America’s Got Talent auditions to be held in san anton...

  • Nov 10, 2012
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America’s Got Talent (AGT) will host auditions in San Antonio January 12 & 13, 2013. If you have a talent or act you think America will fall in love with,  start preparing now for this audition. Director of Mariachi Charros de Oro – Baldemar Villarreal – said he had a great experience accompanying Sebastien De La Cruz who climbed all the way to the semi-finals on the most popular television reality show of the summer. America fell in love with the 10-year old mariachi singer from San Antonio and fell in love with mariachi music. Baldemar says he highly recommends giving it a shot as the experience is second to none.

Baldemar was one of 10 mariachi musicians from San Marcos who donated their time to accompany Sebastien De La Cruz. They appeared live on national television in front of millions of viewers 6 times. Two performances were held in Austin, 1 from Las Vegas and 3 LIVE performances from New York City took place this summer. Sebastien De La Cruz and Mariachi Charros de Oro opened the door for mariachi musicians and vocalist.

The time is right. If you’ve got the talent, and the time, do it, go for it, audition. We’ll be supporting you all the way!

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cash prize to be awarded to songwriting competition winner

  • Nov 10, 2012
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The 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is less than a month away! There are a few updates for the Mariachi Extravaganza Songwriting Competition, which will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market, and is free and open to the public.
First, we are excited to announce that a cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the competition who will be chosen by members of Mariachi Vargas! Second, the registration fee has been waived to enter the competition. Individuals do not have to be registered for the Extravaganza to submit songs for the songwriting competition. Third, the deadline to submit an entry has been extended to Wednesday, November 21. A MP3 must be emailed to by November 21.
-Prizes include a cash prize, public recognition and exposure. Selection will take place on Thursday, November 29.
-The winner will be notified on this day and will be given the option of having their music performed on Friday, November 30. Time is TBD. Additional exposure will include radio airplay on LIVE on KEDA radio and
Who can participate?
-Anyone can submit an entry by the November 21 deadline. If there is more than 1 person who helped create the song, please list the name of only 1 person when submitting the entry.
-You may submit as many entries as you’d like.
How are entries submitted?
-Please email your entry as an MP3 file by Nov. 21 to
-If more than one song is submitted, please submit them as individual MP3 files with only one song on each file.
What is the judging process?
-Members of the world’s preeminent Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán will serve as the judges of the competition and select one winner.
-The winner will be recognized during San Antonio’s 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
-Entries will be judged on lyrics, musical arrangement, creativity, originality and melody.
Submissions will not be judged on the quality of the recording.
Contact MPR at 210-225-3353 for questions regarding the mariachi songwriting competition or email
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Mariachi Kids At Bowers Museum

  • Nov 05, 2012
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Rhythmo mariachi kids performed at the annual dia de  los muertos celebration at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Ca.  The unexpected heat caught performers off-guard but still managed to put on a stellar performance.