At Florida climate change summit, Harris stresses optimism
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday there is renewed cause for optimism given major U.S. laws enacted recently to tackle the global problem of climate change on multiple fronts. Harris was the star attraction at the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, now in its second year in Miami Beach. Despite its name, the measure is considered the biggest climate change legislation ever passed in the U.S. with some $370 billion directed to tackling the problem over 10 years. Still, Tom Steyer, a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, said the legislation has opened the door to more private investment in technology and other efforts to combat climate change — and that the returns will be worth it. “We don't have the luxury of pretending climate change doesn't affect us,” Suarez said, noting the damage from hurricanes Irma and Ian and frequent flooding in his city.wftv.com
Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK — (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade, Jeff Lynne, Glen Ballard, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose have been chosen to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a class that includes the writers of such varied hits as "Man In the Mirror," "Drop It Like It's Hot" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You." The seven songwriters from the class of 2023 will be inducted at a gala June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Snoop Dogg, whose hits include “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and "Gin & Juice," will be joining such rappers as Missy Elliott and Jay-Z in the hall. Estefan is credited for popularizing Latin rhythms with such crossover smashes as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Let’s Get Loud.”The inductees include soul-jazz vocalist Sade, whose 1980s soft rock hits include “Smooth Operator” and “The Sweetest Taboo,” and Lynne, of ELO, who penned “Mr. The Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to honor those creating the popular music.wftv.com
R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg get nods for Songwriters Hall
Eligible voting members have until Dec. 28 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from the songwriter category and three from the performing-songwriter category. Blue Sky” and “Evil Woman,” faces off against the “Losing My Religion” R.E.M. The Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to honor those creating the popular music. A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song. Some already in the hall include Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Neil Diamond and Phil Collins.wftv.com
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Performers, new balloons announced
The entertainment is lined up and there will be new giant character balloons added to the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Minion Stuart and Bluey will be larger than life floating above the parade route as giant balloons. There will be 12 marching bands from all over North America including musicians from Florida, South Carolina and even Veracruz, Mexico. For more information, including the parade schedule, visit Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 38 Photos: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 Santa Claus greets attendees on Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in New York.wftv.com
'Bluey,' 'Funny Girl' set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK — (AP) — The debut of a giant "Bluey" balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of "Funny Girl" and the legendary Dionne Warwick are some of the highlights slated for this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to “Funny Girl,” Broadway will be represented by the casts of “A Beautiful Noise,” “Some Like It Hot," ”The Lion King," which is celebrating its 25th year on Broadway. This will be Warwick’s third parade; she also appeared in 1967 and 1984. The Macy’s parade has been a traditional holiday season kickoff and spectators often line up a half-dozen deep along the route to cheer the marchers, floats, entertainers and marching bands. Marching bands this year will represent South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, California, New York, South Dakota, Florida, Missouri, Texas and Veracruz, Mexico.wftv.com
‘Candlelight Processional’ returns to EPCOT this holiday season with new celebrity narrators
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The return of EPCOT’s “Candlelight Processional” this holiday season will bring plenty of star power. Walt Disney World last week announced its lineup of celebrity narrators for the holiday tradition that returns Nov. 25. READ: Disney+ subscribers can save on select Disney resort stays this holiday season“Candlelight Processional,” which has been part of Walt Disney World since 1971, incorporates a 50-piece live orchestra, choirs, the Voices of Liberty a cappella ensemble, and the celebrity narrator into a heartwarming retelling of the traditional Christmas story. READ: Live Christmas trees likely to be more expensive this holiday season“Candlelight Processional” is presented by AdventHealth. READ: Holidays on a budget: Should ‘buy now, pay later’ loans be part of your strategy?wftv.com
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts announces 2022-23 Broadway season
The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts 2022-23 season, featuring “Chicago,” “STOMP,” “On Your Feet! The Musical – The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan,” “RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women,” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” runs from Oct. 13, 2022 to April 11, 2023.
New this week: J.Lo doc, 'Martin' reunion and 'Spiderhead'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album of guided meditation by Alanis Morissette, a Jennifer Lopez documentary leading up to her halftime performance at the Super Bowl in 2020 and a new “Father of the Bride” remake starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan.
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
Gloria Estefan says she was molested at music school at 9
People-Gloria Estefan This image released by Facebook Watch shows co-hosts, from left, Lili Estefan, Gloria Estefan and Emily Estefan with guest Claire Crowley during a taping of "Red Table Talk: The Estefans." (Facebook Watch via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Gloria Estefan has revealed that when she was 9 years old she was sexually abused by someone her mother trusted. Recordings in Spanish from when Estefan was 9 were played at the show with English subtitles:Gloria: “I’m taking guitar lessons. Both Crowley and Estefan said during the show that they didn’t like to be called victims. No one knew about the abuse except for her family, said the singer, who has been married to music producer Emilio Estefan for over four decades.wftv.com
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19
MIAMI – Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan, 63, says she was fortunate, enduring only “a little bit of a cough” and dehydration after losing her sense of smell and taste, and has tested negative twice since recovering. The fan tapped on her shoulder and got very close to talk to her as she was dining with three family members, Estefan said. With her husband Emilio Estefan, she owns Cuban-themed restaurants, a Miami Beach hotel and a stake in the Miami Dolphins. The state on Tuesday surpassed 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, joining Texas and California in reaching that milestone.
Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19, is now recovered
FILE - Gloria Estefan sings "Mas Alla" prior to Pope Francis celebrating Mass in New York on Sept. 25, 2015. Estefan said she's emerging from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan says she fortunately only lost her sense of smell and taste and had a little bit of a cough and dehydration. (Andrew Burton/Pool Photo via AP)MIAMI – Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. With her husband Emilio Estefan, she owns Cuban-themed restaurants, a Miami Beach hotel and a stake in the Miami Dolphins.
The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam
The Education Ministry says about 493,430 students began taking the one-day test at about 1,380 test sites across South Korea on Thursday. The university from which a South Korean graduates significantly affects job prospects, social standings and even marriage partners. Health care workers, citizens above 65 and people living in care homes will be the first groups to be vaccinated. Redfield says earlier surges in COVID-19 illnesses were concentrated in one area of the country or another, and health care workers and equipment could be shifted from one place to another to deal with it. ___TORONTO — Canada’s health minister says health officials will soon complete a review of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving
All rights reserved)LOS ANGELES – Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan will be among the entertainers honoring nurses in a star-studded benefit virtual concert on Thanksgiving. Nurse Heroes announced Tuesday that the concert called Nurse Heroes Live will stream on the organization’s YouTube and Facebook along with LiveXLive on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. EST. The benefit will provide money for a variety of programs including scholarships for nurses and their children. Taylor Swift will donate a signed collectible edition “Folklore" guitar, which will be auctioned for the benefit of the Nurses Heroes Foundation. The nurses of New York's Northwell Health will be the first beneficiaries of the concert.
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'
(Columbia Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time. — Billie Eilish was on the road for just three days before she had to cancel her worldwide tour due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. But thankfully on Saturday the Grammy-winning star will host her first global livestream concert. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” uses music, comedy, short documentaries and celebrity appearances to explore the Latino experience.
Feel the rhythm of Hispanic Heritage Month with this playlist
ORLANDO, Fla. – They say there’s no better way to learn about a culture than to immerse yourself in it -- so this Hispanic Heritage Month, feel the rhythm of the music that dominates in the Latin community. [HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: 56 influential Hispanic-Americans in photos | This Central Florida Latina has the world painted on her skin]Whether you’re a fan of traditional salsa, merengue, Caribbean dancehall or musica urbana -- there’s a song for everyone. Conga by Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound MachineCuban-American singer and now well-known businesswoman Gloria Estefan first found her fame with party-starting hits like Conga. Stand By Me by Prince RoyceA Spanglish twist to a familiar English hit, Dominican-American bachata star Prince Royce has made exclusive appearances in Central Florida. Make sure to check out other Hispanic Heritage Month stories at clickorlando.com/hispanicheritage.
Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media
LOS ANGELES – Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions to television. It’s the first such event by Paley to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Among the highlights of the event (all times Eastern):— “A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements on Television,” 8 p.m. Wednesday on Yahoo Entertainment. Estefan, Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez are among those participating, with Soledad O’Brien as moderator. — “Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur’: A Conversation with the Stars,” Oct. 2, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo en Español.
Rivera, Estefan, Miranda to star in digital benefit show
NEW YORK Chita Rivera, Gloria Estefan, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thala will headline a benefit digital concert in October to celebrate Latino culture and achievement in theater. Hear Our Voices will be held online Oct. 1 and will be hosted by Andra Burns. It's going to pay attention to the present and look to the future, said Trujillo, who said the themes will explore Latin representation, inclusion and diversity. Additional attendees include Lucie Arnaz, Melissa Barrera, Jaime Camil, Florencia Cuenca, Ral Esparza, Mandy Gonzalez, Ral Gonzalez, Ivan Hernandez, Ariana DeBose, Mauricio Martinez, Bianca Marroqun, Shereen Pimentel, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Philippa Stefani, Anglica Vale, Robin de Jesus and Ana Villafae. The concert will be broadcast on Playbill.com, Playbills YouTube Channel and on The Broadway Leagues Viva.Broadway website.
New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Project Power: Missing new superhero pics? Netflix has one up its sleeve in Project Power, hitting the streamer Friday. Selena Gomez is on new turf the kitchen in Selena + Chef, a 10-episode cooking series that debuts Thursday on the HBO Max streaming service. The answer may be found in Ted Lasso, a new Apple TV+ series starring Jason Sudeikis as the character he played in NBC Sports promotions for the Premier League.
Gloria Estefan joins Jos Jos tribute
CNN Video(CNN) - The sudden death of Jos Jos shocked celebrities, politicians and generations of fans from across the world. Meanwhile, famed TV personality Don Francisco said Jos Jos was simply a gigantic figure in the music industry and his "impressive legacy would make him eternal." He had a generous heart, actor saysYears before we knew him as Rogelio de la Vega in the CW's series "Jane the Virgin," actor Jaime Camil worked alongside Jos Jos in Mexico's Ugly Betty series. I grew up listening to Jos Jos, but his legacy in the music community will leave a lasting impact," he tweeted. Rest in peace, Jos Jos," they wrote.