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updated 05/05/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/05/1995 01:00AM

REMEMBERING SELENA 6
She burned up the stage with romantic ballads and danceable rhythms, but Selena was loved as much for her heart as for her music

FAMILY 26
Faced with financial disaster at home, the Quintanillas turned their musical hobby into a hot act, Selena y Los Dinos, and transformed a shy little girl into an international star

TOGETHER 38
The singer's husband, Chris Pérez, talks about how they met and fell in love, their life together and "the hardest thing I've ever done, saying goodbye to Selena"

AT EASE 44
Whether she was serenading fellow airplane passengers or sneakily replacing the cream in Oreos with toothpaste, Selena could rarely resist a practical joke

LA MUSICA 49
Selena helped introduce the world to Tejano music—a lively blend of traditional Mexican, old-country German polka, fresh '90s-style beats and even jazz

MOURNING 52
While Selena's family bid her goodbye in a private ceremony, fans around the country came together to light candles and say farewell with memorial services of their own

THE CRIME 59
Selena trusted an obsessed admirer with her friendship, her fan club and her business; now Yolanda Saldívar stands accused of murder

THE WINNER IS 62
For Selena, her 1994 Grammy was a professional highlight—but spotting celebs like Frank Sinatra and Boy George and snapping pictures at the post-Awards parties was a hoot

SCRAPBOOK 64
Born with a face the camera loved, Selena lived her life on film

ONSTAGE 70
A month before the tragedy, Selena scored her final triumph with a record-breaking show at Houston's Astrodome

FAREWELL 72
Selena gave her family, fans and friends her infectious music, an easy smile and warm memories

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