La Lupe A One Woman Show Opens on Miami Beach

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Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, better known as La Lupe, is perhaps one of the most iconic figures in Cuban music.  She was a singer of boleros and guarachas and known the world over as the Queen of Latin Soul.  Her command of the stage was renowned and her emotional range storied.  When performing she was, simply put, a force of nature, matching the fevered frenzy of her voice with her actions, beating at her breast, tearing off her clothes and caressing her own face all in spirit of interpretation.  As if it were necessary to beleaguer the point, Picasso declared her a musical genius after catching one of her shows and Hemingway dubbed her "creator of the art of Frenzy."

 It's fitting that La Lupe A One Woman Show is now in production, though the woman in question will be hard pressed to do La Lupe justice.  Actress Lauren Velez takes on the challenge.  Known for her work on such shows as Dexter, Ugly Betty, New York Undercover and Oz, the Brooklyn-born thespian will take the stage for one night in Miami Beach as the indomitable power that was La Lupe.

La Lupe a One Woman Show opens on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30pm for one night only at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln RD, Miami Beach).  Tickets run $35.

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Kriselette Chopin
Kriselette Chopin

I Love Lauren Velez 's Work Too Because She The Best Actress  I've Seen In My Life She Is My Favorite Actress And Idoal My Roll Modal Love Always From The Great Singer Writer Actress Ms.Kriselette Chopin

Archie Supports the Blues
Archie Supports the Blues

Society darling Miss lohan could keep out of gaol till the poor girls court day. Famous people justice strikes once more!!!

Watch Up in the Air Online
Watch Up in the Air Online

It doesn�t take a rocket scientist to figure out why he�s not granting interviews to police. They�d have to admit she freaked out, used her cat claws on him, he bolted out with her in pursuit with a golf club, and smashing the rear windows out. With that admission, the lovely Elin would be arrested for domestic violence no matter what objections Tiger had. He�d lose control, and that�s just unacceptable to him.

violet
violet

The only woman in this planet that could play the part of La Lupe is La India, hope the producers change their minds and hunt her down for this part, I know she will be ammmmazing.

Juan Ignacio Sanchez
Juan Ignacio Sanchez

Not Even in Show-Business, is Fairness ALIVE!

In the 1960's and early 70's La Lupe was prime, while Celia Cruz, was in the shadow. TICO Records in 1972, cancelled Celia's contract because of poor record sales. In the meantime, La Lupe was the hitmaker of TICO Records. When Morris Levy sold TICO RECORDS To FANIA BOSS Jerry Masucci, Masucci took the Crown from La Lupe, giving it to Celia Cruz. From 1974 to her death in 2003, Celia Cruz was the Queen Of Salsa. In other words, La Lupe was held back and totally removed from the Salsa Arena, for Celia's career to take greater heights. Please don't misunderstand my opinion, but fair is fair. There was always room in Salsa for both Queens, La Lupe and Celia Cruz. Did you know that La Lupe was crowned twice 1968 and 1970, QUEEN OF LATIN SOUL MUSIC, with actual ceremonies. There was never an event for Celia's Crown, just a force removal from a Music Boss, unto La Reina, La Lupe, La YiYiYi. RIP. Juan Ignacio Sanchez, Bronx, New York

t prose
t prose

did anyone see the show in miami april 15th, 2009? I want to know how was it as i'm not finding any reviews so far about lauren velez's show of la lupe. I know its only been two days since but i expected to see something......

tprose
tprose

Rosie,please tell us about the show once you've seen it! Details, details, details!I'm so jealous! :D

Rosie
Rosie

La Lupe is one of the best that came from Cuba, I cant wait to see the show. I�m so glad that I moved back to Miami and now can go see the show! Cant wait! SO excited!!

t prose
t prose

andy,your site is awesome!!!!!!

t prose
t prose

can a fly on the wall get some rehearsal video or tape some of the actual show and put it up on youtube!!! please!..lol,I really want to see this show and many of us will miss it due to geography!!!

:D

m adams
m adams

I hope a fly on the wall can get some rehearsal on video or tape parts of the show and put them on youtube...its not fair many of us won't get a chance to see this!!!!!

please somebody! ...lol :D

m adams
m adams

I agree, Lauren is overdue to really break out, so I hope she does la lupe justice as I think she will. I really wish I could be in Miami for the show this week...use to live in ft. lauderdale for awhile...shoot!

I heard sometime ago that J-Lo bought the rights for the film short Lauren did back in 2004. I have nothing against J-Lo wanting to do this film but I really want to see Lauren Velez's version. I hope with the one woman show they, Jim Manos (her boyfriend and creator of Dexter for Showtime), get the investors they need to make a feature film.

All the best to both of them!!!:D

Yolanda Rodriguez
Yolanda Rodriguez

Even though Lauren Velez is a great actress and I like her work, this performance is either going to put her on the top with the best or it could break her. I have to applaud Lauren for having the "co**nes" to take this challange on. La Lupe is not an easy person to portray. I can't wait!! Break a leg Lauren!!!!

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