Celia Cruz

  1. Muted Hurrahs For Easing of Cuban Sanctions

    December 17, 2014 7:29 PM EST President Obama’s announcement that he planned to “normalize” relationships with Cuba was met with muted response from the Latin music industry. The demureness could simply be attributed to the season; Christmas is around the corner. But also, m ...

  2. Fania Records Launching Pop-Up Store at Art Basel Miami

    December 03, 2012 11:29 AM EST Latin soul will invade this week's Art Basel Miami Beach, when Fania Records launches their Armada Fania club and pop-up store for four days near Miami's trendy Wynwood Arts District, a center of the art fair's social life. Similar ...

  3. Univision, Eventus Partner for Celia Cruz-Branded Products

    September 17, 2012 7:32 PM EDT Univision Enterprises, a relatively new division of media giant Univision Communications, has signed an exclusive global agreement to license consumer products branded with the name an image of late salsa queen Celia Cruz. Cruz-branded products wi ...

  4. Don Tetto, Mia Mont, Celia Cruz All-Stars, More Rock Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcase -- Check Out Photos!

    April 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Fellini-esque: Performers at the Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcas helped create a carnival-like atmosphere ( Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- The Billboard Latin Music Conference ended a day of serious di ...

  5. John Leguizamo's 'Ghetto Klown' Hits Broadway With Compilation Album by Fania Records

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST In a rare occurrence for theater, a new Broadway show will premiere simultaneously with the release of a commercial soundtrack album. "Ghetto Klown," the new John Leguizamo one-man show, will start its run at the Lyceum theater in Manhat ...

  6. Fania Records Links With !K7 For Overseas Deals

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Legendary tropical label Fania Records has struck a partnership with !K7 to distribute its releases in Europe, Africa and parts of Asia and to license key releases through !K7 imprint Strut. The first project under the new partnership was the Sept ...

  7. Fania Records Targets New Audience With Classics

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venerable salsa label Fania Records has partnered with youth lifestyle media company Fader Media to produce remixes of classics from the Fania catalog to be marketed to a younger audience. The association is expected to result not only in music bu ...

  8. Celia Cruz Estate Sues Telemundo Over Tribute Special

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The estate of the late Celia Cruz, represented by New York-based Medina Law Firm, has filed a suit against the Telemundo Network and Image Entertainment alleging the network didn’t pay the agreed-upon revenues to Cruz’ estate stemming from a telev ...

  9. Celia Cruz Estate Wins Domain Battle

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Celia Cruz may have been known as the Queen of Salsa, but when it came to the Web, she had no domain. For the past decade, a Cayman Island-based corporation has held control over the celiacruz.com Web domain. But now, the name will revert to the l ...

  10. Industry Veteran Ralph Mercado Dies At 67

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music impresario Ralph Mercado, founder of legendary indie salsa label RMM and long known as the executive behind a new generation of tropical music, has died. Mercado, who had battled cancer for two years, passed away at Hackensack University Med ...

  11. Celia Cruz Exhibit/Album Offer To Hit In 2009

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A museum exhibit featuring memorabilia from the late salsa legend Celia Cruz will begin traveling next summer, starting at Colombia's National Museum in Bogota. Nelson Albareda, CEO of entertainment company Eventus, tells Billboard.biz that v ...

  12. Eventus Releases Celia Cruz Live Album

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eventus Entertainment/Latinum Music, the label arm of concert promotions company Eventus, today released what it says is salsa legend Celia Cruz’ first live solo album. “Su Música por el Mundo,” distributed by Sony, contains live versions of “La V ...

  13. 'Celia' Musical To Hit Off-Broadway

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale June 11 for “Celia,” an off-Broadway musical about late salsa legend Celia Cruz’ life and music. The production at New York’s New World Stages is directed by Jaime Azpilicueta and produced by event promoter Henry Cardenas and Da ...

  14. Pedro Knight Dies at 85

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pedro Knight, the Cuban trumpeter, arranger and bandleader who was salsa icon Celia Cruz's longtime husband and perennial companion, died February 3 at a hospital in Arcadia, Ca. He was 85 years old. No specific cause of death was cited, but ...

  15. Peermusic Acquires RMM Catalogs

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes songs from Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz. Peermusic has acquired the worldwide copyright to all the works of Caribbean Waves and Crossing Borders Music, the catalogs once affiliated with tropical indie powerhouse RMM Records. Peer acquire ...

  16. Latin Notas

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Victor Manuelle's "Traves&#237;a" is the first tropical release to hit No.1 on the <i>Billboard</i> Top Latin albums chart since Celia Cruz's death last year. Victor Manuelle's "Travesía" is the f ...

  17. Latin Notas

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Victor Manuelle's "Traves&#237;a" is the first tropical release to hit No.1 on the <i>Billboard</i> Top Latin albums chart since Celia Cruz's death last year. Victor Manuelle's "Travesía" is the f ...

  18. Cruz Leads Finalists For Billboard Latin Awards

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Celia Cruz tops the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 29 at the Miami Arena in Miami. The late "Queen of Salsa" is up for seven honors, including top Latin albums a Celia Cruz tops the finalists for th ...