When you think music and Miami, Gloria Estefan’s name is the first one to come to mind; and for good reason. With a career spanning more than three decades, Ms. Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine have long been South Florida’s show business power couple. Having sold millions of albums and won numerous Grammys, it is safe to save to say that Gloria is a legend.
Ms. Estefan is currently working on a Broadway show about her life and the music she has made. The show is set to begin November 2015. We caught up with Gloria and Emilio at the 20th edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. The Cuban born singer introduced Aretha Franklin, prior to the Queen of Soul’s performance at the Fontainebleau Hotel.
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Speaking about her Broadway show, opening November 2015, Gloria told us this:
“Oh my gosh, we’re so excited. It really is going great. The labs start on Monday the 27th [October 27th], which is my sister’s birthday. So I take that as a very wonderful omen. And on November 21st we’ll actually be presenting a lot, a great part of the play to everyone involved in it. And next year, November 5, 2015, we’re opening on Broadway. And June, this June in the summer we’ll be in Chicago and I’m so excited. I wrote a new song for the play with my daughter Emily and I think people are gonna be surprised at how, how our music, you know, really weaves into this story.”
Ms. Estefan extended a heartfelt message to her fans:
“Oh my God, thank you so much. We love you so much. Thank you for all the support you’ve given me through the years. Thanks for listening, you know, to my music and being there in my moments of real need with your prayers and your good thoughts and I really love you.”
Giving her thoughts on The Blacks’ Annual Gala, Ms. Estefan said this:
“Enjoy this wonderful Gala, you know, The Blacks’ do an amazing job. I think anything we can do to give at risk youths, you know, a little leg up, we need to do, we need to be there for them. And they are amazing, both Roy and Lea.”
You can check out Gloria Estefan’s official website clicking here.
You can find out more about The Blacks’ Annual Gala and the Consequences Foundation clicking here.
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