Andy Garcia's 'Lost' Dream Comes True


Part of the motivation for the movie must surely be the music. Who knew that Andy Garcia is an accomplished musician? He produced and composed the music for the film.

And for our "Nightline" story, we met him at Victor's Cuban Café on West 52nd Street in New York, where he played piano and sang (un poquito) for us. He says he didn't start to learn piano until 16 years ago, when he first got the script for the movie. "I've had a lot of time to practice," he quips.

But he did learn to play percussion early in his teens, and like other celebrities who have side jobs in bands, you can catch Garcia onstage with one of his musical icons, Cachao. He recently played a concert with him in Miami and appeared with him at BB King's in New York.

He's got a performance at BB King's the same night as the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival. I ask Garcia if, since their set starts at 8 p.m., he'll go out later to any of the festivities surrounding the film festival, maybe make a late entrance at the opening night dinner, say around 10 p.m.

"I can't," he laughs. "We'll just be getting warmed up onstage at 10 o'clock."

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