Reviews March 2014

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Theatre

Harmony

March 4 – April 13, 2014

Ahmanson Theatre

They were the first sensational boy band: six talented young men who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics.

The Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records, starred in a dozen films and packed the houses of the most prestigious concert halls around the globe until the world they knew forever changed.

Their amazing story inspired longtime collaborators, the legendary Barry Manilow and theatre veteran Bruce Sussman, to create a spectacular new musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends and ensures their quest for true harmony in the most discordant chapter of human history will never be forgotten.

http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/Harmony/

 

DVDs

 

Naked As We Came

Centaur Entertainment

Naked As We Came is a thoughtful depiction of one family’s struggle to come to grips with the past before it is too late. In this richly detailed portrait of love, and hope, Laura and her brother Elliot rush to their family’s country estate to find their mother, Lilli, gravely ill and living with a handsome young stranger named Ted. Estranged for some time, their mother’s condition sets Laura and Elliot on a path to realizing where their own lives have gone wrong. Soon Ted and Elliot find themselves sleeping in the same bed while the siblings try to figure out how Ted fits into their mother’s life.

 

 

Hawaii

Canteen Outlaws

Hawaii follows Martin and Eugenio, two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues – forcing the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, Hawaii is an intimate character study that pushes past social boundaries.

 

CDs

 

A Great Big World – Is There Anybody Out There?

Black Magnetic/Epic

A Great Big World, which features New York-based singer-songwriting duo Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, has made quite an impact with their breakout hit “Say Something,” an emotional performance of the song with Christina Aguilera on The Voice. Their viral hit “This Is The New Year” solidified them as an indie pop presence with staggering YouTube views and was covered by the cast of Glee. The duo is known for their positive, piano-driven pop songs and heartwarming lyrics.

 

Toni Braxton and Kenny ‘Babyface’ – Love, Marriage & Divorce

Babyface Music

The album celebrates the strong bond that has been in place between the two artists ever since their first duet on Toni’s 1992 debut, “Give U My Heart”. For Babyface this is his first new studio album in nearly seven years. For Toni this is her first new studio album in nearly four years. The album includes duets and songs interpreted either by Babyface or Toni. Featuring “Hurt You” and “Where Did We Go Wrong?

 

Rosana – 8 Lunas

Warner Music Latina

En este 8 Lunas han prestado su voz a estos nuevos arreglos artistas del segundo mercado de Rosana (América Latina) como en el tema Si tú no estás, con Mario Domm de Camila que es el primer sencillo del disco. Magia con Jesús Navarro de Reik. Rosana ha sacado de la maleta en 8 Lunas los clásicos de su carrera y ha sido capaz de quitarles el polvo envolviendo sus letras de melodías majestuosas, con aire y viento, dotándolas de una magnitud desconocida y un sonido eléctrico y directo.

 

 

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