Gloria Estefan Named Miami GuitarTown Celebrity Co-Chair

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If there's such a thing as Miami royalty, Gloria Estefan is undoubtedly the queen.  Along with husband, producer, musician and impresario, Emilio Estefan, she's literally changed the landscape of the Magic City over the years, first putting the town on the map with Miami Sound Machine's run of rampant success through the 1980s, then with her own triumph as a solo artist, releasing such hits as "Coming Out of the Dark" and "Don't Wanna Lose You".  As if that weren't enough, the Estefan's own the Cardozo Hotel in South Beach, Bongos Cuban Café in the triple A, and Lario's, one of the city's best known chain of Cuban restaurants.  Not to mention their many benevolent contributions to local culture, which leads us to the topic at hand.

Gloria has joined forces with music gear powerhouse, Gibson, which has made a strong local presence since opening the Gibson Showroom in the design district and catering to countless local presentations by artists ranging from Julieta Venegas, who put on an unplugged performance in July of last year to piano great, Arthur Hanlon.  Gibson has named the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter as Celebrity Co-Chairperson for their Miami GuitarTown project. 
The project will provide our famed painted flamingos, found on street corners throughout the city, with something to do on their spare time, as creatively painted 10-foot guitars start cropping up around the city in the early part of this year.  

The Miami GuitarTown project will culminate in a gala to take place at an as-of-yet undisclosed date later this year and all proceeds will benefit The Miami Music & Art Fund, the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
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