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Sony Masterworks releases Gloria Estefan's The Standards. Celebrating great tunes from the American Songbook, The disc reaches out to Estefan's global fan base via international song classics sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, some with new lyrics written by Estefan herself. The album also features collaborations with world class, award-winning artists like singer songwriter Laura Pausini, violinist Joshua Bell and saxophonist Dave Koz.
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The Library of Congress bestowed its annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last night at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., and it was a historic night on two fronts. Gloria and Emilio Estefan became the first husband-and-wife pair to receive the prestigious honor together, as well as the first Hispanic-Americans to receive the award. "As Cuban Americans, I wish our parents were here to see this," Gloria Estefan told WTOP. "For my mom, it was incredibly important to maintain our culture. … I think that it enriches your life when you know who you are - and that's what we try to keep alive." The night reflected the Cuban music influences that the Estefans brought to the Miami Sound Machine over a career that has spanned four decades and garnered 26 Grammys.
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"On Your Feet" not only is the triumphant story of two Cuban immigrants hacking their way through the pop music jungle, it's also where its featured singer luckily winds up after a near-tragic accident. Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr., took the world of Latin-flavored music by storm in the 1980s, but a tour bus crash in 1990 nearly wrote a premature ending to her story. It's all detailed in the biographical musical "On Your Feet," now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
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Grammy-winning songs, dynamic dance numbers and a positive message about achieving dreams blend in 'On Your Feet!," the latest production at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. "On Your Feet!," running through April 8, tells the story of the life and career of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The musical had its pre-Broadway debut at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in the summer of 2015 and later that year opened on Broadway. Audience members who are fans of Estefan's music won't want to miss this show filled with her biggest solo hits as well as songs she made popular with Miami Sound Machine.
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Multitalented singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and BMI Icon Gloria Estefan will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) on Saturday, October 18, at the Ritz Carlton South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
A career filled with remarkable resilience and commercial and critical success, Estefan's talent goes beyond her fantastic vocals. She is also an author of two children's books, The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog andNoelle's Treasure Tale She is one of Billboard magazine's top 100 best-selling musical artists and is considered the most successful crossover performer to date, with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide. Her distinctions include an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement and an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of her contribution to the immigrant experience. Her induction into the LSHOF further underscores her role in shaping Latin music and culture.
The LSHOF, founded in 2012 by legendary writers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez, works to "educate, preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the greatest Latin songwriters from all over the world." Join us in celebrating all of the BMI honorees, and enjoy a selection of Gloria Estefan's BMI award-winning songs: READ THE FULL BMI ARTICLE
"On Your Feet!," a new musical about the lives of the Grammy Award-winning singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, will open on Broadway in fall 2015 under the direction of Jerry Mitchell ("Kinky Boots"), the producers announced on Tuesday. A try-out run is planned for Chicago next summer.
The producers include the Nederlander Organization, which operates nine of Broadway's 40 theaters, virtually insuring the availability of a house if the show comes together as planned. (Producers regularly announce shows for Broadway but then postpone them because of a lack of theater or other factors.) The Nederlander group will produce the show with Estefan Enterprises and Bernie Yuman, a longtime associate of the Estefans.
"On Your Feet!" would be the latest Broadway endeavor to try to leverage and repurpose a famous musician's greatest hits into a lucrative stage franchise that could then tour North America and cities worldwide. Like the Broadway jukebox bio-musicals "Jersey Boys," "Motown" and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," "On Your Feet!" will include well-known songs from the 1980s and '90s like "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Conga" and "Get on Your Feet."
In addition to Mr. Mitchell, a Tony Award winner for choreography for "Kinky Boots" (which he also directed) and the 2005 revival of "La Cage aux Folles," the creative team will include Alexander Dinelaris ("The Bodyguard" musical) as the book writer and Sergio Trujillo ("Memphis") as choreographer.
Ms. Estefan, in previous remarks about the musical, said that cast members would be chosen through a reality television show to play her character on Broadway. A spokeswoman for the musical said on Tuesday that a reality show is being considered to choose replacement and tour cast members, but not members of the original Broadway cast.
Gloria Estefan has revealed that her Broadway musical 'On Your Feet' will debut in 2015. The 56-year-old Cuban-born American singer-songwriter announced the name of her bilingual stage show and added that it will be accompanied by a reality show which will follow her as she auditions women to play her as a teenager in the show, the New York Daily News reported. The musical show will be narrating her journey from her early years in Miami through her near-fatal accident in 1990.
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Congratulations to Crossover Media Artist: Gloria Estefan on her 2014 GRAMMY Nomination for: 'The Standards' on Sony/Okeh, in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, on CBS.
Gloria Estefan, the most successful crossover artist in the history of pop music, will perform songs from her forthcoming album The Standards for the first time in the UK, as well as a selection of her iconic hits from London's Royal Albert Hall TONIGHT!! Thursday October 17.
"It's always been a dream of mine to perform at the Royal Albert Hall because of it's incredible history and elegance. To be able to perform songs from my new album, The Standards and my hits with a new twist, takes my excitement for this concert to an entirely new level." - Gloria Estefan
Estefan's illustrious career has seen her sell over 100 million records, picking up seven Grammys along the way. Estefan recorded the official theme for the 1996 Summer Olympics and starred opposite Meryl Streep in Music Of The Heart, receiving an Academy Award nomination for the title song.
