Houston, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 3, 2005–(NYSE:UVN) During a press conference today at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, the Univision Network officially announced its plans for an all-star tribute concert to celebrate the legacy of Selena, the enormously popular Tejano music superstar. A Univision Network exclusive, the tribute concert, “Selena ¡Vive!” (“Selena Lives!”), will air live on April 7, from 8-11pm ET (7-10pm Central), from Reliant Stadium, which neighbors the fabled Houston Astrodome, site of Selena’s last concert in 1995.
On hand for today’s announcement were Houston Mayor Bill White, Selena’s parents, Abraham and Marcela Quintanilla, as well as her sister, Suzette Quintanilla. They were joined by award-winning actor and community leader Edward James Olmos (who portrayed Abraham in the film, Selena), who serves on the board of the Selena Foundation. Tejano music artist Bobby Pulido, and Reliant Park Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Nina Jackson, rounded out the speakers during today’s program, which was hosted by popular Univision personality Myrka Dellanos.
“Selena, !Vive!” will celebrate the talent, music and life of the Tex-Mex Queen, whose life was cut short in Corpus Christi one decade ago. Univision has assembled an impressive roster of internationally-famous recording artists, including: Pepe Aguilar, Pete Astudillo, Banda el Recodo, Los Dinos, Gloria Estefan, Fey, Ana Gabriel, Alejandra Guzman, India, Lucero, Montez de Durango, Jay Perez, Bobby Pulido, A.B. Quintanilla & the Kumbia Kings, Aleks Syntek, Thalía, and Carlos Vives. Even more top name entertainers will join the concert’s talent line-up in the coming weeks.
In honor of Selena’s mass appeal to America’s Hispanic youth, Univision announced it will work with the Selena Foundation to award 10 scholarships to qualified students who pursue higher education at certain universities in Texas.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 80% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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