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MIN-DAL: The Cuban Music Crisis aka High Fidel-ity

Our first musical preview was just over a month ago, when we last played Dallas. See the thread here.

Texas music is the gift that keeps giving and we will be playing Houston and San Antonio later, so in the hours before today's game let's shift focus. The colorful owner of the Mavericks is Mark Cuban, so let's talk music from Havana and whereabouts.

I'll go old school. Francesc d'Asís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofe was born in Spain on 1/1/1900, moved to Cuba with his family at age 5, then to New York at age 15. He gained great fame as a bandleader who popularized latin music in the USA.

As you can see in the video, Cugat was also a cartoonist. His brother Francis is responsible for this famous book cover:

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At age 66, Cugat married his fifth wife, the much younger Sofia Vergara Charo:

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