QUESTION OF THE DAY: Would you vote Celia Cruz's portrait into the Smithsonian?
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG FROM THE CUBAN CHANTEUSE?
The Smithsonianâ€™s National Museum of American History has teamed up with photographic artist Robert Weingarten to have one noteworthy historical figureâ€™s portrait uniquely immortalized in the museum.
Weingarten, who currently has a display on exhibit at the Smithsonian and has been known for creating images of famous people â€śusing objects to tell the essence of a person as opposed to their visageâ€ť, is allowing the public to choose his next subject.
With five remarkable individuals to choose from, Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa, would be our first choice, though competition is stiff and includes Alice Paul and Frederick Douglass. The Cuban-born legend Cruz was nominated for her impact on music and Latino culture in the United States and worldwide.