Ricky Redux

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At a Christmas party for elderly physical therapy outpatients at South Miami Hospital in 1999, caretakers instructed even numbers of Anglo and Latino revelers to write the name of a famous person on a slip of paper for a festive guessing game. "Please," asked a perky therapist first in English, then in Spanish, "try to think of someone that everyone will know. Try to think of someone universal." A few shaky hands scrawled "Clinton," but among Miami's multicultural geriatric set, Ricky Martin edged out the president.

Ricky Martin performs at 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the National Car Rental Center, 2555 Panthers Dr, Sunrise. Tickets range from $35 to $95. For more information call 954-835-8000.

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