Gloria and Emilio Estefan …. “🎼 Awarded ‘Gershwin Prize for Popular Song’ …. Story to Success 🎼 …. “!!

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~~May 25, 2019~~ 


Another musical phenomenon that is one of my all time favorites 

‘Miami Sound Machine‘ was reaching their most popular, worldwide status as I was coming up in my young, adult years.

I followed them in each and every step of their journey. I bought their singles, albums. music videos as they were dropped to the public.

Their story is one of the most important for immigrants coming to this country. Their story is one of incredible success and influence in the Latino community all over the world.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the perfect choice to tell their story.



Gloria and Emilio Estefan received a special award from the Library of Congress in a Washington, D.C. event taped for a PBS television show which aired in May

The Cuban-American hit songwriting team have composed 38 No. 1 hits across the Billboard charts and produced many others. In their 43 years together, they’ve racked up dozens of Grammys and Latin Grammys, plus hundreds of other nominations and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the country.

The power couple added another major accomplishment to their incredible track record: During the March 13 event they became the first songwriters of Hispanic descent, and the first husband-and-wife team, to be honored with the coveted Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  

The Gershwin Prize is named for the legendary American songwriting team George and Ira Gershwin, whose papers and original music scores were donated by the Gershwin estate to the Library of Congress.

It recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in “promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration, and cultural understanding.” Prior recipients include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, and Tony Bennett.

Singing to honor them throughout the evening were Fernando Varela, Rita Moreno, Andy Garcia, Gian Marco, Patti LaBelle, Jose Feliciano, Cyndi Lauper, Emily Estefan, and the cast from the Estefan’s own hit Broadway show On Your Feet, including Ana Villafañe and Mauricio Martinez.

Previously taped segments by Pitbull, Jon Secada, Ricky Martin, and others who could not attend due to concert engagements will be included in the show’s final edit.

In addition, Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated video segments about the Estefan’s life story.

Gershwin Prize Home

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~~Published on May 25, 2019~~

Gloria Estefan Official Fan TV


Emily Estefan Performs …. “Library of Congress: Gershwin Prize for Popular Song …. “!!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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