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(not really ethical, but we had a lot of competition from similar titles)
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A Great Intro to the Queen of Salsa, February 4, 2004
By A Customer
I didn't know much about Celia Cruz before last year, but a friend of mine who adored her got me to watch this video. Now I see why she was so popular. That woman was just totally fabulous! What's great about this particular video is the live TV appearances from the '60s through the '90s. Not only do you get to hear that incredible voice, but you follow the evolution of her outfits and hairstyles. Celia really knew how to sing and how to dress! She was also quite a dancer.
The interview sequences are just as good because she tells a lot of her own story, which in my opinion is better than getting it all from a third-person narrative. Anyhow, I just can't stop watching this video. I'm a born-again Salsa fan and Celia is my queen.


The Hungarian Freedom Monument in MacArthur Park 

The Hungarian Freedom Monument in MacArthur Park, built in 1966 and located at West 6th Street & Park View in Los Angeles, is a tribute to the struggle for freedom by oppressed people around the world. Standing 60 feet high, it is the tallest monument in Los Angeles. Millions see it every year, yet few understand its significance.

Like the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from France, the Monument was a gift to Los Angeles from the city’s veterans of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, to memorialize their fallen comrades and to celebrate the freedoms of their adopted country. Every October since 1966, the Hungarian-American community stages an event at the foot of the Monument in commemoration of the Revolution.

The Hungarian Freedom Monument was made possible by:
Arpad Domjan—Sculptor; Gyula Bogar—Architect/Designer; Bela Lukacs—Structural Engineer
Arpad Ecse, Laszlo Tarnoki, Gyula Toghia, Nandor Modrovich—Contractors
Eva Szorenyi—Fundraising Coordinator,  Ferenc Czene—Project Director, Sandor Szoboszlai—Volunteer Director, and the many other contributors to this historic project.

Magyar House Research, a Hungarian-American institute based in Los Angeles, has assumed responsibility for the Monument’s promotion and maintenance. Thanks to the efforts of this organization, the Los Angeles City Council now funds the maintenance. One of the goals of the institute is to have all angelenos, regardless of ethnicity, understand the Monument’s significance, and it is very much in the interest of the Hungarian community to get involved. For more information, please contact Steve Hideg, Project Director for Magyar House Research, at (323) 469-4855.

MAGYAR HOUSE RESEARCH is a privately held Hungarian-American institute founded in 1990 by musician Steve Hideg along with several of his fellow Hungarian immigrants.
The Mission of Magyar House Research:
• The ongoing examination of the local Hungarian immigrant community.
• The study of the social and political history of Los Angeles’ Hungarian immigrant community.
• Promoting the well-being and development of Los Angeles’ Hungarian community, including advocacy for a new, up-to-date Hungarian community center, which is very much needed.
• Raising awareness of the dangers of smoking through the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program within the Hungarian-American community.
• Disseminating information on the history and significance of the Hungarian Freedom Monument in MacArthur Park to the general public.
• Promoting jazz, America’s unique art form, among Los Angeles’ Hungarian immigrants to increase understanding of American culture.
• Raising awareness of Hungarian culture, language, music and history among the general public, especially the student population, as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Intercultural Awareness Program.