One, two, three, four -- come on, baby, save the Miami Marine Stadium!
The historic waterfront venue got one step closer to revitalization this week when Miami's own Gloria Estefan took a stand to preserve its one of a kind architecture. In her first statement as the "Voice of the Miami Marine Stadium," Estefan said, "The stadium reflects the diversity of South Florida. It was designed by a young Cuban-American architect, and has played host to artists from Jimmy Buffett to Sammy Davis Jr..... We look forward to the day when this spectacular place is once again a thriving center of cultural life for people in South Florida."
But will Estefan contribute a theme song to the campaign to save the Miami Marine Stadium? There are certainly plenty to choose from. Looking back on some of Gloria's greatest hits, it's possible she's been penning odes to the neglected building all along. (Not probable, but possible.)
Consider these lyrics:
Get on your feet
Get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up and take some action
--"Get On Your Feet"
Better get yourself together
and hold on to what you've got
If you need some coaxing
I will do it
Step by step there's nothing to it
I don't wanna lose you now
We're gonna get through somehow
I don't wanna lose you now or ever
'Cause baby, I've finally found
The courage to stand my ground
--"Don't Wanna Lose You"
Look over your shoulder, I'll be there
You can count on me to stay...
-- "Can't Stay Away From You"
Even if things can never be the way they were
But if you just hold on your luck might take a turn
We should put in practice
What we've learned
Starting again is part of the plan
--"Coming Out of the Dark"
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