Reviews – February 2011

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Theatre

ROCK OF AGES
At The Pantages Theatre

February 15 – 27, 2011

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker—and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It’s ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on.
http://www.broadwayla.org/production/show.info.asp?ID=35

DVDs

Role/Play
Guest House Films

When soap opera star Graham Windsor is outed as the result of a gay sex scandal, he seeks refuge at an exclusive Palm Springs resort. But quiet anonymity eludes him when marriage-equality activist Trey Reed checks in to escape the fallout from his own bitter divorce. As an undeniable passion begins to sizzle between them, they force each other to confront their professional downfalls and the firestorm each has created in the gay press.

Hideaway (Le Refuge)
Strand Releasing

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis’ fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse escapes to a beautiful beach house far from Paris and is soon joined in her refuge by Louis’ gay brother, Paul. The two strangers gradually develop an unusual and deeply moving relationship as Ozon continues his unique exploration of the nature of family and blood ties.

Taxi Zum Klo
Breaking Glass Pictures

Taxi Zum Klo – a classic of the queer genre – returns 30 years after its original – and highly controversial – theatrical release with this digitally remastered collector’s edition. The film, follows a gay schoolteacher who lives a double life of lesson plans and nightly hookups in public restrooms. Taxi Zum Klo is a pivotal piece of cinematic history that shows audiences how far a film can go and how much the modern gay mainstream has evolved.

CDs

Joyce DiDonato – Diva, Divo
Virgin Classics

The program features several roles that DiDonato has sung on stage – such as Rossini’s Cenerentola, Bellini’s Romeo and Mozart’s Cherubino. The ‘flip sides’ of those characters are roles that have not featured in her repertoire: the Prince from Massenet’s Cendrillon; the Nurse from Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, and both Chérubin and Susanna. The Figaro connection continues with an excerpt from Il barbiere di Siviglia, and other operas.

Juanes – P.A.R.C.E
Universal Music Latino

Este es el aclamado quinto disco de Juanes, del cual se extrajo su sonado Yerbatero, que se mantiene sonando fuerte en las radios. Juanes está actualmente en la planeación de su gira P.A.R.C.E por los Estados Unidos, se presentará en el Staples Center de Los Angeles el 13 de marzo. Sin duda alguna Juanes se ha posicionado como uno de los máximos exponentes de la música en español a nivel mundial.

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