Selena Quintanilla News 2018

Selena Stripe Cups for 2018
4/2/2018

Stripes Stores is proud to announce the release of two new limited edition and limited release Selena Commemorative Collectible cups that will be sold across Stripes stores in Texas and Louisiana on Saturday, April 7, 2018, starting at 9 a.m. with a limit of four cups per person. Customers and Selena fans may begin to line up at Stripes for their chance to purchase a cup at 8 a.m. on Saturday prior to the 9 a.m. release time. The cups will be priced at $2.99 and will be available while supplies last. Like last year, portions of the cup sales will benefit the Selena Foundation.
Visit stripesstores.com for more info.


Selena forever: Iconic Tejano star's legacy lives on 23 years after her death
3/31/2018

On a recent Tuesday morning, the Selena Museum was packed with visitors of all ages. Selena's music played softly in the background as families, couples and young children moved between the exhibits of her gold records, costumes and her dolls.
NBC News Article


Chris Perez Remembers Selena
3/31/2018


Remembering Selena 23 Years Later
3/31/2018

Articles in remembrance:
ABC 7 NY
Dallas News
KIII TV
KGNS Laredo News
Caller Times


Minneapolis Ice Cream Shop Renames Flavors After Influential Women
3/29/2018

Milkjam Creamery is doing something special for women's history month to honor the inspiring women of the past and present. They have renamed all of their ice cream flavors after influential women.
Some of the notable flavor names are a raspberry sherbet with chocolate chips named "Selena Quintanilla" (pictured, a cereal inspired flavor named "Chloe Kim," a Mexican coffee with churro flavor named "Zendaya," and a toasted coconut named "Adele." The company truly celebrates a diverse group of women from all different backgrounds and cultures.
Article


H‑E‑B Announces Sale Of Limited‑Edition Selena Bag
2/28/2018

Starting Friday, March 2nd, the limited‑edition reusable bags will be sold for $2 at select H‑E‑B stores across Texas and online at HEB.com. Made of 100‑percent recyclable material, the fashionable totes will be available exclusively at H‑E‑B while supplies last. Limit two bags per person.
"At H‑E‑B, we're excited to offer our customers this commemorative Selena bag, which is a tribute to such a beloved personality whose music continues to inspire people everywhere," said Cory Basso, H‑E‑B Group Vice President of Marketing and Advertising.
H‑E‑B worked with Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to create the design for the chic tote, which features iconic images of the Latin music superstar and the title "Queen of Cumbia" in bold, pink letters.
On Friday, March 2nd the bags will go on sale in H‑E‑B stores starting at 9 a.m. and online at HEB.com starting at noon. Bags also will be conveniently available through H‑E‑B Curbside and home delivery via hebtoyou.com.
As part of this partnership, H‑E‑B will donate $25,000 to The Selena Foundation, a non‑profit organization committed to community and educational initiatives. The Selena Foundation will dedicate funds from this donation to the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Bend.
Article
Update 3/2/2018:
*Website crashed minutes before they were to go on sale online.
*Once website was up, were listed as "Sold Out" online.
*HEB does NOT ship to CA.


East Austin welcomes new mural with Selena
2/17/2018

The mural at East 12th Street and Chicon Street was unveiled Saturday morning as part of a community celebration of culture.
The mural features more women such as Maya Angelou, Beyonce and even famed Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla. It also features icons like Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.
Article


Becky G talks Selena and Fiesta De La Flor
2/15/2018

"Selena was the epitome of everything that I needed growing up. That Spanglish life, a little bit of English, a little bit of Spanish. You don't have to choose," Becky said, who grew up in Inglewood, California. "I always say, I'm the 200%. 100% Latina just as much as I am 100% American. I shouldn't have to divide myself to live in both worlds."
"The festival will be a lot of fun," she continued, adding that "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" was the first Selena song that inspired her. "Anybody can sing that, you know? It’s catchy!"
Article


Selena X 2
2/8/2018

Selena Gomez was spotted today wearing a vintage Selena shirt from 1997.


