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Update 23 october 2009





23 OCTOBER 2009
Dear friends, I know... TOO MUCH TIME... 3 months... PLEASE EXCUSE ME.
24 hours in a day are really few, I can't do everything!
I'm still updating everything I raised through all EsteFANs about Gloria 3 days in Italy and Switzerland, I hope soon to be able to publish EVERYTHING (I have over 10 GB)!

I had 3 FANTASTIC AND REALLY MOVING DAYS.

THANK YOU GLORIA, YOU ARE UNIQUE AND REALLY WONDERFUL!

Here the two pics I love:





I'M READING A GREAT BOOK... buy it!
"Mi Vida" Celia Cruz autobiography.





18 JUNE 2009
Ciao GUYS... ONLY ONE MONTH and Gloria will be HEREEEEE!!!

From Gloria staff:
next 15 july Letizia Moratti the mayor of Milano, will give to Gloria the keys of the city!
ASAP more news and informations :)



12 MAY 2009
Hi friends, I just had this message directly from the Expo staff!

INFORMATION TO ALL THE FAN AND VISITORS FOR THE CONCERT IN MILAN: Gloria Estefan - LATINOAMERICANDO EXPO.

THE ONLY AUTHORIZED WEBSITE IS:
WWW.LATINOAMERICANDO.IT

SUSPECT ABOUT UNAUTHORIZED WEBSITES!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO MORE PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!


21 APRIL 2009

MILANO, 16 JULY 2009
NEW DATA AVAILABLE!


Here just arrived tickets



Go here to buy tickets, ALREADY AVAILABLE!
SEATING LIMITED, RUN ! ! !

Latinoamericando Expo, Milano



8 APRIL 2009

HERE THE NEWS WE WERE WAITING!!!

Ciao, I want to let you know that Gloria Estefan will be at the 19° Festival Latinoamericando of Assago - Milano next 16 july 21:30 ca.
Single date in Italia. You will find the tickets in few days on our website www.latinoamericando.it. Unique place: € 45. Seating limited.
Regards, Franca De Gasperi
Direttore Artistico e Culturale

Please let me know if you will come to Milano!
scrivi@gloriaestefan-italia.com



23 MARCH 2009

LOCARNO, 17 JULY 2009
Keep in your mind this data :)


Here just arrived tickets



Go here to buy tickets

The other news, but NOT ALREADY CONFIRMED, is that Gloria will come also at the Latin American Festival that we have here in Milano between july and august (it could be saturday 18 july as we know that she will be 100 km far from Milano on 17 july).
Anyway asap I will post some fresh news!
Latinoamericando Expo, Milano



12 MARCH 2009

INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!
Gloria comes to the near Switzerland, in Locarno, around half july (12 or 17)... IT'S TRUE!!!
We can organize and come all together.
Send me an email (subject: locarno) so we can meet her there.




Here some news for tickets


2 FEBRUARY 2009

Gloria at the LATIN GRAMMY 2008... REALLY MOVING!
GLORIA ESTEFAN-Latin Grammy 2008


30 JANUARY 2009

Here I am, our friend Ilaria has been in Madrid for Gloria's concert. Here her story, pics and videos about it!

Me and my boyfriend were sitting on row 9, side, and luckily we saw very well. Than we went in the central, and I found myself face to face with Gloria, so I was able to make better pictures and some videos.
Until the first rows, still do not know why, lifted up and ran under the stage... a boy that I met last year recognized me, I was taken by the hand and I went under the stage with them.
The concert began with a video presentation, the same as all the concerts of this mini tour, which begins with Gloria says 'The only one sure thing is change', taken from Always Tomorrow.
There is a mix of photos that run faster, including unpublished photographs, and I was not the only one to think it...
During the first few songs all for dancing, as Oye, Rhythm is Gonna get you and Tres deseos, Emilio came on stage and greet the public.
He arrived smiling, greeting, he hugged strong Gloria while she was singing, and when he turned to leave, Gloria tried to touch his back, and he runned out death by shame... I can swear it to you!
We had three-hour concert... without break. She sang Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss me, because the public asked for it, as well as El Ruiseñor of Joselito, su primer amor.
Besides the fact that he tried to touch her husband back in front of half the world, is that people sent to her on the stage lot of soft toys, bouquets of flowers, flags from around the world, T-shirts (they have pulled the shirt of Spain, and while he sang worn by continuing to dance and sing), copies of 90 Millas, and she signed all without problems, she signed everything!
Gloria is sensational despite the success and money, she really care about her fans, as she always said it is thanks to us that she has such success.
I had the opportunity to see Emily, wonderful! Now I know when Gloria says it is really proud of her daughter: the part with the acoustic guitar was phenomenal, only 14 years, but it seems that she plays it since 20!!!< BR> She is really great, time really flies...

The morning after the concert me and my boyfriend went to Gloria's hotel, which was 300 meters from our hostel.
When we arrived, I saw there were already so many people.
The night before, my friend said me to ask about David Naranjo, and give to him letters for Gloria.
I do not know how many cigarettes I smoked before finding the courage to enter, but I did.
I entered, I asked about David Naranjo, and asked to give him the two letters.
Then we went to have our breakfast, but when we went back Gloria was in the car going away .... you can not imagine the sadness, because if I have had the courage to enter, we would have had time to do everything.
At the end of the tour, in Tenerife, Frank Amadeo has given back to the fans everything they had for Gloria, including our letters, saying that Gloria read the letters, and she also signed the two pics about me and her that I put into the envelope to show her my face!
She signed: 'PARA Illari'
Gloria, if you are reading Annamaria's website, I wanted to tell you that you has been so tender, I don't asked you to sign them and you did it! GRACIAS!


Here you can find some pics that Ilaria sent me. Thank you!
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Here some videos on youtube:
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18 JULY 2008

Friends, here some info on Europe concerts.

22 August: Valencia - Free Concert

24 August: Marbella
MARBELLA

5 September: Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM

8 September: Belfast
BELFAST

10 September: London
LONDON

12 September: Zaragoza a Expo2008
ZARAGOZA

13 September: Madrid
MADRID

17 September: Barcelona
BARCELONA

19 September: Tenerife
Tba



3 APRIL 2008

Ciao friends, please forgive me for the long absence but now I'm here... and we have some news and some photos to see!

Gloria and Andy Garcia are doing a documentary on Celia Cruz.
Celia: the Queen.


Gloria is wonderful as always even if she isn't so present in Europe, anyway we are waiting her here during 2008.

It seems that Gloria will be in Granada (Spain) next 31 may for a concert but it's not sure... we will see.

American fans has the chance to see her in concert next may 23-24-25 in USA, Mashantucket Connecticut at MGM Grand at FoxWoods.

Here some news about the event... MGM Grand

27-28 may she will be in Canada in Ontario for 2 concerts.
Here some news... CasinoRama

The movie/documentary "90 millas" that Gloria ed Emilio produced is going around the world for some Festivals. It has been in Dubay e in april/may will be at the Tribecca Film Festival in USA.

Unfortunately also a sad news, the great musician (and great Emilio and Gloria friend) Cachao is died last 22 march a Miami.

Here some pics from Dubai.
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Here some pics form the Dial Awards 2007 in Tenerife (Spain).
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18 OCTOBER 2007

Not a good news friends.
Gloria Fajardo, Gloria's mom, was rushed to the hospital late Sunday night after suffering abdominal pain. Doctors found that an intestinal rupture had caused a severe infection, she was rushed into emergency surgery.
Gloria flew on the first flight out of L.A. to Miami to be by her side.
Gloria's mom is currently listed in critical condition.

Gloria, we are all close to you and your family and we are praying that your mom can get well soon.
Un beso y un abrazo muy grande desde Italia






18 SEPTEMBER 2007

Our friend Ilaria went to Madrid concert!

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14 SEPTEMBER 2007

ITALIAN FANS RUN OUT TO BUY THE NEW ALBUM!!! IT'S ALREADY AVAILABLE AND... NOT TO SAY... IT'S WONDERFUL!!!
Here some pics about the album, thanks to our friend DAVIDE!
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13 SEPTEMBER 2007

Saturday 23 you can see Gloria's concert in Madrid, if you have satellite go to the Spanish TVE around 21.30!!!
And on TVE website you can download for free the single "No Llores".

Thanks to our friend Ilaria, here you can buy the new album here! It's the Feltrinelli shop online!
www.internetbookshop.it

Thanks to Conga Friends here some links about Gloria in Rotterdam last week.
Anton (Pollan) pics1
Anton (Pollan) pics2
Sandra pics
Sandra video
Martijn video
Martijn video
Martijn story and pics



8 SEPTEMBER 2007

A big hug to the wonderful man and artist LUCIANO PAVAROTTI!




3 SEPTEMBER 2007

We have to wait only few days and we will be able to enjoy Gloria's new album!
See some pics at the Tower Theatre for the Gloria Estefan '90 Millas' CD release event on August 29, 2007 in Miami, Florida
GLORIA YOU ARE WONDERFUL!
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Here some pics about Gloria Estefan's 50 Birthday Party at The Ice Palace in Miami Beach, Florida.
A wonderful Party... see the pics... you will laugh for days... LOL
She remembered me the italian "Cugini di Campagna"... HA HA HA LOL!
Emily is a real mini Gloria :)
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1 SEPTEMBER 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLORIA FROM YOUR ITALIAN FRIENDS!!!
Don't worry... 50 aren't too much... LOL!

