Michael Jackson rises from the ashes … with a second posthumous album

The late singer Michael Jackson returns through sound, with his second posthumous album, “Xscape”.

The music of Michael Jackson is far from having disappeared. Died suddenly in June 2009 of a drug overdose at the age of 50 years, the “King of Pop” back anyway on the front of the music scene, through a new album, called “Xscape”. This disc consists of eight new songs conceived in the 80/90 and reworked by several producers such as Timbaland or Stargate.

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The lyrics were co-written by Paul Anka, the author behind the “My Way” (English version of “As usual”). The first single from the album, ‘Love Never Felt so’ Good, was unveiled on May 1, 2014, at the ceremony of the IHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. The first posthumous album, entitled ‘Michael’, released late 2010, was far from having seduced critics. […]

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The album of Juan Gabriel launched to commemorate his 40 years on stage

The Mexican artist Juan Gabriel launches a new album to celebrate 40 years since he climbed on stage, which has become the great diva of Latin America. “My 40 Fine Arts” is a concert recorded live at the cultural center of Mexico City in August and with which the artist celebrates four decades of career.

“This album is all the musical history of one of the most prolific composers and performers, which has transcended borders with the quality of their songs”, said Juan Gabriel’s label in a statement.

Juan Gabriel

This paper discusses some of the major successes of the interpreter, known as El Divo de Juarez, like “Darling”, “difference”, “do not argue”, “Always On My Mind”, “I came to apologize” and “The Noa Noa”, and includes a DVD of the performance. […]

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Jennifer Lopez will receive the top award in Billboard 2014

The actress and singer Jennifer Lopez will receive the award at the gala Icon Award from Billboard Music Awards, which took place on May 18 in Las Vegas (Nevada), announced today the organization.

The Icon Award is the highest honor of the event in recognition of the career of an artist. López is the fourth person to receive the award, the first woman after Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince.

Jennifer Lopez

“Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic artists of her generation”, said Larry Klein, producer of the Billboard Music Awards. “We are delighted to honor her historic career with the Icon Award 2014 and I’ll be looking forward to see it when she steps on stage”, she added. […]

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Xbox Music already works with voice Cortana Wizard

Gradually upgrading the operating system Windows Phone will adapt to different applications and platform tools. And is that with it have come many changes and services, such as voice wizard Cortana, a utility that serves not only to resolve any doubts by making a simple question, but now also has control over the music of the terminal. At least through the implementation Xbox Music after the last update of this tool.

This is the Xbox version 5.2.2842 Music, an update that is available for the moment and for the United States and is expected to expand gradually the rest of the world. Here come several new features among which the presence of Cortana, plus several bug fixes and bugs found. Definitely a first step to improving this tool to manage user and music in which Microsoft says put effort to improve soon.

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So, although for now only in U.S., users can give voice commands to Cortana and hear music. Quite a comfort when you have no time or patience to search through its music library, or when there are no hands to touch the screen. Simply access this wizard voice and give the order to hear this or that song. But there is not only that. […]

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One Direction in Lima: the keys of the boyband phenomenon

They themselves have said, like the Beatles in their early days, they are able to go wild teens around the world. But how a band brit pop composed of five young people of less than 22 years became sells more records and tickets on the planet?

It all began in 2010, when Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik apparition the British program “The X Factor”. Once they fail tests as soloists to enter the program of talent, already a suggestion of the former “Pussycat Dolls”, Nicole Scherzinger, the boys joined as a group to interpret an acoustic version of the song “Torn” that Natalie Imbruglia made popular during the 90. It was then when music producer and also the program judge Simon Cowell threw you the eye to the quintet that, despite having been in third place for the talent competition, managed to sign with the record label Syco Records.

One Direction

Since then they became an inexplicable phenomenon: First. With only three albums in his career – “Up All Night”, “Take Me Home” and “Midnight Memories”, One Direction has managed to shatter the myth that musicians no longer sell albums to date have sold over nine million records and reached the figure of 14 million singles around the world, and have stacked on their shelf several Brit Awards, Billboard Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. […]

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Mexican Juan Gabriel improves pneumonia and leaves hospital of Las Vegas

The Mexican singer Juan Gabriel left the hospital Friday Las Vegas (western United States) in which he was admitted on Monday of pneumonia, a spokesman for the artist. “His health improved considerably since treatment began on Monday”, the representative said in a statement.

”The popular Mexican singer, of 64 years old, was admitted to a medical center with fluid in the lungs and poor oxygen levels resulting from pneumonia, a day after performing in Las Vegas. During the next two weeks rest and will continue his recovery in Las Vegas and Los Angeles until they resume their tour on May 1″, said the spokesman.

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Juan Gabriel was scheduled to give several concerts this week in Los Angeles, which were rescheduled for 1, 3, 4 and 8 May, as part of her “Back” by the United States, which began in early April. […]

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Puerto Rico organized preparations to bid farewell to the salsa singer Cheo Feliciano

The towns of San Juan and Ponce, the two larger history of Puerto Rico, today preparing for the funeral this weekend salsa singer Cheo Feliciano, died Thursday in a car accident while driving to his residence.

Feliciano will be blurred tomorrow and Sunday from the 13.00 local time (1700 GMT) at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan before being exposed on Monday at the Teatro La Perla in Ponce and buried in the Catholic cemetery of the native village of the late artist.

Cheo Feliciano

“What we will do here will be something very simple request of the family. Going to be a wake good people, humble, quiet, for the people of Puerto Rico give their last farewell to Cheo Feliciano”, said Efe Carlos Marín, administrator of Coliseo Roberto Clemente Sports Complex. […]

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Barenboim will open in May the works of his Arab-Israeli Music Academy

The Argentine-Israeli musician Daniel Barenboim opened on 6 May the works of the music academy for training young people in the Middle East, which will be installed in a former warehouse of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

The works will be presented by Barenboim and the Minister of Culture of the German Government, Michael Naumann, and sources of the foundation today.

Daniel Barenboim

The institution will carry the name of Academy Barenboim-Said, in memory of the late Palestinian intellectual Edward Said, , co-founder along with musician West-Eastern Divan Orchestra comprising Arab and Israeli musicians and was created in 1999. […]

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Ian Anderson releases new album and points to the end of Jethro Tull

The singer, songwriter and flautist Ian Anderson pointed end of his band Jethro Tull during the promotion of “Homo erraticus”, a new album-the-released second solo.

Speaking to U.S. magazine Billboard, the Scottish musician has stated that “although Jethro Tull catalog remains in good shape and very attached” to him, in his “twilight years” prefer to use only his name in the novel compositions.

Ian Anderson

Anderson, who is “the author of almost all the songs of the group since 1968″, has said that the bulk of its production goes back to the ’70s and ’80s, especially in view of the limited releases of training in the last decade, a pair of live albums and a disc of Christmas study. […]

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Tom Jones will headline the British Summer Festival in Hyde Park

The Welsh singer Tom Jones headlining the British summer festival which is held in July at London’s Hyde Park, the British media reported yesterday. Jones, a veteran of the music that has sold a hundred million records worldwide, will perform on July 13 in one of the most important festivals celebrated in the British capital during the summer.

In a statement, the artist, 73, said he was “delighted” to sing in Hyde Park, because it is “a very nice place, where they have performed many great” as the Rolling Stones, who were cited last summer in this iconic park.

Tom Jones

“There is a real sense of musical history and a great atmosphere that comes to play in the middle of a large park in London in a beautiful summer afternoon”, said Welsh. […]

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