March 11, 1997 |
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."
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.
April 1, 1997 |
Cesar Chavez, who organized the United Farm Workers union, staged a massive grape boycott in the late 1960s to dramatize the plight of America's poor farmhands, and later became a Gandhi-like leader to urban Mexican-Americans, was found dead Friday in San Luis, Ariz., police said. He was 66. --L.A. Times, April 24, 1993 Perhaps now they can bring the story to the big screen.
March 16, 1997 |
'For your consideration." That one phrase, as brief and subtly ingratiating as the maitre d' at Indochine, filled the trade papers earlier this year once the conga line of little gold statuettes began dancing in Hollywood's collective conscience. In the Jan. 10 edition of the Hollywood Reporter, that phrase was bannered across the seductively serene features of Elizabeth Pena, touted for a best supporting actress Oscar nomination.
December 8, 1996 |
"This is the concert," says filmmaker Gregory Nava, "that Selena never lived to give." The performance, intended as a poignant fantasy of a promise unfulfilled, is being presented on the stage of the beautifully restored Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio. Hundreds of volunteer extras--many of them fans of the tejano music superstar--are filling the auditorium.
March 9, 1996 |
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. . . .