TANTI AUGURONI GLORIA DAI TUOI AMICI ITALIANI!!!



10 JULY 2007

Ciao EsteFANS Friends! Here the wonderful cover and the track list of the new album!

And here... SURPRISE on YouTube!
NO LLORES VIDEO
MAKING OF THE VIDEO





1. Me Odio
2. No Llores
3. Lo Nuestro
4. Píntame
5. Caridad
6. Yo No Cambiaría
7. Bésame
8. Refranes
9. A Bailar
10. Esta Fiesta No Va Acabar
11. Volveré
12. Esperando (Cuando Cuba Sea Libre)
13. Morenita
14. 90 Millas



1 JUNE 2007

Hi friends! All informations start coming!



EEI created a new website for the new album
www.90millas.com
You can register for updates at the bottom of the page.

This is the new single: No Llores out next 18 june 2007.



4 APRIL 2007

Ciao to everyone, last march there have been the biennal Conga Bash in Miami.
Gloria told some important news, the first one is that next may we will have the first single of the album that will be our next 18 september!
IT SEEMS THAT FINALLY WE WILL HAVE HER HERE IN EUROPE!!!

You can read all the stories on the NEWCONGA FORUM!
Here you can see some pics of the night Gloria met all conga friendsPICS
This is the Rachel summary on Gloria's words!
The new album: Gloria confirmed that the new album will be released on September 18th. She told us a few song names (and even sang a snippet) - "Caridad" and "Pintame de colores", and the duet with La India is a song about religion.! The first single comes out in May! She has lots of promo planned, including a 2 hour live concert to be broadcast on XM radio, and yes, some sort of a tour outside of the USA - European fans get ready!!!!!
She is planning some sort of an Itunes extra that will include some never before released mixes of songs including the new arrangement of Coming Out of the Dark that she's been singing since the Millennium Concert but we've never had.
She may be making an appearance on a primetime show this fall but can't tell us about it yet because the details aren't confirmed!
Live & Rewrapped DVD: they have all the footage and intend to make the DVD but just haven't had time yet!
Connie Francis movie: they are finally ready to move forward and have some actors interested in the movie. She is ready to get moving on this before she ends up playing Connie's grandmother LOL!
Nayib is back in LA doing his thing. He now has dreadlocks, more tattoos and a funky little moustache LOL!
Emily is 12 years old now and doing great! She is quite the basketball star now, and continuing with her drums. Also Gloria has already taught her to drive, and is now teaching her how to drive stick. haha.
She also told us a whole series of "Emilio-isms". She said her autobiography (no, she's not writing it yet, but some day!) will have a whole chapter called "Emiliados" (Emilio-isms). Because he's got ADD, his brain just jumps around so quickly and he is always saying the funniest things! Once, they were on an airplane leaving Las Vegas and Emilio looked down and said "Oh look, there's Notre Dam!" (instead of Hoover Dam LOL).
I'm not sure I can tell the "Tucson" one properly - Gloria imitating Emilio's accent really made it! I'll let someone else give it a spin!
I'm going to butcher the next one too because I can't remember the name of the man it happened to, but he's part of Gloria's entourage, and was in a terrible accident where he wasn't expected to live. But, he did, and made a spectacular recovery except that he had one leg amputated below the knee. The gist of the story is that Emilio was going around telling people that they were going to attach a prostate to his knee! LOL! Instead of a prosthetic.
She also told us that she had come Friday night straight from the studio, where she'd been working on the new album, and that she had hoped to get here earlier but couldn't wait to come over and see us! She told us how much she loved and appreciated all of us on Conga, and what great and loyal fans we are. She said that when she lurks on the list, she often finds out things about her schedule before she even knew them herself! LOL
She told us about all her pets, and her new chihuahua named Lulu. She lost 4 of her dalmations this past year, and all on dates that were significant to her, so she feels good about that. She also has birds, fish and turtles.
David came in and told us that without us he wouldn't have a job! He was so funny and even sang a few silly renditions of Gloria's songs. We tried to get them to sing a duet, but no such luck!
Gloria also brought Pepe in to introduce him, and told us that Tony left her when he married a 21 year old bride from Russia!
The new album will include a DVD like "Live & Unwrapped" except this one is being done by Emilio.
The third Noelle book won't be this year because she is just too busy, and now she thinks she may need to include Lulu in it since she and Noelle are friends now!



18 OCTOBER 2006

Gloria is back on the way... Here we are ready to follow her on the promotional tour for her second book "Noelles Treasure Tale".
Now she is going around USA but it seems that in december she will here in Europe for the promotional tour for the double album "The Essential" that is out also here in Italy: WE WAIT YOU GLORIA!

5 October
Gloria sings at the opening of Carnival Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
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11 October
Gloria sings at "Good Morning America"; thanks Josephine.
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13 October
Gloria presenting her book
2 WONDERFUL movies from Jackie
Jackie pics
Rich pics
Pete pics
Hope pics
Rachel pics

14 October
Gloria presenting an award at the Women's World Awards in New York.
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Some pics from our friend Tim.
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31 JULY 2006

I HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING A RELAXING VACATION!
Here they are some news to remind that next september we will have great surprises from Gloria.

First of all, since today it is starting the project called "L'ITALIA AMA GLORIA ESTEFAN!" "ITALY LOVES GLORIA ESTEFAN"
I would like to raise lot of messages (italian/english/spanish) to send special wishes to our Gloria for her birthday.
I would like to organize something special for next year when she will have a BIG 50! But we have enough time for this... ;)
Anyway we can start with this year, please send me LOT of messages to my email: scrivi@gloriaestefan-italia.com with the subject COMPLEANNO DI GLORIA (I have LOT of SPAM).

BIG fresh news is that since next september all our the world will be out the package: "The Essential - Gloria Estefan".


Do you remember Antonio Almeida? He was Estefan's bodyguard... he sent me this message to forward to all the fans.
Hello Friends & Fans of Gloria Estefan!
This is Antonio Almeida. I have been the personal bodyguard for Gloria Estefan & her family for many years. Some of you may know me or have seen me with Gloria throughout her amazing career & world tours.
I wanted to let you know that my first autobiographical book has been published. The book is called “My Spiritual Bodyguard”. It is available in English and Spanish. This is the first in an entire series of books I will be publishing about my life experiences. You can read more about my book here: www.PartOf.com
I wish you all the best. Sincerely, Antonio Almeida.


Thanks to Rachel Bates on Conga's Official Website you can find pics from fans about Gloria's promotional tour for the first book.
TOUR.

About the book the news is that we will have a second one since october with this cover, thanks Julio from Mexico.

Thanks to Josephine for these pics and news: June 2006

Emilio and Gloria Estefan cheer for the Miami Heat during Game Three of the 2006 NBA Finals.
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Gloria and Emilio for the "Benefit on Freedom of the Seas".
All pics © 2006 United Way of Miami-Dade: 01, 02, 03, 04.


July
Alonzo Mourning organized a benefit concert with Gloria. Lot of Conga's friends went there!
Thanks to Rachel Bates and to the Official Conga Website here some pics from fans.
Pics from the Press Conference: 01, 02.
Pics about the concert.

Gloria and Emilio at the Miami Vice Premiere. 01, 02, 03.



18 MAY 2006

Ciao to all my friends... please excuse me for the delay... I had a very stressed winter... anyway now I'm here ready to go!
Soon I will update with lot of news and pics, for now you can sign this important petition. It is to let Gloria feel our LOVE and that we need to have her here in Europe for the last tour!
SIGN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. We reached 181 today!
PETITION



23 DECEMBER 2005

A great article on "AARP - Segunda Juventud"; thanks Cynthia

Some more pics about Gloria.
Thanks Rob
Thanks Pete



22 DECEMBER 2005

First of all I want to wish to everyone a SERENE CHRISTMAS and a wonderful 2006!
Gloria said in an interview that a new album will be out during 2006 and that the style will be like "Mi Tierra" (my best) and that finally she will tour in Europa and Latin America to say goodbye to fans like she did in USA.
The article on quepasa.

Finally the book is out and it is a success, it is on second place! Lot of friends went to the tour in USA.
Here they are some very sweet photos from Getty Image:
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Some more pics; thanks to our friend Lynn.

Gloria and Emilio opened a new restaurant called "Bonguitos" in Mexico.
Here some pics; thanks Josephine.



11 OCTOBER 2005

Here we are. We came till the release dare of Gloria's children book "Noelle the bulldog". Right in this moment in USA there are lot of fans on queque to buy and to let Gloria sign it. We wait pics and stories about it!
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Last 30 september Gloria, with other Miami artists made the concert "Miami Rocks For Relief" to raise money for Katrina victims. It has been moving.
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Here an article about Gloria thanks Josephine.

A nice article on Emilio on House King Magazine thanks Josephine.
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Gloria is part of the soundtrack of "Desperate housewife" click here. The song is the number 16 "Young hearts run free" it is really niece. if you want to listen the whole song just write me (subject "Desperate housewife").



1 SEPTEMBER 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLORIA!


As gift all the conga list raised about 2.600 dollars for the Gloria Estefan Fundation. Every donor did a card that went into a book.

Here you can see some pics about the gift

Our friend Davide found this video where Gloria sings "I could fall in love" when she performed at the Selena Vive!
It is the last video.



27 LUGLIO 2005

Ciao friends, in this terrible time with death and scare, we need to think that the PEACE is possible if we walk together!

