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The 21-year-old star told reporters Thursday at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas that he has bounced back from the May 29 crash and is happy to have another chance at life, the Associated Press reports.

Mr. Kingston performed at the awards show with the Puerto Rican duo Wisin y Yandel.

Mr. Kingston said backstage that he didn’t understand what was being said at the show, but he called himself a “huge fan of reggaeton,” or Spanish hip hop.

“I’ve dated a few Latin ladies, so I understand a little bit, poquito,” he said.

Cheap Trick to open music venue in Chicago

The rock band Cheap Trick plans to open a museum and music venue on Chicago’s South Side.

According to the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday that the band will use the site of a former auto dealership on south Michigan Avenue. The development would be near other historic music sites, including Chess, Vee-Jay and Brunswick Records. Band manager David Frey said expanding development around McCormick Place prompted the project.

The main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed in July during a Cheap Trick concert as a severe thunderstorm sent the musicians and thousands of fans running for cover. Some were injured. Now, Mr. Frey said, Cheap Trick won’t play temporary outdoor stages anymore.

The band is known for hits including “Dream Police” and “I Want You to Want Me.”

Shakira celebrates star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Grammy-winning Colombian singer Shakira now has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During last week’s ceremony surrounded by hundreds of screaming, flag-waving fans, Shakira unveiled her sidewalk star in front of the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, the Associated Press reports. It’s the 2,454th star dedicated along Hollywood’s avenue of dreams.

“This is incredible,” said the singer and activist. “I would like to thank all of you.”

Shakira said she remembered being on the boulevard as a tourist when she was 7 years old, accompanied by her mother, who told her, “Shaki, one day you’ll have your own star here.”

“If someone had heard that conversation, they would have thought she was insane,” said Shakira, who was flanked by her parents at the ceremony.

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