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Selena 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert
April 7th 2005   -  Reliant Stadium,  Houston Texas

Reliant Stadium



Univision’s ‘Selena ¡Vive!’ Breaks Audience Records

Nationwide audience dazzled by all-star celebration of Tejano Queen’s life

Sister network TeleFutura also achieves record audience with presentation of the motion picture “Selena”

Houston, TX--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--April 11, 2005--(NYSE:UVN) Hispanic America joined a sold-out Reliant Stadium of over 50,000 devoted fans as the Univision Television Network broadcast “Selena¡Vive!,” its star-studded tribute to the Queen of Tejano music, LIVE last Thursday night. The telecast also went on to achieve a record breaking 35.9 household rating to become the highest rated and most viewed Spanish-language TV special ever and was the #1 program regardless of language among Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco while tying for first place in New York.

Emotions clearly ran high as the 3-hour spectacular began with a heartfelt introduction by Selena’s motion picture portrayer, Jennifer López, followed by Selena’s original greeting to the fans of her last concert at the Houston Astrodome 10 years ago. The musical tribute then kicked into high gear with superstar Thalía’s opening interpretation of the Selena hit, “Amor Prohibido.” Thalía was followed by a cavalcade of many of Latin music’s biggest stars, all performing an amazing collection of Selena’s biggest hits.

The immensely popular group Banda el Recodo gave a rhythmic rendition of “Techno Cumbia.” Then Puerto Rican salsa star India performed “No Debes Jugar.” After a short video recounting Selena’s discovery, a cacophony of car horns was heard at the start of the next number as Mexican recording artist Ana Barbara performed “La Carcacha” along with a full complement of dancers. The poignant duet “Buenos Amigos” was then performed by newcomer Mariana Seoane and popular heartthrob Pablo Montero, and Grupero music star Alicia Villarreal wrapped up the segment with “Si Una Vez.”

Following another video recalling Selena’s international success, popular Mexican singer Ana Gabriel dedicated her performance of one of Selena’s favorite classics “Tú, Sólo Tú” to her memory. She then introduced Pepe Aguilar, who likewise dedicated his rendition of “No Me Queda Más.” Then, after a video depicting Selena’s origins in Texas, the audience was treated to an electrifying production of “Fotos Y Recuerdos” by the always-exciting pop sensation Paulina Rubio.

The next video segment retold the story of Selena’s “second family” and back-up band, Los Dinos, and was narrated by one of its former members, Pete Astudillo. Astudillo then performed the song he wrote after her passing, “Cómo Te Extraño.”

After a video covering Selena’s life as a role model for women, Puerto Rico’s Olga Tañón treated viewers to her dance-filled interpretation of the hit “La Llamada.” The next video segment was dedicated to “Love” and was followed by a dramatic entrance of international superstar Gloria Estefan in a special, heartfelt performance of Selena’s English-language hit “I Could Fall In Love.”

In one of the most touching performances of the evening, Selena’s brother A. B. Quintanilla and his group, Kumbia Kings, performed a duet with his sister in a specially remixed version of her hit “Baila Esta Cumbia.” Later, Mexico’s eclectic pop-rocker Alejandra Guzmán brought the audience to their feet with her performance of perhaps Selena’s most infectious hit, “Bidi Bidi, Bom Bom”. This was followed by a Tex-Mex medley by two of the popular genre’s biggest stars, Bobby Pulido and Jay Pérez.

Colombian singer/songwriter Soraya began singing the crossover hit “Dreaming of You” and was joined onstage by the vocal group Barrio Boyzz, reunited for the first time since disbanding to pay homage to Selena, whom they had the privilege of recording with while she was alive. Mexican singer Graciela Beltrán then treated the crowd to a lively production number of “El Chico del Apto. 512.”

A video of Selena’s legacy was then followed by Aleks Syntek and Fey performing “Dondequiera Que Estés.” Then, today’s hottest “Duranguense” band, Montéz de Durango, broke into a spirited and fireworks-highlighted arrangement of “Ven Conmigo.”

But without a doubt, the evening’s most emotional moment came when the entire stadium audience got a chance to participate in the grand finale. A video of the star of the evening, Selena, performing “Como La Flor” played on the giant video screens accompanied by Los Dinos, playing together again for the first time since her passing. Then, as thousands of fans waved white roses, all the performers returned to the stage to sing the chorus along with a 55-member children’s choir, closing the show with one of the most moving tributes of all time.

