El Vegalteño celebra en el Alto

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El Vegalteño celebra en el Alto

Photos by Landa Towns

<i>En baile.</i>

En baile.

When Josh Groban, self-professed “Professional Scribbler, Warbler, Ivory Tickler, Hoster with moster,” decides to partake, it pays to notice.

And when he showed up – albeit virtually – uptown at the United Palace this past Sat., Aug. 23rd, attention was certainly paid.

Groban chimed in to wish none other than Luís Miranda Jr., Publisher of The Manhattan Times and The Bronx Free Press, a happy 60th birthday, sending best wishes in a taped message broadcast in the storied theater.

The greeting came after a private screening of one of Miranda’s favorite films, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, featuring cinematic legend Debbie Reynolds.

Speaking to a packed house amidst the strains of son and salsa, the man of the hour paid tribute in typical candor and humor to the many family and friends who had come to mark the occasion.

“To Luz,” he said, as he addressed his wife, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda. “I never thought I would be so lucky.”

There was singing and cake.

And then they danced, all night long.