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Jennifer Lopez won’t sing at World Cup opener

 
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Jennifer Lopez won’t perform the World Cup’s official song alongside fellow artists Pitbull and Claudia Leitte during the tournament’s opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA officials said Sunday. Soccer’s governing body said Lopez cannot perform at Thursday’s event as earlier planned because of unspecified “production issues.” The singer’s representative did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for additional information. FIFA said in a news release that Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte will sing the official tune “We Are One” before Brazil takes on Croatia at the Thursday opener in Sao Paulo.

A KEY FOR BALDWIN

Actor Alec Baldwin has received the key to a Rhode Island city for his donations to help reopen the financially struggling city’s library. Baldwin donated $10,000 to the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls in 2011 after he read a New York Times story about how it was forced to close because of financial problems. He gave another $5,000 in 2012. The city emerged from bankruptcy that year.

Baldwin’s visit Saturday was his first to the library.

Library director Joel Pettit says Baldwin accepted the key from the mayor on the library steps.

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