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Rita Vidaurri

The Texas Historical Commission has recognized musician Lydia Mendoza as a significant contributor to Texas history by awarding her an official Texas History Marker.

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Texas music legend Rita Vidaurri, also known as La Calandria, died Jan. 16. She was 94.

On this episode, we listen to a 2004 interview between TPR contributor Yvette Benavides and Vidaurri, who, at 80, was enjoying a second career on stage.