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Gloria Estefan wants Ariana Grande to portray her on Broadway

Gloria Estefan wants Ariana Grande to portray her on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) --Gloria Estefan wants Ariana Grande to portray her in a Broadway musical about her life, "On Your Feet!"
Annie Martin
Autobiographical Gloria Estefan musical to debut on Broadway

Autobiographical Gloria Estefan musical to debut on Broadway

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Gloria Estefan plans to debut "On Your Feet," a musical about her life, on Broadway.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama presents Carole King with Gershwin Prize

Obama presents Carole King with Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- President Obama presented the Gershwin Prize to a singer-songwriter he called "the one and only Carole King" at a Washington ceremony Wednesday night.
Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Gloria Estefan-inspired stage musical headed to Broadway

Gloria Estefan-inspired stage musical headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A Broadway show inspired by the music of recording star Gloria Estefan and her husband, musician/producer Emilio Estefan, is being developed, producers said.

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'Hobbit' leads weekend with $84.8M ... Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral ... Faison and Cobb wed in Los Angeles ... Clarkson and Blackstock get engaged ... News from United Press International.
Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Jenni Rivera's publicist says Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Edward James Olmos are expected at the singer's Long Beach, Calif., funeral next week.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
By United Press International
Las Vegas site of BMI Latin Awards

Las Vegas site of BMI Latin Awards

LAS VEGAS, April 1 (UPI) -- Latin rapper Pitbull took top honors at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas winning both songwriter of the year and the President's Award.
Gloria Estefan locked in stadium suite

Gloria Estefan locked in stadium suite

MIAMI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Gloria Estefan, singer and part owner of the Miami Dolphins, had to climb out a window when the door of her suite at Sun Life Stadium wouldn't open.
Streisand tabbed for MusiCares award

Streisand tabbed for MusiCares award

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Barbra Streisand will get a major award during Grammy week next year, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Estefan leads Cuban march in Miami

Estefan leads Cuban march in Miami

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Singer Gloria Estefan says she and tens of thousands of Cuban refugees marched in Miami to protest a Cuban crackdown on the peaceful Ladies in White group.

AARP con features entertainment, classes

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- This year's AARP convention in Las Vegas features a Facebook seminar, celebrity guests and an estimated 25,000 participants, organizers said.
'Fiesta Latina' at the White House

'Fiesta Latina' at the White House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony headlined a night of Latin music at the White House Tuesday, playing music U.S. President Barack Obama said "speaks to us all."
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Gloria Estefan holds her awards in the press room during the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on November 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan; known professionally as Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban American singer, songwriter and actress. She is in the top 100 best selling music artists with over 90 million albums sold worldwide, 26.5 million of those in the United States alone. She has won seven Grammy Awards, she is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo was born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba, from Jose and Gloria Fajardo. Her maternal grandfather, Leonardo Garcia, emigrated to Cuba from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain, where he married Gloria's maternal grandmother, originally from Logroño, Spain. Prior to the Cuban Revolution. Her father was a Cuban soldier and a bodyguard to Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista. The Fajardo family fled to Lafayette, Indiana as a result of the Cuban Revolution, eventually settling down in Miami, Florida. Shortly after they moved to the United States Gloria's father joined the US military and fought in the Vietnam War, later also participating in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Gloria attended St. Michael-Archangel School and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami. She went on to graduate in 1979 with a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in French, from the University of Miami. When she was studying at university, she had worked as an English/Spanish/French translator at Miami International Airport Customs Department and, because of her language abilities, was once approached by the CIA as a possible employee. Estefan is Catholic.

Gloria became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan, in 1976. She and Emilio married on September 2, 1978. They have a son, Nayib (born September 2, 1980) and a daughter, Emily Marie (born December 5, 1994). The family lives in the exclusive Star Island section of Miami Beach, Florida.

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