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Gloria Estefan: The Standards

Posted September 17, 2013

Gloria Estefan released her new album, The Standards, on September 10. The album includes songs from the Great American Songbook, along with Brazilian and Argentinean classics. These classics have great emotional value from Estefan’s childhood, musical heritage, and who she is today.

“I think it helps to have life under your belt before you do these songs. They have a lot of nuances because of the time, they used a lot of subtext, and I think it helps to really understand the different layers of the song when you’re going to interpret them.” (H&N)

“I chose some of the most beloved songs of all time, songs that spoke to me personally,” Gloria said. “We recorded the album live in the studio with a core group of four incredibly talented musicians, all maestros of this genre, and a wonderful orchestra. Something really special happens when musicians record together live — it was magical.” (PBS)

“The challenge for me was to make these songs my own since they’ve already been recorded time and time again by some of the greatest singers of all time. That’s why I chose songs that had special meaning and relevance in my own life.” (Billboard)

Check out the videos from Estefan’s TV appearances including: CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and a concert special on PBS Black Ribbon had the honor of printing the music for several of Estefan’s recent performances – Música Latina: In Performance at the White House, the bonus video on iTune’s release of The Standards, and her upcoming European tour. Below are the tour dates and the link to iTunes to get your own copy of The Standards and see our music in action.

10/17 | Royal Albert Hall, UK

10/29 | Event Halle Basel, Switzerland

11/7-16 | Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium

11/22-23 | Ahoy, Netherlands

Gloria Estefan, The Standards (Deluxe Edition)








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In Performance at the White House: Música Latina

Posted September 15, 2013

On September 16, In Performance at the White House: Música Latina will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This concert will showcase the musical heritage and influence from all across the Americas. There will be performances from Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Natalie Cole, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval, Lila Downs, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Marco Antonio Solís, and Raul Malo.

There are several opportunities to watch the event:

9/16, 7pm ET: LIVE STREAM

10/8, 8pm ET: PBS broadcast (check local listings)

10/9: American Forces Network at US Dept. of Defense locations worldwide

Black Ribbon printed all of the music used for this event. Check back in for more updates!


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Celebrity Fight Night XIX

Posted April 1, 2013

Fight Night's music director and Black Ribbon's client, David Foster

Celebrities, athletes, and philanthropists flocked to Fight Night XIX for auctions, dinner, and a show. This event may seem like just another star-studded gathering; however, it’s a huge fundraiser for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Barrow Neurological Institute, and more.

“Celebrity Fight Night’s ongoing support makes a tremendous difference for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center,” says Abraham Lieberman, MD, director of the MAPC. “Their support is the backbone of so much of what we do—from education and exercise programs to support groups, the Parkinson Registry and Ali Care. Without the yearly contribution from Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, we would be unable to offer all that we do.”

David Foster, a Black Ribbon client, was the musical director for the 14th year. Brian Benison Music was hired to do the music preparation for Foster and the event. Black Ribbon’s CEO worked on takedowns (music transcription), copying, and printing all of the music for the performances. For the event, he drove a portable “Black Ribbon” to Arizona to work as the on-site music librarian, printer, and editor.

The evening included performances by Steve Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Crystal, Billy Ray Cyrus, American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, X-Factor winner Tate Stevens, and more.

In the past 19 years, the foundation has raised $87 million for amazing causes. Fight Night XIX didn’t disappoint. Over $7 million was raised by the night’s end. Black Ribbon is very grateful to have been a part of such an amazing event for a life-changing foundation.

Celebrity Fight Night XIX | JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa | Phoenix, AZ | 3.23.13


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