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Watch Jennifer Lopez Pay Tribute to Selena at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00
Lopez reprised her portrayal of the Tejano star by performing "Como La Flor," "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," "Amor Prohibido," "I Could Fall In Love" and "No Me Queda Mas."
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Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 01:29

Emily Beazley is photographed after she and her sister Olivia are made honorary police officers at the Public Safety Building, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Chicago. The family of Emily Beazley, who has cancer , says entertainer Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and her disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday night. Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift through social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to Swift songs. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease.

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Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:23

File photo of Nigerian singer Tony Allen performing at the Mawazine Festival in RabatBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were named Best Group for their work highlighting the griot (story teller) tradition in the awards, announced on Thursday. The Kronos Quartet, usually associated with classical music, took the Cross-Cultural Collaboration award for an album embracing the music of countries ranging from Syria to China. Allen, 74, was nominated for his "Film of Life" album but the award was as much a recognition of his lifetime achievements, Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton said.

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