Thanks God there are positive persons and also serenity, here for you from David's website a preview of the song that will be out with the book in october.
THE SONG (about 1,2 MB).
LA COPERTINA.

At the Capital 4th Gloria and Emilio recieved the National Artistic Achievement Award in recognition of their dedication to the arts and their contribution to enriching the national legacy of the performing arts. Gloria dedicated the award to her father and sang Rhythm is gonna get you/Oye mi canto, Mi tierra, Conga, I wish you e Reach.
Here some pics: thanks Josephine!
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Have a serene vacation.



10 JUNE 2005

Los Angeles. Emilio Estefan received the star on the Walk of Fame... right near Gloria's one!
Yesterday ceremony (9 june):
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7 JUNE 2005

Book Expo 2005 - Author/singer GLORIA ESTEFAN promotes 'The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog' at Book Expo 2005 NYC held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. ZUMA Press
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19 MAY 2005

WOW friends... here they are some recent Gloria's photos...; thanks Jessica!

Ocean Drive En Espanol 4th Anniversary Party
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People En Espanol's Annual "50 Mas Bellos" Celebration
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10 MAY 2005

Hi my friends, finally I have the time to update the website, I'm sorry for the long time ;)

Here are some photos about Gloria at the concert "Selena-Vive!" last 7 april in Houston dedicated to the dead artist; thanks josephine.
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Gloria and Emily have seen as supporters the basket match in Game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2005 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2005 at American Airlines Arena in Miami; thanks josephine.
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Gloria won award for Tropical Airplay Track, Female (Tu Fotografia) at Latin Billboard Awards last 29 April.

Gloria Gloria is selected as one of the 50 most Hottest Hispanic Entertainers Of 2005 on People En Espanol; thanks Josephine.
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The Estefan family were spotted in Disney World Orlando for "The Happiest Celebration On Earth" on May 5. Here some funny photos; thanks Josephine.
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BB King is about to release a new album with guest appearances by Elton John, John Mayer and Gloria Estefan.

Gloria joined the campaign: "Get Caught Reading".
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Here we have the first 2 dates of the tour that will bring Gloria around for the promotion of the book: The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle; grazie Alberto.
the Bulldog.
From the website: www.harpercollins.com
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 07:00 PM
The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog
BARNES & NOBLE/Lincoln Center - 1972 Broadway, New York, NY

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 07:00 PM
The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog
BOOK REVUE/Reading and Signing - 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743




5 APRIL 2005



"Thank you Giovanni Paolo II for your life dedicated to us bringing peace around the world no matter which race or religion. We will always bring you into our hearts, we love you. Annamaria, little Leonardo and Stefano."

"I had the great honor of not only singing for his Holiness at the Vatican, but also had the opportunity to speak with him personally. I will forever be impressed by the aura of peace he emanated and the incredible responsibility he felt to make the world a better and more united place. Hopefully our next Pope will continue to work towards peace and unity; which was the legacy of this great man, John Paul II. Gloria Estefan".



24 MARCH 2005

"NUEVAS VOCES DE AMERICA" PARTICIPANTS PAY TRIBUTE TO SELENA

Miami, FL - This coming Sunday, March 27, the 12 remaining contestants of the music reality show "Nuevas Voces de América" (New Voices of America) will pay tribute to the late Tejano singer, Selena, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the superstar's death. In addition, participants will perform her greatest hits in front of singer/songwriter Alvaro Torres, who will join the show as guest judge. Torres did an unforgettable duet with Selena titled "Buenos Amigos" (Good Friends). "Nuevas Voces de America" airs every Sunday at 8 p.m. (7/c) on Telemundo.

The fate of Dominican William Jimenez (Manhattan, NY) and Zuri Juarbe (Toa Baja, PR) will be revealed when the results of last week's audience votes are announced, and one of these two contestants is eliminated.

During last Sunday's show, participants received unprecedented words of encouragement from top dignitaries of their home countries. The President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernandez; Mexico's First Lady, Marta Sahagun de Fox; and Governor of Puerto Rico, Anibal Acevedo Vila, addressed these up-and-coming artists with a personal message for all, and in particular those representing their countries.

The evening did not stop there; soon after, finalists were led to the home of Emilio and Gloria Estefan who opened their home for an informal and intimate reception in honor of the contestants. In addition, viewers traveled to the small town of Ponce, Puerto Rico, hometown of participant Oscar Rivera, to witness a spectacular rendition of support by family, friends and neighbors, which included watching the show from a TV situated on the roof in order to advocate for their local hero. Finally, after obtaining the lowest scores, Texas participants Gerardo Arturo Lopez of Eagle Pass and Claudia Lopez of Del Rio, received the harsh news only Gerardo would remain in the competition. This Sunday, he will get a surprise video greeting from his family members who were all interviewed in Eagle Pass.

Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network, is the essential entertainment, news and sports source for Hispanics. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 92% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 118 markets through its 15 owned-and-operated stations, 36 broadcast affiliates and nearly 684 cable affiliates. Telemundo is wholly owned by NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

PRESS: For contestant pictures and information, please visit www.telemundomv.com



2 FEBRUARY 2005

No good news for the fans outside the USA :(

Directly from EEI: Frank Amadeo
Hi Conga Fans. . . . I hope this letter finds you and your family in great health.

I wanted to let all of you know that due to several very exciting projects that Gloria is involved in, we have decided not to schedule additional legs of the Live & Re-Wrapped Tour for this year. With the incredible amount of time and focus it takes to put the show on the road, it simply was not possible for 2005.

But don't despair. . Gloria will embark on a different type of tour this year . . .A book signing tour!

As most of you are aware, she is busy writing her first children's book that will be released in both English and Spanish later this year.

Along with the book release she will be hitting the road on a major promotion and book signing tour. I promise as soon as we have dates and cities confirmed, you will be the first to know!

"Writing" is certainly taking up a lot of Gloria's time. Besides writing the children's book, she is working hard on completing the screenplay with Connie Francis and you will be happy to know that she writing a new song that will be released along with the book.

We also decided that in 2005 we were going to focus a lot of energy into The Gloria Estefan Foundation. Along with the writing projects, she is putting forth a lot of time and effort into raising money for the foundation. This week, we will be performing at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort with proceeds benefiting the Tsunami Relief efforts and in April she will be performing at Fight Night, a gala that will benefit the Muhammad Ali Research Center for Parkinson's Disease.

And of course. . we have a few surprises up our sleeves that we can't divulge yet. . . but rest assured more exciting news will be coming soon.

Best
Frank Amadeo



26 JANUARY 2005

Hi there EsteFANs :)
Finally 2005 came... we hope that soon we will have serious news from Gloria's European Tour.

The first news is that Gloria's Spanish Official Fan Club (by our friend David) opened the forum in 6 languages: Italian, English, French, Portogues, Dutch and Japanese. I have the honour to be the italian moderator :)
http://forum.gloriafanclub.com

Last 15 january in New York, Gloria performed to the Tsunami Aid - A Concert of Hope Benefit. She sang "Always Tomorrow" (Photo: REUTERS/NBC Universal Photo/Virginia Sherwood/Handout).

Gloria and Emilio got the "Spirit of Life" Award.

From ISIFA some nice pics with Gloria, Emilio and the trainer making jogging; thanks Esteban.
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Another good news is that Gloria to write her first book, a children's story starring her bulldog Noelle; Published in English and Spanish Editions by Rayo, an Imprint of HarperCollins, in November 2005.
The book will center on the life and adventures of an intrepid bulldog named Noelle who doesn't feel like she fits into the new and mythical land she now calls home. Inspired by Estefan's beloved pet English Bulldog Noelle, the book will mirror the true story behind how Noelle came to be such an important part of Gloria's life. Already a celebrity in her own right, Noelle has appeared with Gloria on Oprah and Don Francisco Presenta, and has been featured in both People Magazine and Cristina la Revista.
"I don't think too much is known about the affinity that I feel for animals. I have a very real connection with them and although I've had many pets, especially dogs, I have found a new and very unique connection with my two year old English Bulldog, Noelle," says Gloria Estefan. "She came to be a part of our family quite by accident and has brought us unforgettable experiences that I hope to share with the readers of my book based on her real- life experiences. I hope Noelle will bring the readers as much joy and surprise as she has brought into the lives of everyone who has met her."
Equally exciting, Gloria will write and record a song based on Noelle's story, and the single CD will be packaged inside the respective editions of the new book.

Here it is a nice article on the movie "Connie Francis" that Gloria will produce and star; thanks Steve.
HERE IT IS

Gloria Estefan will perform a rare, intimate set at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, FL on Saturday February 5th. Last year, Donald Trump tapped Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine to perform at the exclusive resort in Palm Beach. Mr. Trump generously allocated 100 tickets to be sold at $1,000 each with proceeds benefiting The Gloria Estefan Foundation. Following the tragedy that took place in Southeast Asia, the Estefan's will earmark all money raised from this exclusive performance to the relief fund. Tickets for this benefit performance are not be available to the general public. Tickets are being sold exclusively by the Gloria Estefan Foundation board members.

Next 7 april, Gloria will be part with other artists (Pepe Aguilar, Carlos Vives, Banda El Recodo, Alicia Villarreal, Aleks Syntek, Lucero, Ana Gabriel, Intocable e i Kumbia Kings) at the concert tribute to the mexican singer Selena after 10 years since her death.

