La producción de Broadway San Jose de “The King and I” revive majestuosamente esta obra musical clásica

King+and+I_3Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas y Graham Montgomery en Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Crédito Fotográfico: Matthew Murphy

Por: Ernesto Altamirano

SAN JOSE, CA – La pasada noche del martes, 20 de febrero, la compañía teatral  Broadway San Jose se vistió de gala al presentar la obra musical de Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I en el San Jose Center for the Performing Arts y nos transportó magicamente al antiguo reino de Siam con escenarios espectaculares y acrobacias llenas de vida.

La trama se desarrolla a finales del siglo XIX, en la década de 1860. La británica Anna Leonowens (Laura Michelle Kelly), mujer de ideas liberales y feministas, muy adelantada a su tiempo, llega a Siam, junto a su hijo de 10 años, para desempeñar el cargo de institutriz de las múltiples esposas e hijos del rey Mongkut (Darren Lee). Su primer desencuentro con el rey comienza cuando no se cumple la parte del contrato en la que se le aseguraba a Anna una casa para ella y su hijo. Entre sus múltiples imposiciones la obliga a sentarse en el suelo debido a una antigua costumbre de que la cabeza de nadie debe estar más alta que la suya. El choque de los fuertes caracteres de ambos dará lugar a fuertes desencuentros al inicio de su relación, pero poco a poco, y debido a la enorme curiosidad del rey por el conocimiento, la ciencia y las costumbres occidentales acabará surgiendo algo entre los dos. A la vez que él va cambiando su actitud también Anna irá siendo más flexible y comprensiva con las costumbres de Siam, con lo que se da una transformación de ambos que dará paso a una nueva relación de amistad acompañado de un enamoramiento- que no llega a hacerse expreso- entre los dos. Pero el fuerte carácter del rey hará más adelante que se rompa esa cordialidad. El embajador inglés Sir Edward Ramsey visita al rey, y él encarga a Anna a preparar todo el palacio para su visita. Durante aquella visita la concubina Tuptim (Q Lim), quien ama al embajador de Burma, presenta un obra de teatro tailandesa que adapta la famosa obra americana “La cabaña del tío Tom”.

King+and+I_4Q Lim como Tuptim y Kavin Panmeechao como Lun Tha en Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Crédito Fotográfico: Jeremy Daniel

Ambos intentan huir pero el rey ordena matar al amante. Al intentar azotar a Tuptim, Anna consigue que no lo haga y finalmente le hace caso. Pero aun así Anna decide volver a Gales. Al ser informada de que el rey está gravemente enfermo, vuelve y decide quedarse en Siam para transformar a sus hijos educándoles al modo occidental y así intentar cambiar la forma de gobernar el país. La historia no sólo nos muestra el conflicto hombre- mujer, va mucho más allá, al mostrarnos el choque entre culturas, el choque entre la modernidad de la civilización occidental del siglo XIX con las fuertes y arcaicas tradiciones de la sociedad oriental de Siam. Anna Leonowens escribió sus memorias sobre sus experiencias en la corte de Siam, memorias que fueron recogidas por la escritora Margaret Landon en su novela “Anna y el rey de Siam” (Ann and the King of Siam). El rey Mongkut es considerado por los historiadores como uno de los más importantes monarcas de la dinastía Chankri de Siam. El enorme éxito de ventas de la obra hizo que fuera llevada al cine por vez primera en 1946, “Ana y el rey de Siam”, del director John Cronwell, con la excelente actriz Irene Dunne ( “Cimarrón (1931)”, “Tú y yo (1939)”, “Serenata nostálgica (1941)”) y con el camaleónico y gran actor británico Rex Harrison (“El fantasma y la Señora Muir (1946)”, “Cleopatra (1963)”, “My Fair Lady (1964)”) metiéndose en la piel del rey de Siam.

