In February of '03, I had the privilege of watching Celia Cruz perform live at Symphony Hall, a birthday present from Keya. A few months later, in July, the "Queen of Salsa" died.
Last summer I had the great pleasure of seeing Carl Anderson in a touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was one of the most enjoyable, exhilarating performances I have ever seen. I just learned that Carl Anderson passed away this past February. I don't know how it is that I hadn't heard anything about this until last night.
He wasn't the biggest name in the entertainment industry. But he was one of its most thrilling and dynamic artists. I am saddened by this loss.