Selena, the ‘Queen of Tejano Music,’ Will Posthumously Receive Walk Of Fame Star

October 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Selena, the celebrated "Queen of Tejano Music" who was murdered in 1995, is featured in a mural of inspirational women in Boyle Heights painted by Isabel Peinado. (EGP Atchive Photo)

Selena, the celebrated “Queen of Tejano Music” who was murdered in 1995, is featured in a mural of inspirational women in Boyle Heights painted by Isabel Peinado. (EGP Atchive Photo)

Selena Quintanilla, known to her fans as the “queen of Tejano music,” will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced.

The Texas-born singer’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, will join Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler in unveiling her star – the 2,622nd on the Walk of Fame – in front of the Capitol Records building at 1750 N. Vine St.

Actress and fellow Texas native Eva Longoria is also scheduled to join Mayor Eric Garcetti at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony to proclaim Nov. 3 as “Selena Day” in the city of Los Angeles.

“Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyonce, there was a transformative female artist called Selena,” said Otto Padron, president of Meruelo Media and the official sponsor of the tribute. “Selena is one of the most influential music icons of the 20th century; her music, style and smile are timeless and now her star will grace our city forever.”

Actor Edward James Olmos, who played Selena’s father in a feature film about the signer’s life, told Variety that the performer is deserving of the accolade.

“Her music stands the test of time,” he said. “She was a brilliant artist. I just wish she were here. It’s not fair.”

The Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American singer was 23 years old when she was fatally shot by the president of her fan club in March 1995.

Her popularity has grown since her passing, with festivals and specials events held in this country and Mexico annually on her birthday and on the anniversary of her death.

Selena Recibe Póstumamente Su Estrella en Paseo de la Fama

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Selena Quintanilla, conocida por sus fans como ‘la reina dela música tejana’, será honrada póstumamente con una estrella en el Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood el 3 de noviembre, anuncio la Cámara de Hollywood de Commerce ha anunciado.

La hermana de la cantante nacida en Texas, Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, se unirá al presidente y CEO de la Cámara de Hollywood Leron Gubler para presentar su estrella, la 2,622 en el Paseo de la Fama (Walk of Fame), frente al edificio Capitol Records en el bloque 1750 en el norte de la calle Vine.

La actriz y nativa texana Eva Longoria también tiene previsto unirse al alcalde Eric Garcetti a la ceremonia que ocurrirá a las 6:30 de la tarde para proclamar el 3 de noviembre como el “Día de Selena” en la cuidad de Los Ángeles.

“Antes de que existieran JLo, Shakira o Beyoncé, había una artista transformadora llamada Selena”, dijo Otto Padron, presidente de Meruelo Media y patrocinador oficial del tributo. “Selena es uno de los íconos musicales más influyentes del siglo XX; su música, estilo y sonrisa son intemporales y ahora su estrella adornará nuestra ciudad para siempre.

El actor Edward James Olmos, quien interpreto al padre de Selena en un largometraje sobre la vida de la firmante, le dijo a Variety que la artista merece el galardón.

“Su música supera la prueba del tiempo”, dijo. “Ella era una artista brillante. Solo desearía que ella estuviera aquí. No es justo”.

La cantante mexicana-estadounidense ganadora de un Grammy tenia 23 años cuando fue asesinada a tiros por el presidente de su club de admiradores en marzo de 1995.

Su popularidad ha crecido desde su muerte, con festivales y eventos especiales que se celebran anualmente en este país y en México en su cumpleaños y en el aniversario de su muerte.

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