Emilio finished the audition for (took place in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio and Miami) for the new show: Nuevas Voces de America (American Idol).
Here they are some pics; thanks Josephine!
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Madonna has also reaching out for another producer for her next album, calling on Emilio Estefan Jr. to work out a demo for her. Madonna wants a Latin track for her next album and is a big fan of Estefan's work; thanks Josephine.

After two years of preparation, R&B/pop icon Dionne Warwick is in the middle of recording a duets album for 2005 release. "My Friends and Me" is the title of what Warwick says will be a double-CD. It will feature such acts as Elton John, George Benson, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Mya, Destiny's Child (performing individually), and Pink; thanks Josephine.



26 OCTOBER 2004

IMPORTANT!
The new album "Amor y Suerte" is out in 2 editions:


518738 - 3 (26,00 Euro)
(1 CD and 1 DVD) (on the cover, no word that there is the DVD inside)

Sul DVD:
- Hoy (salsa) AOL session
- Tu fotografia
- Por un beso (live from Atlantis Concert)
- Con los anos que me quedan (Live & Unwrapped in Vegas)
Photos gallery


518738 - 2 (22 Euro) (1 CD)


18 OCTOBER 2004

The american leg of the tour is ended with Gloria and fans tears.
Our friends told about unforgettable moments, Gloria has been wonderful!
Frank Amadeo sent a message to the Conga List to say a big thank you to all, he also confirmed that next year there will be an European leg.
Our friend Manu Perez gave me the permission to publish this great pics that are on the website that Manu maintain. They show Gloria's deeply moving time after last concert in USA.
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Sony Italy says that "Amor y Suerte" will be out in italian stores next 25 october.



30 SEPTEMBER 2004

POSTPONED!!!
The two conclusive concerts of USA leg tour have been postponed to next 9 and 10 october due to the hit of hurricane Jeanne on Miami, most of all of the coast.
All our friends that were on their way from all America and Europe have been disappointed, impotent and also scared by this force of nature. Some that get the chance to come to Miami, passed the weekend together, here the photographic story of our friend Pete Johnson!
Some of them even didn't get the chance to arrive to Miami. Our belgian friend Stefan came back and forth from USA in 24 hours... and unfortunately he will not have possibilities to come back again next week, and so many others :(
There have been lot of damages and also some victims, fortunately all our friends are safe, although without electricity and with their home very damaged.
Gloria, Emilio and their family are ok, two of their proprieties on the coast have been damaged. Here their house on the beach (foto Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post).

This is their message on what happened:
We are saddened by what the entire state of Florida and many other parts of our beautiful country have endured throughout this hurricane season. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those who have lost their lives and to those who have lost their homes and businesses. We know that the people of this resilient nation have united in times of great difficulty. And from our own experience with Hurricane Andrew, there's some solace in knowing that we Floridians will become stronger and wiser as a result of these most recent encounters with the incredible forces of nature. Although we sustained major damages on both of our properties in the Treasure Coast, we will rebuild and work hard alongside our communities to recover from these disasters as quickly as possible. Now, more than ever, we are proud to call this our home.
Gloria & Emilio Estefan



16 SEPTEMBER 2004

Here some updates... :)
It seems that the new album "Amor Y Suerte" will be out 1 month later because they added a DVD. We can't wait...
Our friend Hannah founded that Gloria is the artist of the month on BATANGA, here Gloria's recipe.
Tour article: thanks Josephine.
Another tour article: thanks Amy.
A new one tour article: thanksJosephine.
Our friend Rob has created fantastic wallpapers Gloria related: go to see them!
New pics from the tour of our friends from the Conga List
Pics from our friend Wesley
WONDERFUL pics from our friend Pete



1 SEPTEMBER 2004

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLORIA!!!




My friends, go to see some great pcs about Gloria's concerts from our friends of the conga list!
HERE THEY ARE: ENJOY THEM



29 JULY 2004

Gloria is going on with the rehearsal of the tour that will start tomorrow 30 july in Hidalgo (Texas), we can't wait to know everything form our friends that will go to see the show!
ENJOY THE SHOW TO ALL!!!



16 JULY 2004

Ciao guys! A big news that comes from a sure source:
NEXT 14 SEPTEMBER GLORIA WILL LAUNCH HER NEW ALBUM: AMOR Y SUERTE.
It will be an album with Spanish hits. "Ay Ay Ay Amor" is a new song that will accompany the album launch.

Here the tracks list:
Con Los Años Que Me Quedan
Como Me Duele
Tu Fotografia
En El Jardin (duet with Alejandro Fernandez)
No Pretendo
Hablas De Mi
Mi Buen Amor
Por Amor (duet with Jon Secada)
Mientras Tanto
Por Un Beso
Hoy
Tengo Que Decirte Algo (duet with Jose Feliciano)
Ay Ay Ay Amor (new song)







30 JUNE 2004

Hi guys, would you like to see Gloria in a movie about last monday 28 june? Finally some new images. I ofund Gloria in a great shape!
Gloria is at the "Today Show" and is talking about the tour and that it will be her last one!
Gloria we are waiting for you here in Italy!
MOVIE



22 JUNE 2004

Hi to all my special friends, I think you already know that Gloria wrote a really moving letter to all of us... please read it, she says important things:


A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE HEART

Hi There........

First let me thank you once again for being such loyal and devoted fans! You have given me the unique pleasure of being able to express myself musically in so many ways along the spectrum of who I am that it's difficult to find the words that would show you how I feel. Everything seems to fall short as I write these thoughts to you.

It's been quite a long time that we've been sharing this very special communication through music. Quite honestly, as a child when I played my guitar and sang to my family and friends or all alone in my room I never dreamed that one day I would be sharing my thoughts and feelings with so many people. It was enough for me to be able to express myself and get out all my angst through other people's songs so I never envisioned having the opportunity to become a part of other people's lives with my own words and music. This has been the biggest gift that I have received from my career and from all of you........

But I know you have all heard me say on more than one occasion that I was never really a "performer type" person. I am quite content being behind the scenes and observing people and life, although the "fame" part of this whole shebangle (is this legally a word?) has made that very difficult for me to accomplish. I think I am the happiest when I am creating music that I know you will hear and hopefully like and when I'm in the studio helping to make that new creation transmit those very feelings that brought it into this world. It never ceases to be a magical process for me. And I think about you every step of the way, hoping to inspire you, to give you a way to express something to someone you love or to someone who has perhaps hurt you, and above all, to give you hope. Maybe I haven't been "out there" on the road as often as you expected or would have liked me to be. But I know you understand, especially those of you who have children, how fulfilling it has been for me to be able to balance this unique and beautiful career with taking care of my family. So again I thank you for your patience and your enduring love and trust.

As you already know, I'm heading back out on the road with a lot of energy and the desire to "connect" with as many of you as possible, since you are, after all, the reason I've headed out on the road in the past. At the beginning I wanted to win you over or seduce you, in a way. After you got to know me a bit I wanted to cement our relationship and make it stronger. I really see our relationship as a marriage that has to be nurtured and should not be taken for granted and the best way to do that is face to face. You don't know how many times I've wished that I could physically hug each and every one of you! And although that's impossible, I've tried to do that very thing with my music from the stage every time I've been given the opportunity. I know you've felt it or you probably wouldn't still be out there listening. So I want to get out there to as many places as I possibly can and give you one more hug.

There are so many things that I have been so fortunate to experience that I would never ask for more. But as all human beings I want to evolve and grow and in the process hopefully stay interesting to you. Music has been one of the most beautiful things in my life and will always be a very big part of who I am and what I do. And 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. I know that you're not really surprised because I've heard rumblings that some of you were feeling that this was going to be the case. But I wanted to let you know directly from me before you heard it anywhere else. I'll still be out there promoting when I have something new to offer you and doing everything else that has been a part of this career. I really want to get this movie about Connie Francis filmed. I've been working with her for over two years and I'm anxious to finally get it into production. Also, I have already started writing a "book" in my head. Now I want to be able to put it on paper and communicate with all of you on an even deeper level. I want to write this myself, not with some other writer filtering my thoughts and putting them into words that are not really my own. This of course, will take time.

So the plan is that I will do this U.S. leg of the tour which is already organized although there are some markets that are waiting for the right timing to put tickets on sale. Each promoter lets us know when that is, since they know these things better than we do. I would love to take this tour as many places as we possibly can like Europe, hopefully Asia, and most definitely parts of Latin America. But as you know, we are living in very uncertain times based on so many things that affect each of us in the different places that we live. And although I can't promise that I will be everywhere I "want" to go you have my promise that I will do my best to get to as many places as I possibly can. After all, this is a celebration for me of all the beauty and love you have brought into my life and I want to remember it forever, make it something you'll never forget and party with as many of you as possible!

I love you........
gloria



4 JUNE 2004

Last 30 may Gloria has been at the CNN at the "Larry King Live", here un can read a transcript of the interview, thanks Esteban.

Hi There........

First let me thank you once again for being such loyal and devoted fans! You have given me the unique pleasure of being able to express myself musically in so many ways along the spectrum of who I am that it's difficult to find the words that would show you how I feel. Everything seems to fall short as I write these thoughts to you.

It's been quite a long time that we've been sharing this very special communication through music. Quite honestly, as a child when I played my guitar and sang to my family and friends or all alone in my room I never dreamed that one day I would be sharing my thoughts and feelings with so many people. It was enough for me to be able to express myself and get out all my angst through other people's songs so I never envisioned having the opportunity to become a part of other people's lives with my own words and music. This has been the biggest gift that I have received from my career and from all of you........

