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Argentina reopens museum for tango great Gardel

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/6/2017 By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA, Associated Press
A woman watches a picture of Carlos Gardel at his museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. The legacy of the Frank Sinatra-like crooner remains alive in the decades since his death in a 1935 air crash in Colombia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © The Associated Press A woman watches a picture of Carlos Gardel at his museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. The legacy of the Frank Sinatra-like crooner remains alive in the decades since his death in a 1935 air crash in Colombia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Carlos Gardel's fans used to gather at the curb outside his home in the 1930s, hoping to hear one of Argentina's greatest tango singers practice a tune before a show.

A man watches a turn table at the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © The Associated Press A man watches a turn table at the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Now, they can gather inside to hear him again.

A movie of Carlos Gardel is shown at the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. The legacy of the Frank Sinatra-like crooner remains alive in the decades since his death in a 1935 air crash in Colombia. Museum visitors can listen to unpublished audio material recorded shortly before his death and his entire 893-song repertoire.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © The Associated Press A movie of Carlos Gardel is shown at the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. The legacy of the Frank Sinatra-like crooner remains alive in the decades since his death in a 1935 air crash in Colombia. Museum visitors can listen to unpublished audio material recorded shortly before his death and his entire 893-song repertoire.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Visitors to the remodeled "Carlos Gardel Museum Home" at his former house in the Argentine capital can see black-and-white images of key moments in the career of the singer who gave tango a huge boost worldwide.

A picture of Carlos Gardel is is seen on a TV screen at the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. Museum visitors can listen to unpublished audio material recorded shortly before his death and his entire 893-song repertoire. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © The Associated Press A picture of Carlos Gardel is is seen on a TV screen at the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. Museum visitors can listen to unpublished audio material recorded shortly before his death and his entire 893-song repertoire. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

And the voice is on tap as well. Visitors can hear any of his 893 recordings through headphones installed there.

People walk in front of the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © The Associated Press People walk in front of the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Gardel's cult remains powerful more than eight decades after his death in a 1935 air crash in Colombia at the age of 44.

A mural of Carlos Gardel is seen a block away from the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) © The Associated Press A mural of Carlos Gardel is seen a block away from the Carlos Gardel museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A museum paying homage to Argentina's greatest tango singer is reopening at his home in Buenos Aires. Gardel set the standard for Latin American leading men in films during the 1920's and 1930s and gave tango a huge boost worldwide. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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