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Tony Álvarez is a famous Cuban singer and television actor and personality in the 1940s and the 1950s. He had started music early and was the host of the Cuban radio musical program Ritmos del Plata. He met Olga Chorens, a Cuban female singer during the broadcast and the duo were a sensation in Cuba known as Olga y Tony and got married. They both played with Orquesta Rió De La Plata.
Olga Chorens is a famous Cuban singer and television actress and personality. She started music early as young as 11. She gained huge fame after performing in the Cuban radio musical program Ritmos del Plata hosted by Tony Álvarez. They both played with Orquesta Río De La Plata. They eventually married.
Olga y Tony is a Cuban husband and wife musical duo Olga Chorens and Tony Álvarez. They are the parents of the singer Lissette and recording artist and news anchor Olga Alvarez.
In 1951, they became co-hosts and co-stars of the popular entertainment show on Televisora CMQ in Cuba. The programme was "El Show de Olga y Tony", a live daily platform with live orchestra made up of renowned artists like Laito Castro on piano, Israel López "Cachao" on bass, Rolando Laserie on percussions. All guests performed live with choir accompaniment whenever necessary. Tony and Olga would also perform various songs during the broadcast.
With the beginning of the Cuban revolution and arrival of Fidel Castro, the couple went into exile in 1963 and lived in Mexico and later in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico. He also worked for some time in Spain
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They are the parents of Cuban singer, songwriter, and record producer Lissette Álvarez, and recording artist and news anchor Olga Alvarez.
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Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré, known as Benny Moré and Beny Moré, was a Cuban singer, bandleader and songwriter. Due to his fluid tenor voice and his great expressivity, he was known variously as El Bárbaro del Ritmo and El Sonero Mayor. Moré was a master of most Cuban popular genres, such as the bolero, son montuno, mambo, and guaracha. Moré formed and led the Banda Gigante, one of the leading Cuban big bands of the 1950s, until his death in 1963.
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Lissette Álvarez Chorens, commonly known as Lissette, is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from Cuba. She is best known for recording a Spanish language-version of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1985.
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Manolo Álvarez Mera(néManuel Ernesto Álvarez-Mera 7 November 1923 Havana, Cuba – 16 October 1986 New York City) was a Cuban-born tenor who flourished as a bel canto during the latter 1940s and full 1950s. Despite having an operatic caliber voice, he gained popularity signing in operettas, musical reviews, radio, television, vaudeville, and major night clubs of Cuba, New York, and Latin America. He became a Cuban exile in 1960 after the Cuban Revolution.
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