May 27, 2013 | Cultural, Noticias de América Latina/Noticias, SW Michigan/Local Hispanic News
To honor the musical contributions of legends responsible for making music that has a global impact on culture, the U.S. Postal Service announced the launch of a new Music Icons stamp series with the issuance of a stamp honoring Lydia Mendoza, a star of Tejano music.
Lydia Mendoza an American guitarist and singer of Tejano, conjunto, and traditional Mexican-American music. Mendoza is also fondly known as “La Alondra de la Frontera” (or “The Lark of the Border” in English).
According to a release, the Lydia Mendoza Forever Stamp was dedicated during a special ceremony featuring actor Jesse Borrego best known for the role of Jesse Velasquez in the hit TV series, Fame as master of ceremony at the Guadalupe Cultural Center in San Antonio, TX. Mendoza is to be honored in the Postal Service’s new Music Icons series, which will include legends Ray Charles and Johnny Cash later this year.