Selena Wax Figure Heading to Madame Tussauds Orlando
1/31/2018

The Selena figurine, which is modeled after her 1993 concert performance in Corpus Christi, Texas, will only be in Orlando from Feb. 13 to April 8.
The company made the announcement Wednesday, and also stated they're hosting a special contest to be among the first to see "Selena" in Orlando.
Fans can enter by recording themselves singing their favorite Selena songs using the hashtag #LoveSelenaOrlando. Winners will receive tickets to the opening and have their video added to the attraction. More details about the contest can be found here.
Madame Tussauds will announce the winners via Twitter on Feb. 9.


Fiesta De La Flor 2018
1/23/2018

Tickets for 2018 Fiesta de la Flor go on sale on Monday, January 29.
Make sure to check out the Fiesta de la Flor Facebook Page at 10:00 a.m. CST for the Facebook Live Feed of the band line-up and things planned for festival.
Fiesta de la Flor is offering a very limited amount (4) of 2-Day passes for sale at last year's prices. If you would like to purchase your tickets prior to the announcement for $15, you can purchase your tickets between Monday, January 22 at 5:00 pm through Monday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. ONLY.
They are capping the amount of tickets you can purchase to give as many Fans a chance to grab their tickets at this special, early bird price.
Purchase : https://fdlf2018.eventbrite.com
Type in the code: FDLFSuperFan
Announcing a VIP ticket experience for the 2018 festival. The VIP ticket will include a 2-Day Pass to Fiesta de la Flor, and special experiences for the ticket holder. It will also include an exclusive commemorative Fiesta de la Flor poster, a VIP festival merchandise tent, a VIP beverage station and more!
For more information about the VIP ticket experience, check out fiestadelaflor.com on January 29 after the announcement.
Purchase your VIP ticket for $50 today to secure your spot. There is a very limited quantity of VIP tickets for sale, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out!
You can secure your VIP Ticket early by clicking on fdlf2018.eventbrite.com and type in the code: FDLFSuperFan
One day ticket: $15 + $4.16 fee & Sales Tax
Two day ticket: $25 + $5.31 fee & Sales Tax
VIP: $50 + $8.18 fee & Sales Tax
Visit FiestaDeLaFlor.com to purchase tickets, music line-up, experience, info and more!


Leslie Jones, a Selena fan!
1/16/2018


Actress and Comedienne Leslie Jones appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on January 16, wearing a Selena shirt.


10 Inspiring Latinas Who’ve Made History
1/16/2018
#4. Selena: Born Selena Quintanilla on April 16, 1971, in Texas, the artist known as 'Selena' was a pop superstar who brought Mexican Tejano music to the masses. She’s one of the most influential Latin artists of all time, winning a Grammy award in 1993 and a gold record in 1994 with Amor Prohibido. Selena, along with Rita Moreno and Gloria Estefan, was one of the few Latin pop stars who crossed over into the mainstream. She was tipped to be the next Madonna, but tragically her career was cut short when she was shot by the president of her fan club over a dispute over the latter’s embezzlement of Selena's company money. On the posthumous release of her last album, a nation mourned the death of this lost talent.
Google Arts & Culture Article


ABC Gives Pilot Commitment to Series Inspired by Legacy of Selena Quintanilla
1/10/2018

The series focuses on Alex Guerra, a chart-topping, award winning pop star who has been estranged from her family for 5 years. She tries to pick up the pieces when a crisis forces her to return home. Alex finds herself back in Texas, juggling a love triangle, the demands of her career and the dark secrets of the family that she now desperately wants to win back.
Variety Article

A lot of people misunderstood the advertisement. They think it's about Selena. It's not," said Abraham Quintanilla.
"It's about this girl who grew up as a Selena fan and wants to become a singer..and she becomes successful and then after being out ah, away from her family for five or six years she decides she wants to come back and mend things will her family," Quintanilla said.
Quintanilla stresses, this is a fictional story whose main character named Alex Guerra is inspired by the legendary singer, but Selena's presence will be limited.
"You'll probably see maybe pictures or posters of Selena, maybe in her bedroom of things like that you know," Quintanilla said.
3News Article and Video


Madame Tussauds Celebrity Match
1/9/2018

Is Selena Quintanilla your celebrity match? Find out at madametussaudscelebmatch.com


Top 10 Selena Quintanilla News And Moments of 2017
1/1/2018

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