Valentín Elizalde

  1. Jose Juan Segura, Regional Mexican Manager, Survives Shooting in Sinaloa

    December 13, 2011 3:16 PM EST José Juan Segura, a respected manager in the regional Mexican music realm whose client list includes Los Cuates de Sinaloa and Tigrillo Palma, is in a hospital after being shot numerous times while driving in Sinaloa, Mexico. According to publishe ...

  2. Mexican Gov't Targets Drug Songs With Legislation

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Mexican government has put forth new legislation meant to mitigate the popularity of narcocorridos, the danceable songs that speak about drug dealers and their exploits. Mexico's ruling National Action Party introduced legislation Jan. 20 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Quintanilla Dies At 57

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican singer Beto Quintanilla died suddenly the evening of Sunday, March 18. He was 57 years old. Quintanilla, known for an arsenal of daring corridos -- musical stories that often deal with real life events, including, in recent years, ...

  10. Mexican Albums Run Hot Stateside

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the first time in the Nielsen SoundScan era, each of the top five regional Mexican albums exceeded sales of 10,000 copies last week. Also, in a first for the genre since June 2004, the releases swept the top five slots on Billboard's Lati ...

  11. Posthumous Elizalde Release Set For Feb. 14

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The last studio album by regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde, who was gunned down Nov. 25, will be released Feb. 14 on Universal. "Lobo Domesticado" contains 10 tracks, eight of which are previously unreleased. The first single wil ...

  12. Elizalde Gunned Down In Mexico

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artist was 27. Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico. He was 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned ...

  13. Elizalde Gunned Down In Mexico

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico. He was 27. Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico ...