baile with La Diferenzia honors scholarship and scholars
By Kevin Milliken, La
The Latino Student Union (LSU) affiliate at the
University of Toledo hosted its annual scholarship baile
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6 p.m. to midnight, at UT's Student
Six students were recognized for scholarship—Alisya Gómez,
Luis Galindo, Georgina Galindo, Travis Brinston, Alexis Ortiz,
and William López—along with Anita Marquez, mother
of senior AnaPatricia Marquez, president of LSU. LSU’s
officers also include: Travis Brinston (vice pres.),
Kassandra Reyna (secretary), Georgina Galindo
(community service), and Sierra Espinoza (public
The scholarship dance featured Toledo's own
DJ AB Ramos and
San Antonio, Texas-based Tejano musical act Ricardo Castillon
y La Diferenzia, along with Paul Urbina, Dave Hernández
and other Toledo musicians. Tickets were sold out, with over
600 in attendance.
According to the band's Facebook page, Ricardo Castillon
learned to play guitar at a young age and followed in his
father’s footsteps, first joining a musical act at age 12 in
south Texas. His parents were both singers.
Castillon and a childhood friend formed La Diferenzia
nearly 30 years ago and were signed by Arista Records in 1995.
The group had a number of Tejano hits, including: “Si Lo
Quieres,” “Linda Chaparrita,” “Antonieta,” and “Diablito.”
Their latest album is called All for You, but the band is
currently recording another CD.