April 12, 2024

San Antonio Tejano Icon Shelly Lares to be Featured in John Leguizamo’s Docuseries ‘Leguizamo Does America’

San Antonio, TX – Shelly Lares, a revered figure in the Tejano music scene, is set to be featured in an upcoming episode of actor and comedian John Leguizamo‘s docuseries “Leguizamo Does America.” The show, which explores various aspects of Latin culture, food, music, and more, will shine a spotlight on Lares and her illustrious career spanning over 40 years.

The production crew of “Leguizamo Does America” recently visited the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where Lares is currently serving as Artist in Residence for her second semester. During their visit, they attended Lares’ Tejano Masterclass, where she shared her expertise and insights into the genre with students.

In addition to the masterclass, the crew conducted an up-close interview with Lares, delving into her journey and contributions to Tejano music. Lares expressed her gratitude for the opportunity, taking to Instagram to share her excitement. “I am so grateful to God for every blessing! I’m honored to be selected by John Leguizamo to be part of his series ‘Leguizamo Does America,'” wrote Lares in a caption accompanying an Instagram reel video. “He will talk to me about my career and journey and will sit in my ‘Tejano Masterclass’ at UTSA.”

As the first Artist in Residence at UTSA, Lares is enthusiastic about sharing her experiences and knowledge with students and viewers alike. “As the first Artist in Residence at UTSA, I’m so happy to be given the opportunity to talk about my contribution to Tejano music. Stay tuned!” Lares exclaimed.

While Lares has yet to meet Leguizamo in person, she is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to collaborate with him and engage in meaningful discussions about Tejano culture and music. She plans to keep fans and followers updated on her interactions with Leguizamo and the progress of the docuseries.

In the meantime, Lares remains focused on her role at UTSA and looks forward to continuing her mission of preserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Tejano music for generations to come.