PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2008
GLORIA TO PLAY THE HARD ROCK
More than four years after her last solo concert in the United States, Latin songbird Gloria Estefan is set to announce Monday that she'll play the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood sometime this fall.
The beauty of it: The 50-year-old singer of Conga and Here We Are is planning to donate some of the revenues to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, a nonprofit that pays for after-school programs.
"We did get the kind of phone call you always hope to get," said foundation director Mary Kay Murray. "It's really wonderful. Gloria just has a passion for kids and education."
Murray said she doesn't know how much the foundation is set to receive because Estefan's loot will have to be shared with similar foundations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Indian River counties.
"We're getting $2 per ticket sold and they're hoping to sell 7,000 tickets per show," Murray said. "There may be more than one concert."
Hmm, let's see...$2 per ticket x 7,000= $14,000/4 counties = $3,500!!! (if we're lucky)