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Gloria, Emilio Estefan receive Library of Congress: Gershwin Prize

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The Library of Congress bestowed its annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last night at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., and it was a historic night on two fronts. Gloria and Emilio Estefan became the first husband-and-wife pair to receive the prestigious honor together, as well as the first Hispanic-Americans to receive the award. "As Cuban Americans, I wish our parents were here to see this," Gloria Estefan told WTOP. "For my mom, it was incredibly important to maintain our culture. … I think that it enriches your life when you know who you are - and that's what we try to keep alive." The night reflected the Cuban music influences that the Estefans brought to the Miami Sound Machine over a career that has spanned four decades and garnered 26 Grammys.

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