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A Crossover Dream Halted Prematurely, Tragically Some Ambitious Plans Were Under Way to Bring Selena to Mainstream U.S. Audience
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Date: Apr 8, 1995
Start Page: 1
Section: Calendar; PART-F; Entertainment Desk
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Millions of U.S. pop fans have been intrigued by the emotional reaction in the Latino community following the shooting death last week of Selena, the 23-year-old tejano music superstar. Few of those millions, however, have ever heard Selena's music.

"I saw her for the last time (in March) at the post-Grammy party in Los Angeles," said Stephen Finfer, the lawyer who negotiated both Selena's 1989 deal with EMI Latin Records and her subsequent English-language pact with EMI sister label SBK Records. "That night, (SBK executives) approached me and said, `We hope next year we'll be here to pick up Selena's Grammys.' "

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