Selena: The White Rose

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CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violence

On March 31, 1995, the woman who founded the Selena Fan Club and often referred to the singer as her best friend, murdered Selena in a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

This year marks the 27th anniversary of Selena’s death, the year she would have turned 50, and 25 years since the release of the biopic Selena that in 2021 was recognized by the Library of Congress as being historically and culturally important. 

Join us for this fascinating listener request episode focused on the life of Selena Quintanilla, and the terrible act that stole her future just when Selena was poised to achieve superstardom status. As an added bonus, you’ll also hear insights from a handful of special guest contributors. 

Show Notes for Episode 38!


“Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s Family Remembers Her ‘Life and Legacy’ 26 Years After Late Star’s Death,” People, by Darlene Aderoju, March 31, 2021

“Selena Quintanilla: Her Life in Photos,” US Weekly, by Mariah Cooper, March 31, 2022

“The True Story of Selena Quintanilla’s Death,” Oprah Daily, by Stephanie Castillo, January 4, 2021

“Singer Selena’s sudden death came 27 years ago, but her memory lives on – and new music may be coming,” USA Today, by Maria Jimenez Moya, March 31, 2022

“Former KGBT Anchor, Friend of Selena, Remembers Covering Scene of Her Death, Local 23 News, by Nathaniel Puente, April 3, 2022

“‘Selena’ rereleased nationwide for film’s 25th anniversary,” New York Daily News, by Joseph Wilkinson, April 7, 2022

Biography: Selena Quintanilla, November 8, 2017 

“Selena’s Family Band Los Dinos Was Her Start to Stardom,” Newsweek Special Edition, May 11, 2018

“Why Did Yolanda Saldívar Kill Selena Quintanilla, And Where Is She Now?” Women’s Health, by Jennifer Nied, April 30, 2021 

“The Tragic True Story of Selena Quintanilla’s Death,” Marie Claire,by Andrea Park, December 4, 2020

“The Heartbreaking True Story of Selena Quintanilla’s Death,” Esquire, by Adrienne Westenfeld, December 5, 2020 

“There’s More to Selena Quintanilla and Chris Perez’s Love Story than What You See on the Screen,” Harper’ Bazaar, by Lauren Puckett-Pope, May 4, 2021

“Yolanda Saldívar Was Once Selena’s Biggest Fan. Now She’s Serving Life in Prison,” Esquire, by Justin Kirkland,  December 11, 2020

“Inside Selena Quintanilla’s Tragically Brief Life and Enduring Legacy,” E News, by Billy Nilles, October 18, 2019

“Selena Quintanilla’s Husband Chris Perez Reveals What Ran Through His Head When He First Met the Singer,” Good Housekeeping, by Selena Barrientos, May 3, 2021 

“Remembering Selena 27 Years After Her Death,” NBC Chicago, by Corin Cesaric, March 31, 2022

“Listen to 911 calls made after Selena was shot in Corpus Christi, Texas,” ABC7 Chicago, March 31, 2021 

“‘Selena’ Only Shows a Sliver of Selena Quintanilla and Chris Perez’s Relationship,” Oprah Daily, by Elena Nicolaou, May 6, 2021 

“Selena’s murderer, Yolanda Saldivar, is eligible for parole in 2025,” CBS4 Local News, July 8, 2021

“A new Selena album will be released in April, 27 years after her death,” NPR, by Jonathan Franklin, March 15, 2022

Podcast: Selena: A Star Dies in Texas, hosted by Rudy Trevino


Selena Trailer

Selena’s Last Concert (Segment)

Music Video (English) released after Selena’s death

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