Lucie Passionate About Her “Latin Roots”

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in

Believe it or not, Lucie Arnaz is celebrating 50 plus years in show business. She began her long career in a recurring role on television on “The Lucy Show” opposite her mother, Lucille Ball. At age 15, she became a series regular on “Here’s Lucy,” a show which ran for six seasons. She starred in her own series, “The Lucie Arnaz Show” and later in the critically acclaimed “Sons & Daughters” on CBS.

Music has always been a big part of Lucie’s life. Her love of music and desire to explore and preserve her Latin roots produced a CD of the same name. “Latin Roots” is an eclectic Latin-American mix in English and Spanish highlighting songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer alongside tunes by Dan Fogelberg, Agustín Lara, Rafael Hernandez, Margarita Lecuona and Desi Arnaz himself. “These are the rhythms of my soul,” Lucie Arnaz said of her CD released on the LML Music label. 

On “Latin Roots,” Lucie Arnaz performs some pop contemporary south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, enhanced by a Brazilian intonation or a bossa nova beat and Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz, including a song penned with his grandson, her musician-composer son, Joe Luckinbill, and his godmother and her longtime collaborator, the Grammy-award winning Madeline Stone. The hidden treasure in “Latin Roots” just could be the tune her father wrote for her mother, which has never been recorded before.

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Here are some of Lucie’s upcoming appearance and performance dates:

Paramount Theatre, Provincetown, MA
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. — Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Performance in Paramount Theatre, Provincetown, MA

Deal, New Jersey
Thursday, July 28, 2016
8:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.Performance in Deal, New Jersey.

Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY
Saturday, July 30, 2016
8:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.Performance at Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines, NY.

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Sunday, July 31, 2016
8:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.Performance at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

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