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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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Saturday, November 4, 2017

EVITA'S OPENING NIGHT



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I  finally had the privileged of being invited to the opening night of Evita at the Actor's Playhouse on Miracle Mile Coral Gables Florida, the most epic musical of all time. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" obliterates the rest of Evita. This Andrew Lloyd Weber and Time Rice bio-musical from 1978, is certainly in my opinion the best collaboration and beautifully constructed show telling the story of Argentina's Eva Peron.

This robust revival directed by David Arisco is sharply energetic enough to convey the excitement of South American rhythms and beautiful costumes, not to mention the fabulous choreography.

Andrea Pilar charts this journey superbly. From the moment she appears, she creates a character full of life. Her voice is strong and powerful with an attractive catch, making each note count. Eugenio Vargas' Che, who as the commentator on the action is the man who holds the story together, looking forward and back, with an appealing voice and passion.

Feliciano Martinez, Gloria Alfonso MRN and Mary Fernandez
A must-see performance! On-stage through November 26th, following the Spanish production through December 17th 2017.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Actors' Playhouse del Miracle Theater da inicio a su 30 aniversario con la producción de Evita



CORAL GABLES, Fla. – 30 de Octubre, 2017 – Actors' Playhouse del Miracle Theater se enorgullece en dar inicio a la temporada de celebración de su 30 aniversario con Evita, uno de los más poderosos y apasionantes musicales en la historia del teatro. En una presentación excepcional, para la escena del teatro regional, la compañía mostrará, con el mismo elenco, la obra en inglés desde el 1ro al 26 de noviembre del 2017 y luego en español del 30 de Noviembre al 17 de Diciembre de 2017. Ganadora de 7 premios Tony, Evita revive la dinamica y eterna Evita Peron.

“Actors’ Playhouse está muy emocionado de presentar a Evita, una de las producciones más significativas en nuestros 30 años de historia, tanto en inglés como en español” Señala David Arisco, el Director Artístico de Actors’ Playhouse. “Nuestra última producción en el 2000 contó con la participación de Rachel Bay Jones, quien actuó en uno de los mejores musicales de Broadway Dear Evan Hasen, y ha sido recientemente galardonada con el premio Tony. Estoy seguro que podremos ver a parte del elenco del 2017 en Broadway en un futuro cercano.”

El director David Arisco ha reunido a un elenco de grandes estrealls para darle vida a este epico musical: Andrea Pilar como Eva Peron, Eugenio Vargas como El Che, Samuel Druhora como Juan Peron y el resto del gran elenco incluyendo Kelly Ziegler, Joshua Dobarganes, Nicole Coffaro, Diana D'Ambrosio, Rodrigo De La Rosa, Brent D. Kuenning, Taylor Hilt Mitchell, Francisco Padura, Brian varela, Vicky Campadocino, Yanet Felipe, Jonathan Fleites, Vivian Garcia-Lopez, Santiago Garza, Lauren Horgan, Victoria Lauzen, Michael Leyte-Vidal, Amanda Lopez, Hugo E. Moreno, Brandon Osorio, Nicolette Quintero, Phillip Andrew Santiago, Ryan Townsend, Alexandra Van Hasselt y Hollis Williams.

El show estrenará el viernes 3 de noviembre a las 8 pm en inglés y se extenderá hasta el 26 de noviembre, 2017. Seguidamente, la producción continuará en español del 30 de noviembre al 17 de diciembre 2017. Los horarios están sujetos a cambios.

Los boletos para días de semana y matinées tienen un costo de $57, viernes y sábados $64. El teatro ofrece 10% de descuento en todas las funciones semanales para personas de la tercera edad y boletos de última hora a $15 para estudiantes, 15 minutos antes de que abra el telón con su debida identificación, los descuentos estarán basados en la disponibilidad.
 

Descuentos grupales estarán disponibles para grupos de 15 o más a través del departamento de ventas. Boletos individuales pueden ser adquiridos a través de la taquilla en el 305-444-9293 o en línea en la página  www.actorsplayhouse.org.

Actor's Playhouse celebrando su 30 aniversario con una temporada fabulosa 2017-2018, que incluye, Million Dollar Quartet, Noises off, Evita, The Big Bang.   Fundada por Dr. Lawrence E. Stein, y bajo la dirección de la Directora y Productora Ejecutiva Barbara S. Stein y la Dirección Artística de David Arisco.