When you remember Celia Cruz — La Guarachera de Cuba, arguably the most influential woman in Latin music history — you can almost immediately picture her. The bright hair, dynamic fashion, and broad, infectious grin made her look distinctive, to say the least. Her career was long and notable. From her earliest Venezuelan recordings in the late Forties to her memorable appearances as recent as 2002, Celia was vibrant, energetic, warm, funny, and virtually incomparable. How difficult must it have been to find someone who not only resembled the icon but also could stir a crowd with the power of her voice? Those casting the successful... More >>>