PLAYHOUSE OUTREACH PROGRAM
CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF CELIA CRUZ
Saturday October 14, 2006
3 PM – On the Patio
DJ Nnamdi of KPFK’s Radio Afrocia will be spinning some of the Salsa Queen’s most popular recordings. Copies of CELIA My Life ($15.10 includes tax) will be available for purchase on-site. Mama’s Tamales will be selling authentic tamales from Latin America and Pasadena Playhouse concessions will be open.
4 PM – Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Join award-winning author Ana Cristina Reymundo (CELIA My Life, by Celia Cruz, Ana Cristina Reymundo – an authorized posthumous autobiography of the diva of Afro-Cuban music) for a book discussion and signing Award-winning journalist Jon Beaupre will moderate.
Based on more than 500 hundred hours of taped interviews recorded just months before her death, Ana Cristina forged a deep bond with Celia Cruz during the interview process. CELIA My Life includes personal photos, notes, mementos, and anecdotes celebrating the soul of an extraordinary life blessed with talent, burdened with heartache, and rewarded with glorious triumphs.
Admittance to the book event is free but RSVP required. Seating is limited. Call 626-356-PLAY.