 

The Gold Record That Wasn't

Gold Record Presented to Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers

By Baldomero Cuellar and Piper LeMoine

In the middle of their set on Saturday May 19th at the 2018 Tejano-Conjunto Festival in San Antonio, Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers were awarded with a gold record “to commemorate certified gold sales of more than 500,000 copies of the Latin World Records world wide release of Lo Mas Caliente,” released in 2017. KEDA’s Nelda Saenz introduced Julie Rodriguez of Latin World Records, who presented the award along with Frank Fierro of XtremeTejano.com. The band smiled, the crowd of thousands cheered. Photos were taken. Rodriguez posted her own photos all over Facebook, receiving congratulatory comments and likes.

Santa Rosa High School Conjunto Warriors to Perform at Texas State Capitol May 4th

On Friday May 4th, the Santa Rosa High School Conjunto Warriors will perform in the Texas State Capitol Extension Open Air Rotunda from 2 to 2:45 p.m., in advance of their debut at the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater on Saturday May 5th. This special performance is sponsored by Representative Oscar Longoria and coordinated by Austin’s Full Gallop.

 

Freddy Fender Biographer to Hold Book Signing and Meet and Greet at Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival

On Saturday May 5th, Tammy Lorraine Huerta Fender will be a special guest of the Austin Tejano Music Coalition at the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. From 2 to 10 p.m., the biographer and daughter of late Chicano musician Freddy Fender will meet fans and sign copies of her book titled Wasted Days and Wasted Nights: A Meteoric Rise to Stardom.

 

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