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THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ © PJ Hayward, New York, 2003; Revised 2012 Recently I was reminded of the irreplaceable loss, in July 2003, of one of the most beloved and extraordinary performers of our time, the legendary Cuban Queen of Song, Celia Cruz. Celia would strut, run, dance or sashay onto the stage,… Continue reading THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ

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SOUL ON FIRE © PJ HAYWARD NEW YORK, 2015 With all that is going on in the world right now, I thought I'd take us in a  different direction today. Those of us who have been around for awhile may remember some of what I am talking about. . .but maybe the young people can… Continue reading SOUL ON FIRE