05/10/2010 - 16h19
Por : Neto LuconRicky Martin e Elton John se juntam em campanha contra homofobia
Campanha contra homofobia junta Ricky Martin e Elton John
Ícones do mundo gay, os cantores Ricky Martin e Elton John, aliados a outros artistas, participaram de uma campanha que alerta os crimes contra a diversidade sexual. O vídeo de 53 segundos traz Rick dizendo: “É tempo disso mudar. Eu me importo!”
O cantor porto-riquenho, que assumiu a homossexualidade em março deste ano, é mais um dos muitos artistas que apoiam o direitos dos homossexuais na campanha da Fundação True Colors, promovida por Cindy Lauper.
O vídeo traz ainda a participação da atriz Idina Menzel e das comediantes Wanda Sykes e Rachael Harris.
"A todo momento em que ouço sobre crimes de ódio, fico chocado e triste. Casos de intimidação acontecem em todas as horas de todos os dias neste país. Imagine que você está andando na rua e pensando se aquele será o dia em que será espancado, ou até mesmo morto, só por ser quem você é. Gays, lésbicas, bissexuais e transgêneros têm que encarar esse medo, às vezes com resultados devastadores. É hora de mudar. É hora de dizer basta. Não vamos mais tolerar o ódio. Nós todos temos que nos envolver. Todos temos que nos importar. Eu me importo, e você?", alertam as celebridades.
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Sir Elton John album The Union tipped for a Grammy
By 3am's Clemmie Moodie and Danielle Lawler 5/10/2010
The Rocket Man is back with a bang...
Sir Elton John's latest album The Union, with Leon Russell, is widely tipped for a Grammy.
And after laying our hands on a copy, we think it's his best since Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. I Should Have Sent Roses is, frankly, genius.
Elton John tickets for Asheville show snatched up in 90 minuteshttp://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101005/NEWS/310050004/1311/ADVERTISING
An estimated 200 fans showed up at the Civic Center box office on Haywood Street, and only about 40 were turned away ticketless when the pop legend's November show sold out about 11:30 a.m., 90 minutes after tickets went on sale.About 6,100 tickets were sold, ranging in price from $47-$137, said Asheville Civic Center director Sam Powers. It's turned out be one of the hardest tickets in town to get and for one of the biggest shows of the year, he said.
Powers said there is a “possibility” more tickets will become available closer to the concert, after it's determined how much space the touring equipment will require. More seats were made available before John's sold-out 1999 concert at the arena, his last performance here.
A handful of fans anticipated the high demand and camped out overnight. At least one came from three hours away in Georgia. Another duo arrived from Bryson City at 6:30 a.m.
Brian Strum and Lisa Jambon, both of Clyde, first drove by the Civic Center on Saturday night. Finding no one waiting in line, the duo returned with blankets and chairs Sunday evening and were two of the first to get tickets.
Temperatures dropped below 40 degrees early Monday. Armed with “hot coffee and warm clothes,” Jambon said they thought camping out would be “a fun adventure.”
“I've never camped out for a concert,” Jambon said. “We wouldn't do this for anybody else.”
John's certainly got the inspiring resume: Since his debut in 1969, he's sold more than 250 million albums. Of his more than 50 Top 40 hits, his single “Candle in the Wind 1997” has sold more than 37 million copies, earning it the title of the best-selling single of all time.
According to Elton John's official website, he is only making 12 U.S. concert appearances this fall, including a number of dual performances with Leon Russell. The two collaborated on a new studio album, “The Union,” due out Oct. 19 — John's first new material since 2006. The Asheville show has been promoted as a solo gig.
About 600 tickets were sold through the Asheville Civic Center box office, Powers said. There were a certain number of seats — including the first two rows — that were reserved for Elton John fan club members, but no tickets were reserved for Civic Center box office customers. The promoter determines whether tickets can be reserved for folks standing in line, Powers said.
Promoters waited to price certain blocks of tickets, letting demand determine which price level would be set for them, Powers said. Each of those seven sections sold out at the higher available price.
Civic Center personnel knew to anticipate lines of fans at the box office hours before the sale and made hot coffee, gave out seating charts and even took some on tours of the arena seating area. Hundreds also lined up for recent Phish, Widespread Panic, Furthur and Sugarland shows.
“We wanted to be good hosts, since it was chilly,” Powers said.