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 […]

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The National Museum of American History is looking to add a portrait of an American icon to its hallowed halls. Among the 5 nominees listed on their page stands Celia Cruz, the only Latino. Voting opened May 11, 2012 and runs through May 26, 2012. We are leading the votes right now, but with your […]

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 This Educational Program, Presented by The Latin Recording Academy® Will Take Place at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music on Tuesday, May 15   WHO:             Seventeen-time Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY®-winning Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, more than 100 high school students, and two-time Latin GRAMMY winning producer José Tillán will serve as moderator. WHAT:           Latin GRAMMY In The Schools offers students a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from one of the […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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El  eco de tu voz ha quedado en nuestra memoria como un llamado a la felicidad.  Tus canciones son himnos de alegría que repetimos enajenados para aplacar el dolor de vivir sin patria y  poder soñar en volver a ella algún día. En tus caderas se templo el tambor que acompañó tu ritmo contagioso y  […]