¡Feliz Cumple Selena! Tejano Queen's Birthday May Soon Become An Official Holiday
Feliz cumpleaños to la única, la reina, Selena.
Texas lawmaker proposes to make Selena's birthday an official holiday to honor the late queen of Tejano.
Representative Ana-Maria Ramos filed legislation to designate April 16th as Selena Quintanilla Pérez Day, "in memory of the contributions to Tejano music of Selena Quintanilla Pérez, an award-winning singer and recording artist," reports NBC.
Selena was shot and killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, when she was just 23-years-old; she would have been 48 this year.
But the iconic singer lives on - in tribute bands, festivals, and concerts, books, documentaries, museum exhibitions, and even a scholarship.
“Everyone seems to have a stake in remembering her. She meant a lot to different people and constituencies." Deborah Paredez, author of the book "Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory," told NBC News.
Her life and music continue to be celebrated and enjoyed, not just in Mexican American and Latin communities, but throughout the world.
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