But I know you have all heard me say on more than one occasion that I was never really a "performer type" person. I am quite content being behind the scenes and observing people and life, although the "fame" part of this whole shebangle (is this legally a word?) has made that very difficult for me to accomplish. I think I am the happiest when I am creating music that I know you will hear and hopefully like and when I'm in the studio helping to make that new creation transmit those very feelings that brought it into this world. It never ceases to be a magical process for me. And I think about you every step of the way, hoping to inspire you, to give you a way to express something to someone you love or to someone who has perhaps hurt you, and above all, to give you hope. Maybe I haven't been "out there" on the road as often as you expected or would have liked me to be. But I know you understand, especially those of you who have children, how fulfilling it has been for me to be able to balance this unique and beautiful career with taking care of my family. So again I thank you for your patience and your enduring love and trust.

As you already know, I'm heading back out on the road with a lot of energy and the desire to "connect" with as many of you as possible, since you are, after all, the reason I've headed out on the road in the past. At the beginning I wanted to win you over or seduce you, in a way. After you got to know me a bit I wanted to cement our relationship and make it stronger. I really see our relationship as a marriage that has to be nurtured and should not be taken for granted and the best way to do that is face to face. You don't know how many times I've wished that I could physically hug each and every one of you! And although that's impossible, I've tried to do that very thing with my music from the stage every time I've been given the opportunity. I know you've felt it or you probably wouldn't still be out there listening. So I want to get out there to as many places as I possibly can and give you one more hug.

There are so many things that I have been so fortunate to experience that I would never ask for more. But as all human beings I want to evolve and grow and in the process hopefully stay interesting to you. Music has been one of the most beautiful things in my life and will always be a very big part of who I am and what I do. And 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. I know that you're not really surprised because I've heard rumblings that some of you were feeling that this was going to be the case. But I wanted to let you know directly from me before you heard it anywhere else. I'll still be out there promoting when I have something new to offer you and doing everything else that has been a part of this career. I really want to get this movie about Connie Francis filmed. I've been working with her for over two years and I'm anxious to finally get it into production. Also, I have already started writing a "book" in my head. Now I want to be able to put it on paper and communicate with all of you on an even deeper level. I want to write this myself, not with some other writer filtering my thoughts and putting them into words that are not really my own. This of course, will take time.

So the plan is that I will do this U.S. leg of the tour which is already organized although there are some markets that are waiting for the right timing to put tickets on sale. Each promoter lets us know when that is, since they know these things better than we do. I would love to take this tour as many places as we possibly can like Europe, hopefully Asia, and most definitely parts of Latin America. But as you know, we are living in very uncertain times based on so many things that affect each of us in the different places that we live. And although I can't promise that I will be everywhere I "want" to go you have my promise that I will do my best to get to as many places as I possibly can. After all, this is a celebration for me of all the beauty and love you have brought into my life and I want to remember it forever, make it something you'll never forget and party with as many of you as possible!

I love you........
gloria


Last 1 june, Gloria was in Ecuador at Miss Universo 2004, our friends told us that she has some technical problems during her performance but she came off them in a woderful way!
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PHOTO 03 (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)
PHOTO 04 (AP PhotoMiss Universe, Darren Decker)
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Asap you will find here some new pics.

Gloria got an award at the "Exceptional Women 2004", here some pics; thanks Josephine.



10 MAY 2004

Finally we have news for the tour dates in USA... we hope to know soon when Gloria will come also here in Europe specially in Italy. Since now it seems it will be for the autumn or the beginning of the next year.

Here you can download a movie where Gloria talks to her fans, it has been done from our friend Pete Johnson.

Here they are the dates:
July 30 McAllen Dodge Arena
July 31 Laredo United Spirit Arena
Aug. 3 El Paso Don Haskins Center
Aug. 5 Houston Toyota Center
Aug. 7 San Antonio SBC Center
Aug. 9 Dallas American Airlines
Aug 12 Phoenix America West
Aug 14 Los Angeles Staples Center
Aug 15 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
Aug 17 San Diego SDSA
Aug 20 San Jose HP Pavillion
Aug 21 Sacramento Arco Arena
Aug 24 Denver Pepsi Arena
Aug 27 Minneapolis Target Center
Aug. 28 Chicago United Center
Aug. 31 Detroit The Palace
Sept. 1 Cleveland Gund Arena
Sept. 4 Atlanta Phillips Arena
Sept. 7 Greensboro (NC) Greensboro Coliseum
Sept. 8 Washington DC MCI Center
Sept. 10 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum
Sept. 11 Uncasville (CT) Mohegan Sun
Sept. 14 Albany (NY) Pepsi Center
Sept. 15 Providence Civic Center
Sept. 17 Boston Fleet Center
Sept. 18 Atlantic City Taj Mahal (Boardwalk)
Sept. 21 New York City MSG
Sept. 24 Miami American Airlines



22 APRIL 2004

Hi to all my friends, it seems we will have to wait for the tour dates... :)
They will be announced during the Oprah Show on mid May in USA. But... from EEI promised that we FANS will have the preview.
Next 29 April Gloria will perform at the Billboard Latin Awards 2004, on Telemundo since 7 pm.
"WOMEN and MAGIC FM radio station Magic 106.7" announced the lineup of local and national women it will honor on May 7 at the seventh annual Exceptional Women Awards. The station will recognize the lives and work of recording artist Gloria Estefan.
Paula Abdul announced that Gloria will be at the show "American Idol". Gloria will make a special appearance as a celebrity judge on the popular FOX television show on April 27th at 8/7c. The weekend prior to the competition, Gloria will spend some quality time mentoring each contestant, as they will be performing some of her greatest hits. Here in Europe we can see it on the english ITV2.
Next 1 June Gloria will be in Quito (Ecuador) for the final of Miss Univers, thanks Chica.

Here on Telemundo a great Gloria video, click on the right of the screen on BUSCAR, write Estefan and than on SIN FRONTERAS.

Are you looking for an old Gloria song liric? Maybe you will find it here, thanks Josélia.

Write Gloria Estefan on "Buscar" and you will find some good videos, thanks Josélia.

From the "National Enquirer" a sweet Gloria photo, thanks Amy.

Antonio Almeida, Gloria's bodyguard, has published a book: Building Spiritual Muscle / Fortalezca Mente y espiritu. Here you will find informations about it.



26 MARCH 2004

Ciao to all EsteFANs :)

First of all I can give you the news you are all waiting for:
within the next 2 weeks we will know all the dates of the next tour, directly form Gloria's staff.
Anyway it seems it will start in USA in late July!

It seems that Emilio it is launching into the television world, the "Mida king" of the latin music is preparing some new projects with the television. A series like "ER" with latin singers as guests.

Gloria will perform at the Billboard Award 2004, vote Gloria on Telemundo go HERE; thanks William

Vote Gloria on HTV; thanks Juan Ricardo.

Beautiful interview on dutch tv, with big images!; thanks Josephine.

Here you can find some new Gloria's pics.

Gloria's interview on the ed carpet at Grammy 2001; thanks Josélia.

Same interview; thanks Josélia.

Gloria helps the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; thanks Josélia.

The famous people Foundations: Gloria is present.; thanks Josélia.

Gloria sings at the White House; thanks Josélia.

Gloria is on the cover of the April number of "People Español": here some pics; thanks Sylvia.

The cover and the booklet of the "Live & Unwrapped" DVD; thanks Wesley.



11 MARCH 2004

Madrid tragedy shocked all the world exactly 2 years and half after New York tragedy... will we ever live serene and in peace?
We haven't words on this atrociousness... but Gloria always finds the right ones:

There are no words to express the pain I feel during these difficult times you are all facing. You are in my prayers and in the prayers of my family and friends. In this world there will always be people who utilize violence as a means to express their point of views. It is important that in the face of this hate and terror, we hold fast to the love in our hearts. I will remain close to you in my thoughts and in my heart. I send my condolences to those who have lost loved ones. And for those who were injured, I hope for a fast recovery and that you can feel the love the entire world is sending you...
With lots of love, gloria




17 FEBRUARY 2004

CIAO GUYS!!!
Finally directly from the Sony Music Italy here they are news about the DVD!!!

DVD "Live & Unwrapped"
The new DVD is the recording of the unforgettable Gloria Estefan concert at the famous Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas (last October 2003).
The queen of the rythm made us a great gift with the exclusive performance "Gloria Estefan Live & Unwrapped" an explosive mix of pop music and latin music.
The concert is a real multimedial experience leaded from the incredible Orchestra "Miami Sound Machine" (23 elements), with lot of percussionists and dancers. As you can read into the tracking-list, during the show Gloria Estefan propose her best and most famous hits from her big repertory.
EXTRAS
• Photos at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas during the performance
• DVD with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
• Musical Videos
• Backstages of the concert
• Gloria's Photos
TRACKING-LIST
Percussion Intro, Get On Your Feet, Turn the Beat Around, 1-2-3, Here We Are / In the Meantime (Medley), Your Picture, Mi Tierra / Oye Mi Canto (Medley), Hoy, Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan, Wrapped, Te Amare, Words Get In The Way / Anything For You / Can’t Stay Away From You / Don’t Wanna Lose You / Reach(Medley), Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Conga (Instrumental), Live for Loving / You’ll Be Mine (Party Time) (Medley), I Wish You, Te Amare (Instrumental), Wrapped (Spanish Version)


Unfortunately they didn't say when it will be out here in Italy, but from the Feltrinelli Website (thanks Alessio) it seems it will be for the nest monday: 23 february (Euro 23,90).



