BET CELEBRATES QUINCY JONES WITH NEW MUSIC SPECIAL PRODUCED BY KEN EHRLICH OF AEG EHRLICH VENTURES, LLC
“Q85: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES” IS SET TO AIR ON DECEMBER 9TH, 2018 AT 8PM ET
TWO-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURES APPEARANCES BY OPRAH WINFREY, WILL SMITH, DANNY GLOVER, DAVE CHAPPELLE, LL COOL J, LUDACRIS AND MORE
PERFORMERS INCLUDE STEVIE WONDER, GLADYS KNIGHT, BRIAN MCKNIGHT, JOHN LEGEND, GLORIA ESTEFAN, EMILY ESTEFAN, FANTASIA, CHARLIE WILSON, JENNIFER HUDSON, NE-YO, SAM SMITH, MEGHAN TRAINOR, PATTI AUSTIN, YOLANDA ADAMS, LEDISI, AND CYNTHIA ERIVO
New York, NY – November 27, 2018 – BET Networks is set to premiere “Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones,” a star-studded evening that celebrates the life and legacy of the icon. The special was taped in September at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and will premiere on BET Networks on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:00PM ET.
Produced in partnership with AEG Ehrlich Ventures, who is most known for producing the GRAMMY Awards telecast, the two-hour special is set to take audiences on a melodic and visual journey, depicting the momentous impact Jones has had on music and popular culture over the past seven decades. The evening will explore Quincy the hit maker, contributions to film & television, work as a humanitarian, his contributions to jazz, and success as a producer, highlighting his relationship with Michael Jackson.
In celebration of such an iconic figure, some of the biggest stars came to share in on the celebration. Performers such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, John Legend, Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Meghan Trainor, Patti Austin, Yolanda Adams, Ledisi, Cynthia Erivo, , and Gregory Porter all hit the stage to pay tribute to Mr. Jones performing his classic works. Additionally, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Danny Glover, Usher Raymond, Dave Chappelle, LL Cool J, Rashida Jones, Ludacris, and Aloe Blacc shared their personal stories of how Quincy has impacted them throughout the years.
"For most of my life, the name Quincy Jones has represented excellence in nearly every part of the American musical landscape. To be able to celebrate his remarkable achievements in a two-hour television event has been one of the great joys of my life, and I have no doubt that viewers of all ages and backgrounds will relate to the musical highlights of this amazing man. From Ray Charles to Michael Jackson, from "The Pawnbroker" to "The Color Purple", Quincy's done it all, and done it all with brilliance,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of Q85.
Over the past 70 years, Quincy has graced us with a multitude of talents such as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger. His work is so intertwined into popular culture giving us the soundtracks and theme songs to many of the films and television shows we’ve come to know as classics, such as “The Color Purple,” “Roots,” ‘Sanford & Son,’ and ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air.’ As a mentor, he has cultivated the careers of some of the biggest talents of the past decade, such as Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, a tradition he continues with new artists today.
For show information on for BET Presents: “Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones,” please visit BET.com.
Multi-Grammy® Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan to host “The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 26 on CBS.
Singer and Actress Cher, Composer and Pianist Philip Glass, Country Music Entertainer Reba McEntire and Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Wayne Shorter to be Honored.
"Hamilton" Co-Creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire to Receive a Special Kennedy Center Honors for Groundbreaking Work.
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan will host THE 41st ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Estefan’s first year hosting the special. She received a Kennedy Center Honors in 2017.
"Gloria Estefan is everything you want in a host for this celebration of the arts. She is herself a Kennedy Center Honoree," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. "Gloria is a GRAMMY winner, a Broadway producer and one of the most prolific singer/songwriters of this or any generation. On top of it all, she is a caring, beautiful human who is smart, funny and can lead the Conga line out of the Kennedy Center at the conclusion of the night’s festivities."
11th annual Thanksgiving Day "Feed a Friend".
Emilio & Gloria Estefan and Estefan Kitchen host the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day "Feed a Friend" at the Miami Design District's Jungle Plaza, sponsored by Badia Spices, Baptist Health of South Florida, Eventstar, Florida Blue, Jet Blue, Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Design District, Seminole Hard Rock and Casino, Sysco and Terra. The Thanksgiving "Feed a Friend" will be serving Thanksgiving meals to friends and families in need of assistance. The guests will feast on Traditional American dishes and Cuban Classics and enjoy live music, arts & crafts kid entertainment zones, face painters and a special visit from Santa Claus.
