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Illustrious Mexican Singer/Actress Thalía Autographs Gibson Les Paul Sculpture “Sakura Blush” for Miami GuitarTown


Miami, FL—August 11, 2009— Gibson Guitar, presenter of Miami GuitarTown along with the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County, is proud to announce that multiplatinum Sony Music recording artist Thalía visited the Gibson Guitar Entertainment Relations Miami showroom and autographed the new completed “Sakura Blush” Gibson Les Paul ten-foot sculpture.

Thalía, whose beauty and star remains unmatched in the Spanish speaking entertainment industry, has sold around 30 million records worldwide as a solo artist. She also gained international recognition starring in numerous popular telenovelas, which were watched by approximately one billion people around the world. Thalía recently offered a press junket at the Miami Gibson Showroom on support of the release of her newest live album, “Primera Fila”.

The ten-foot tall “Sakura Blush” Les Paul guitar sculpture was hand painted by illustrator, artist, and creative designer Gustavo Balmelli. According to the artist, “the piece uses stunning visual imagery as well as natural and organic elements”. The theme, he added, is Asian influenced and showcases the similar delicate beauties of the Asian Sakura and natural elements that collectively represent Gibson Les Paul Guitars' curved shape, high quality natural woods, and renowned craftsmanship.

The autographed guitar will be part of the Miami GuitarTown’s display of ten-foot Gibson guitar sculptures and a series of showcase regular size Epiphone guitars artistically designed and painted by local and nationally acclaimed visual artists and placed throughout Miami. The project will unite the Miami art, music and business communities behind the opportunity to raise proceeds for three local charities: The Miami Music & Art Fund, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, and The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

For more information on Sony Music recording artist Thalía visit For more information on the Miami GuitarTown project go to Hi res image of photo attached available to press upon request.

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