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Family plans live album release and concert to pay tribute to Jenni Rivera one year after death

It's been nearly a year since celebrated Mexican vocalist Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash last December. The banda singer's family and Universal Latin Music Entertainment/Fonovisa are marking the occasion with a new album and a tribute concert

"For our family, it's a pleasure sharing this treasure with fans of our mother, daughter and sister," said Rosie Rivera, Jenni's sister. "This effort has brought us tears and made us proud and now it gives us much happiness to continue with the company that worked with Jenni in other large projects. In honor and tradition to what Jenni Rivera is, we remain loyal to those whom have been loyal to her."

The record will be a live album featuring performances from Rivera's 2012 concert at Arena Monterrey in Mexico. A somewhat macabre yet prescient detail is that this concert occurred only a few hours before Rivera boarded the plane, which crashed shortly after takeoff. The album will become available on December 3. 

The family and Universal Lation are also planning a tribute concert to the performer, titled "Jenni Rivera Lives," to be held in Monterrey, presumably at the same location as her final concert. Among the big names listed so far are Tito el Bambino, a Puerto Rican pop star, and Marisela (somewhat the Latin American counterpart to Madonna during the '80s). Rivera's daughter, Chiquis, will take the stage to sing some of her mother's songs. The concert will take place on December 9. The show will take place one year to the day of Rivera's passing. 

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