Gloria Estefan Set for Fan Q&A on SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' Series
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) announced todaythat Gloria Estefan, international pop superstar, legendary crossover artist and entrepreneur, will sit down for an intimate, bilingual Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners, moderated by famed blogger Perez Hilton, at the SiriusXM studios in New York City as part of its "Town Hall" series.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Gloria Estefan," will feature the international star answering questions about her personal life, musical career and influences from her early days as a member of the Miami Sound Machine to her life-changing injury - and her highly anticipated album, The Standards. The special will air the day of the album's release Tuesday, September 10on SiriusXM Viva channel 147 and SiriusXM Latidos channel 520at 5:00 pm ET. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
"We are excited to feature this special event with Gloria Estefan, the most successful crossover Latin artist of all time," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "SiriusXM listeners across the country will be drawn to the captivating conversation about Gloria's decades-spanning successful career, the obstacles she has had to overcome, and how she has paved the way for a generation of artists who have followed her. Hear from the artist herself what it means to be a true music pioneer."
Gloria Estefan is aseven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur whose unprecedented international career continues to thrive.Her latest album, The Standards, will be released by Sony Masterworks and celebrates tunes from the American Songbook featuring classics sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. Born in Havana, Cuba, Estefan is married to19-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer,Emilio Estefan, Jr., and is the most successful crossover performer to date with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including BMI Songwriter of the Year, MTV Music Award, and the American Music Award of Merit, among others.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Gloria Estefan" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, featuring intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Juanes, Billy Crystal, Tom Petty,Tony Bennett, Quentin Tarantino, Taylor Swift,Aerosmith, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters,KISS, GreggAllman, Usher, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the surviving members of Nirvana.
Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., professionally known asPerez Hilton,is an American blogger and television personality whose blog,perezhilton.com,is one of the most highly-trafficked celebrity sites.
After the broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Gloria Estefan" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via theSiriusXM Internet Radio Appfor smartphones and other mobile devices or online atsiriusxm.com. Visitwww.siriusxm.com/ondemandfor more info aboutSiriusXM On Demand.
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