International Superstars Emilio and Gloria Estefan Named Recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
PBS Will Again Air Emmy Award-Winning Gershwin Prize Concert Series
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that husband-and-wife team Emilio and Gloria Estefan are the next recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The honorees represent two historic firsts for the prize – the first time it has been awarded to a married couple or to musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent.
The Estefans symbolize the rich cultural diversity of the American musical experience. They are musical auteurs, creating a unique sound of Latin rhythms that transcends cultural boundaries, parlaying their creative genius into entrepreneurship and community activism, and propelling the careers of many of today’s Latino artists to stardom. During their more than 30-year career, they have built a musical empire and made listening to Cuban-infused music one of America’s favorite pastimes.
Gloria receives the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain.
Sus Majestades los Reyes de España, acompañados por el ministro de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, han hecho entrega hoy, en el Centro Pompidou de Málaga, de las Medallas de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes.
Este galardón, concedido por el Consejo de Ministros, a propuesta del ministro de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, distingue a las personas y entidades que hayan destacado en el campo de la creación artística y cultural o hayan prestado notorios servicios en el fomento, desarrollo o difusión del arte y la cultura o en la conservación del patrimonio artístico.
Gloria receives the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain.This award, granted by the Council of Ministers, at the proposal of the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, distinguishes the persons and entities that have excelled in the field of artistic and cultural creation or have rendered well-known services in the promotion, development or dissemination of art and culture or in the conservation of artistic heritage. culture with the world.
Emilio & Gloria Estefan attend Opening Night of ON YOUR FEET in Los Angeles, CA.
The Tony-nominated Broadway Musical opened last night at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre and will run through July 29th.
Gloria Estefan joins the Areu Brothers Studio as Partner!
"I am so excited to be part of this incredible creative team," said Estefan. "In today's world, visibility is more important than ever, and I'm fortunate enough to now have a platform through Will and Oz to shine a spotlight on stories, talented artists, writers, and producers. In the midst of this seismic shift in society and culture, Areu Bros. is the game changer for female and minority voices and innovators."
Check out full articles here:
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You included in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry
Tony Bennett's hit single, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"; the Latin beat of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine's 1987 "Rhythm is Gonna Get You";
the timeless soundtrack of "The Sound of Music"; Run-DMC's 1986 crossover hit album "Raising Hell"; and radio coverage of the birth of the U.N. have been honored
for their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these recordings and 20 other
titles to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress as aural treasures worthy of preservation.
Click here for full article
Emilio and Gloria honored in Premio Lo Nuestro
Simplemente GRACIAS!!! Gracias a todo el público que nos ha apoyado todos estos años!!! A la prensa y a @premiolonuestro por tanto amor y tanta alegría!!! Gracias por una noche I N O L V I D A B L E #PLN30 para vídeos y más mira a @gloriaestefan y @emilioestefanjr en instagram!
Thank You! Thank you to all the fans that have supported us through all the years and to the press and Premio lo nuestro for all the love and happiness! What an unforgettable night!! Love to all!
For videos and more on the special night check out @gloriaEstefan & @emilioestefanjr on instagram!
Gloria Performs with Stevie Wonder to honor Tony Bennett
Tune in Friday, January 12th at 9p ET on PBS and see Gloria perform for the legendary Tony Bennett as he receives the Gershwin Prize!
On Your Feet! Holland is up for the Audience Choice Awards!
We are so excited that On Your Feet! is in the top 3 for the Audience Choice Award at the Musical Awards in Holland!
Thank you everyone who got us this far and if you want to help us win, vote here! www.admusicalawards.nl/on-your-feet
Gloria receives the Kennedy Center Honors
On December 3, 2017, the Kennedy Center held its 40th annual national celebration of the arts – The Kennedy Center Honors. The 2017 recipients are American dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Cuban American singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, American hip hop artist and entertainment icon LL COOL J, American television writer and producer Norman Lear, and American musician and record producer Lionel Richie. In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2017 Honorees will be saluted by today's leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world through performances and tributes.
You can watch the Kennedy Center Honors on December 26 on CBS.
After a successful run on Broadway and launching an 80 city US tour, “On Your Feet!” has gone international with the premiere tonight, October 29th in Utrecht, Holland at the Beatrix Theater.
The cast is lead by the talented Vajèn van den Boscho (Gloria), Jim Bakkum (Emilio) and Tommie Christiaan (Emilio). Playing to sold out crowds during its preview run “On Your Feet!” has been welcomed to Holland with much praise from the public and critics receiving 5 stars!.
And for more information about the “On Your Feet!” US Tour visit: http://www.onyourfeetmusical.com
You can follow the show on the road in the US and in Holland on instagram & twitter! @onyourfeetnl@onyourfeetbway