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For decades she was known as the "Queen of the Bolero," that smoky, bluesy song style that's captured generations of fans.

Her name was Olga Guillot and if that name does not ring familiar you were likely born decades after she began to make her mark.

Guillot died Monday after a heart attack. She was taken to Miami Beach's Mount Sinai Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

She was 87.

According to Notimex and other wire services, Guillot dominated the music scene in the '50s and '60s.

In her lengthy career she collaborated

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Norteno group Patrulla 81 moves up the Latino charts with their latest CD “Te pido perdón.”
The group, known as a leading pasito Duranguense band, has just released a new single "Si Vieras Cuanto," written by Marco Antonio Solis, “El Buki.”
According to Notimex, Patrula 81's latest CD includes songs written by top composers including Adolfo Ángel, Mario Quintero, and Tirzo Paiz. Patrulla 81's singer Jose Angel Medina, also wrote a few of the
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There were few surprises and even fewer new faces at the 2010 Tejano Music Awards Sunday. This, even though officials claimed the awards ceremony was being "reinvented."

Veteran producer David Chavez is a very talented man. And while he added some zest to the annual awards show, the many woes that are continuing to beset the Tejano music industry are far beyond what any one individual can do.

Meanwhile, Jay Perez and Elida took best 

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Pop/rancher singer Shaila Durcal continues her US tour with several stops in California.

Durcal, daughter of the late great singer Rocio, is touring behind her latest CD "Corazón Ranchero," which has been nominated for several Grammys. Shaila Durcal has also received several gold and platinum records for CD sales.

Backing Durcal on this tour is the renown troupe Mariachi Sol de México de Jose Hernández. The show includes folkloric dancers and multiple costume changes by Durcal.

In a recent interview, Durcal told the Stockton record that she wants to keep people interested in the traditional ranchera genre.

"That is precisely what I

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Mexican banda/corrido singer Lupillo Rivera shows off his emotional side on his new video “24 horas,” which was filmed in Monterrey, Mexico recently.
The video single will be released in Mexico and the United States next week. In the past 10 years, Rivera has risen from obscurity to a top player in the regional Mexican music scene. He is part of the rivera dynasty that includes his sister Jenni and younger brother Juan.

Rivera’s popularity emerged a few years ago, and mostly from an underground fan base, particularly in Southern California. And throughout his


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Latin Breed "Tejano Enamorado"

Who wrote Latin Breed's "El Tejano Enamorado," perhaps the national anthem of Tejano?


Los Garcia Brothers bass player Joey Garcia Jr. remained in serious condition Monday at an Austin, Texas hospital recovering from kidney failure.

A family member said Garcia had been ill in recent weeks and his conditioned worsened a few days ago.

“He’s ok now. We understand he is getting better,” said the family member who was not

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