78 F
Mérida
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
###

New series based on the life of Armando Manzanero in the works

Recent headlines

Yucatán coronavirus cases exceed 55,000 as daily infections rise

After four consecutive weeks of declines, coronavirus infections rose in Yucatán during the last seven days.

Parque de la Madre: Small Centro park turned feminist icon

The Parque Morelos, now mainly known as Parque de la Madre - mother’s park, shelters a replica of Charles Lenoir’s sculpture “Maternite.” 

New permit allows restaurants in Yucatán to stay open longer

Yucatán's state government has announced that restaurants will now be allowed to remain for one hour longer, until 11 pm.
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Juan Pablo Manzanero, pictured with his father the balladeer Armando Manzanero. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán’s favorite son, Armando Manzanero, will be getting his very own biopic series. 

News of the upcoming show was announced on the national television show “Ventaneando” by Juan Pablo Manzanero, the son of the late singer-songwriter.

“My dad was a very fun guy, but also highly unstable, yet disciplined. There are many great stories to tell,” said Juan Pablo Manzanero, who also mentioned that production contracts for the new show had already been signed.

It is still not known if the series will make its debut on Mexican television, or via streaming on Netflix or another platform.

Armando Manzanero died in late Dec. 2020, after losing his battle with coronavirus in Mexico City

The trova legend had been hospitalized Dec. 17 after testing positive for coronavirus, five days after also defying warnings against unnecessary travel by flying to Mérida to inaugurate a museum dedicated to his life and career. It was to be his final public appearance.

Earlier: Trovadores hope that new online directory will help increase bookings

Some of Armando Manzanero’s greatest hits include: “Contigo aprendí,” “Somos novios,” “Nada personal” and “Cuando estoy contigo.”

Armando Manzanero was recently brought to life on Netflix’s “Luis Miguel La Serie,” by Yucatecan actor Pierre David, who said that he was honored to “embody the great maestro.” The series explores the life, career, and loves of Mexican pop icon Luis Miguel, as well as his collaborations with other artists, including Frank Sinatra, Cristian Castro, and of course, Armando Manzanero. 

The new series, which has not been cast or given a name, will be the most recent in a long series of biopics centered on the lives of popular Mexican artists and celebrities. Other examples include “José José, el príncipe de la canción,” “Jenni Rivera: mariposa de barrio,” and “Silvia Pinal, frente a ti.”

More news

Bonampak: Mérida’s newest hot spot is a feast for the eyes

Mérida’s most Instagram-worthy bar has opened its doors after filling its walls with color.

The MACAY, Yucatán’s only museum of its kind, says goodbye

The MACAY has been housed in Mérida’s Ateneo Peninsular complex since 1994. Photo: Courtesy Yucatán’s contemporary art museum,...

A plea to end Mérida’s days of unchecked growth

A new report titled "the costs of urban expansion in Mexico" has found that Mérida's strategy for growth is alarmingly deficient.

Looking to buy ceramics? Look no further than Ticul

When entering the town on the road from the nearby town of Muna, you will notice a string of several shops ceiling ceramic crafts, plates, ornaments, and pots.