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Hollywood Walk of Fame Star honoring Selena unveiled

By in Press Enterprise on November 4, 2017

By City News Service

HOLLYWOOD >> A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously honoring the slain Tejano singing star Selena was unveiled in a rare night ceremony Friday night.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and actress Eva Longoria spoke at the ceremony in front of the Capital Records building on Vine Street. Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, accepted the star.

“While she was taken from us way too early, we now have something permanent that generation after generation after generation can see in the most famous neighborhood anywhere in the world,” said Garcetti, who spoke in both English and Spanish.

Quintanilla echoed Garcetti’s comment in accepting the star.

Suzette Quintanilla, left, sister of the late singer Selena Quintanilla, holds a replica of her sister’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as she poses with young fan Sammi Corona-Lampa, 4, of Moreno Valley, Calif., following a posthumous star ceremony for Selena on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Selena said ‘The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will. Tonight is a perfect testament of that.”

The star is the 2,622nd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

“This star is for Selena, but it is also for Suzette, the entire family, Los Dinos and its for this entire community and anybody who as a teenager listened to those songs … and thought ‘I have a place in this country. I have a hope in this world and I have dream in my heart,”’ said Garcetti, who noted he was born in the same year as Selena, 1971. Longoria, a fellow Texan, said she owed so much to Selena.

“This star is not only for Selena, it’s for every Latina out there who has ever had a dream,” Longoria said. “Growing up, there was no reflection of […]    

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