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Opening Night of CELIA brings out Miami’s hottest Latin stars!
June 8, 2009, 4:01 pm
Filed under: At the Center

Dozens of Latin celebrities, including telenovela stars, platinum record-selling artists, and beloved television personalities, descended on the Adrienne Arsht Center last Thursday for the opening of Celia: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz.

 

Anissa Gathers as Celia; photo by Manny Hernandez

Anissa Gathers as Celia; photo by Manny Hernandez

 

Among the glitterati that celebrated the return of the hit musical to Miami were famed bandleader Tito Puente, Jr.; soap actress and Miss Universe runner-up Cynthia Olavarria; Silvana Arias, star of NBC’s Passions; Venezuelan leading lady Jeanette Rodriguez; Manu, the multi-million record-selling singer from “Los Trio”; Mexican telenovela star Eduardo Capetialla, and celebrity chef Doreen Colondres, to name a few.

Seidy Carrera, Anissa Gathers and Pedro Telemaco photo by Manny Hernandez

Seidy Carrera, Anissa Gathers and Pedro Telemaco; photo by Manny Hernandez

More than 100 members of the media also turned out for the opening, including tv/radio host Javier Romero, one of the most recognizable voices in Spanish media; celebrity correspondent Oscar Petit; “Despierta America” host Raul Gonzalez; Univision reporters Pamela Silva and Roger Borges, among others; CW SouthFlorda.com/Live host Eugene Ramirez and many more. They were joined by some of Celia’s closest friends, including former manager Omer Perdillo and close friend Elia Perez de Alejo.

Rocco & Marger  Photo by Manny Hernandez

Rocco & Marger Photo by Manny Hernandez

The star-studded night concluded with a standing-room-only post-show gathering where the media and celebrities celebrated the successful opening together with the cast.

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