A star-studded Pavarotti & Friends for War Child documents a 1996 summer concert for the children of Bosnia, which was hosted by Luciano Pavarotti and featured a lineup designed to bridge the classical/pop divide.
Eclecticism, rendered with more good nature than real accomplishment, is the key characteristic of this mixed bag of performers gathering together in Modena, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti’s hometown, for a benefit concert for Bosnian children.
Child soldiers, children who are used in war, as soldiers or in combat support
Refugee, children who are refugees of war
War children, a child born to a native parent and a parent belonging to a foreign military force
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Last night, February 5, Lady Gaga literally took a leap of faith (via some very trustworthy suspension cables) when she opened her Super Bowl Halftime Performance with a riff on patriotic classics.
After her epic (and already-memed) dive towards the stage, our Lady fearlessly sang her anthem, “Born This Way,” resplendent in crystal eye makeup and a glittering ensemble. If ever there was a time for “Yas Gaga,” this was it.
Look alive, people, we have made it to Super Bowl 51, one of the biggest music events of the year that happens to come with a side of football.
Sports fans may take issue with that description, but I’d bet your biggest memory of last year’s game has more to do with Beyoncé’s politically charged halftime performance than with the final score (unless, of course, you’re a Panthers or Broncos superfan).
The 2017 Super Bowl halftime show has just as much potential to make a political statement.
The headliner is the one and only Lady Gaga, a singer with a reputation for spectacle and some of the most undeniable pop hits – “Poker Face,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” – of this young century.
Gaga hasn’t told anyone what songs she’ll be playing or how political her performance might be. However, she has hinted that she won’t shy away from themes of diversity and inclusivity – a constant throughline in her career.
The Genting Arena, host to large music concerts, is part of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) complex located in Birmingham, England.
The 16,000 capacity Genting Arena was the largest multi-purpose arena in the UK when opening in 1980 as “The NEC Arena” and is still a major popular venue for many large, international touring acts.
Together, the NEC and the Genting Arena host over 3 million visitors each year.
~Adele Sings ‘All I Ask’ A Cappella After Sound Failure at Concert~
Proving that she’s a true professional with the voice better than all your faves, Adele powered through her performance of “All I Ask” like a champ on Saturday (April 2, 2016) in Birmingham, England after the speakers abruptly cut out.
Around two minutes into her song, sound for her microphone and piano went out and forced the 28-year-old to sing a cappella in front of the sold out crowd. Without missing a beat, the songstress went on – joined by the audience singing along – to finish the song.
After the performance, Adele revealed that she had no idea that her show had suffered a technical difficulty.
“Why did you all start cheering mid-way through. It scared the life out of me. I thought there was a streaker on stage. What was that?” Adele asked the crowd. “The sound went off? The PA fucking cut off?
Well, it didn’t cut off in my ears. I could hear myself.”
She added about lip syncing claims,
“Tell them I wasn’t miming. They might think I was miming, I wasn’t miming.
I have always admired Elton John. From his early days when he collaborated with Bernie Taupin, to his progress with awesome piano playing, to his ballads, to his work in “The Lion King“, “Billy Elliot” and “Aida“.
I admire him for his openly “coming out” and marrying his partner David and for starting a family.
I had a chance to watch his concert last night. It was inspiring, captivating and simply awesome. He sang for almost 3 full hours. It was all “business” … hit after hit after hit! It was clear that his intention was to entertain his fans to his full ability.
Incredible job ….. more to come, we hope from:
~SIR ELTON JOHN~
One of the most successful musicians ever, Elton John has had a tremendous impact on music, popular culture and fashion. Wearing flashy costumes and oversized glasses, John hit the music scene in the seventies and hasn’t looked back. His songs are all over the radio, television and movies, his influence can be seen in nearly all artists and Elton tickets are a virtual lock to sell out.
Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in London, England, on March 25, 1947. He has always had incredible talent in music, taking piano lessons at the age of seven and turning those lessons into a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music four years later. Over the next few years, John honed his skills as a pianist as well as a lyricist, and in 1967 he responded to an ad for Liberty Records.
It was then that he met lyricist Bernie Taupin, and the two struck up a partnership that launched John’s career.
Each of the first three albums that John released in the U.S., Elton John (1970),Tumbleweed Connection (1970) and Madman Across the Water (1971), all charted in the Top 10. Over the course of his career, John has produced a string of hits, including “Tiny Dancer,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” and “Rocket Man.”
John has also contributed to film and theater. In 1994, he collaborated with Tim Rice to produce much of the soundtrack for the 1994 Disney classic Lion King and its musical counterpart. He also produced the music for Billy Elliot, Lestat, and Aida.
Now over forty years and 250 million albums sold later, Elton John can safely say he is a rock legend and will be remembered for years to come. John has won five Grammy Awards over his career, including two awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.