Limited-time exhibit to honor Celia Cruz with special memorabilia

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The queen of salsa will be getting a special exhibit 16 years after her death.

Celia Cruz was a Cuban immigrant who followed her dreams to be a musician despite her father's wishes.

Fans still come down to her grave to honor her memory.

"I've been here for 16 years," said Rafael Spider Rodriguez. "I'm her No. 1 fan and I'm religiously coming down to the cemetery for her."

The exhibit will feature Cruz's famous dresses, high heeled shoes and even wigs.

Mitch Rose, CEO of the Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, says they'll also be glass boxes with a variety of photographs and tickets.

The exhibit will be held from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15 and will be free for anyone who registers online.

 

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