King+and+I_5El elenco de Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Crédito Fotográfico: Matthew Murphy

La obra musical de Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I se estará presentando en el San Jose Center for the Performing Arts hasta el domingo, 25 de febrero.

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Sunset Presents Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope on Friday, March 9th!

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Sunset Presents

Celtic Nights:

Oceans of Hope

Friday, March 9 at 8PM

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Celtic Nights, Ireland’s acclaimed showcase ensemble for music and dance, is returning to the United States in 2018 for a coast-to-coast tour.
Their new production, Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope conveys the classic story of dreams of a better place, liberty, freedom, and above all, family. It is the story of people moving across oceans from diverse nations to free themselves from hunger, war, persecution, and famine to find a better place. This stunning performance expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic Heritage to tell an epic story of a people through song, music, dance and narration.
This message of who the Irish are and the great journeys of their ancestors will leave you believing that the stories of all of our grandparents, great grandparents and beyond should always be passed down through the generations. With this show, the Irish cultural tradition not only continues, it renews and brings it forward to the next generations to come. It is the perfect way to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day Season!
“Celtic Nights has brought Ireland’s distinctive and evolving music and dance tradition to the world stage and showcases our tradition in spectacular fashion.”
– Enda Kenny, Prime Minister, The Republic of Ireland
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Tickets: Level I $59 / Level II $49 / Economy $39
 
A Reminder:
Please be aware that Sunset Center’s Box Office and official website (www.sunsetcenter.org) and our Presenting Partners are the only legitimate ticket sellers for Sunset Center performances. Do not be fooled by third party sellers attempting to pose as Sunset Center with inflated pricing.
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Imagine Dragons Announce Show at Concord Pavilion – Tuesday, July 24th, 2018!

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IMAGINE DRAGONS ANNOUNCE 
EVOLVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
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JULY 24
CONCORD PAVILION
CONCORD, CA
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Tickets On Sale Saturday, March 3 at LiveNation.com
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SAN FRANCISCO (February 21, 2018) – Today multi-platinum, GRAMMY®Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS revealed summer dates for their Evolve Tour, which includes a stop at Concord Pavilion on Tuesday, July 24. Tickets for this show are $99.50, $89.50, $59.50, and $39.50 for reserved seats, $99.50 for general admission pit, and $35.00 for general admission lawn plus applicable charges. A limited number of general admission lawn 4-packs are available while supplies last.
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Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Saturday, March 3rd at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app. Fans can register starting now, Wednesday, February 21st at 9am through Sunday, February 25th at 12pm for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale HERE, which will allow vetted fans to purchase tickets before the general public starting Tuesday, February 27th at 10am through Friday, March 2nd at 10pm.
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The band also released a brand new single entitled “Next To Me” via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records. “Next To Me” is available via all participating digital retailers HERE. Listen to “Next To Me” HERE.

“Next To Me,” produced by Alex Da Kid, was today’s World Record with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “Next To Me” is the first new music released from Imagine Dragons since Evolve, the band’s 2017 platinum- selling third album. Evolve, the biggest rock album of 2017, has sold over 1.3 million albums in the US and over 4 billion streams globally.

