K-Paz de la Sierra

  1. Regional Mexican Act Alacranes Musical Attacked On the Road

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Less than a month after regional Mexican singer Gerardo Ortiz was shot at leaving a night gig in Mexico, an attack that left his manager dead, yet another regional Mexican act came under gunfire in Mexican territory. Alacranes Musical, the durangu ...

  2. Latin Grammys To Stay In Vegas

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas—at least for three years, if you’re the Latin Grammys. The awards show, which usually tapes in a different city every year, has made Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center its home for 2010, 2011 and 2012, ...

  3. El Shaka Shot Dead

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sergio Vega - known as El Shaka - has been shot dead just hours after he denied reports he had been murdered. The 40-year-old Mexican singer was shot and killed on Saturday (June 26) while driving his red Cadillac, according to Mexican media. He w ...

  4. Arizona Law Forces Radio Station To Postpone Concert

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fear over Arizona's newly signed immigration enforcement law has forced a Tucson radio station to postpone a June 6 concert featuring some of the biggest names in regional Mexican music, according to the station. KCMT La Caliente (102.1 FM) h ...

  5. Grammy Winner Ayala Detained On Suspected Cartel Ties

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Latin Grammy winner rounded up during a raid on a Mexican drug cartel's Christmas party last week is being held on suspicion of organized crime ties, his attorney said. Ramon Ayala, a Texas-based norteno singer, could face charges of organi ...

  6. Regional Mexican Artist Representative Murdered

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Carlos Casillas Castañeda, whose company Producciones Esperanza booked and managed regional Mexican artists, was shot to death as he left a wedding in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday night, according to published reports. Casillas, who until six ...

  7. Swine Flu Forces Concert Cancellations In Mexico

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the recent swine flu outbreak, Ticketmaster's Mexican Web site resembled an airport departure screen during a snow storm, with rows of concert listings followed by the same word: "Cancelado." To help contain the outbr ...

  8. Conjunto Atardecer Drummer Killed

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Roberto Villa, drummer of regional Mexican group Conjunto Atardecer, was killed in an attack by armed commandos that left four other people dead. He was 24 years old and an original member of Atardecer, a duranguense group that, since its creation ...

  9. Former, Current K-Paz Members Prep Albums

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Majestad de la Sierra, a group formed by several former members of duranguense superstars K-Paz de la Sierra, is scheduled to release its debut album "Nueva Ilusion" on Disa Mar. 10. The band, led by vocalist Humberto Duran and musical d ...

  10. Disa Records Founder Returns To Label

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domingo Chavez, who founded regional Mexican powerhouse label Disa Records with his family more than 30 years ago, has returned to the label as its president, Billboard has learned. Based in Los Angeles but dividing his time between Mexico and the ...

  11. K-Paz Tops Latin Albums Chart In Debut

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST K-Paz de la Sierra's "En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week. The Disa release is the second K-Paz title to top the chart since the December murder of lead singer Se ...

  12. Concert Promoter Abdala Shot To Death

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Another member of the regional Mexican music community has been assassinated. Concert promoter Marco Antonio Abdalá was found dead from three gunshot wounds on Jan. 25. Abdalá, who served as promoter for artists such as Banda El Recodo, was kidnap ...

  13. Ex-Manager's Murder Shakes Mexican Music Community

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Roberto del Fierro Lugo, former marketing manager of Mexican musician Jesus "El Flaco" Elizalde, died early Wednesday after he was shot on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico. Del Fierro Lugo, 47, died from a single shot to his head, the newe ...

  14. Disa Preps Live K-Paz Release

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Disa Records will release "K-Paz En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional" Feb. 19. The live CD will be packaged with video of one of the duranguense group's Sept. 2007 concerts at the Mexico City venue. The live album features duets wit ...

  15. K-Paz Sales Jump In Wake Of Singer's Murder

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Following the murder in Mexico of Sergio Gómez, lead singer of duranguense group K-Paz de la Sierra, the group's most recent album, "Capaz de Todo Por Tí," jumped to No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart for the week endi ...

  16. Mun2 Plans Gomez Tribute

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment channel mun2 is paying tribute to slain K-Paz de la Sierra singer Sergio Gomez with special programming this week. Current and older videos by the band will be rotated throughout the week, including within an all-duranguens ...

  17. Mexican Trumpet Player Aquino Found Dead

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A trumpet player was found dead with his hands and feet bound and a nylon bag over his head in southern Mexico, in what authorities said was apparently the country's third murder of a musician in less than a week. Jose Luis Aquino, 33, had be ...

  18. K-Paz De La Sierra Singer Gomez Murdered

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sergio Gómez, lead singer of the duranguense band K-Paz de la Sierra, was kidnapped and later executed Sunday morning (Dec. 2) in Mexico's Michoacán state. He was 34. Accompanied by Victor Hugo Sánchez and Javier Rivera, K-Paz' Mexico- a ...

  19. Former K-Paz Member Launches New Band

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gerardo Ramirez, former keyboardist of regional Mexican band K-Paz de la Sierra, has launched his new group, AK7, after announcing his split with K-Paz earlier this year. Ramirez, plus other ex-members of K-Paz, make up AK7, who will release their ...

  20. Monchy & Alexandra Lead Award Noms

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Premios Lo Nuestro to air Feb. 23. Monchy & Alexandra lead the nominations for the upcoming Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, which will air live on the Univision network February 23 from the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Dominican bachata du ...