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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Castro Cancels Act At Rave In Milwaukee
Milwaukee promoters paid more than 57,000 dollars to accommodate Christian Castro's live performance
By H. Nelson Goodson
November 15, 2009
Milwaukee- The Christian Castro Sunday's live performance at the Eagles/Rave was cancelled by Castro at the last minute. Castro arrived at the Rave before 9:00 p.m. and decided not to perform after noticing about 150 people including 4 women who actually paid $110 for the VIP section. Before departing from the Rave, Castro took time to take pictures with promoters and their guests.
One of the MC's (emcee/ Master of Ceremonies) said, Castro had told them that after looking over the Rave (apparently not high class as expected)and the few people who attended he was not going to waste his vocals to perform. The performance was suppose to begin at 7:00 p.m., but the official announcement about his cancellation was aired at 9:00 p.m.
Two other groups, Unique and Grupo 323 were scheduled to perform.
"We spent more than 57 thousand in publicity, lights, sound equipment, huge digital video screens, and he acted unprofessional, lacked ethics, and is not a real singer," Alex Preciado, one of the MC's said about Castro.
Preciado said, the people who bought tickets at a local store will get their money on Monday. Those who bought tickets through the Internet will be refunded as soon as possible. To please those who attended the Castro live performance were given tickets free of charge to attend a performance of Cafe Tacuba on December 4, at the Eagles/Rave, Preciado added.
Castro was paid a deposit of $20,000 in advance to perform. He could not be reach for comment at a local East side restaurant where Castro and his manager went to eat afterwards. Patrons at the restaurant noticed both Castro and his manager were stranded at the restaurant after his Limo driver left without letting them know he was called back to the Rave by promoters. No information was provided how Castro returned to Chicago.
Castro performed last Friday at the Congress Theater in Chicago. Cristian Castro (born Cristian Sáenz Castro or Cristian Valdez on December 8, 1974 in Mexico City) is a Grammy Award-nominated Mexican pop singer. He is referred to as "Christian Castro", "Cristian", or "El Gallito Feliz" (The Happy Little Rooster).
He is the son of renowned actress and singer Verónica Castro and comedian Manuel "El Loco" Valdes. Castro also has a younger brother named Michelle Sáinz Castro, his uncle is José Alberto "el Guero" Castro and his aunt is Betty Sheridan, who both are producers. As a baby, he made his acting debut with her during the telenovela named El Derecho de Nacer. Soon after, he appeared on a television commercial with her, and on the Mexican version of the broadway show Mame alongside the prominent actress Silvia Pinal.