MACC excellence awards presented Saturday

MACC excellence awards presented Saturday

The award winners are musician Lesly Reynaga for the emerging artist award; University of Texas professor Emilio Zamora for the service award; reporter Nancy Flores of the American-Statesman and Ahora Si! for the media arts award; UT theater education teacher Roxanne Schroeder-Arce for the arts educator award; artist Fidencio Duran for the visual arts award; musician Ruben Ramos for the music award…

Lesly Reynaga goes from ‘Mariachi Girl’ to pop-rock artist

Lesly Reynaga goes from ‘Mariachi Girl’ to pop-rock artist

Rising Austin-based artist Lesly Reynaga gained recognition in the Live Music Capital of the World as a featured soloist of the University of Texas Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán. Her skills were also showcased in the 2012 ZACH Theatre/Teatro Vivo musical “Mariachi Girl.” Now, Reynaga’s bilingual pop-rock grooves represent a new phase of her musical career...

Women in Latin Music showcases empowers female musicians

Women in Latin Music showcases empowers female musicians

Performers: Tiarra Girls; Brazilian singer/songwriter Paula Maya; Tejano group La Distancia featuring Laura Ann McGill and Irma Chavez; Mariachi Amor featuring Lesly Reynaga, Los Texas Wranglers featuring Nikki Lopez, Joyce Adams and Rocio Valdes. Additional performers include guests from the Austin Tejano Music Coalition’s Tejano Idol competition and Cafe con Letras.