Watch J.Lo’s Heartfelt Tribute to Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

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It’s a real tear-jerker, writes Sabrina Toppa in Time. Click on the link below to watch the video.

Jennifer Lopez delivered a heartfelt tribute to Mexican-American singer Selena at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Thursday, keeping audiences spellbound with her nostalgic renditions of the murdered singer’s greatest hits, from “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Como La Flor” to “Amor Prohibido.”

The entire audience stood up to honor the memory of Selena Quintanilla, one of the most beloved stars in the pantheon of Spanish-language music, who was shot dead by a business associate in Texas in 1995 aged just 23.

For the original report go to time.com/3842910/jennifer-lopez-selena-billboard-latin-music-awards/

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Marc Anthony Goes Mogul

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Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony launches his own entertainment company Magnus Media. The company seeks to empower established and up-and-coming Latino artists.

Salsa icon Marc Anthony is taking a cue from Jay Z and other music moguls and launching his own company, Magnus Media, which describes itself as “a diversified entertainment company focused on developing new ventures that bridge content creation and commerce.”

The company is based in Miami and is a partnership between Anthony and Michel Vega, a veteran agent and former head of Latin music at William Morris Endeavor. Vega now serves as chief executive officer of Magnus Media LLC, which seeks to invest in artist and content development while establishing links with global brands. The latter is of particular interest to Anthony, who seeks to go beyond the traditional endorsement deal with this venture.

“Magnus is a company that is long overdue,” said Anthony in a statement. “It’s simple, really…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 18 ( April 27 – May 3)

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(Gamal Mubarak, son of ex-president, visits the Pyramids following his recent release from prison. Via Youm 7)

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MyStealthyFreedom – MSF

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“I hate all the fake hijabs, all the meaningless beliefs cruelly forced upon us, all the funny ‘musts’ that have turned into laws. Please listen. The sunshine is mine as well. Don’t be surprised if you see a girl who is tempted to escape from these cruel, nonsense obligations that originate from your mind. The air is her’s as well. She feels hot as well. She would like to spend the summer, pleasantly, coolly. A woman who has rotted under a burden of fake hijab. A woman who is still naked in your eyes besides all this covering. My heart feels broken in this weather.”

via MyStealthyFreedom – MSF.

Varoufakis: Greece can get by without a new bailout | News | DW.DE | 03.05.2015

Negotiations between Athens and its international creditors are moving closer to a deal, according to the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung daily. Although it seemed unlikely that an agreement could be struck before Greece owes the next repayment of its debt package to the IMF on May 12, some rapprochement appeared to be taking place between both sides.

Measures such as creating an independent audit court and freeing up the market for natural gas were some examples the newspaper gave of what it described as constructive and encouraging talks that began last week and were expected to continue on Monday.

via Varoufakis: Greece can get by without a new bailout | News | DW.DE | 03.05.2015.