The twentieth anniversary for the fallen Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez is reaching it’s mark this month.
Selena, the Queen of Tejano, passed away March 31, 1995, after the president of her fan club shot her, causing her to die.
Selena was originally from Lake Jackson moved to Corpus Christi in 1980 after the family lost their business to the “Texas Oil Bust”. It was in Corpus where she found her rise and fall of her stardom.
Selena was considered an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress and fashion designer. She was the most celebrated “Mexican American” entertainers at the end of the 20th century. She was named the “top Latin artist of the 90’s” and “Best selling Latin artist of the decade” by Billboard magazine.
Selena was also known as the “Mexican equivalent” of the “Like a Virgin” star, Madonna.
On April 17-18, 2015, Corpus Christi is holding a festival in honor of the fallen Tejanita star. The festival is named “Fiesta de la Flor Music Festival” like her “Como de la Flor” song that was released in 1992.
The website for Fiesta de la Flor says, “Selena Quintanilla Perez holds a special place in the story of Corpus Christi. She has touched the hearts of many, motivated and uplifted the lives of generations. She was a woman just a beautiful on the insides as she was on the outside.
A portion of the funds raised through Fiesta de la Flor will be donated to the Selena Foundation. Selena’s legacy lives on through the work and donations the Selena Foundation.
Some of the artists who will be performing are, Los Lobos, Chris Perez, Jay Perez, Los Palominos, AB Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings Allstarz.
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