Tag: Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz Gets Star On Apollo Theater Walk Of Legends

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April 01, 2014 

The great Celia Cruz became the first Latina to be honored by New York’s famous Apollo Theater with a spot on its Walk of Legends. The Queen of Salsa died eleven years ago but has posthumously been heralded as one of the great pioneers for Latino women in the music business. Back when most women….

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Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute To Celia Cruz

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November 25, 2013 

Jennifer Lopez honored the great Celia Cruz with a show-stopping performance at the AMA’s this Sunday. J-Lo sang some of Celia’s biggest hits including Quimbara, La Vida Es Un Carnaval, and Bemba Colorada. While J-Lo is a far cry from the Queen of Salsa, it was nice to see the American music industry pay appropriate….

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Google Doodle Honors Celia Cruz On Her 88th Birthday

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October 21, 2013 

If you noticed today’s Google Doodle you might recognize a very familiar face. When it comes to Cuban music, one name stands heads and shoulders above the rest: Celia Cruz. She was, without a doubt, the greatest female singer and performer ever. Not just in Spanish either. Celia had an infectious and unique voice and….

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Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck: Tito Puente

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December 28, 2011 

Marty McFly and Doc Brown had the Delorean to go travel through time; We have the Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck. Every week, we’ll hop in our time traveling machine, gun it to 88 MPH, and go back in time to bring you the best from the good ol’ days. Will it be a clip from an old telenovela? An old school music video? Stick around and find out!

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Cuban Music Lesson: Guaguanco

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September 23, 2011 

Get ready to be schooled, asere. It’s time for a Cuban music lesson! Learn to tell your cha cha cha from your mambo without leaving your couch. Put on your dancing shoes, guayaberas, park your 57 Chevy, light up that Habano, and pay attention.

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Cuban Music Lesson: La Sonora Matancera

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July 08, 2011 

Get ready to be schooled, asere. It’s time for a Cuban music lesson! Learn to tell your cha cha cha from your mambo without leaving your couch. Put on your dancing shoes, guayaberas, park your 57 Chevy, light up that Habano, and pay attention.

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Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck: The Mambo Kings

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July 06, 2011 

Marty McFly and Doc Brown had the Delorean to go travel through time; We have the Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck. Every week, we’ll hop in our time traveling machine, gun it to 88 MPH, and go back in time to bring you the best from the good ol’ days. Will it be a clip from an old telenovela? An old school music video? Stick around and find out!

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Cuban Music Lesson: Salsa

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July 01, 2011 

Get ready to be schooled, asere. It’s time for a Cuban music lesson! Learn to tell your cha cha cha from your mambo without leaving your couch. Put on your dancing shoes, guayaberas, park your 57 Chevy, light up that Habano, and pay attention.

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USPS Issues Latino Music Legend Stamps. We Have Suggestions For Series 2

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March 16, 2011 

The U.S. Postal Service announced today that they are releasing a set of stamps honoring great Latino musicians. The stamps will feature Celia Cruz, Tito Puento, Carmen Miranda, Carlos Gardel, and Selena. The artists they chose are certainly all deserving of the honor. Well, maybe not Carmen Miranda. Her main accomplishment was being able to….

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Cuban Music Lesson: Celia Cruz

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January 14, 2011 

When it comes to Cuban music, one name stands heads and shoulders above the rest: Celia Cruz. She was, without a doubt, the greatest female singer and performer ever. During her 60 year career Celia was the the measure of that which did not suck.

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