Biografia Elton John

Biografia Elton John
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terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2012

Elton John lança primeiro livro com memórias pessoais

Elton John lança primeiro livro com 

memórias pessoais

sida é o tema do livro de Elton John, no qual o cantor revela a sua experiência pessoal no contacto com amigos e conhecidos que padeceram devido ao vírus da imunodeficiência humana.

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19:00 Terça feira, 10 de janeiro de 2012

A Elton John Aids Foundation foi criada pelo cantor em 1992
A Elton John Aids Foundation foi criada pelo cantor em 1992
"O amor é a cura: acabar com a epidemia global da sida" é o título do primeiro livro de Elton John, a ser editado em julho, no qual o cantor partilha histórias e memórias sobre a sua convivência próxima com o vírus da imunodeficiência humana (VIH).

O cantor explica como a perda de vários amigos e conhecidos foi um fator determinante na sua luta (indireta) contra a sida e uma das motivações que o levaram a criar a EJAF (Elton John Aids Foundation), em 1992. 

Entre outros, o livro conta-nos os casos de ícones como Freddie Mercury, emblemático vocalista dos Queen, e Ryan White, adolescente do estado norte-americano de Indiana que foi expulso da escola depois de ser infetado com o VIH através de uma transfusão sanguínea.

Quebrar as barreiras sociais e educar

"A sida não será curada com uma vacina miraculosa, mas através de uma mudança nos corações e nas mentes, de um esforço coletivo para quebrar as barreiras sociais e chegar à compreensão", escreve o cantor, assumidamente homossexual.

Segundo Elton John, um dos seus objetivos é acabar com o estigma em torno do VIH e ajudar a elucidar as populações sobre este vírus, que contribui anualmente para a morte de centenas de milhares de pessoas. Só em 2010, mais de 1,8 milhões de pessoas faleceram com sida.
As receitas do livro, que será lançado com uma versão áudio, irão reverter a favor da fundação de Elton John, uma organização sem fins lucrativos que ajuda a combater e a prevenir o vírus.

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Elton John's first book to Hodder

Elton John's first book to Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired music star Sir Elton John's first book, Love is The Cure: Ending the Global AIDS Epidemic, intending to publish in July 2012 to coincide with the 2012 XIX International AIDS Conference.
H&S and Little, Brown in the US bought world rights in the title from Robert Barnett at Williams & Connolly LLP, with H&S non-fiction editorial director Rowena Webb acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights. The proceeds of the book will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).
The book is described as "the very personal story of Sir Elton's life during the AIDS epidemic, including his agony at seeing friend after friend perish needlessly. Through his stories of close encounters with people like Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, and many others, he will convey the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life—and his infinite determination to stop its spread." Hodder Audio will publish the audiobook, read by John, simultaneously.
John said: "This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion. Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer—and to help change—by writing this book."
John's hits include "Tiny Dancer", "Daniel" and "Candle in the Wind". He has been working to tackle AIDS for the past 20 years

Craig A Meyer Stars in ALMOST ELTON JOHN Tribute Show 1/21-5/05

ALMOST ELTON JOHN AND THE ROCKET BAND stars multi-talented singer and pianist Craig A. Meyer whose credits include appearances in Film, Television, even Broadway, accompanied by "The Rocket Band." The show tours all around America at every venue from private parties to concert halls.
His next show will be January 21, 2012 at The Cox Capitol Theatre. For this event, doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is: $25 Reserved Table Seats; $25 Reserved Cocktail Seats; $20 Reserved Box Seats; $15 General Admission Balcony Seats. Visit to purchase tickets.
Additionally, ALMOST ELTON JOHN will be the live entertainment at the Dino Doozer Masquerade Ball at Cowlitz County Expo Center (Longview, Wa) on March 10 at 6pm. Click here to purchase tickets for this event.
In April, Meyer will perform at two venues: First, he will be part of the CityStage Concert Series at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA April 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, and April 13 and 14 at 8pm. Tickets are $36-$40.50 and can be purchased online by clicking here. More information: htttp:// Next, he will perform at the Rams Head Tavern on April 15 at 8pm. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.
ALMOST ELTON JOHN AND THE ROCKET BAND will take the stage at the Bankhead Theatre in Livermore, CA on May 5, at 8pm. Patrons can select their own seats by clicking here.  
Visit for more events and to book ALMOST ELTON JOHN for a private event.
Craig A. Meyer is known to be one of the premiere Elton John impersonators in the industry. His tribute show celebrates Elton John's music from the early 1970's through today. Barry Manilow says, "Craig A Meyer is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with.
He can do ANYTHING!"
In music, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli, and has headlined for Princess Cruises around the world. Throughout Meyer's busy career, he was repeatedly approached about his striking resemblance to Elton John and his uncanny ability to sound like the rock and roll legend. Meyer was eventually persuaded to expand his repertoire and began impersonating Sir Elton John. Today, Meyer is known to be one of the best Elton John Tribute acts in the industry. His strong vocals, looks, and amazing talent on the piano has every audience remembering “When Rock Was Young”. Meyer performs in the US and overseas in casino showrooms, theatres, corporate events and special events. All the magic and music, excitement and energy come alive as Craig A Meyer takes the stage as ALMOST ELTON JOHN!The Almost Elton John tribute show is available with full band or solo piano and tracks. Concert song list is customizable.
On Broadway, Meyer created the role of Clinton Badger in MGM’s classic Meet Me In St Louis and toured nationally in Cats as Skimbleshanks, The Red Caboose in Starlight Express, and Mike Nulty in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Television and film appearances include guest-starring roles on “Will & Grace”, “Good Morning Miami”, “Family Law”, “General Hospital”, and “Fernwood 2nite” as well as working with Alan Menken on Disney’s Aladdin, and with Tim Rice and Elton John himself on The Lion King.

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