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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Tue Aug 1, 2017
    Remembering Anthony Ortiz Jr. Texas Folklife is saddened by the passing of Anthony Ortiz Jr. Ortiz who was a finalist for the 2009 Big Squeeze when he was only 15 years old, and had become a master accordionist until his untimely death at the young age of 24. His passing represents a loss to the accordion world and to Texas Folklife. Read more about Anthony’s...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 1, 2009
    January 2009 When fifteen year old Austin High School freshman Anthony Ortiz, Jr. grabbed the stage at the Mexican American Cultural Center during “The Big Squeeze” semi-finals last May, he represented the talented Ortiz family. Anthony’s grandfather, Guadalupe “Lupe” Ortiz, of Shorty and the Corvettes was there, as was Anthony’s dad, Anthony, Sr., who plays guitarron. His great grandfather, a...