Over the last two weeks, we have brought you coverage of the 20th edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. You can see it all here: [here]. Luminaries attending the philanthropic soiree like hosts Lea and Roy Black, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Courtney Love, no doubt, anxiously awaited the evening’s main event. And that main event did not disappoint. It was masterfully executed by a living legend.
At 72 years old, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin put on an inspiring concert that electrified the ballroom at the Fountainbleu Hotel on Miami Beach. Earlier in her performance, Ms. Franklin sang Grammy winner Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. That cover is on Aretha’s new album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics.
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.
Yesterday, we reported on the 20th edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala [see here]. The yearly event would not be possible without the good work of Miami’s socialite, powerhouse Lea Black. Her husband, prominent attorney Roy Black [see our photo above] always lends his support for the event, making the couple a philanthropic dynamic duo.
Over the years, Lea and Roy have been guests on CYInterview. Now they both share their thoughts on celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Gala, as well as what they are up to.
Celebrities and assorted Miami’s who’s who came out to celebrate the 20th iteration of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. The yearly event is put on by the “Social Mayor of Miami,” entrepreneur, author and Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black and her powerhouse, attorney husband Roy Black. Attorney Black has, over the years, represented a variety of high profile individuals. Earlier this year, he began representing Justin Bieber.
At the event, Ms. Black was honored by Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine with the presentation of the key to the city of Miami Beach. Mayor Levine also proclaimed October 25th, 2014 Lea Black Day. In coming days, we will share with you our latest CYInterviews with both Lea and Roy.
Last month we reported on the 19th edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala, held at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach [see here]. Additionally, there were CYInterviews direct from the gala’s red carpet with everyone from Taylor Hicks to the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami [see here and see here.] Now, we bring you some coverage of the sports stars who were in attendance at this year’s annual gala.
We spoke with three time winner of The Indianapolis 500, racecar driver, Helio Castroneves, as well as retired baseball star Sammy Sosa.
Over the last few days we have shared with you our coverage of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. If you’ve missed the main coverage of the event, you can find it along with the photos [see here]. Additionally, we have already posted our first CYInterviews at the event, with attorney Roy Black and musician Taylor Hicks [see here].
Videoing of the annual charity soiree has taken place for the last couple of years for The Real Housewives of Miami and a crew was on hand again shooting for a third consecutive year.
We have already shared with you our report on The Blacks’ Annual Gala, as well as photos from that dazzling evening [see here]. Today we will begin with a couple of CYInterviews from the event.
First up is attorney and past CYInterview guest Roy Black. Following that is a conversation with musician Taylor Hicks.
For 19 years attorney Roy Black has been alongside his wife Lea at the annual event bearing their name, which benefits The Consequences Foundation. Mr. Black has been with us before on CYInterview, commenting on various topics.
This past Saturday evening, Miami’s elite came out for The Blacks' Annual Gala at the Fontainebleau hotel on Miami Beach. Stars walking the red carpet included everyone from Flo Rida to Taylor Hicks to Sammy Sosa to the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami. CYInterview was on hand, speaking with many of the evening’s celebrities. While there, we caught up with some of our past guests. Below, you will find photos with everyone we spoke with. Above is a photo photo with Miami attorney and past CYInterview guest Roy Black – with yours truly – to whose wife Lea is the driving force behind this important charity function. Roy, of course, supports Lea’s work in any way he can, insuring that the event bearing his name is successful.
Over the coming days, we will share with you our CYInterview red carpet interviews from the Gala. As for the evening itself, Lea and Roy put on a great event, which serves to benefit at risk youth through the Consequences Foundation.