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Selena fans head to Lincoln Heights to pay tribute to the Queen of Tejano music

Ramon of Lincoln , Nebraska lip syncs a Selena song | Aurelio Jose Barrera

By AURELIO JOSE BARRERA

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Several hundred people gathered in the Plaza De La Raza courtyard on Saturday afternoon to remember and honor Selena, the Queen of Tejano music.

The crowd at the Selena Fan Gathering cheered as performers from Southern California to Nebraska took to the stage to lip synch Selena songs. Vendors sold buttons, t-shirts, key chains, cups and many other souvenirs with images of Selena.  The event, which also included a small gallery of fan produced art, ended with a Selena fashion show.

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez died more than 20 years ago after being shot by one of her employees. But as Saturday’s event showed, Selena remains a powerful force for many of her old and new fans.

Audience members cheer performers on stage at the Selena Fan Gathering | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Pricilla of Camarillo lip syncs a Selena song | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Selena Fan Gathering organizer Roger Gomez | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Art works by Selena fans were on display in the lobby of the Margo Albert Theater | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Joey Flores of Pomona | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Cups with images of Selena were some of the many souvenirs available for sale | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Karla Ortiz of Lancaster was one of the hundreds of persons who attended | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Artist J Cruz of Victorville painted several images of Selena during the event | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Contestants of the Selena fashion show line up to go on stage | Aurelio Jose Barrera

Meztli Kali,5, of Los Angeles dressed for the Selena fashion show | Aurelio Jose Barrera

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One comment

  1. I am SO GOING TO THIS NEXT YEAR! seriously, this looks great!!!

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