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Celia Cruz Set For Musical Honour At Latin American Music Awards

The pair will be joined by singer/actress Aymee Nuviola, who portrays Cruz in upcoming biographical TV series Celia, for renditions of the veteran's classic hits, reports Billboard.com. The musical segment will be...

Celia Cruz Honoured At New York's Legendary Apollo Theater

Latin icon Celia Cruz has been posthumously honoured with an induction into the Walk of Legends at New York's Apollo Theater.The life of the legendary salsa singer was celebrated at a special concert to mark...

Jennifer Lopez's Boyfriend Brushes Off Rumours

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend has brushed off rumours they are headed for a split.Casper Smart, who is also Jennifer's choreographer, admits he and the 'Dance Again' hitmaker have been too busy for romantic dates recently, but...

Jennifer Lopez To Perform Celia Cruz Tribute At Amas

Jennifer Lopez will present a tribute to late Latin music legend Celia Cruz at the 2013 American Music Awards on 24 November (13).The singer will mark the 10th anniversary of the star's death at the...

Celia Cruz Remembered By Fans On Anniversary Of Her Death

Latin icon Celia Cruz was remembered by fans who visited her mausoleum in New York's Woodlawn Cemetery on the 10th anniversary of her death on Tuesday (16Jul13).Woodlawn Memorial historian Cristiana Pena selected the singer's tunes...

Pitbull Keen To Bring Cruz Back From The Grave For Duet

Pitbull is hoping to use the latest technology to realise his dream of duetting with the late Celia Cruz.The Give Me Everything hitmaker never got the chance to meet the salsa superstar, let alone record...

Cruz's Family Wins Court Judgement Against Ex-accountant

A former accountant for Cuban salsa star CELIA CRUZ has been ordered by a judge to pay back more than $2.5 million (GBP1.35 million) to the late singer's family after cashing in on her life...

Cruz's Life Brought To Broadway

Latin singer CELIA CRUZ's life will be celebrated with the creation of a Broadway musical set to open this September (07). Celia: A Musical Journey is predicted to break the mould of previous unsuccessful Latin-themed...

Judge Removes Co-executor In Cruz Will

LATEST: A New Jersey judge has ordered an executor handling late singer CELIA CRUZ's affairs to relinquish his duties. Superior Court Judge PETER E. DOYNE ruled on Friday (23MAR07) co-executor LUIS FALCON has two months...

Executor Barred From Managing Cruz Estate

A New Jersey judge has barred one of the people handling the affairs of the late singer CELIA CRUZ from making any deals regarding her estate. The decision came at the request of the other...

Cuban Trumpeter Dies

Cuban musician PEDRO KNIGHT died in hospital on Saturday (03FEB07) - a family spokesman says. He was 85. Knight played trumpet with the SONORA MANTANCERA and was married to the late 'Queen of Salsa' CELIA...

Salsa Star Delgado Defects

Salsa star ISSAC (corr) DELGADO has defected to America from his native Cuba in an effort to boost his international career. The 44-year-old bandleader is a superstar in Cuba, where his 1999 rendition of CELIA...

Judge To Rule On Cruz Will Handling

An executor handling the affairs of late Grammy-winning singer CELIA CRUZ could be removed from office if a judge rules he's been spending money intended for Cruz's husband. Ailing trumpeter PEDRO KNIGHT was named sole...

Celia Cruz Refused Artist's Visa In 1950s

Cuban salsa legend CELIA CRUZ was refused an artist's visa to visit America at least twice in the 1950s, according to recently-declassified documents. Cruz's once classified 32-page FBI file said she was a "well-known...

Garcia Hunts For Fidel

OCEAN'S ELEVEN star ANDY GARCIA is on the hunt for a FIDEL CASTRO lookalike to star in his new movie about his native Cuba in the 1950s. Garcia will star and make his directing...

Martin Sweeps Latin Music Awards

Pop hunk RICKY MARTIN scored a triple success at last night's (29APR04) LATIN BILLBOARD AWARDS in Miami, Florida - making him the joint biggest winner. Martin - who garnered international success with his 1999...

Cruz Finally Finds Resting Place

Late music legend CELIA CRUZ is finally in her resting place - after being interred in a upscale mausoleum in The Bronx, New York. The QUEEN OF SALSA - who died on 16...

Beatty Remembers Hepburn

WARREN BEATTY has written a final farewell to his acting heroine KATHERINE HEPBURN, urging wannabe biographers to let the screen icon rest in peace. Writing in America's ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY magazine, Beatty admits he idolised...

Celia Cruz Has Music School Named After Her

A Bronx, New York music high school will be named in honour of late 'Queen of Salsa' CELIA CRUZ. New York mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG announced that the DEWITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL-LEHMAN COLLEGE CELIA CRUZ...

Whoopi Goldberg Sparks Up A Storm

WHOOPI GOLDBERG has offended yet another section of society - but the controversy delights the star. Fresh from upsetting fans of the late Salsa star CELIA CRUZ by revealing her plans to play the...

Celia Cruz's Funeral Draws Thousands

ANTONIO BANDERAS and his wife MELANIE GRIFFITH were among thousands of mourners who turned out for salsa legend CELIA CRUZ's funeral in New York yesterday (22JUL03). Hordes of fans cheered as a horse-drawn carriage...

Latin Grammy Nominees Announced

The fourth annual LATIN GRAMMY nominations have been dominated by producer SERGIO GEORGE and singer-songwriter JUANES. It was announced yesterday (22JUL03) that Sergio, who wrote BACILOS's MI PRIMER MILLION, has received six nominations -...

Gloria And Emilio Estefan Pay Tribute To Celia Cruz

Singer GLORIA ESTEFAN and her husband EMILIO have expressed their grief over the death of salsa superstar CELIA CRUZ. Cuban-born Cruz died on 16 July (03) at her home in Fort Lee, New Jersey,...

Miami But Not Havana Mourns Cruz

Salsa queen CELIA CRUZ was mourned with tears yesterday (17JUN03) in Miami - but mentioned with coldness in her native Cuba. Cruz, who died on Wednesday (16JUN03) aged 77, left Cuba as a star...

Celia Cruz Dead

Grammy-winning salsa legend CELIA CRUZ has died at her home in New Jersey after failing to recover from a brain tumour operation in December (02). The 77-year-old star, who recently shot a DR PEPPER...

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