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Selena Experience coming to Lone Tree
Photo courtesy: Lone Tree Arts Center
By Joseph Rios
The music and spirit of Selena will come to life on Aug. 20 at the Terrace Theater.

Los Chicos del 512, a Selena tribute band, will be performing Selena’s music at the theater. The band has performed all over the United States including in Miami, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles and in other places in the world like Mexico and Japan.

Los Chicos del 512 has been performing Selena’s music for at least 15 years.

“After living through her music, (Los Chicos del 512) wanted to have an opportunity to bring this incredible show to all her fans, having sold out venue after venue all over the United States and internationally,” said Ricardo Madrid, the band’s agent.

“The Selena Experience” will pay homage to Selena, perform traditional Tejano music, cumbias and crossover hits that Selena was known for. The outdoor event will have wine, beer and cocktails for sale. Tickets can be purchased at lonetreeartscenter.org/. It is part of the Lone Tree Arts Center’s Tunes on the Terrace 2021 Concert Series.

Masks are not required outside, but they are recommended if you are not vaccinated. Single tickets cost $50 for reserved seats and $45 for lawn seating.

Los Chicos del 512 consists of Keila Martinez, Ricardo Madrid, Martin Peralta, Jesus Cordova, Jimmy Arce and Mario Hernandez. The band is performing in Arizona, Houston, Greeley, Rifle and Illinois throughout the year.

“These musicians orchestrate an extraordinary show that will have you back in 1995 within seconds of their first song. Los Chicos del 512, The Selena Experience, will bring you the finest Selena tribute that you can possibly imagine,” said Madrid. “Now, get ready to sing, dance and relive Selena!”

About Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Perez was 23 when she passed away in 1995. Billboard named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade. She ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time.

Selena was born in Texas and began performing as a child. When she was 10, she became the lead singer in her family’s band and began playing at weddings and clubs in Texas.

She has often been referred to as the “Queen of Tejano” and released album “Ven Conmigo” in 1990 — the first Tejano record to achieve gold record status by selling more than 500,000 copies. In 1993, Selena became the first woman Tejano artist to win a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album with her record “Live!” The album hit number two on the Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

Selena was killed when she was in the process of recording her first English-language album, which was released after her death. On March 31, 1995, Yolanda Saldivar, an employee who claimed she was Selena’s biggest fan, killed her. She was sentenced to life in prison.

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