Produced by Live Nation, Imagine Dragons’ Evolve Tour will feature special guest Grace VanderWaal throughout the North American leg. The 14-year-old singer/songwriter rose to fame on “America’s Got Talent” with her signature ukulele sound and released her first full length album Just the Beginning in late 2017.  Imagine Dragons sold out their initial run of the Evolve Tour in 2017, with support from Grouplove and K.Flay.
Imagine Dragons has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Packages on tour. All 3 VIP Packages include the option of a premium reserved or General Admission pit ticket with early venue entry for prime concert viewing. ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Believer’ VIP Packages include access to the ‘Evolve’ Pre-Party where fans can interact with Imagine Dragons show sets and memorabilia, including the band’s taiko drum used during their live performances of Radioactive. To view Imagine Dragons VIP Package details, visit CID Entertainment.
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Also this summer, HBO Documentary Films will release the Live Nation Productions documentary Believer, which follows Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon church treats its LGBTQ members.
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“Next To Me”
Retail: http://smarturl.it/NextToMeID
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/NextToMeID/amazonmusicbuy
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/NextToMeID/applemusic
Google: http://smarturl.it/NextToMeID/googleplay
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NextToMeID/itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/NextToMeID/spotify
IMAGINE DRAGONS EVOLVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Hartford, CT
XFINITY Theatre
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Boston, MA
Xfinity Center
Friday, June 8, 2018
Bangor, ME
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Monday, June 11, 2018
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Hershey, PA
Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Friday, June 22, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Omaha, NE
CenturyLink Center
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Wed, June 27, 2018
Milwaukee, WI*
Summerfest
Friday, June 29, 2018
Saratoga, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Camden, NJ*
BB&T Pavilion (already announced)
Monday, July 2, 2018
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Brandon, MS
Brandon Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Friday, July 13, 2018
Tinley Park, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Monday, July 16, 2018
Denver, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Amphitheater
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Bozeman, MT
Bobcat Stadium
Monday, July 30, 2018
Wichita, KS^
Intrust Bank Arena
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Tulsa, OK^
BOK Center
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Austin, TX
Austin360 Amphitheater
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sunday, August 5, 2018
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Orange Beach, AL
The Wharf Amphitheater
Thursday, August 9, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Friday, August 10, 2018
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sat, October 20, 2018
Dallas, TX*+
Toyota Stadium
*Additional date not part of the Evolve Tour
+Grace VanderWaal not supporting
^on sale beginning Friday, March 9

First Friday at CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture – Friday, March 2nd!

Stories from Salinas Exhibition(Photo Credit: Jay Dunn)

On March 2, 2018 from 5 – 9:15 pm CSUMB’s Salinas City Center will have a variety of free activities and events in English and Spanish. All are welcome.

First Friday at CSUMB Salinas Center will include:
– Free Arts workshops for kids by Hijos del Sol Arts Productions (5pm – 7pm)

– Concert by Mark Applebaum and Juan Manuel Campechano Yan (5:30pm – 7:30)
– A performance of Artist Ink’s Salinas Movement Project (7pm – 8:30 pm)
– Peña Cultural Open Mic, Poetry and Music (7pm – 9:15 pm)
– Lost Childhoods: the Unofficial Stories of Foster Youth exhibition
– Stories from Salinas photographic exhibition
– Latinx LGBTQ+ exhibition

All are welcome to this free, family friendly event in English and Spanish.

Stories from Salinas Exhibition
(Photo Credit: Jay Dunn)
Events and exhibitions:

– Free Arts workshops for kids by Hijos del Sol Arts Productions (5pm – 7pm)
Create butterflies to add to the new exhibition in the center!
Make comic book pages about Salinas! All are welcome.
Workshops taught in English and Spanish by Hijos del Sol Arts Productions.

– The Salinas Movement Project is a theatrical production that uses film, photography, spoken word, music, graphic design, animation, and interactive apps to address issues that impact both our local community of Salinas and the nation.

 
Founded in 2013, Artists Ink’s mission has always been to develop impactful art/artists while honing youth voices and empowering them to take both their future and that of their communities into their own hands. Composed of Graphic designers, animators, directors, writers, performers and sound designers, Artists Ink is collaborative that encourages artists of all disciplines to come together and push the boundaries of traditional art and create work that builds community and inspires change.
Stories from Salinas Exhibition
(Photo Credit: Jay Dunn)
Peña Cultural de Salinas
Poetic and musical event and open mic
 
“Refracted Traditions: The Music of Mark Applebaum + Son Jarocho with Juan Manuel Campechano Yan and Friends” 
Free! Here are two master artists from two very different traditions, from different places, with different technologies — experimental art music with electronic instruments and son jarocho with acoustic instruments.

Ultra South Africa 2018 Celebrates Record Breaking 5th Anniversary!

