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February 24, 2002
The last link between the Atlanta Summer Games and the U.S. Olympic movement will be the appearance of pop singer Gloria Estefan, who also sang at ceremonies in the '96 Olympics. Salt Lake Organizing Committee President Mitt Romney and International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge will say their goodbyes to the crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium and the attention will turn to Athens in 2004 and Turin, Italy, in 2006.
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March 21, 1990 | From Reuters
Pop music star Gloria Estefan escaped paralysis in a bus crash and could be back on stage dancing and singing with the Miami Sound Machine in three to six months, hospital officials said today. Spokeswoman Sharyn Wozniak at Scranton Community Medical Center said doctors recommended surgery to treat a partly dislocated bone in Estefan's back but said the 32-year-old singer-songwriter was expected to recover.
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May 23, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Carole King has amassed some impressive accolades in her storied five-decade career. Now she can add the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to her mantle. The prolific singer-songwriter was feted with the songwriting award - named after American composers George and Ira Gershwin - at a White House concert Wednesday night. President Obama presented the 71-year-old with this year's award during a tribute concert for the singer in the East Room of the White House.
NEWS
January 18, 1990 | DIANA MONTANE, Montane is a Miami-based free-lance writer
Gloria Estefan. To Latino U.S.A., she's the golden cross-over cover girl. On a global scale, she's the voice that sold American salsa to the Euro-pop music market and made it stick. "At first everyone said it was watered-down salsa," she said. "But it's more, not less. We have other options that other people don't try, and I happen to be proud we've been able to bring it to them in this form."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER
Has Gloria been listening to Marc Anthony a little too closely? On "Por un Beso," the opening track of her third Spanish-language album, the diva imitates Anthony's phrasing to perfection, while the orchestra duplicates the Nuyorican beau's trademark staccato salsa attack. Fortunately, Anthony is only one of the many Afro-Caribbean references Estefan explores in this chameleon of a record.
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Singer Gloria Estefan will be released from a Manhattan hospital Wednesday to continue her rehabilitation from a broken back at home, a hospital spokeswoman said today. Estefan had two steel rods implanted in her back March 22 at the Orthopedic Institute Hospital for Joint Diseases, and has been recovering at the facility since then, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Costello. The rods were to help her two broken vertebrae to heal.
NEWS
March 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Singer Gloria Estefan of the group Miami Sound Machine suffered a broken vertebra Tuesday when a truck ran into the band's bus on a snow-covered highway in the Pocono Mountains, authorities said. Estefan, five other members of the band and the truck driver were taken to Community Medical Center in Scranton for treatment. The 32-year-old singer was in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Estefan was not paralyzed, said Dr. William Pfeifer, who treated her.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1996 | Jean Rosenbluth
One might expect that after two Spanish-language albums and a collection of her versions of some rather moldy oldies, Estefan would tailor her first traditional pop record in five years solidly toward the American mainstream. Wisely, she has instead infused her otherwise populist songs with even more Latin influences than usual, zigzagging from the "Conga"-like "Higher" to the Colombian sway of "Steal Your Heart."
MAGAZINE
April 24, 1988 | Linda Va Salle, Linda Va Salle is an editor of this magazine
"I like things pure and simple," says Gloria Estefan in the same confident voice that powers the red-hot pop-Latin band Miami Sound Machine. "Naturally I like to wear white." For a sultry day or the kind of evening that could inspire a song like "Hot Summer Nights," the love theme she recorded for "Top Gun," the breezy looks that Estefan models here are a natural choice.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2008
DVD sales: "Iron Man" is the fastest-selling title ever in the 2-year-old high-definition formats of Blu-ray and HD DVD. The superhero film sold 200,000 units its first day and more than 500,000 its first week. It became the bestselling Blu-ray title within 48 hours of hitting shelves on Sept. 30. Broadway bound: Oliver Platt has been cast as gambler Nathan Detroit in a Broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls" that will open March 1 at the Nederlander Theatre in New York. Latin Grammys: Gloria Estefan will be honored as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year at a concert in Houston on Nov. 12.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2008 | Richard Rushfield, Times Staff Writer
It is said that every generation gets the telethons it deserves. The 1970s sat up through tuxedoed marathons of schmaltz and sobs, live from the Vegas Strip with Jerry Lewis and his kids. The 1980s saw the telethon break free of its loungey restraints and develop into a Godzilla-size, stadium-busting monster with Live Aid. In recent years, telethons inspired by 9/11, the Indonesian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina were painted in somber tones, set in dark rooms where, safe from the hysteria of live audiences, the celebrity hosts spoke in a whisper.
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August 17, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
In the second half of her sensational song-and-dance extravaganza Sunday at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, pop singer Gloria Estefan announced she was going to do something she had never tried before on stage. "I'm going to get naked," she joked, revealing a bit of what she calls her "warped" humor. The exceptionally fit performer, who turns 47 next month, didn't disrobe during what is billed as her final tour, "Live and Re-Wrapped."
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July 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
It's a wrap for Gloria Estefan's days on the road. "Although I will continue writing and recording and doing everything else that comes with this incredible way of life, this next tour will be my last," the 46-year-old singer says in a posting on her website. Estefan will begin her Live and Re-Wrapped tour July 30 in Texas. The tour will conclude Sept. 25 in Miami, where Estefan lives with her husband-producer, Emilio.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Billboard reports that Gloria Estefan and Elton John are in line for engagements at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the $95-million facility built for Celine Dion. Estefan reportedly will set down for an Oct. 10-19 stay, while John is said to be negotiating a $54-million multiyear engagement to begin next year. These would be the first extended runs beyond Dion's under a long-term deal that calls for her to appear five nights a week for the next three years.
SPORTS
February 24, 2002
The last link between the Atlanta Summer Games and the U.S. Olympic movement will be the appearance of pop singer Gloria Estefan, who also sang at ceremonies in the '96 Olympics. Salt Lake Organizing Committee President Mitt Romney and International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge will say their goodbyes to the crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium and the attention will turn to Athens in 2004 and Turin, Italy, in 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1988 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
Gloria Frankenstein. An appropriate name for the show-biz monster--better known as singer Gloria Estefan--that was stalking around the Greek Theater stage Wednesday night, supported by her nine-piece band, the Miami Sound Machine. What have the image-makers done to her? Estefan used to be warm and wholesome until the Dr. Frankensteins who package her decided that wasn't enough--that her image needed juicing up. OK, warm and wholesome can be boring.
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July 15, 1996 | ELYSA GARDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's tempting to call Gloria Estefan the comeback kid, even though she's never really gone away. Six years ago, the Cuban American superstar recovered with lightning speed from serious injuries sustained in a bus accident, enabling her to release her second solo album, "Into the Light," in early 1991. An elaborately choreographed tour followed soon after, even as Estefan, 38, was still undergoing therapy and learning to function with metal rods inserted in her back.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2002
Not that I tend to agree with Robert Hilburn on much of what happens in the pop music world, but I think he is missing the mark with his commendations for the Grammy screening committee ("Bravo--This Time They Got It Right," Jan. 5). Sure, the diversity in the album of the year category is great to see, but that alone does not mean that all is right in the Grammy world (nor that those albums selected are the "best" of the year). I'll pick a specific category to use as an example of my complaints: the dance recording.
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