New postage stamps honor Latin music

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Posted: Mar 16, 2011 10:53 AM
New postage stamps honor Latin music

Musical giants Tito Puente and Carmen Miranda are bringing some Latin flavor to U.S. postage stamps.

The new set of five forever stamps going on sale Wednesday also honors Celia Cruz, Selena and Carlos Gardel. They represent a range of Latin musical styles, including Tejano, tango, samba, Latin jazz and salsa.

Postal Service vice president Marie Therese Dominguez said the stamps are "a lasting tribute to five extraordinary performers."

Formal ceremonies for the release of the stamps were held in Austin, Texas, as the stamps went on sale across the country.

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