Commenting on the evening dedicated to his beloved daughter, family patriarch Abraham Quintanilla was quoted as saying, “The evening exceeded our wildest expectations. Selena’s memory is very much alive as witnessed by the outpouring of emotions during tonight’s event. My wife and I would like to thank Univision, the marvelous crew, and most of all, her ever devoted fans.”

On Thursday, March 31, the anniversary of Selena’s passing, TeleFutura's special primetime tribute to Selena made ratings history for the Network. Ranking as the nation's #2 broadcast network among all Hispanic demographics that night, only behind sister network Univision, it also resulted in the largest audience in TeleFutura’s history. TeleFutura delivered 1.2 million more Hispanic Viewers on this night than competitor Telemundo.

Ana Barbara, Montez De Durango, Paulina Rubio, Mariana Seoane and Olga Tanon among Artists Added to Impressive Roster of Superstars to Perform at Univision's "Selena Vive!'' Tribute Concert on April 7

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2005--

Tickets For The Historic Event Go On Sale Monday, March 14

With many of the world's most famous Latin music stars gathered on stage to pay tribute to the late Tejano Queen, Univision's upcoming "Selena Vive!" (Selena Lives!) concert promises to be a truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event. The show will take place at the spectacular Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on April 7, and will air LIVE on the Univision Network. Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 14 at 10:00 am. Central.

"Selena Vive!" will celebrate the life and musical legacy of the immensely popular singer on the tenth anniversary of her passing. For this monumental tribute, Univision has assembled an impressive roster of internationally famous recording artists, including: Pepe Aguilar, Pete Astudillo, Banda el Recodo, Ana Barbara, Los Dinos, Gloria Estefan, Fey, Ana Gabriel, Alejandra Guzman, India, A.B. Quintanilla & the Kumbia Kings, Lucero, Pablo Montero, Montez de Durango, Jay Perez, Bobby Pulido, Paulina Rubio, Mariana Seoane, Aleks Syntek, Olga Tanon, Thalia, and Alicia Villareal.

Tickets for the concert will be sold as of March 14 at all Ticketmaster outlets throughout the state of Texas; they may also be purchased by phone at 713-629-3700 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com. Due to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, "Selena Vive!" tickets will not be available at the Reliant Stadium box office until Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 am.

Prices are as follow: $65, $45, $35, $25, $15 plus applicable service charges. Patrons may obtain a $2 discount on any ticket price by providing a ticket stub from the HLSR Tejano Night in person at any Ticketmaster outlet.

"Selena Vive!" will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:00 pm. The Univision Network will broadcast the event live from 8-11 pm ET/PT (7-10pm Central/Mountain).

Univision Announces 10th Anniversary Tribute Concert to be Held in Houston to Honor Tejano Music Superstar Selena

‘Selena ¡Vive!’ will air live on April 7, 2005

Houston, TX--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--February 3, 2005--(NYSE:UVN) During a press conference today at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, the Univision Network officially announced its plans for an all-star tribute concert to celebrate the legacy of Selena, the enormously popular Tejano music superstar. A Univision Network exclusive, the tribute concert, “Selena ¡Vive!” (“Selena Lives!”), will air live on April 7, from 8-11pm ET (7-10pm Central), from Reliant Stadium, which neighbors the fabled Houston Astrodome, site of Selena’s last concert in 1995.

On hand for today’s announcement were Houston Mayor Bill White, Selena’s parents, Abraham and Marcela Quintanilla, as well as her sister, Suzette Quintanilla. They were joined by award-winning actor and community leader Edward James Olmos (who portrayed Abraham in the film, Selena), who serves on the board of the Selena Foundation. Tejano music artist Bobby Pulido, and Reliant Park Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Nina Jackson, rounded out the speakers during today’s program, which was hosted by popular Univision personality Myrka Dellanos.

