Desi, Lucie and Babalú

This so totally, totally rocks:

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announced the special engagement of BABALU, a loving tribute celebrating the musical legacy of Desi Arnaz. Created, directed, and hosted by Lucie Arnaz, BABALU’s engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center will feature multiple Tony Award-nominee and Miami native Raúl Esparza, Broadway’s Tony-nominated diva of dance Valarie Pettiford and in a rare, special guest appearance, Desi Arnaz, Jr. playing percussion on his father’s classic hits. With a live 15-piece orchestra playing from the original Desi Arnaz Orchestra charts, BABALU brings the rhythm of the tropics and the glamour of the Tropicana nightclub to the Adrienne Arsht Center July 8-11, 2010 in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Tickets range from $35 to $70 and will be available beginning on May 14 to premiere seat holders and members. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 21, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

How awesome is that?




5 thoughts on “Desi, Lucie and Babalú

  1. The great Desi Arnaz also revolutionized television production in so many ways.
    He introduced the multi-camera set-up, the use of film where he owned and controlled all the rights making reruns possible and the addition of a studio audience.
    His innovations changed entertainment television forever so “I Love Lucy” could be enjoyed by generations for decades to come on high quality film with superior production values. In the 1950’s where racial sterotypes were part of the culture, I Love Lucy had the hispanic character being the only reasonable and rational influence while Lucy, Fred and Ethel were the lovable baffoons always getting into misadventures.

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