A public memorial service for Jenni Rivera, the late Mexican superstar singer, entrepreneur and all-around chingona, is set to take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gibson Amphitheater at the Universal CityWalk. The performer had a concert date scheduled at the venue for March of next year, but Rivera, of course, tragically died on Dec. 9 as the Learjet caring her from Monterrey, Mexico crashed into a mountainous region leaving no survivors. The 43 year-old was Long Beach native–or Playa Larga as she liked to shout it out–and the family had considered holding the service in her hometown but ultimately opted for the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City instead. A limited number of tickets for the public memorial were made available today at noon to her loyal fan base. But will the way Live Nation has situated the process of admittance leave some mourners of La Diva de la Banda unable to even attempt to attend?
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