6 FEBRUARY 2004

Hi to all my friends, 2004 has begin and it will be special for all us EsteFANs, Gloria will come to Europe in mid october because the tour will start in july till septemebr in USA.
But these are not 100% right dates, the most important news is that is coming out the new DVD "Live & Unwrapped" that is the recording of the concert that she did in Las Vegas last october 2003. We still not know about the outcoming in Italy but we soon will have fresh news.
It will come on 10 february in USA and it will be accompained with the preview in some american cities at the "Regal Entertainment Group" theatres.
Here you can see something about the DVD with all the cities.
Anyway you can preorder it at the Sony Music Store, go to see the cover and the songs.
Before to see Gloria's DVD here in Italy, probably we will be able to see her into Celia Cruz's concert DVD, that it has been aired in Miami last 13 march 2003, where Gloria and Marc Anthony are hosting a tribute concert to the queen Celia that is on first row (probably her last presence). A wonderful concert with lot of great artists.
There is also a contest but it is only for USA residents, go to take alook to it: Gloria Contest.
Here the direct link to the clips: it is worth the time! thanks Mark.

During this time Gloria is in Puerto Rico with Emilio for the promotion.
During february Gloria will be at the mountain with Emily skiing, Gloria promised it... the family before everything :)
Around mid january Gloria called for jury duty but they left her, because they didn't want lot of publicity to the process.

Gloria recorded a dut with the raper Don Omar for the "Tu fotografia" song, here an article.

VOTE HOY as video of the year for Premio Lo Nuestro!

Would you like to see more than 300 Gloria's wonderful photos? Go to Getty Images; thanks German.

Business... Gloria and Emilio never stop!

Emilio talks about the discographic industry and internet; thanks Juan Ricardo.

There is a nice article about Gloria on february Hispanic Magazine; thanks Iris.

Nice interview to Gloria; thanks Joselia.

LOT OF LOT OF LOT of photos, thanks Angela.

Are you looking for some Gloria stuff? Go here!

Other Gloria's pics in Holland; thanks Rosanneke.



24 DECEMBER 2003

Hi to all, please excuse my long silence... but this has been a very busy time.
First of all I would like to wish you a SEREN CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL 2004!

About Gloria's visit to Italy her staff wrote me that they haven't been here due union issues that was prohibiting International Artists from performing on the show. Singer Simply Red live in Italy... it's a real shame! I hope Gloria will forgive this problem!
It seems that Gloria will be here in Europe for a tour during May and June! GLORIA PLEASE DON'T FORGET ITALY!!!

Gloria has been at the Telethon in Mexico.

Here it is the cover of the next single in Europe: I wish you.

Lighting of the 2003 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree:





Here they are some interesting links:
One of Las Vegas concerts; thanks Jo

Third Las Vegas concert; thanks Jo

After show party, Las Vegas; thanks Jo

Movie of a nice 1998 interview; thanks Robert

Gloria Estefan at the Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year Award, Feb. 2001; thanks Esteban

Unwrapped in Spain; thanks Kari

Gloria in Mexico; thanks Pilar

Unwrapped beautiful photos; thanks Daniel

A very nice Gloria & Emilio photo; thanks Mike

You can listen this interview about on BBC last 12 september; thanks Esteban

Gloria in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Show; thanks Angela

Gloria at the Royal Variety Show, to read and see; thanks Rachel

Tony Gloria's body guard, there are nice photos; thanks Zilmita

Great pics about Gloria's visit to Spain; thanks Conga List

Great pics about Gloria's visit to Hollan (take a look to the pic: danielle1 - closeup smile, it's simply wonderful); thanks Conga List

Great pics about Gloria at Regis & Kelly Show; thanks Conga List

Take a look to the Oficial Website, there are great photos

UA really wonderful Gloria's photo at the Cardozo Hotel; thanks Mark

Gloria interview in Spain; thanks Esteban

Mmore Gloria interview in Spain; thanks Esteban

Gloria and Emilio on FAMA; thanks Wendy

Gloria photo at Telethon in Messico; thanks Manu

Gloria at Telethon in Messico; thanks Joselia




18 NOVEMBER 2003

Yesterday evening Gloria has been at "Operacion Triunfo".
First she went to the Academy to talk to the girls and boys about her experience as artist and than she went to the show and she sung "Hoy", than the guys made a moving tribute to her singing: Ayer.
Yes, yes... I did the pics, today they are 46.
HERE THEY ARE


17 NOVEMBER 2003

Dear friends, as you have seen Gloria wasn't at the italian show "Torno Sabato"... it seems for being too much busy in Spain. As I will know something more I let you know. We hope she will be soon also in Italy.
WE LOVE YOU GLORIA!

Yesterday evening around 18.00 Gloria has been guest at the spanish show "Un Domingo Cualquiera", it has been really wonderful to see Gloria not only singing but in some more situations, included the taster...
Would you like to see some photos? Do you think they are enough 75????? :)
HERE THEY ARE


12 NOVEMBER 2003

Here they are all the dates of Gloria's European Promotional Tour:
November 11 - Amsterdam "Lottery TV" Taping
November 12 - Amsterdam, 1:00 p.m. CD signing at MediaMarket, 3:00 p.m. Radio TWO interview (live), 7:30 p.m. 'Pulse TV' Taping
November 14 - Madrid "Noche De Fuentes" Taping (air date is Sunday, Nov. 16th) "40 principales Internet Chat"
November 15 - Genova, Italy "Torno Sabato" on RAIUNO 20.30
November 16 - Madrid "Un Domingo Cualquiera" Taping
November 17 - Barcelona "Operacion Triunfo" on TVE international 22.00 Taping
November 18 - Cologne "TV Total" Taping
November 19 - Madrid 5:30 p.m. Radio One Interview 10:30 p.m. "TVE Gala" Performance
November 22 - Berlin "Pop" TV 2003" taping
November 24 - Edinburgh "Royal Vareity Show"

USA
December 3 - Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 4 - Live w/ Regis & Kelly
December 4 - (Evening) - Univision's "Nuestra Navidad" Live Taping at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, Florida. (After the taping of Regis and Kelly, Gloria flies to Miami for the taping of this Christmas Special.) "Nuestra Navidad" airs on Univision on December 21st.
December 9 - Ellen DeGeneres
December 10th - Craig Kilbourne



31 OCTOBER 2003

During these days Gloria is in Mexico for the promotion than she will come to Europe in: Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK. Next monday we will know more details.
WELCOME GLORIA... finally you are coming back to Europe to visit us :)

"Your Picture/Tu Fotografia" will be the next single.

In the november issue of LUCKY magazine there are 2 full photos pages from Save the Music Foundation. There isn't an article, only a Gloria quote: "One of the most beautiful things we can give our children is music education" GLORIA ESTEFAN; thanks Samantha.

For the dutch fans Gloria will be next 11 november at the live show "Staatsloterijshow" recorded at the "Hilversum studio 24", start at 8.30; thanks Rene.

Tomorrow evening Gloria will be on Mexican tv in "Otro Rollo" on Univision, thanks Kerri.

Here you can find about 400 photos from Gloria last visit to Spain; thanks Angela.

Here they are some pics from the press conference in Mexico:
01-AP Photo Jose Luis Magana
02-Reuters Daniel Aguilar
03-AP Photo Jose Luis Magana
04-Reuters Daniel Aguilar
05-Reuters Daniel Aguilar
06-AP Photo Jose Luis Magana
07-AP Photo Jose Luis Magana



24 OCTOBER 2003

The most important news is that GLORIA COMES TO ITALY AROUND MID NOVEMBER adn will go guest at the Show on RAIUNO: Torno Sabato (If you have the satellite it will be visible on it). On 16th november the show will be in Genova.
At the beginning of november I will know the detail of Gloria's visit in Italy also on radio and interviews.

At the end of one of her concerts in Las Vegas she recorded the new video for "Tu fotografia".

On the official website you can see some beautiful pics of Gloria in Las Vegas:
01
02
03
04
05
06

Here photos from the Conga List
Here photos form the afetr party; thanks Mark & Susan

On Ocean Drive Magazine there is a beautiful Gloria's article; thanks Mark.

There is an article on german magazine Amica.

Last tuesday Gloria has sing the National Anthem at the baseball match: Marlins VS New York Yankees(AP Photo/Alan Diaz).

Our friend Adam let us know that Gloria will be on VH-1 Europe on channel E! Scandinavian.
These are the appointments:
3 november 2003
23:30 Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits (00:00)
4 november 2003
19:30 Gloria Estefan (20:30)
03:00 Gloria Estefan (04:00)
5 november 2003
08:00 Gloria Estefan (09:00)
00:30 Gloria Estefan (01:30)



16 OCTOBER 2003

As promised here they are 55 photos about Gloria in Spain on TVE while she is singing Hoy.



14 OCTOBER 2003

Hey guys... the first comments that come from Las Vegas are GREAT!!!
Gloria is fantastic as always and she isn't disappointing her fans! The show at the Caesars Colosseum is unforgettable.
The second show has been recorded and will be on DVD... I hope we will be able to see it really soon!


Here an article directly from Las Vegas Sun; thanks Manu.

Here they are the first pics; thanks to Jordi.
01. 02. 03.

Last saturday at 21.30 has been aired Gloria's performance from some weeks ago on TVE (spanish tv) on the show "Noche de fiesta". She has sing Hoy. As soon as possible you will see here some photos.


