Ricky Martin had long been an international superstar before he began “Livin’ La Vida Loca” — and there seems to have been hardly a dull moment in the 20 years since. In 2010, the Puerto Rican singer came out to his fans as a gay man; nearly 10 years later, he received his first Emmy nomination, for his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story . This spring, Martin — now a father of four with his husband, Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef — released a new EP, Pausa , featuring collaborations with Sting, Residente and Bad Bunny . It’s a busy life, but he’s taken it all in stride, at least until Covid-19 hit. “Before this pandemic, I had no issues,” Martin, 48, says with a laugh. “I’m a delegator, I have a great team. But when this pandemic hit us …I started going crazy!” Related Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives Have Fun in the Sun in 'Canción Bonita' Video How Zoé Keep Their Musical Karma Evolving After 20 Years Related … [Read more...] about Ricky Martin Talks New Music, What It Means to Be a Gay Latino Icon
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“It’s something we have in our soul,” says León Larregui, the frontman of Mexico ’s celebrated alt-rock band Zoé. “We’re telepathically connected, even from far away and without speaking.” That uncanny bond between Larregui and his bandmates — one he calls a “karmic sonic identity” — informed the band’s seventh album, Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia (or Sounds of Karmic Resonance ), out April 16th. “Our songs, some of which we wrote separately, would even have the same notes,” he continues. “It’s like we’re channeling from the same source.” For two decades, Zoé — comprised of Larregui, Sergio Acosta, Jesús Báez, Ángel Mosqueda, and Rodrigo Guardiola — have spun fantastic tales of otherworldly love and lucid dream explorations, all against a luminous rock backdrop that could easily induce visions of travelling through time and space. Formed in the late Nineties in Mexico City, at the tail end of the rock en español explosion, the five-piece band began making … [Read more...] about How Zoé Keep Their Musical Karma Evolving After 20 Years
Darius Marder ’s Sound of Metal went into 2019’s Toronto International Film Festival without a distributor. Now, a year-and-a-half on, it’s a six-time Oscar nominee and perhaps the most hard-fought of all of this year’s crop of Best Picture candidates. Joe Utichi meets Marder and stars Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci to take stock of a film that transformed its key players in ways they hadn’t expected. They say Oscar loves a narrative, and they don’t come much more inspiring than Sound of Metal ’s. Even before he got his debut feature to set, Darius Marder spent more than a decade honing his tale about a heavy metal drummer and recovering addict who loses his hearing, butting up against the many hard realities of filmmaking that told him a movie like this could not work. As he did it, he learned more and more about deaf culture, and heard moving stories about people pursuing recovery in dedicated deaf sober houses. In Riz Ahmed, he found an actor willing to immerse so fully … [Read more...] about How ‘Sound Of Metal’ Changed Everything For Riz Ahmed, Darius Marder & Paul Raci, Even Before It Earned Six Oscar Nominations
Marvyn Korn is no Ted Lasso. But he might have to be in order to thrive, both as a coach and as the main character of a new streaming TV show. In Disney+’s new sports dramedy Big Shot , John Stamos plays Marvyn, a legendary — and legendarily hot-tempered — men’s basketball coach whose antics make him unemployable at the college level. The sport is all he cares about, so he reluctantly takes a job coaching a girls team at a California prep school. He is intense and unyielding from the start, ordering one of his players to lose five pounds and blowing a whistle in the face of another after she complains that whistles “can be triggering.” “You are profoundly unlikable,” his assistant Holly (Jessalyn Gilsig) tells him. “You know that, right?” Related Reviews Mike Love and John Stamos Drop COVID-19-Themed Track 'This Too Shall Pass' Watch Bruce Springsteen, John Stamos and John Fogerty's Secret 1995 Living Room Jam Related Reviews 'We Are Better … [Read more...] about ‘Big Shot’: John Stamos’ Hoop Dreams
Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead trailer dropped recently, and it is packed with zombie action. Fans are loving Snyder's energized new take on the living dead mythology, revealing a Las Vegas that has suffered under a zombie outbreak for many years, leaving the city a gory husk of its former self. But one big question has loomed over the project since its inception. Why does anyone need money during a zombie apocalypse? In a recent Q&A, Snyder explained that Vegas was the epicenter of the zombie outbreak when it first began, and so the city became a natural breeding ground for the zombie virus in all its forms. Zombies are contained in Vegas, and the rest of the world has continued on as normal, for the most part. "The basic premise is that the zombie outbreak started in Vegas . And the way that the outbreak was contained was a wall of shipping containers was built around it, and that they kept the plague inside, that was how they contained it with this big wall. And so, hence … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder Answers Biggest Army of the Dead Question: Who Needs Money in a Zombie Apocalypse?