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Sunday, September 2, 2018

HAVANA MUSIC HALL "THE MUSICAL"





MIAMI – August 15, 2018 – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of the new musical, Havana Music Hall.  This exciting new show centers around the lives of Havana Music Hall’s best-known musicians who are just about to get their big break before Fidel Castro seizes power.  Havana Music Hall will debut at Actors’ Playhouse October 10 – November 18, 2018.

Set in 1958 Cuba, the highly anticipated new musical, with book by Carmen Pelaez tells the story of husband and wife musical team Rolando and Ramona Calderon who are on the verge of breaking through to the world’s stage when the Cuban Revolution tears apart the only life they have ever known.  Almost sixty years later, we find the couple trying to forget the past in the now devastated Havana Music Hall, but others won’t let them.

Directed by On Your Feet! co-choreographer Maria Torres, with a story and original score by Richard Kagan, the new musical captures the pain and joy of the immigrant experience like nothing before and will also have audiences dancing in the aisles.

Featuring new songs such as "Escape to Havana," “Place of My Birth,” “Todo Es Bueno en Cuba” and “I Have My Voice,” this fast-paced new musical brings audiences inside the famed Havana Music Hall as hearts break and spirits soar against all odds.

“I was always interested in Cuban music and culture when I was younger after studying Spanish in college and visiting Puerto Rico,” said Richard Kagan, creator of Havana Music Hall. “When I first visited Cuba, I was moved by these amazing musicians and hearing stories of what happened to them during the Cuban Revolution. Their stories stuck with me and inspired me to write this musical for all immigrants.”   

Actors’ Playhouse Executive Producing Director Barbara Stein and Artistic Director and Havana Music Hall Creative Consultant David Arisco and are delighted to bring this exciting world premiere that captures the power of life, the joy of music and the humanity of friends and family to Miami audiences.  

The creative team for Havana Music Hall includes Lyric Translation by Cuban Musicologist Jose “Perico” Hernandez, Music Supervisor Larry Blank, Dramaturg Carmen Rivera, Set Design by Paul Tate dePoo III, Costume Design by Ann Closs-Farley and additional Casting by Binder Casting.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are now on sale to the general public, with prices ranging from $30 to $75. Tickets can be purchased by calling (305) 444-9293, visiting www.actorsplayhouse.org, or at the Actors’ Playhouse Box Office (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134). Group discounted rates are offered for 15 patrons or more through the group sales department at (305) 444-9293 ext. 610 or on www.actorsplayhouse.org.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

TOM CRUISE: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT

 

The summer movie season starts to wind down this weekend with Mission: Impossible-Fallout, the latest entry from one of Hollywood's most reliably entertaining franchises.

It wouldn't be a Mission: Impossible movie without Tom Cruise at the center of it all, hurling himself off buildings, planes, and helicopters or through oncoming traffic for our amusement.

I can't wait to see it this weekend, although I know how crowded it will be at every theater in South Florida. But i'ts worth the wait, with such great reviews, it promises to be highly entertaining, enticing and superb.


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Monday, July 16, 2018

CHER IN THE MUSICAL "MAMMA MIA"



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At 72 , Cher credits her agelessness to a few simple lifestyle habits.  She's an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning icon of movies, music and more, but Cher's not only famous for what she's done, the icon is just as well known for what she doesn't do - age.

Sure, she turned 72 in May, but forget what the calendar says. Anyone who takes a look at the "If I Could Turn Back Time" singer is bound to believe she really looks amazing.

So what's her secret? Pretty simple. "All right. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs- I never have, "she said. "I work out, I'm pretty good with my diet,, except I like chocolate."

Oh, and there's one more thing she credits for her youthful appearance. "I think also, I've always kept working," she added. And won't stop anytime soon.

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In addition to joining Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia and other big names for the "Mamma Mia!" , sequel, Cher's been busy working on her 87-show residency, "Classic Cher," which divides her time between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., as well working behind the scenes on "The Cher Show," the jukebox musical based on her life.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WORLD CUP ELIMINATION







KAZAN,Russia (AP)- Everyone was waiting for Germany (my mother's ancestors) to score another late World Cup-saving goal.  NADA!

Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defending champions in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage following a 2-0 loss to South Korea today.

The four-time champions allowed a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match.



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

OPENING NIGHT MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET







CORAL GABLES, Fl- Actor's Playhouse is proud to present the much-anticipated return of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. One of the company's most acclaimed and longest running productions in its 30- year history, Million Dollar Quartet will once again rock the Balcony Theatre from May 9-June 24, 2018.

This high voltage rock'n' roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Muturx, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.

Directed by award-winning Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco, this smash-hit sensation features an incredible score of rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors who play their own instruments, as well as sing and perform.

 You can't miss this incredible musical of all time. See you at the Actors' Playhouse Coral Gables, Fl, opening night May 11, 2018.




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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FACEBOOK UNDER FIRE










Washington (AP)-Under fire for the worst privacy fiasco in his company’s history. Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg battled away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election

During five hours of Senate questioning Tuesday, Zuckerberg apologized several times for Facebook failures, disclosed that his company was working with special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference and said it was working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users’ private data by a data mining company affiliated with Donald’s Trump campaign.

Ahead of the hearing John Cornyn of Texas, the No.2 Republican in the senate said, “This is a serious matter and I think people expect us to take action .”
In all, he skated largely unharmed through his first day of congressional testimony. He’ll face House questioners Wednesday.

Here’s a video of Zuckerberg testimony, testifies before House Committee happening now.




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS 2018




NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Jay-Z is nominated for eight honors, including album, song, and record of the year. Bruno Mars is also nominated for the big three, while Kendrick Lamar — who earned seven nominations — and Childish Gambino are also up for major awards.

"Despacito" is also nominated for song of the year — a songwriter's award — along with Mars' No. 1 hit, "That's What I Like"; the title track from Jay-Z's "4:44"; rapper Logic's suicide prevention anthem, "1-800-273-8255"; and "Issues" by Julia Michaels, the singer who has written hits for Bieber, Selena Gomez and other pop stars.

No rock or country acts were nominated in the top four categories. The rap- and R&B-heavy nominations, which include numerous black and Latino artists, come after the Grammys were criticized earlier this year when some felt Beyonce's multi-genre "Lemonade" album should have won album of the year over Adele's "25." Adele also expressed that Beyonce should have received the prize.
The win for Adele, though, marked another year when the Grammys awarded its biggest prizes to an artist outside of the rap or R&B genre. Kanye West, Eminem, Mariah Carey and others have also lost in the top categories over the years to pop, rock and country acts despite owning the year in music, critically and commercially.

Despacito the biggest worldwide hit song of the year will be performed with Justin Bieber at the 60th Grammy Awards live from New York's Madison Square Garden January 28th.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/grammy/jay-z-bruno-mars-lead-grammy-noms-in-top-categories/ar-BBFSiOK?li=BBnb7Kz

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