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Glen Campbell’s Oscar nod for original song caps his career

FILE--In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Glen Campbell, right, and his wife Kim pose backstage at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Campbell’s career didn’t end when he revealed he had Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. He went on to record an album, play more than 150 concerts to promote it, star in a documentary about life with Alzheimer’s and win awards for its leading song. Now 78 and in the late stages of the disease, Campbell’s wife will attend the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, on his behalf. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen Campbell’s career didn’t end when he revealed he had Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. He went on to record an album, play more than 150 concerts to promote it, star in a documentary about life with Alzheimer’s and win awards for its leading song.

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Correction: Colombia-Telenovela Hit story

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a story Feb. 20 about the late Colombian musician Diomedes Diaz, The Associated Press incorrectly reported his age at death. He was 56.

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Guatemalan rappers promote Mayan language, stories to youth

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, hip-hop musicians Yefrey Pacheco, left, Rene Dionisio a.k.a. Tz´utu Baktun Kan, center, and Juan Martinez a.k.a. "Dr. Native" perform a Mayan ritual at the base of the San Pedro Volcano in San Pedro Atitlan, Guatemala. The band, Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, raps in the ancient Mayan Tz'utujil language.  "Since the time of the (Spanish) invasion, the (Mayan) worldview was persecuted, even almost snuffed out, but now it's returning to life, relying on music and sustaining itself in art," said Dionisio. "Our commitment as artists is to rescue the ancient art.” (AP Photo/Sonia Perez)

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop.

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