Here they are the pics from the article on the TV Notas from August.



8 OCTOBER 2003

Last 30 september Gloria was at the "18° Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner" in New York, for the "Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis".
In this pic she is with the organization of the event(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews).
In this one she is signing some bongos for the fund(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews).

There is a new Gloria's message on the Official Website.

Here they are some interesting links:
Gloria sings Wrapped on AOL

Gloria sings the Hoy salsa mix version on AOL

Spanish interview on AOL

Beautiful Gloria's pics on AOL

Spanish Gloria's appeareances, photos from fans: thanks to Conga List

Gloria's appeareance at the Tonight Show, photos from fans: thanks to Conga List

Gloria's appeareance at the Today Show, photos from fans: thanks to Conga List

Interview on Billboard

Beautiful photos, thanks Adam

This is interesting if you missed some Gloria's video.


Our friend Adam from Hungary allert us that saturday 18 october at 23.30 on NRK1 (Norwegian state television) will air the movie "For love or country".



30 SEPTEMBER 2003

Gloria entered at n. 11the official italian list with "UNWRAPPED".
A curiosity: if you see well the photo on the back of the cd cover, you can notice Gloria's scar that she has on the back. As she said, they did in on purpose, as a symbol of the whole transperancy concept of the album itself. Thanks Ish.


Gloria will be at the White House october 2.
Next 24 November she will be in Edinburgh where she will sing for the Queen at the "Royal Variety Performance", as guest she will find Luciano Pavarotti! Thanks David.


Some new interesting links:
Gloria on the Miami new Times.

Gloria in "In Style", un bell'articolo sulla nuova casa nella Florida centrale (pagine 422-430, in copertina c'è Ashley Judd)


As some american friends wrote us Gloria has been FANTASTIC as always at the Today Show!

Here you can see a video.

Here some others.

Great pics from our friend Pete.


Photos from Spain, thanks Angela.

Photos from Spain, thanks Juan Antonio.

Gloria's pics on Onix website, thanks Adam.
29 SEPTEMBER 2003

Hi guys! Our friend Adam from Hungary sent me an alert for European fans, the Leno's "Tonight show" with Gloria as guest will be on Kanal 5 in Sweden next wednesday morning at 1.00!!!

Around half october we will know exactly every Gloria's performance in Italy!



24 SEPTEMBER 2003

This is Gloria's schedule we know till now:
Sept. 21 - DATELINE with Matt Lauer. HERE HE INTERVIEW. Thanks Bridgette
Sept. 22 - Despierta America NBC 6 News
Sept. 23 - Today Show interview, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight
Sept. 24 - Don Francisco Presenta
Sept. 26 - Today Show Concert Series CNBC Power Lunch
Sept. 27 - Today Show Concert Series
Sept. 29 - The View with Barbara Walters CNN Live with Paula Zahn
Sept. 30 - Wayne Brady Show, Charlie Rose Show
Nove. 8 - Wetten Dass??? in Graz, Austria
Nove. 15 - Bambi-awarding in Hamburg, Germany


THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE IS FINALLY UPDATED... and USEFUL!

Here we have some other interesting links:
Article from the "The Mirror UK".
Spanish interview, Thanks Jordi

Gloria at the White House, Thanks Jordi

Photos made by fans during Gloria's visit to Spain, Thanks David

Others photos made by fans during Gloria's visit to Spain, thanks Juan Antonio



19 SEPTEMBER 2003

HEY GUYS... the new album is already OUT here in Italy and in Netherlands!!!
Asap I will run to buy a copy!!!



19 SEPTEMBER 2003

Here it is a wonderful Gloria's pic while she is singing at the Show in Locarno for Miss Swizterland.

Our friend Marco sent me the pics of the magazine "El Mundo"... with great photos!
HERE you can find them.

Last night there has been the chat on UNIVISION, It has been WONDERFUL to listen live her voice... I have an old version of Win Media Player so I had only the chance to listen the voice. She answered to some of the questions but they took only the spanish ones :(
Gloria said that she came to Milano but only to fly to Switzerland, she will be back to Italy in november for the promotion!
Anyway it has been a fantastic night.
THANK YOU GLORIA!
HERE you can read some questions and answers.



16 SEPTEMBER 2003

Ciao to all, did you buy the new single?
During these days Gloria has been in Europe, we know for sure she has been in London where she made some interviews, in Switzerland where she has sing and now she is in Spain where she is recording some shows and others interviews!
Saturday 20 september Gloria will be on the spanish channel 40-latino of Digital plus... "EL DIA DE GLORIA", thanks Pat.
Gloria and Emily went to see David Blaine in his box during their visit to London. While they were watch David dropped one of his nappies (diapers) out of the box - Gloria understandable described it as "disgusting"!; thanks Stephen!
The next saturday 20 september Gloria will be on the english magazine "The Mirror", thanks David.
Gloria is on "People en espanol" in a very nice article on Celia, thanks Mike.
Gloria is on "Latina magazine", thanks Jennifer.

Our friends are with their hears opened to know if Gloria will come to Italy... I have a news, but I want to make sure it is right to put it here!

DON'T FORGET THE CHAT ON UNIVISION NEXT 18 SEPTEMBER!!!


Thanks again to all the friends on the italian list and conga list, here they are some links:
Dutch interview; thanks Alex

Hoy Salsa version is the most danced song; thanks Alessio

Gloria will be on Connie Francis movie; thanks Owen

Beautiful Gloria pic; thanks Alberto

Wonderful Gloria pic on Dutch Sony

Beautiful Gloria pic on Sony France; thanks Owen

Nice article on Miami Herald; thanks Fien

Still on Miami Herald; thanks Mark

Beautiful Gloria pic; thanks Pat

Little Gloria pic in Spain; thanks Jordi

8 SEPTEMBER 2003
THE SINGLE "HOY" IS ALREADY OUT IN ITALY...!
These are the tracks... with a surprise:
01. HOY Spanish album version (3.27)
02. HOY Pablo Flores remix full mix (8.17)
03. HOY Salsa mix (4.24)
04. HOY Tracy Young Club version (9.23)
and
05. HOY. Video version for the computer!!!! (3.27)

SALSA MIX IS WONDERFUL!!!
The video is GREAT!
Would you like to listen some seconds of EVERY song of the new album?
GO HERE!

Here they are 58 pics from the video :)



3 SEPTEMBER 2003
Finally Gloria also on Sony Italia!!!
The single "Hoy" will be on stores next 8 september, while we will find the album since 22 september... incredible 1 day before USA!
SONY MUSIC ITALIA



1 SEPTEMBER 2003
Here we are at the SPECIAL month for Gloria and us her fans :)

First of all, today is her 46th Gloria's birthday so:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ALL YOUR FANS! ! !
We hope this month will be full od satisfactions and... a little trip here to us to Italy... LOL ;)

Here the lirics of "Hoy" and "Wrapped" that Gloria controlled, Thank you Cynthia!

"Hoy"
Tengo marcado en el pecho, Todos los dias que el tiempo, No me dejo estar aqui...
Tengo una fe que madura, Que va conmigo y me cura, Desde que te conoci...
Tengo una huella perdida, Entre tu sombra y la mia, Que no me deja mentir...
Soy una moneda en la fuente, Tu mi deseo pendiente, Mis ganas de revivir...
Tengo una manana constante, Y una acuarela esperando, Verte pintado de azul...
Tengo tu amor y tu suerte, Y un caminito empinado, Tengo el mar del otro lado
Tu eres mi norte y mi sur...
Hoy voy a verte de nuevo, Voy a envolverme en tu ropa, Susurrame en tu silencio
Cuando me veas llegar...
Hoy voy a verte de nuevo, Voy a alegrar tu tristeza, Vamos a hacer una fiesta
Pa' que este amor crezca mas...
Tengo una frase colgada, Entre mi boca y mi almohada, Que me desnuda ante ti...
Tengo una playa y un pueblo, Que me acompanan de noche, Cuando no estas junto a mi...
Tengo una manana constante, Y una acuarela esperando, Verte pintado de azul...
Tengo tu amor y tu suerte, Y un caminito empinado, Tengo el mar del otro lado
Tu eres mi norte y mi sur...
Hoy voy a verte de nuevo, Voy a envolverme en tu ropa, Susurrame en tu silencio
Cuando me veas llegar...
Hoy voy a verte de nuevo, Voy a alegrar tu tristeza, Vamos a hacer una fiesta
Pa' que este amor crezca mas...



"Wrapped"
I keep every tear like an ocean, For everyday that my fortune, Kept me from being with you...
I cradle your faith that reveals me, Grows like a flower then heals me, Fills me with promise anew...
I carry your worn disillusion, When my pathetic confusion, Kept me from speaking the truth...
I'm simply a coin in your fountain lost, Like the seconds I'm counting, Till I am closer to you...
I cherish every morning that found us, With the night scattered around us, Faded in painting me blue...
I carry your joy in my footsteps, Making my way to your harbor, Don't need to go any farther
You are my sun and my moon...
Wrapped in your arms where it's peaceful, Back in your arms where I'm happy, I would do anything gladly
Only to see you again...
Wrapped in your arms I can wander, Out to the heavens above me, Hearing you say that you love me
Back in your arms where I'm free...
I keep every phrase barely spoken, That from your lips we have broken free, As you give me your love...
My yearning is constant and steady, When I'm with you I'm already, Everything I can become...
I cherish every morning that found us, With the night scattered around us, Faded in painting me blue...
I carry your joy in my footsteps, Making my way to your harbor, Don't need to go any farther
You are my sun and my moon...
Wrapped in your arms where it's peaceful, Back in your arms where I'm happy, I would do anything gladly
Only to see you again...
Wrapped in your arms I can wander, Out to the heavens above me, Hearing you say that you love me
Back in your arms where I'm free...



