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‘Selena: Fatal Encounter’ at the Guadalupe Theater Oct. 24

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, in partnership with CNN sister network HLN, will present a special screening and panel discussion of Selena: Fatal Encounter from the network’s documentary series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.

Selena performing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1994-’95. (John Everett/Houston Chronicle)

At only 23 years old, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was one of the biggest music sensations — and known, like other performers such as Cher and Madonna, by only one name. Selena had captivated fans across the country, but the Tejano star and fashion designer’s biggest dream was about to become a reality—an English-language crossover album that would launch her music onto the pop charts.

On the cusp of superstardom, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s life ended with one fatal shot. The shooter was her fan club president and close friend. Who was this trusted insider who turned on Selena? And why did she do it?

The panelists for this special event include Joe Nick Patoski, author of Selena: como la flor; Nancy Duffy, showrunner for CNN and HLN; Carlos Valdez, lead prosecutor in the case against Yolanda Saldivar; and more.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and a reception of light snacks and beverages will follow the on-stage discussion, providing attendees the opportunity to mingle and share their thoughts about the film. Tickets are $5 at the door, cash or credit.

Attendees are advised to arrive early. With limited seating available, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. All proceeds go to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s facilities and exhibits.

When: Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Tickets: $5 at the door, cash or credit

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