Hey everyone! I thought it would be fun to do a reading of my children’s books for all the kids out there and their Mommies & Daddies as well! I’m starting with the one that kicked it all off, “The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle The Bulldog”. And before anyone asks, I will post the Spanish version tomorrow. I hope you’re all staying healthy & safe wherever you may be...Sending love & big cyber hug!
Hola, mi gente! Pensé que sería divertido leerles los libros que escribí para niños y para sus Mamás y Papas. Comenzare con el primero en Inglés pero les prometo que mañana subo la versión en español de “Las Mágicas y Misteriosas Aventuras De Una Bulldog LLamada Noelle”. Espero que estén sanos y salvos donde quiera que se encuentren y les envio mucho amor y un abrazote cibernético.
We Needed Time
With a lot of love for all that have been forever changed...
Con mucho amor para los que han sido cambiados para siempre...
Thank you, munkyman (Nayib Estefan) for providing the spark that gave birth to this song & for your visionary keyboard contribution.
Thank you, Javier Concepcion Jr. for your masterful musicianship & amazing drone skills!
Thank you Alfredo Rivero & Dionisio De Moya for breathing life into the guitars...
Thank you, Juan Arreguin for pouring your heart & soul into recording and mixing this with me.
And last but not least,BIG THANKS to @heather_beltran my trusty side-kick photographer, editor and all around great friend!
To my family, I LOVE YOU and I MISS HUGGING YOU!!
And to all of you that love & support and are always there for me, please stay healthy & strong, people! ❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤
#WeNeededTime #InThisTogether #ABetterWorld
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Put On Your Mask
HELLO EVERYONE! I’ve been excitedly working on this project all week with my trusty sidekick, @heather_beltran who is quarantined (part time) with me. I wanted to contribute something that would put a bit of humor into a very serious situation because that’s what has helped me get through the toughest moments in my life. I hope I make you smile while imparting an important message! Stay healthy, my people...and to those suffering from this vile plague or those that have lost loved ones, you are in my prayers and thoughts continuously. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!! I LOVE YOU! #PutOnYourMask #ShowMeYourMask
BIG thanks to @jeannebeanie for the FABULOUS masks she made me which you can find on her on IG @endorascloset and on Etsy at Endoras Closet Shop The gorgeous fabrics are from @alexanderhenryfabrics @theghastlies @philophillip And thank you as well to our wonderful sound engineer, @juanarreguin_ who sweetened this mix remotely!
HOLA MI GENTE! He estado ansiosamente trabajando en este proyecto toda la semana con mi asistente, @heather_beltran que está en cuarentena conmigo. Quería contribuir algo que inyectara un poco de humor a una situación muy seria que es como he logrado rebasar los retos más grandes de mi vida. Ojalá que logre hacerlos sonreír mientras comparto un mensaje muy importante. Manténganse saludables, mi gente! Y para aquellos sufriendo con esta horrible plaga o aquellos que han perdido seres queridos quiero que sepan que están en mis pensamientos y oraciones constantemente! FUERZA Y PACIENCIA! LOS QUIERO MUCHO!!
Gloria Estefan in The Cultured Traveler
See Gloria Estefan in the The Cultured Traveller here.
Red Table Talk: The Estefans!!
Facebook Watch is turning Red Table Talk into a franchise with the green light of a second series from Pinkett Smith and Westbrook Studios. Set in Miami, Red Table Talk: The Estefans, features music icon Gloria Estefan, her daughter and rising musician Emily Estefan and her niece and Daytime Emmy Award-winning TV host Lili Estefan. Like the mothership program, the offshoot will feature the three women of different generations discussing social and personal issues with family, celebrity guests and experts. Pinkett Smith and Gloria Estefan will both serve as executive producers.
Gloria hosts Sesame Street: 50 Years and still Sunny!
Premiering on PBS on December 4th 2019
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Iconic Children’s Series With Favorite Memories and Special Guests!
Feed A Friend 2019
One of my favorite events of the year! Feed A Friend!! I love how our community comes together to serve and giving thanks! May everyone have a great Thanksgiving with those they love! 🦃🍁🍂🧡🌻
New from Gloria
As promised, here’s a sneak peak at what's coming musically from me in the next few months. Four new songs and my biggest hits reimagined and re-recorded with the gorgeous and sensual sounds of Brazil...and, for the 30th anniversary of “Here We Are”, here it is...in Spanish, "Tu Y Yo", accompanied by some personal footage we shot while on location in Río, Sao Paulo, Bahía and Iguazú...I hope you enjoy!❤❤❤ PLEASE LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES #WeLOVEyouBrazil
Lo prometido es deuda y aquí está una pequeña pista de lo que les ofreceré musicalmente en los próximos meses. Cuatro canciones nuevas y nuestros más grandes éxitos reimaginados y regrabados con los sensuales ritmos de Brazil...y para el aniversario #30 de "Here We Are", aquí lo tienen por primera vez en español acompañado de vídeos filmados con mi cámara personal en Río, Sao Paulo, Bahía e Iguazú...ojalá que lo disfruten!❤❤❤ #WeLOVEyouBrasil.
You didn't think I'd forget my English lovers... did you? #30years #andHereWeAreOnceAgain #Cutsbothways #hereweare ❤❤❤❤❤
Para que no piensen que me había olvidado de los amantes del inglés.... 30 años y aquí estamos 'Tú y Yo'... de nuevo...❤❤❤ #30años #tuyyo
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On Your Feet! UK Premiere
On Your Feet! opens in the West End of London on Thursday, June 26th to a full house at the London Coliseum.