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ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA 2018 CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY

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MASSIVE PERFORMANCES FROM AFROJACK, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AXWELL /\

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CROWDS TO THE RESISTANCE STAGES

ULTRA South Africa celebrated its fifth anniversary in style this past weekend, with electrifying shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. As the first event of the 2018 Ultra calendar, and with a line-up that appealed to a wide range of electronic music fans, the event proved a remarkable success.

On Friday, February 9, the Cape Town Stadium saw 15,000 fans stream through the gates to enjoy the sounds of Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Carnage, Hardwell and Malaa. Black Coffee, Dubfire and Eats Everything commandeered the RESISTANCE stage in the stadium basement, which was heaving with house and techno fans throughout.

The atmosphere at the show was exhilarating, with fans further rejoicing when the drought-stricken Mother City was gifted rainfall during Armin van Buuren’s set, which also featured a surprise appearance by Mr Probz who delivered two breath-taking live vocal performances of the global smash hit ‘Waves’ and his collaboration with Armin, ‘Another You’.

The Johannesburg show at the Expo Centre at Nasrec welcomed a record-breaking 32,000 Ultranauts through the gates on Saturday, February 10, for what was the biggest and most successful ULTRA South Africa in Joburg to date.

The RESISTANCE dance floor was moved into a new warehouse space at Nasrec, which catered specifically to the house and techno community. Local RESISTANCE artists including Da Capo, DogStarr, Ryan Murgatroyd, TranceMicSoul, and many more got the dance floor heated up before Black Coffee, Dubfire and Eats Everything blew fans away with their hypnotic performances.

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The Until Until Stage with MTV hosted the best of the local hip-hop talent, and was bursting with flavour and soul at every moment. The Samsung Galaxy Experience Stage was packed from start to finish, topping off the host of successful brand activations over the weekend.

The Main Stage production and performances stunned crowds at the Nasrec, with a display that was a fitting end to a phenomenal 48 hours of ULTRA South Africa.

“ULTRA SA brings new surprises each year and this year was no exception.  It also brings new magic each time we produce the show, and 2018 was the most magical yet,” says Shaun Duvet, partner in ULTRA South Africa. “Speaking on behalf of the full ULTRA SA team and sponsors, we are blown away by the support of the fans and industry and cannot wait to see what 2019 brings.”

Follow ULTRA SA on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates on forthcoming events.

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The sensational improv tour “Whose Live Anyway?” is coming to the Golden State Theatre this Saturday, March 10th!

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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcomed!

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Arjona ya retomó su gira por los Estados Unidos – ¡No te puedes perder su presentación en el SAP Center de San Jose el próximo 11 de Marzo!

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Arjona retomó la gira por Estados Unidos

EL GUATEMALTECO DARÁ 10 CONCIERTOS EN EL PAÍS CON SU TOUR “CIRCO SOLEDAD, ADEMÁS DE UNA FECHA EN PUERTO RICO.

El cantautor guatemalteco Ricardo Arjona anunció que volverá con su gira Circo Soledad a Estados Unidos con 10 fechas más y un concierto pendiente en Puerto Rico.

La gira comenzó el 14 de febrero, el día de San Valentín, en Puerto Rico en un show que ha llamado “asignatura pendiente”, con lo que el cantautor retoma su concierto luego del paso del huracán María por la Isla del Encanto.

El 22 de febrero, continuará por Nueva York, luego Boston, Miami, Carolina del Norte, Duluth Georgia, Los Ángeles, Ontario, San José, Fresno y concluirá el 17 de marzo en Sacramento, California.

Circo Soledad lleva el nombre del disco más reciente del poeta centroamericano y también del tema en el cual hace una analogía de los personajes del circo y los personajes del mundo de la política, la televisión y la vida.

El circo viene acompañado de una puesta en escena de ocho músicos una acróbata y un payaso único llamado “Panchorizo“.

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