Thursday, February 21, 2013

Miami recognizes the work of Gloria and Emilio Estefan


During the ceremony, the couple said he was honored to receive this recognition and serves as an incentive to continue working on the same line.

The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Miami yesterday acknowledged the path of marriage Gloria and Emilio Estefan and his contribution to the city's Latino community with the award "The Sand in My Shoes" ("Sand in the shoes")." The award 'The Sand In My Shoes' is given to outstanding community leaders who have made ​​significant contributions to the South Florida area, demonstrating their involvement, love and dedication to this community as the best place in which to live and work, "said Chamber of Commerce of Greater Miami in a statement. During the ceremony, the couple said he was honored to receive this recognition and serves as an incentive to continue working on the same line. Before handing the awards, is showed a video in which entrepreneurs Estefan thanked the city for their contribution to the development of Miami, especially in difficult times. before nearly a thousand people, Emilio and Gloria Estefan received two urns with individual-size prints and metal of shoes, a woman for the singer and a moccasin to the producer, on a bed of sand. Mayor of Miami-Dade, Carlos Jimenez, used the event to announce that on February 20, 2013 will be considered as the day of Emilio and Gloria Estefan in this county and presented the proclamation recognizes this, highlighted Efe. The top prize awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Miami rewards professional and humanitarian work of this popular couple, born in Cuba, but residents in the city for more than four decades. 's Estefan are a symbol of success of Latino culture in the United States after his successful musical, which began with the group The Miami Sound Machine, and his song "Conga" (1985) . 's work this marriage has gone beyond the list of sales, although Gloria has sold over one hundred million records and won three Grammys and four Latin Grammys, and have become a business with great influence in the business and leisure life in South Florida. Meanwhile, Emilio Estefan not only managed the career of his wife but also contributed to the success of other stars like Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada, among many others . Transcendence of his career has led to who is preparing a musical on Broadway that narrate the most important moments of your life.Currently the couple is working on the release of a new album by Gloria in which the singer revisits great classics American music. The couple owns, among others, the restaurant chain Bongos Cuban food, which has locations in Miami, Orlando and Hollywood (Florida), and the restaurant Larios on the Beach and the Cardozo Hotel, both located in the legendary Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.The annual "Sand in My Shoes", established in 1981, admitted in the past to Congressmen Dante Fascell and William Lehman, the director of Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padron Botifoll and bankers Luis Carlos Arboleya and businessman Armando Codina, among others.

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