Author Archives: Omer Pardillo

Celia Cruz to be honored at largest Cuban festival in U.S.

via Celia Cruz to be honored at largest Cuban festival in U.S. by Kristina Puga 7:00 am on 07/29/2012 Sandra Castro may be a Colombian-American with a successful pet-sitting business, but she also spends half the year preparing for one of the biggest festivals in the country, which she helped to found. Now in […]

Celia All Stars ready to channel Celia Cruz at Festival Cubano

via Lenia Diaz of Celia Cruz All Stars (Courtesy Amigos Together For Kids Foundation) Kristina Puga 5:30 am on 07/31/2012 This month marks the ninth-year anniversary of the passing of multi-Grammy winning salsa legend, Celia Cruz. Some might not know she had multiple platinum and gold records, more than 100 worldwide recognitions, as well as […]

Paquito D’Rivera, other Latin legends see their stars unveiled in ceremony at Celia Cruz Plaza in Union City

via UNION CITY – A multi Grammy-award winner, legendary merengue singers, and the area’s first Spanish-language TV station were among those given stars yesterday along the Walk of Fame at Celia Cruz Plaza.

And the winner of the Frame an Iconic American contest is… – O Say Can You See?

We asked you to vote on which of five iconic American figures should be memorialized in a new biographical portrait by Robert Weingarten, a noted photographic artist. After more than 11,000 votes cast, the winner is…Celia Cruz! Each historical figure brought a different set of ideas to the discussion, and worthy arguments were made for […]

Fallece la pianista Zenaida Manfugás

Por Wilfredo Cancio Isla. La pianista cubana Zenaida Manfugás, una prominente figura de la interpretación clásica en Cuba y en el exilio, falleció en Nueva Jersey a los 80 años. Manfugás murió en la mañana del miércoles en su casa de Elizabeth, ciudad donde se radicó desde su salida de Cuba en 1974. La artista […]

Celia Cruz-En vivo su música por el mundo

Celia Cruz-En Vivo su música por el mundo. Enjoy a timeless musical journey with the ultimate Celia Cruz *LIVE* album filled with previously unreleased recording. Buy it now

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Presents ¡Azucar! The Live and Music of Celia Cruz

The traveling exhibition ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz explores the life of legendary Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz (1925 – 2003) and her world-wide influence on music and culture. The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, made its debut in Washington, D.C. ¡Azúcar! highlights important moments in Cruz’s life […]