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Laura Canales, Queen of Tejano

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Laura Canales, Queen of Tejano

Laura Canales, Queen of Tejano

Laura Canales, Queen of Tejano

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Laura Canales, the Mexican-American singer known as "the Queen of Tejano," died Saturday from complications of gallbladder surgery. She was 50. Canales helped popularize Tejano, a style of folk music created along the Texas-Mexico border. Day to Day presents a tribute to Canales.