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Ramiro Burr: Low riders to share stage with music, fun
Source: inform.com
Posted on: April 4, 2008 08:45 MST
Filed under: Latin

Low rider

Colombian rock singer Juanes tops a busy weekend that includes a low-rider show and a unique bolero tribute.

Meanwhile, the 26th Annual Lowrider Festival will offer dozens of gleaming cars, live music, food and fun at Mateo Camargo Park on Sunday.

Presented by Centro Cultural Aztlan, the annual event puts the spotlight on the impressive cars and trucks, which have been pumped up, tricked out and otherwise super-customized — sometimes at huge expense. Cash, trophies and bragging rights are among the goodies car owners are competing for.

The entertainment lineup will include the Krayolas, Liza Ybarra, Network for Young Artists, Joe Jama & The Proof and Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Sleep.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. General admission is $10; children younger than 12 get in free. Camargo Park is at U.S. 90 West at Callaghan Road, across from Wolff Stadium.

Bolero and salsarengue

Two more major events offer additional variety.

The Hispanic Heritage Society presents "Bolero Tribute to Maria Grever" on Saturday featuring performances by Voces de San Antonio — Helen Rodriguez, Isabel Espinoza de los Reyes, Emanuel Zapata, David Strauss and Uriel Bibaino.

The concert is at 7 p.m. at Instituto Cultural de México auditorium. Admission costs $10. Call (210) 822-3247 or go to www. hispanicheritagesociety.com.

Then there's the Salsarengue/Reggaeton Festival Sunday featuring Son Cache, Rumba King, Orquesta Tropicante, Yanuis, Yaciel, DJ Papote and DJ Dino Cole. It runs from noon to 8 p.m. in Semeneya Ballroom, 2899 N.E. Loop 410. Admission costs $7.

More music

Conjunto takes the spotlight at the Fiesta Primavera Family Festival at Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Performing are Los Desperadoz, Los Texmaniacs, Los Dos Gilbertos and Los Enmascarados. The free event will include food and refreshments.

Latino rapper Big Gemini celebrates the release of his new CD, "History in the Making," featuring the smash hit "Hypnotized," Tuesday at Planeta Mexico. The list of special guests include the New Ridaz, Angelina, Lil Rob, Jady and Juan Gotti.

Los Tovares, a versatile Tejano band, celebrates with a CD-release party for "Kickin' It" Friday night at Club Movida. Guests include Grupo Maravia.


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