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Xavier Cugat

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  • An appreciation of Oscar Hijuelos

    An appreciation of Oscar Hijuelos
    Oscar Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who died Saturday, was a cultural pioneer who wrote elegant novels about ambitious Cuban expatriates and music-loving New Yorkers. He told stories that revealed the texture and passion of the Latino...
  • Jose Curbelo dies at 95; Latin jazz bandleader

    Jose Curbelo, a Latin jazz bandleader, agent and promoter who helped popularize the cha-cha in the United States and made Tito Puente a star, has died. He was 95. A resident of North Miami Beach, Curbelo died Friday of heart failure at a hospital in...
  • Lina Romay dies at 91; Cugat singer, MGM actress

    Lina Romay dies at 91; Cugat singer, MGM actress
    Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91. Romay died Dec. 17 of natural...