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Marva Wright Hospitalized After Stroke

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans blues singer Marva Wright has been hospitalized after a stroke.

Relatives say the 61-year-old Wright had just finished her regular gig at the CoCo Club on Bourbon Street early Saturday when paramedics were called because the singer wasn't feeling well and had slurred speech.

Wright's daughter, Gerry McKey, said Tuesday her mother remains in a local hospital with limited movement on her right side. McKey said her mother has diabetes and high blood pressure and suffered a less severe stroke about three weeks ago.

Manager Adam Shipley said Wright's June 19 show at Tipitina's has been canceled and other cancellations may follow. Wright's band, the BMWs, performed as scheduled at a benefit concert Sunday with a substitute singer.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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