A Bronx, New York music high school will be named in honour of late 'Queen of Salsa' Celia Cruz.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the DEWITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL-LEHMAN COLLEGE CELIA CRUZ BRONX HIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC will open in September (03).

Bloomberg says, "It is a great honor to her and a way to remember the contribution she made to the community and gives all those who hold her in their hearts the feeling that she lives on and that she's a part of us."

Only 90 students out of 700 applications will start at the school, dedicated to the Latin music star who died last month (16JUL03) at the age of 77.

21/08/2003 21:17