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We have been waiting a good while for our childhood songstress Anita Baker to come out with some new tunes. For real y’all, we love her madly but at this point we can sing her tunes backwards. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but y’all know what we mean – dammit. Lo and behold the rapturous wonder releases Lately single – available on ITunes
We must say that we were expecting a WHOLE new album – as in 8 to 10 new tracks – but we ain’t going to bitch too heavily cuz its good to hear her smooth melodies once more.
Back in 07, we dutifully charged tix to her sold out post-Fourth of July concert at Radio City Music Hall and proceeded to wait on her exit after the show for some additional photos.
She made us wait a bit but sure enough she made her way out after sometime and we snapped away and quickly asked her when a new album was due…? ”Child, I don’t know,” Ms. Baker responded as she and her sister were about to get into her awaiting car – and we got our pix to prove it.
We reckon back some almost 6 years, Baker really didn’t know and was telling us the truth.
“I can’t imagine life, without you baby by my side,” Baker sings, in the opening of her new tune. And we feel exactly the same.
Here’s to hoping that that much mentioned new works, speculated about online, is short to follow.
We’ve missed you terribly Ms. Baker!
If there is one thing Cirque du Soleil can always manage to do is catch you off guard and make you gasp! If not with there staging then assuredly with the talent featured in their elaborate productions. Zarkana contains a few of those OMG moments – the Wheel of Death and Trapeze acts – that leave you gasping for air!
And the standout of the night goes easily to body artist Anatoly Zalevskiy, who steals the spotlight with his fusion of contortionist and gymnastic and leaves you wanting for more.
Having said that, the grand production is lacking the personal feel of the tent and ring that solidified the French Canadian’s original spin on the classic circus show.
Sure, the general make-up has exponentially grown into with their popularity. So much so that their leap to stage productions has been met with Vegas building them a permanent set-up to best feature the talent; but Radio City ain’t that the Vegas stage and, in the end, this leaves you feeling removed from whats transpiring on that huge ass stage.
But it is about the talent and the gasping, in the end and Zarkana manages to deliver on response from its audience – if only barely.
We are not of the group that is altogether pleased with the leap and hope they will return to what drew our devoted patronage from the start.
We give Zarkana a 3 out of 5 stars!