Described as "a man who uses wit, enthusiasm and knowledge to make things happen," José A. Ronstadt is well known in the Latino community not only for his television background, but also for his long activism on behalf of Hispanic causes. His extensive career in international, national and local television has provided him with experience both as a top-level executive, public speaker and as a television personality. Most recently he was inducted into the International Mariachi Hall of Fame . Mr. Ronstadt has served as news anchor for "Conteo Informativo" and "Noticias 22 on KWHY-TV 22/ NBC/Telemundo, Monday thru Friday at 7p.m. and 10 p.m. There he was recently awarded three Golden Mikes for "Best Hard News Reporting - Chavez Ravine," "Best Light News Reporting - The Million Dollar Theatre" and "Best Live Reporting -The Chalino Sanchez Riots. Mr. Ronstadt has also acted as host and producer of a number of television shows and network specials, among them: "Hola America," (Univision) a live international show which combined fun & games with the most serious content, reflecting Mr. Ronstadt's personality, "Voces Del Pueblo" (Univision) which united for the first time the communities of San Antonio, Texas, New York, Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California in a national town hall dedicated to the most critical Hispanic issues. He also served as Host and Executive Producer of Telemundo KVEA-TV , Channel 52's morning news and entertainment program titled "Hola Los Angeles. This program covered a variety of topics ranging from the latest news and Latino issues to sports, entertainment and much more. Mr. Ronstadt also served as the senior anchor of KVEA-TV, Channel 52s newscast "Noticiero Telemundo 52. There Mr. Ronstadt was awarded the Golden Mike for "Best Half Hour Newscast in California" and the Golden Mike for "Best Commentary" in Television in California. Mr. Ronstadt also served as host and MC for a number of major events, including The Tucson International Mariachi Conference, Las Cruces Mariachi Festival, The Mexican Heritage (San Jose) Plaza Annual Mariachi Festival, National Council of La Raza Annual Banquet , The San Antonio Mexican-American Physicians' Annual fund raiser, Xicanindio's Celebrity Fund-raising Dinner, Hispanic Charity Ball, Madres De El Este de Los Angeles Santa Isabel Annual Scholarship Banquet, New Horizons Annual Fundraising Gala and Valentine's Annual Auction and Chicanos Por La Causa Annual Fund-raising Banquet. Arizona State University announced ,beginning in 2006, the naming of the José Ronstadt Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards for his contributions to academics and Latinos at the university. In addition to all these awards and honors, Mr. Ronstadt wa recognized by The Radio
and Television News Association of Southern California with the 2011 "Lifetime Acievement Award" a year after The Hispanic Media Coalition awarded him their "Lifetime Achievement Award."
Steeven Sandoval, one of the most highly acclaimed Mariachi vocalists in the world, is returning to Rosarito with a repertoire specially tailored to satisfy the most demanding listeners , one that features traditional rancheras, syncopated Huapangos, romantic boleros and classic sones Jaliscienses. as well as his signature song “Por Amor” in addition, the audience can expect to hear selections from his album 100 litros de tequila, where he will pay additional homage to the Charreria mexicana tradition with classics like“Mi Fiesta Charra” and “el toro coquito.”
Known internationally as “La Voz del Mariachi,” Sandoval is universally considered to be one of the world's premier charro cantors, an honorable reference for a person who represents the true spirt of Mexican folklore, one who is capable of interpreting mariachi music in its most traditional form through voice & performance. He delights his global audiences with grace, elegance, humility and gratitude, & is known for delivering each song with sincere emotion that frequently brings the listeners to tears.
After 14 years as primera voz for the legendary Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán (and now an internationally acclaimed solo artist in his own right), Sandoval proudly returns to Baja California, a state where mariachi music is greatly respected, and where it is finally being taught in formal educational settings ranging from middle school to colleges & universities,, .
He will be accompanied by Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez, Jr, Pepe's late father, the immortal Pepe Martinez, Sr. was maestro of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan for nearly four decades and during that time introduced young Steeven to the world and our city, as well, as to many of the musicians who will be accompaning Sandoval on the epic evening of Saturday, October 5th. We are so honored to welcome this giant of the genre back to our city & state!!