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DiFranco announced she's pregnant while being honored for her contributions to the feminist movement at the National Organization for Women's 40th annual convention.
The 35-year-old singer said Friday July 21, 2006 she is due in February.
The baby's father, Mike Napolitano, produced her upcoming album "Reprieve."
Ani DiFranco announced she's pregnant while being honored for her contributions to the feminist movement at the National Organization for Women's 40th annual convention.
"NOW" presented DiFranco with the Woman of Courage award. Latifa Lyles, NOW's vice president of membership, presented the award and called DiFranco an inspiration, not only for her music but for her independent ideals. DiFranco founded her own record label, Righteous Babe, in 1990 after becoming frustrated with other music labels.Past recipients of the annual award include Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and playwright Eve Ensler.
Difranco, a Buffalo native, is the first musician to receive the honor.
"Reprieve," a collection of a dozen songs and spoken-word pieces, will be released next month. It will be Difranco's 18th full-length album since her debut was released in 1990.
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