Anecdotes

  • ARE YOU AN AMATEUR MUSICIAN?

    After finishing a recital in Los Angeles, her friends took her out to an informal dinner that had been organized in her honor, by Henry Mancini (musical composer of films such as “The Pink Panther”). Alicia observed that in the main lounge there was a grand piano, and she asked him if he was a music lover and if he played the piano. He laughed and answered, following the lead thinking that it was a joke, that he was simply an “amateur” musician. When his friends took her back to the hotel, they realized that she did not know who Henry Mancini really was so they told her that he is the famous musical composer of The Pink Panther. It was then that she made the connection of who her host was… -”Oh My God, what a mistake!” she said. – “I asked him if music was his hobby!”

  • PHOTO PRESENTATION BY FAX

    The day that her only granddaughter was born, Alicia found herself in Puerto Rico. The family told her the news through fax, sending her a close-up photo of the newly born baby girl, and a note that said: “Here is your granddaughter, Claudia”.