“Selena, !Vive!” will celebrate the talent, music and life of the Tex-Mex Queen, whose life was cut short in Corpus Christi one decade ago. Univision has assembled an impressive roster of internationally-famous recording artists, including: Pepe Aguilar, Pete Astudillo, Banda el Recodo, Los Dinos, Gloria Estefan, Fey, Ana Gabriel, Alejandra Guzman, India, Lucero, Montez de Durango, Jay Perez, Bobby Pulido, A.B. Quintanilla & the Kumbia Kings, Aleks Syntek, Thalía, and Carlos Vives. Even more top name entertainers will join the concert’s talent line-up in the coming weeks.

In honor of Selena’s mass appeal to America’s Hispanic youth, Univision announced it will work with the Selena Foundation to award 10 scholarships to qualified students who pursue higher education at certain universities in Texas.


Selena to be Honored with Star-Studded Television Event Live From Houston’s Reliant Stadium on Univision

Countdown Begins to ‘Selena…A 10th Anniversary Tribute’

Miami, FL--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--January 20, 2005--Ten years after Selena’s final concert there, the City of Houston, Texas will play host to the largest gathering of international superstars of the recording industry ever assembled to pay homage to the late Queen of Tex-Mex music during a three-hour gala spectacular to be broadcast LIVE from the Reliant Stadium exclusively on the Univision Television Network, April 7, 2005.

Since her tragic death in 1995, Selena Quintanilla continues to live in the hearts and minds of Hispanic America through her music and indomitable spirit. Working closely with the Quintanilla family, Univision is assembling an unprecedented roster of the biggest stars in the music world, including Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar, Carlos Vives, Banda el Recodo, Alicia Villareal, Aleks Syntek, Lucero, Ana Gabriel, Intocable and the Kumbia Kings, who will perform Selena’s music in a heartfelt celebration of her life. Live coverage of this historic event will begin with the arrival and red-carpet entrance of the performers, celebrities and other VIPs in the hour preceding the tribute.

Univision and the Quintanilla family will take part in a press conference announcing more concert details at the Reliant Stadium on February 3, 2005, at 2:30pm Central.

The city of Houston was chosen to host this historic event, as it was the site of Selena’s last concert in front of over 69,000 of her devoted fans in the Astrodome. “Houston is proud to host this tribute to the memory of Selena, a great entertainer and a role model for so many,” said Mayor Bill White. “We can hardly believe it has been so long since she left us, but we are excited to help celebrate her life and her spirit.”

Speaking from his home in Corpus Christi, Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla expressed his feelings regarding the concert stating, “I promised to keep my daughter’s memory alive through her music. And now, ten years later, this event is a fitting celebration of not only her music, but her life, as well.”

“Selena…A 10th Anniversary Tribute” will air live from 8-11pm ET (7-10pm Central) on April 7, 2005, only on Univision, America’s leading Spanish-language television network. Information on how to buy tickets to the concert will be made available in the coming weeks.

Selena's band reunited
Los Dinos announce '05 TV special and tour

By Venessa Santos-Garza Caller-Times
April 1, 2004

On the ninth anniversary of her death, the members of Selena's band Los Dinos said they take comfort in one another's friendship and camaraderie to help deal with the loss of their friend and band mate.

On Wednesday, the group announced that for the first time since Selena's 1995 shooting death, they will perform together. A special on Spanish-language television network Univision and a separate concert tour are planned.

The group includes the Tejano star's widower, Chris Perez, her sister Suzette Q. Arriaga, her brother A.B. Quintanilla, and Ricky Vela, Pete Astudillo and Joe Ojeda.

"Yeah, it feels like someone is missing. If (Selena) were here, she'd be the one here in the middle conducting the interviews and we'd all be off to the side," Perez said. "But it feels good to be here all together."

The family is still working out the details to the Univision special that will mark the 10th anniversary of the singer's death.

Possible host cities include Houston, Las Vegas or Los Angeles. They plan to invite top Latin artists such as Thalia, Jennifer Lopez and Juan Gabriel to pay tribute to the late Tejano star, said Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla, during a live telecast on Univision from Q Productions in Corpus Christi.

A concert tour, with Selena's digitally mastered voice piped in, will begin shortly after the special, A.B. Quintanilla said.

Quintanilla wouldn't say if the group planned to remain together after the anniversary tour.

"We really have not thought too far into the future," he said. "Every one has their own projects. . . they have started their own individual lives."

The group will perform a compilation of their top hits, but have no plans to record.

Contact Venessa Santos-Garza at 886-3752 or santosv @ caller.com

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