"Selena" The Movie Celebrates 20 years
Selena's story was launched nationwide in theaters exactly 20 years ago today.
Portrayed by Jennifer Lopez, 'Selena' became the 11th highest-grossing musical motion picture of all time.
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Local producer and creator of the "I love tacos so much" wall Luis Munoz launched a campaign to fund the "Selena 'Amor Memorial' Project," a tribute to the beloved Tejano Queen.
"I have waited 22 years for someone else to do something for her here in town," Munoz told mySA.com. "She is special to me and after waiting for so long, I decided someone had to."
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Selena Stripes Commemorative Cups
Stripes Stores and Corpus Christi Convention and Vistors Bureau officials announced Monday the two commemorative cups will be sold at Stripes Stores March 1.
The commemorative cups will be available at Stripes Stores in Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, San Antonio, Houston and select stores in Midland and Odessa for $2.99 each.
The cups will also be available for sale at Fiesta de La Flor, which will be March 24-25.
A portion of the proceeds from the cup sales will go to the Selena Foundation. The foundation lost its tax-exempt status in May 2016. Proceeds from the cups and Fiesta de La Flor will be set aside until the foundation regains its status, Teresa Rodriguez Bartlett, Corpus Christi CVB chief of public affairs.
***Cups sold out date of release March 1, 2017
Texas Judge Allows Selena's Father To Sue Her Widower
A Nueces County judge ruled Friday a lawsuit by the father of late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez against her widower meant to block the TV series "To Selena With Love" can move forward.
Lawyers for Chris Perez, Selena's widower, argued the lawsuit against him stifles free speech rights and sought to have the case dismissed.
State District Judge Guy Williams decided Perez's lawyers failed to prove the litigation was a strategic lawsuit against public participation – commonly called SLAPP – and ruled in favor of Abraham Quintanilla Jr., Selena's father.
Perez and Selena's parents and two siblings entered into an estate properties agreement in May 1995, two months after Selena's death. Selena, who did not have a will, had transferred certain property rights to her father before her death.
According to the agreement, Quintanilla owns certain entertainment properties including the name, voice, signature, photograph and likeness of Selena. As part of the agreement, Perez is prohibited from exploiting Selena without Quintanilla's written consent.
read more: http://www.caller.com/story/entertainment/people/selena/2017/02/17/lawyers-spar-over-upcoming-selena-love-tv-series/98037736/
Billboard Latin Music Awards nominates Selena
Billboard Latin Music Awards recognized Selena Quintanilla Perez for a second consecutive year.
The Tejano darling from Corpus Christi returns as one of the nominees for the Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female category after securing a spot in the same category last year.
Selena Foundation has not resolved its IRS charity status
A charity that benefits the most from one of the city’s signature events - Fiesta de la Flor – has not yet resolved its status with the IRS.
The Selena Foundation's tax exempt status was revoked in May 2016 - the week after the festival. That happened after the foundation failed to file its 990 tax forms for three years in a row.
On July 19th, the IRS issued a public notice on its website. In October, the Foundation told 6 Investigates it planned to correct the problem, and described the issue as a bookkeeping error.
Half of the revenue from the Fiesta de la Flor event is donated to the foundation. In 2015, that amounted to $50,000. No donation has been made yet for the 2016 event, said Paulette Kluge, CEO of the Corpus Christi CVB. The CVB is aware of the foundation’s current tax status and continues to work with the Quintanillas, she added.
The Selena Foundation, which is run by the Quintanilla family, honors the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez's legacy with student scholarships, among other community efforts. Until the foundation’s tax status is resolved, any donations made are not tax deductible.
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Fiesta De La Flor 2017
Scheduled March 24-25 at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi.
Preparations are underway for this year's Fiesta de la Flor which will feature new and exciting experiences, including Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax figure of Selena, guest appearances by Jackie Cruz of Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black and Emmy Award-winner Jackie Guerra, who played Suzette in the Selena movie.
•The Art Museum of South Texas serves as a perfect place to give attendees at Fiesta de la Flor the opportunity to truly celebrate Selena – who she was and how her continues to mesmerize new legions of fans today. Fiesta de la Flor – in keeping with its mission to honor her life and legacy – will take the opportunity in the 2017 festival to give fans a Selena experience like no other. Fans will immerse themselves with Selena videos, pictures and music as they go through the Art Museum that leads to the ultimate engagement Selena selfie opportunity-Madame Tussauds Hollywood Selena wax figure. In partnership with Madame Tussauds Hollywood, the Selena was figure will make its journey to Selena's hometown and be a part of Fiesta de la Flor.
•Just outside the Art Museum, the evening sky will light with glow sticks, a light show and video for a Friday and Saturday night Silent Disco experience.
•For fans that do not have a ticket to Fiesta de la Flor, Ride in Theater hosts a free outdoor moving showing of Selena, the movie, on the side of the Selena Auditorium. At no charge, Selena fans (and festival attendees) can sit right outside the festival boundaries and experience an interactive movie-viewing experience like no other.
-On Friday, March 24, performers include Finding Friday, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Megan Chapa and multi-Grammy Award winner La Mafia
-Saturday, March 25, entertainment will once again include Finding Friday, B-Side Players, Isabel Marie, David Marez, Las Fenix, Tejano favorite Pete Astudillo, Adalberto and The Latin Breed, and Grammy Award winner A.B. Quintanilla y Elektro Kumbia
-Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March, 24 and noon Saturday, March 25 at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi.
-Daily General Admission tickets will be available for $10.00 or $15.00 for a two-day pass per festival-goer. -Children 7 and under will receive complimentary admission.
-Tickets will go on sale January 26, 2017 via TicketFly.com, (https://www.ticketfly.com/org/4771 ).
Festival goers wishing to purchase tickets in person can get tickets starting in February at select H-E-B Business Centers across the state and at The Outlets of Corpus Christi Bay in March.
More Info: fiestadelaflor.com
Suzette response to Maria Celeste Arraras
The news of Arraras' forthcoming series has not been well-received by fans or family members of the late Tejano Queen. Following the announcement, a petition was launched to stop the project from happening, and Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla took to Instagram to share her thoughts.
"Your book is based on a whole bunch of lies," she said via Instagram Stories. "Your source is a person who killed, cold-heartedly murdered, my sister, shot her in the back and left her to die."
In November 2016, Endemol Shine North America and Major TV announced that they were working with Chris Perez to bring his book, To Selena With Love, to our TV screens. That project has since been halted after Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla, filed a lawsuit against her widower.
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