Reviews – February 2010

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Theatre

The Color Purple
Pantages Theatre – February 10-28, 2010

Oprah Winfrey Presents THE COLOR PURPLE. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world. Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, THE COLOR PURPLE is a landmark theatrical event, a celebration of love, and a Broadway phenomenon. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is capturing the hearts of young and old, and uniting audiences in a community of joy.
For tickets or more information please visit www.broadwayla.org

CDs

Laura Pausini – Laura Live – Gira Mundial ’09
Warner Music Latina

Un CD/DVD en vivo, totalmente en español que recoge algunas de sus actuaciones durante su exitosa gira mundial “Primavera Anticipada” en lugares desde Helsinki a Latinoamérica y pasando por Italia, además incluye tres temas inéditos “Con la música en la radio”, “Menos mal”, y “Ella no soy”.

Ke$ha – Animal
Kemosabe Entertainment / RCA Records

Ke$ha, who co-wrote every track on the album, describes Animal as “electro pop magic,” and indeed the album is an edgy collection of hard-hitting electro-pop songs, made all the more irresistible by their high-octane punk energy and Ke$ha’s frank lyrics and irreverent attitude. Her first single is “TiK ToK”.

Chayanne – No Hay Imposibles
Sony Music Latin

Me Enamoré de Ti es el primer sencillo del tan esperado nuevo disco de Chayanne No Hay Imposibles, este tema es también el tema principal de la exitosa telenovela Corazón Salvaje de la cadena mexicana Televisa. El Gusman Center for the Performing Arts de Miami sirvió de escenario en la grabación del video de Me Enamoré de Ti. El disco sale a la venta el 23 de febrero.

Raphael – Canciones de Amor
Sony Music

Raphael, uno de los gigantes de la canción, en sus 50 años de carrera, se ha paseado con éxito por los escenarios más prestigiosos del mundo. Es por ello que Sony Music lo incluye en un grupo selecto de cantantes que forman parte de esta colección “Canciones de Amor”. Sin duda un CD especial para celebrar el Día de San Valentín.

2010 GRAMMY® Nominees
EMI Music

The disc contains many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories with the 20 tracks representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

DVDs

Once Upon A Time In Rio
Maya Home Entertainment

Dé y Nina vienen de dos mundos enfrentados: él es un joven trabajador que vive en las favelas; ella es una estudiante de clase alta que vive en su burbuja de riqueza y de “seguridad”. Cruzando todos los límites los dos jóvenes se enamoran en el terreno compartido de la playa de Ipanema. Su amor verdadero pondrá a prueba los límtes de una sociedad fracturada.

Tennessee
Vivendi Entertainment

Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future. Along the way, they are joined by Krystal (Carey), who is fleeing a troubled life. Together, these unlikely companions seek to overcame their pasts and start anew. Now on DVD.

Praxis
Aristical Entertainment

With a foundation solidly entrenched in classic Greek mythology, Praxis centers on Brian who searches longingly for the basic thuths and meaning in both his life, and the universe around him. Fighting against fear and indifference in society, Brian’s quest mirrors that of Proteus who could see clearly through the entire depths of the sea.

Fame
MGM Home Entertainment

In the contemporary remake of the 1980 fan-favorite, the film follows a crew of dancers, singers, actors and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, students, mentored by the best and toughest teachers, strive for their moment in the spotlight and find out who amongst them has what it takes to succeed. Now on DVD.

Mr. Right
Wolfe Video

Mr. Right is a fast-paced, colorful, and exuberantly romantic-comedy that tells the intertwined tales of Louise, an attractive single Brit looking for love and her gay friends, including TV producer Harry who lives with his rascal young actor boyfriend Alex; Rugby player William who dates soap star Lawrence; and wealthy artist Tom who is trying to hold on to the model Lars.

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