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date: 24 February 2021

Rivera Saavedra, Dolores Janney “Jenni”locked

(2 July 1969–9 Dec. 2012)
  • Ana Elizabeth Rosas

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Rivera Saavedra, Dolores Janney “Jenni” (2 July 1969–9 Dec. 2012), singer, was born to Mexican immigrant parents Rosa Saavedra and Pedro Rivera in Culver City, California. Rivera’s father worked as a bartender and regional Mexican music performer in Southern California restaurants and bars. Her mother worked long shifts in a factory and, like her husband, insisted that Rivera prioritize her pursuit of an education. Jenni Rivera was raised working alongside her parents and her five siblings in another venture that gave her an early musical education: selling compact discs in Southern California flea market music stands....

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