Here some news:

Carlos Betancourt, the designer of the "Unwrapped" cover, has been contacted from our friend Tania for having news about the cover.
This is what he replied to her:
The idea of the hands was a very spontaneous one. I simply turned and Gloria was being very playful with her hands on the sand. The concept then developed by a group of playful grown-ups. There is a couple of lines in the song titled UNWRAPPED that are sort of inspirational... I keep every tear like an ocean... also, faded and painting me blue...well, I like to take things sometimes very literal...If you look carefully at the cover for HOY, the word Unwrapped is faded on top... that was Gloria's detailed idea. The references to the blue color are infinite, yet I seem to always use it: blue, the color of heaven the color that evil can't cross, in Kongo lore.

Gloria will be on the magazine "In Style" (october) in stores next 26 september.

Probably Gloria will perform a trobute to Celia Cruz at the "Latin Grammy" next 3 september:CBS e Miami Herald.

Thanks to all conga friends, here we have some curious and nice links:
Updated official website Sony/Epic with a Gloria message
LINK 01: news with a nice photo
LINK 02: Japanese Sony with a nice photo
LINK 03: Emilio and Gloria
LINK 04: Emilio and Gloria
LINK 05: Emilio and Gloria
LINK 06: Sony Music Store... 4 DISCS????
LINK 07: spanish article with a nice photo
LINK 08: Polish Sony with a nice photo



14 AUGUST 2003



Ciao to all, you are on vacation and want to listen and see the new Gloria's song and video???

Thanks to Conga's friends you can go here to see:
Video in Real Player of "Wrapped"

Video in Real Player of "Hoy" (spanish version of the song)

This is direct Gloria's explanation about the video, there you can see also Emily (Thanks to Esteban for the translation):
It's about a woman (an anthropologist maybe) that feels very attracted/interested on the "camino Inca" (Inca path/road). When she arrives to Machu Pichu she starts having a series of "déjà vu's" where she "remembers" the lost of someone she loved. She uses different means of transport (because the song speaks about "having" the love with you wherever you go) that take her to a religious festival where she finally "connects" with a being she lost 600 years ago. The "symbol" that can be seen in the video will appear on the artwork of my new CD. Carlos Betancourt adopted a Taino symbol for the God of the rain, an eye with a tear falling. The first phrase from the song in English is, "I keep every tear like an ocean", that's why we choose that symbol for the album and video. The symbol was tattooed on the Indians chest when he was an Inca but in this life he takes it on his neck. Rain has meant a lot in my life. It has rained in every important day of my life. It rained on my wedding and on the birth of my two children. When I did "Hurricane Relief" it only rained on me and Bob Marley's wife told me "you have a special blessing and the rain has shown you". The day that my grandmother passed away I ask for a "message" to let me know she was well and on a sunny day it rained over the tend where she was being buried while the priest was giving the blessing. Please tell everyone in "conga" the meaning of the video because I know they have many questions. Also tell them than I'm very happy that they like the song and the video and that I can't wait till you hear the complete album.
With love
Glorita



17 JUNE 2003
CIAO CELIA, YOUR MUSIC WILL ALWAYS LIVE WITH US



I don't want to say that we've lost Celia because her music, her spirit and her "azucar" will always be with us. Cubans and Latinos alike can feel proud that with her voice and her wonderful qualities, she showed the world the best of our culture. Although I will miss her very much, my heart will always hold all the beautiful things that, through her example, she showed me."
Gloria Estefan (July 16, 2003)

"Thank you for your talent, Thank you for your humbleness, Thank you for keeping Cuba close to our hearts, Thank you for uniting all Hispanics and making us very proud. Your "azucar" and flavor will always be in our hearts."
Emilio Estefan (July 16, 2003)



15 JULY 2003
FINALLY THE NEW ALBUM IS COMING!!!!!!!!
Here they are sone fresh news about the new album of our wonderful Gloria!

Title album:
UNWRAPPED

Tracks:
A Little Push - 3.24
Te Amare - 3.02
Your Picture - 3.49
Unwrapped - 3.27
Time Waits - 4.24
In The Meantime - 3.36
Dangerous Game - 3.17
Into You - 3.20
One Name - 3.03
I Will Always Need You - 3.03
Say Goodbye - 3.50
I Wish You - 3.50
You - 3.09
Famous - 3.15
Tu Fotographia - 3.49
Te Amare (spanish) - 3.01
Hoy - 3.27
Mientras Tanto - 3.35

The release, will also include a 40-minute DVD - which Gloria's son Nayib (a recent film school graduate) has directed. It tells the story of growing up as the child of one of the world's most famous entertainers and includes never-before-seen footage.



This year Gloria will perform at the Caesar's Palace in october, she will be in Europe only for the promotion.


PRESTISSIMO TROVERETE QUI DELLE FOTO DI GLORIA MENTRE LAVORA AL VIDEO DEL SINGOLO "WRAPPED" IN PERU' SUL MACHU PICHU!!!



15 JUNE 2003
Our dear friend Tania did a great and beautiful project. She collected lot of questions from fans and sent the big file to Gloria. After an hard job... form her and Gloria (more than 100 questions) here it is the Megainterview.

10 GIUGNO 2003
Yesterday evening Gloria, Emilio and Emily, in a wonderful shape, went to Broadway to the Jon Secada debut in "Cabaret".
You can see some photos here.

HERE they are Gloria's words to Conga friends at the Conga Bash 2003.



6 MAY 2003
Gloria and Emilio partecipated to the opening of "Gipsy".
Here some pics: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05.



30 APRIL 2003

Hi to all my friends!!!
I hope you will want to excuse the long delay... but as you can see the surprise my dear friends Fabio and Dario created, I had a little something to do... ;)
Only three months has passed but lot of things changed into my and my husband life, now we have an enlarged family and our little Leonardo filled our world with lot of joy.
Anyway I'm NOT disappeared! Here I AM ready to tell you lot of things about our Gloria!!!
During these months she continued to work on the new album, she was at the show in honour of the wonderful and great Celia Cruz, she had a deserved rest with her family, and she met in Miami our friends from the Mailing List Conga (every 2 years we have the meeting in Miami). Also this time she didn't want to miss the appointment with her fans and she dedicated to us 1 hour at the Bongos Cuban Cafe before to leave Miami.
Naturally we have lot pics about the event and if you are curious and you want to see Gloria into a wonderful shape and to read the stories you can go here:
Official Conga website , where you can also listen the mp3 message that Gloria recordered and distributed on a CD to her fans (soon the transcript of it here on these pages).

Rachel Clark (webmaster of the Official Conga Website)

Pics from our friend Alex Hilligehekken.

Pics from our friends that organized the meeting: Gina, Mayumi e Noelia.

Pics from our friend Sylvia

Pics from our friend Rachel Fish

Pics from our friend Mark Cafurello

Pics from our friend Pete


Ahhhhh... and don't forget to vote for Gloria (1/day) on this website... :) (Thanks Fien)


30 JANUARY 2003
DIRECTLY FROM OUR GLORIA, HERE THEY ARE SOME EXCLUSIVE NEWS ABOUT HER NEW ALBUM!!!
Thanks to our friends in Miami.

"Firstly, it's a totally new "studio" album. What makes it "live" is that the core musicians, drums, bass, guitar and percussion recorded together in the studio at the same time. I also sang all the songs at the same time they were recording in the studio. This makes it a "live" album because although we had arrangements, each musician, who was specifically chosen for their style, brings something to each take and we really played off each other, creating spontaneity.
The songs are all brand new. We've recorded 14 new tracks in English but I'm not certain they will all make the final cut. Right now we love all of them but we'll see. There will be three or four Spanish versions. I can tell you that I'm sure you will all LOVE it! I have written all the lyrics in English and a lot of the music.
It's ! an extremely personal project for me and has been the easiest and most rewarding album of my career. (Just can't get away from that "album" word) Anyway, I hope this helps a little with all the questions.
I wanted you all to be the first to know about it. We'll also try to give you guys some exclusives before anything comes out.
Please give my love to everyone!"
gloria



22 JANUARY 2003
Gloria is busy into the studio working on her new album but she sent us a messagge for our little thought for Christmas (to see some pics go to the news of last 23 december 2002).
Here it is:
Ciao Annamaria, please tell everyone that sent the lovely ornaments that I loved them!
The Silver Angel is beautiful as well as the thoughtful ornament creations. I'm sorry they broke a couple in the shipping but you know how the mail service can be.
It was very nice for all of you to take the time and send something for Christmas.
But please know that the most special thing I receive from all of you are your love and appreciation!
love
gloria



22 JANUARY 2003
Our friend Juan Antonio Cardona an others friends, met Emilio in Barcellona last sunday (he was there with Jon Secada for his new album) and he said them that the new album will be a new style created from Emilio, it will have 10 english songs + 4 spanish songs and will appear also the percusionist of Sting.
Gloria will have a promo tour in Spain and a short tour in 2004.
The single will be out in august and the album in september!!!!!!!!



10 JANUARY 2003
During May of the last year Gloria ed Emilio received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Barry University.
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