On May 26 1997, Madonna appeared on the cover of People magazine as part of the “New Sexy Moms” feature.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Even Madonna, who moved a month before Lourdes’s birth from her Hollywood Hills mansion to a more baby-friendly one-story spread in a quieter neighborhood, is becoming downright strait-laced. “TV is poison,” saying that she would forbid Lourdes to watch it. “To be plopped in front of a television instead of being read to or talked to or encouraged to interact with other human beings is a huge mistake.”
On March 25 1997, Madonna performed You Must Love Me at the 68th Academy Awards. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Kathleen Guerdo from Billboard said that “Madonna delivers what is by far one of the strongest vocal performances of her career, comfortably scaling to the song’s demanding soprano heights while infusing it with delicate, heart-rending emotion.”
On August 19 1997, “Buenos Aires” (from “Evita“) was released as a promo-only single to club DJs and radio stations in the USA to promote “Evita” on video.
Here is a full listing of the different mixes of “Buenos Aires“:
World Mix Edit
World Mix Edit – Shorter
Te Amo 12″ Extended Vocal Version
Te Amo 12″ Extended Instrumental Version
Te Amo 12″ TV Dub
Te Amo 12″ Acapella Version
Te Amo Single Edit
Te Amo Radio Version
On July 29 1997, the “Evita: Music From The Motion Picture” CD (highlights from the “Evita” soundtrack) was released in North America.
On May 15 1997, Madonna’s Like A Prayer is named one of “200 Best Albums Ever Made” by Rolling Stone magazine.
On February 16 1997, Madonna made a special appearance at Elizabeth Taylor’s 65th birthday party at The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California.