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The music of Los Lobos blasted onto the national airwaves in 1987, when their remake of “La Bamba” became a No. 1 smash hit. For many Los Lobos appeared to be an overnight sensation. But the East L.A. band already had a loyal following in San Antonio. What new fans weren’t aware that Los Lobos had already undergone a long musical odyssey that began in 1973 when Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez came together to learn and perform traditional Mexican folk music.

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Rather than Elvis Presley, it was his first producer Sam Phillips of Sun Records of Memphis who has been credited with creating Rock & Roll.

While that may be an exaggeration, it would only be a slight one. Phillip's role in the discovery and development of the founding artists of that and other genre's is incalculable. In addition to Elvis Presley, there was Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

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The Royal Jesters, Henry and the Kasuals, Rudy and his Reno Bops, Sonny and the Sunliners, these are just a few of the many bands that defined a genre known as Chicano Soul or the West Side Sound. Mixing Doo-Wop with horns and Soul, the music filled the dance halls, garages, and households of San Antonio's West Side through the 60s and 70s.

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Jeremey Young is from the Midwest, but this year he moved to San Antonio, Texas. His new holiday tradition is making tamales. 

"It’s my new holiday tradition because my girlfriend is Hispanic, and her family has made tamales for every generation probably back to forever, and so we are making tamales this year as a team, as a family," says Young.

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The San Antonio City Council has voted to restrict ambulatory surgical centers from setting up-in certain areas zoned as neighborhood-commercial, without its future approval in a case by case basis. The decision came in the form of an amendment from District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher on a routine update of zoning code.