Now in its 36th year the long-running PBS will air: 'In Performance at the White House - Música Latina' on October 8th. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, the series will feature: Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Raul Malo, Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marco Antonio Solis. and will be taped on Monday, September 16. Listen live. Then the October 8 nationally aired PBS broadcast will repeat on American Forces Network October 13. President and Mrs. Obama will host the 1 hr. concert from the 'East Room' of the White House
"Latin music has become a powerful force in the national culture, mirroring the growing size and importance of the Latino population in the United States" - Latino Public Broadcasting
Who knew Gloria Estefan, crossover queen of the pop-Latin sound, was actually a closet crooner of classic American standards?Yet the Cuban-American singer's latest album, "Standards," released Sept. 10, showcases the deep affection Estefan holds for the music she grew up with. READ THE Daily News FEATURE
LISTEN TODAY!! TO THE NPR: Weekend Edition Sunday FEATURE with Gloria Estefan and host Rachel Martin discussing her new Sony/Okeh release: "The Standards," a collection of classic Latin and American romantic songs. Cuban-born Estefan speaks about the album and her long career.
When Gloria Estefan's family fled Cuba more than 50 years ago, her mother was forced to leave something very precious behind: her record collection, consisting of Latin and American pop standards. Luckily, Estefan remembers, her maternal grandmother was able "to send the records, slowly," to their new home in Miami, "and that's what I was weaned on - singers like Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin. That was the music of my heart."
Gloria Estefan knew that to sing standards -- a whole album of them -- requires real life experience. So even though it sort of became "the thing" for pop artists to pop out such albums, she waited. The Havana native, who fled to the United States with her family after the Cuban Revolution, first started singing in the 1970s with the band Miami Latin Boys -- soon to become Miami Sound Machine -- and made a splash in 1985 with the irresistible "Conga."
The Standards, a Sony Masterworks release with live orchestra, arranged and conducted by Shelley Berg and featuring violinist Joshua Bell and saxophonist Dave Koz, arrives Sept. 10. READ THE FULL Newsday INTERVIEW
Gloria Estefan is one of the celebrities invited to participate in the "Latino Americans" project, a PBS documentary which will portray the history and consequences of the Latino community in the history of the United States over the past 500 years.
According to People en Español magazine, the Cuban singer is one of the celebrities interviewed in this project, which will be broadcast this fall on PBS in three 2-hour-long episodes. The documentary will portray the evolution of the Latino identity in the United States from the 16th century up until today, the magazine reported. The documentary's episodes will feature interviews with almost 100 Latino personalities from the worlds of pop culture, business and politics. Some Latino celebrities being interviewed are Rita Morero, Dolores Huerta, Herman Badillo, María Elena Salinas and others. READ THE Latinos Post STORY
South Florida resident and Grammy award-winner Gloria Estefan will perform this October at the 30th Anniversary Season of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music's Festival Miami. On her new album, simply titled Gloria Estefan The Standards, she recorded songs that were written by some of the most well-known songwriters of all time, including Jerome Kern, Chaplin and Gershwin. Featured on the album are Grammy Award-winners Laura Pausini and Joshua Bell, and saxophone great Dave Koz, who also performs in the PBS concert special.
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Over the course of her illustrious career, Gloria Estefan, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning international superstar, has recorded many classics from the American Songbook and collaborated with musical icons such as Frank Sinatra, BB King, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and, most recently, with the legendary Tony Bennett. It has been a lifelong dream of Gloria's to record an entire album of standards -- songs that have a very special meaning in her life -- and now that dream is a reality. Gloria Estefan: THE STANDARDS is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings)
On her new album, simply titled Gloria Estefan The Standards, she recorded songs that were written by some of the most well-known songwriters of all time, including Jerome Kern, Chaplin and Gershwin. Featured on the album are Grammy Award-winners Laura Pausini and Joshua Bell, and saxophone great Dave Koz, who also performs in the PBS concert special.
"This Standards album and concert special bring everything full circle for me," Estefan says. "It has been a labor of love in so many ways and has allowed me to record and perform these classic songs in a new and modern way."
Gloria performs The Standards with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, led and conducted by Grammy-Award nominee Shelly Berg at the renowned New World Center. Gloria personally selected some of her all-time favorite songs, from the Billie Holiday classic "Good Morning Heartache" and her adaptation of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," to her wedding song, "El Dia Que Me Quieras," translated into English for the first time as "The Day You Say You Love Me."
Gloria's signature and distinctively sultry contralto voice perfectly embraces some of the most recognizable and beloved tunes from past musical eras in this unforgettable, intimate performance.
Gloria Estefan: THE STANDARDS features these performances, plus some surprises:
"Good Morning Heartache"
"They Can't Take That Away From Me"
"You Made Me Love You"
"I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"
"El Dia Que Me Querias (The Day You Say You Love Me)"
"How Long Has This Been Going On" (featuring Dave Koz)
"What a Wonderful World"
"Young at Heart"