After a successful Broadway run, a US National Tour, performances in Holland and Japan, On Your Feet is playing at the London Coliseum in the West End till August 31st, after which the show will tour the UK over the next year!
The show stars the broadway and US Tour leading lady, Christie Prades (from Miami) who plays Gloria and George Ioannides (from the UK) as Emilio and with over 13 nationalities represented on stage each night by the talented UK cast!
Gloria and Emilio Estefan attended the opening night with their family and are thrilled by the incredible cast and crew that are working on their musical. On the red carpet Emilio and 7 year old grandson Sasha Estefan joined the trio for some bongo playing and the family greeted fans that came from all over the UK to get a picture or autograph. After the show the Estefans joined the cast on stage to congratulate them and thank the London audience for all the love they've been shown. Followed by a celebratory after party with live Cuban music and dancing throughout the night.
For more information about On Your Feet! UK and to purchase tickets please visit:
The Grand Opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum Event.
The Grand Opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum Event produced by Emilio Estefan with performances by Gloria Estefan and Tony Bennett, host of the night Seth Myers and a special award to Oprah Winfrey.
Gloria in Los 50 mas bellos from People en Español
Gloria presents at the 2019 Olivier Awards in London at Royal Albert Hall
Gloria presented the award for Best Musical at the 2019 Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She walked the red carpet with Christie Prades, who plays Gloria in the Estefan’s smash hit musical ‘On Your Feet!’ Prades will finish the US Tour of the musical in April and will be going to London to star in On Your Feet in the West End this summer! Tickets are on sale now at https://www.onyourfeetmusical.co.uk/book-now
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE UK PREMIERE OF ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN PLAYING A LIMITED SEASON AT THE LONDON COLISEUM FROM FRIDAY 14 JUNE – SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce casting for the UK premiere of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Friday 14 June – Saturday 31 August 2019. Prior to the London run there will be seven performances at Curve, Leicester from 3 – 8 June 2019.
Christie Prades will play 'Gloria Estefan', George Ioannides 'Emilio Estefan' and at certain performances the role of 'Gloria Estefan' will be played by Philippa Stefani. Madalena Alberto will play 'Gloria Fajardo', Karen Mann 'Consuelo'.
Christie Prades played the role of 'Gloria Estefan' in"On Your Feet!" on Broadway and can currently be seen in the same role on the US tour of the show.Christie's other credits include 'Vanessa' in "In the Heights"and "West Side Story".
George Ioannides has appeared in the West End productions of "Annie" and "Mamma Mia!" and was most recently seen as 'Eduardo Cortez' in "An Officer and a Gentleman" at Curve, Leicester and on national tour.
Philippa Stefani played 'Mimi' in the recent national tour of "Rent". She has also played 'Daniela' in "In The Heights" at King's Cross Theatre. Her other theatre credits include the original London casts of "Wicked" at the Apollo Victoria and "I Can't Sing" and "Sister Act", both at the London Palladium. She has also appeared in "High Society at the Old Vic and "Ghost" at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Madalena Alberto's West End credits include the title role in "Evita" at the Dominion Theatre and 'Grizabella' in "Cats" at the London Palladium. She has also appeared as 'Fantine' in the 25th Anniversary tour of "Les Miserables" and was most recently seen as 'Giulietta' in "Aspects of Love" at the Southwark Playhouse.
Karen Mann's many credits include 'Mother Superior'in "Sister Act" and 'Golde' in "Fiddler on the Roof"opposite Paul Michael Glaser, both on national tour. Her extensive work at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury includes 'Gladys' in "Copacabana", 'Viv' in "Spend Spend Spend" and 'Mrs Lovett in "Sweeney Todd", which transferred to both the New Ambassadors Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.
Completing the cast will be Hollie Cassar, Francisco Del Solar, Katie Dunsden, Eduardo Enrikez, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus, Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Elia Lo Tauro, Martin McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Carl Patrick, Clayton Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Shanna Michelle Slaap, Dawnita Smith, Frank van Hengel, Despina Violari and Alain Zambrana Borges.
Klaudia Gjergji, Holly McDonagh, Emily Perra will share the role of 'Little Gloria' and Santiago Huertas Ruiz, Jonathan Naranjo, Alejandro Puentes Motatowill share the role of Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy.
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including 'Rhythm is Gonna Get You', 'Conga', 'Get On Your Feet', 'Don't Want To Lose You Now' and '1-2-3'.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song 'Music of My Heart' and has received numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career. Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossoversound – fusing infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards.
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst the productionin Holland played to sell out business and standing ovations for nine months in 2017/18.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
ON YOUR FEET! is produced by Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin with Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine and Curve.
HOLA! USA Powerhouses: Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldana and Gloria Estefan
THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION® PRESENTS THE EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN SCHOLARSHIP
A Latin Music Student with Financial Hardship Will Receive a Four Year Scholarship, worth up to $200,000 USD Towards a Bachelor's Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Deadline To Apply is April 10, 2019.
MIAMI (Dec. 14, 2018)— The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is accepting applications for the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship from music students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are interested in Latin music.
The four-year scholarship, which holds a maximum value of $200,000 USD, was created five years ago in an effort to support music education and Latin music genres, and will be awarded to a student who is exceptionally gifted and needs financial assistance to complete a bachelor's degree in music.
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."
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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.
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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