By Pedro Becerra
SAN ANTONIO—The late Tejano star Selena Quintanilla-Perez continues to influence and impact today’s generation. That’s why in remembrance to Selena, Stripes is featuring drinking travel cups with designs by sister Suzette Quintanilla. This comes just in time to tie in last year’s introduction of the Madame Tussauds wax figure, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announcing her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The limited-edition cups will be available at the Fiesta De La Flor celebration in Corpus Christi, Texas as well in select Stripes stores including Houston, San Antonio, Laredo, Odessa, Midland and the Rio Grande Valley. The Fiesta De La Flor runs from March 24-25 with the hashtag #FDLF for fans to share their love amongst social media platforms. Tickets range from $10-$15 depending on what day individuals choose to attend. Two-day passes are also available. Tickets are available at http://www.FiestaDeLaFlor.com, Ticketfly.com, and in H-E-B store business offices for a limited time.
AB Quintanilla, brother of the late singer, is the headliner for Saturday, March 25 as well as a number of other Tejano bands and artists who will provide entertainment throughout the weekend.
At the time of her passing Selena was in the midst of becoming the first female Tejano singer to release a major crossover album. Despite her death, the album still reached success, a feat that showcased her talent and solidified her everlasting icon status. This came at a time when the late artist was denied shows and payment due to being a female artist in a male dominated genre, transcending gender norms.
The self-titled movie starred Jennifer Lopez as Selena and remains a source of inspiration to those fans who experienced the sad day, and today’s youth who continue to embrace her legacy.
For those looking to honor Selena’s legacy, the 22nd year of her loss will be March 31. Former governor of Texas George W. Bush declared Selena Day in Texas, April 16. For official merchandise and apparel, fans can visit Q-Productions.com.