Latin artists speak out against Arizona immigration law; Aventura and Tito "El Bambino" dominate Latin Grammys; Folk singer Susan Reed dies
- Latin stars are criticizing Arizona's new immigration legislation that is being called the toughest in the country. At last night's Latin Billboard awards, singers Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio and Larry Hernandez openly criticized the law, with Martin imploring Arizonians to "put a stop to discrimination. Put a stop to hate. Put a stop to racism." Meanwhile, Colombian pop star Shakira visited the state's capital yesterday to meet with the city's mayor and police chief over concerns that the law will lead to racial profiling.
- Also at yesterday's Latin Billboard awards, New York-based bachata group Aventura scored nine statues and reggaeton artist Tito "El Bambino" netted seven at the ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Folk singer Susan Reed has died of natural causes at the age of 84. The South Carolinian singer, one of the best known folk artists of the 1940s and 50s, was named leading lady of the folk era by Life Magazine in 1955. Despite her popularity, Reed was blacklisted in the 1950s and her career took a nosedive.
April 30, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: Aventura, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Susan Reed, Tito "El Bambino"
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