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March 17, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Selena, the person, is now "Selena," the movie. Two years after the tejano superstar was slain in a Corpus Christi motel, her image reappeared before an adoring hometown crowd last Friday, one in a series of benefit premieres before the big-screen homage opens nationwide on Friday. Braving an unseasonably cool south Texas night, more than 1,000 fans clustered outside Cinemark's Tinseltown USA, while 500 others paid $100 each to watch the film with the cast and members of Selena's family.
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April 20, 1998
"Selena," the film about the slain tejano singing star, was the big winner at the 1998 American Latino Media Arts Awards on Sunday, grabbing honors in four categories including best movie of the year. Also honored for their work on the film were stars Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos and director Gregory Nava.
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November 26, 1995 | Scott Collins, Scott Collins is a regular contributor to Calendar
As a tejano music star, Selena was surrounded by her family. Her brother played in the band and wrote and produced many of her songs; her father managed the group and its Texas recording studio. Now, eight months after she was gunned down in a Corpus Christi hotel, the singer's family members are trying to keep her memory alive--on their own terms. They have authorized a movie biography to be written and directed by Gregory Nava ("El Norte," "Mi Familia").
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March 17, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Selena, the person, is now "Selena," the movie. Two years after the tejano superstar was slain in a Corpus Christi motel, her image reappeared before an adoring hometown crowd last Friday, one in a series of benefit premieres before the big-screen homage opens nationwide on Friday. Braving an unseasonably cool south Texas night, more than 1,000 fans clustered outside Cinemark's Tinseltown USA, while 500 others paid $100 each to watch the film with the cast and members of Selena's family.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1998
"Selena," the film about the slain tejano singing star, was the big winner at the 1998 American Latino Media Arts Awards on Sunday, grabbing honors in four categories including best movie of the year. Also honored for their work on the film were stars Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos and director Gregory Nava.
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March 9, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
Martin Bernheimer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning music and dance critic who recently left his longtime post at The Times, is interviewed on KCRW-FM's (89.9) "Politics of Culture" today at 4:30 p.m. . . . Libby Weaver starts work today as weekend anchor for the syndicated newsmagazine "Extra," replacing Maureen O'Boyle, who is preparing to host a daytime talk show. Weaver has been a senior correspondent on "Extra" since August. . . .
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March 11, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heralding it as a grand finale, EMI Latin today will release the soundtrack for the upcoming "Selena" movie, which represents the last previously unreleased recordings by the slain tejano superstar. "This is basically it. This is the last of the catalog," said EMI Latin President-CEO Jose Behar, who produced the album with Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. "It's no accident. We could have released some of these songs earlier, but we wanted them for the movie."
NEWS
September 26, 1995 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joie Davidow heard about the one-day conference at the eleventh hour. But to know Davidow--the woman behind Si, a new national lifestyle magazine for Latinos--is to know that she moves fast-- muy fast--and is not one to miss an opportunity. So here she is, at the crack of dawn, plugging her publication at an industry--as in movies, music and mass media--confab called Latin Heat. Davidow, Si's president and publication director, is trying to generate some heat of her own. At $2.
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March 21, 1997 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Americans love success stories, particularly those with humble beginnings and unhappy endings. So when the phenomenally popular Selena Quintanilla Perez, the Grammy-winning Queen of Tejano Music, was shot to death in March 1995, scant weeks before her 24th birthday, "Selena" the movie was only a matter of time.
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July 19, 1998 | AIMEE BENDER, Los Angeles writer Aimee Bender's first collection of short stories, "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt," was published this month by Doubleday
Someone's parents once said: "You kids today don't ever touch each other when you dance." These were not my parents but, nevertheless, lately I seem to have taken the admonishment to heart. First up, a friend calls to see if I want to join her at the Derby, the best-known swing-dancing bar in L.A. Since she has been there before and knows her stuff, she suggests I attend the 8 p.m. swing-dancing lesson to brush up.
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November 26, 1995 | Scott Collins, Scott Collins is a regular contributor to Calendar
As a tejano music star, Selena was surrounded by her family. Her brother played in the band and wrote and produced many of her songs; her father managed the group and its Texas recording studio. Now, eight months after she was gunned down in a Corpus Christi hotel, the singer's family members are trying to keep her memory alive--on their own terms. They have authorized a movie biography to be written and directed by Gregory Nava ("El Norte," "Mi Familia").
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Keeping up with James Franco isn't easy. He can currently be seen in theaters as the Wizard in “Oz the Great and Powerful” and as an outrageously scary-funny rapper-gangster named Alien in “Spring Breakers.” In the last few weeks, Franco has promoted both films while pursuing his wide-ranging outside artistic and academic pursuits.  He released multiple music videos, including one starring the infamous filmmaker and author Kenneth Anger,...
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September 2, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Even a legion of ardent teenage girls was unable to overpower Oprah Winfrey at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as the film "The Butler" starring the media mogul cleaned up for the third consecutive weekend. Heading into the four-day holiday, pre-release audience surveys indicated that a new 3-D concert documentary about the U.K.-based boy band One Direction would be the big winner. While "One Direction: This Is Us" did sell more tickets between Friday and Sunday than "The Butler," the civil rights drama's four-day tally was $20 million, according to an estimate from distributor the Weinstein Co. The One Direction film has so far collected a healthy $18 million -- a figure that includes ticket sales from Thursday evening screenings.  "The Butler," about a devoted White House employee played by Forest Whitaker who served eight different presidents, has now grossed $79.3 million since debuting mid-August.
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