by Maira García
SUPERSTAR CONCERTS: Some of Latin America’s most renowned singers will tour together in a series of must-see concerts. Cardenas Marketing Network and Corona Extra have joined forces to bring the 2007 Corona Concert Series, which will feature Chayanne, Juan Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solís, Ana Gabriel, Joan Sebastian, and Pepe Aguilar.
The first concert kicked off Aug. 19 at the Houston Toyota Center with Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar.
The next concert will feature Marco Antonio Solís Aug. 24 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla.
The concert series will make rounds in Illinois, New York and Georgia as well.
LATINO RAP: Los Angeles will play host Sept. 12-14 to the fifth annual Latin Rap Conference. The conference is an effort to educate and promote Hispanics in the music industry, as well as create a network of professionals.
The conference will feature seminars, showcases and plenty of parties. Confirmed attendees include MTV Tr3s, L.A. radio station Power 106 and mun2.
Among artists scheduled to perform are Kemo The Blaxican, Psych Realm and Frost.
LA LABOR: The Texas Folklife Gallery in Austin will host the paintings of Roel Flores, son of Mexican immigrants, starting Sept. 9.
The exhibition, titled La Labor: The Paintings of Roel Flores, will run through Dec. 21. Flores’ paintings integrate the struggles of migrant workers and field work and his love for music. He began picking cotton with his family at age 6, joined a conjunto band when he was 15 and began painting just 12 years ago.
His experiences as migrantworker and musician are illustrated throughout his work. A pre-opening party will be held Sept. 8 with Flores in attendance.
Tickets are $50. For more information regarding the event, contact Texas Folklife at (512) 441-9255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.