Marco Island Center for the Arts introduced Island audiences to Cuban-born, Miami-based tenor Anibal Cruz with guest appearances by his sons, Anibal Cruz, Jr. and Alex Cruz, as well as his daughter-in-law Liset Mercantete. This sold out concert is part of the Musical Interludes series that is known for its eclectic performances that brings touching operatic renditions, jazzy blues and bluesy jazz, hot tango and many other melodic flavors to the Island. Exhibition galleries were infused with the tempo of salsa, Latin favorites and familiar American songs. Surrounded by this month’s whimsical-themed artwork, Anibal Cruz began his program with the Christian hymn “Amazing Grace,” followed by the Latin standard “Quiereme Mucho.”

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