Born Florencia Bicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in 1940 in El Paso, Texas, Vikki Carr is one of the most successful Hispanic recording artists. With smash hits “He’s A Rebel” and “It Must Be Him” in 1966, Carr was catapulted into international stardom. By 1970, she was the premiere female vocalist, making numerous TV guest appearances. She was invited to perform for Queen Elizabeth in London and set a precedent for sold-out performances throughout Europe. In 1972, she began incorporating her mexican Mexican heritage in her work and achieved enormous popularity among Latino audiences. She has been honored with two Grammy Awards for her Mexican and Latin performances and has released 50 best-selling albums, 17 of them gold.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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