Daddy Yankee did more than anyone to establish reggaeton as a marketable music style during the early 21st century. Yankee’s success was so phenomenal in the wake of his 2004 mainstream breakthrough, Barrio Fino — and in particular the international hit single “Gasolina” — that he transcended cultural boundaries and genre trappings. He became more than just a reggaetonero, having transformed himself into an international name brand by the time his 2007 follow-up album, El Cartel: The Big Boss, was released. Daddy Yankee’s name, image, and music were used to sell soft drinks for Pepsi and footwear for Reebok, as well as a syndicated show for ABC Radio Networks (Daddy Yankee on Fuego) and a feature film for Paramount Pictures (Talento de Barrio). Daddy Yankee indeed had become a business empire, of which the primary asset — his music — remained independent from major-label control: he keenly operated his own independent label, El Cartel Records, and chose to partner with labels such as Interscope only for purposes of marketing and distribution. Although the business side of Daddy Yankee threatened to overshadow his music, Barrio Fino stands tall as the definitive reggaeton album of its time. Boasting a pair of fantastic hits, “Gasolina” and “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó,” the album was a standard-bearer, influencing a legion of followers and establishing the production duo Luny Tunes as reggaeton’s hottest hitmakers. Barrio Fino was also the first reggaeton album to reach number one on the Top Latin Album chart, a position it held for roughly a year’s time while selling over a million copies in the United States alone.


Born Ramón Ayala (aka Raymond) on February 3, 1977, in Río Piedras, the largest district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee grew up in a musical family. His father was a bongosero (i.e., a salsa percussionist), his mother’s family included numerous musicians, and he himself sang from an early age, with a knack for improvisation. As Daddy Yankee grew older, he took an interest in Spanish-language hip-hop, especially the socially aware raps of Vico C, and he became increasingly drawn into the street life of his neighborhood, the Villa Kennedy housing project in San Juan. The “Yankee” moniker arose from the Puerto Rican slang for “someone tall, who is big in what he does” (according to a 2005 interview with Billboard magazine); “Big Daddy” is thus the rough English translation of Daddy Yankee. He got into reggaeton just as it was taking shape in the early ’90s, when San Juan DJs would spin hip-hop alongside dancehall reggae while vocalists would freestyle over the beats. This convergence of hip-hop, dancehall, and freestyling proved popular in San Juan, most notably at the Noise, a long-running club night that spawned a collective of DJs and rappers. Besides the Noise, the other key proprietor of proto-reggaeton was Playero, a mixtape DJ/producer with whom Daddy Yankee got his start, debuting as a featured guest on Playero 37 (1992). A few years later, at age 18, Daddy Yankee made his full-length album debut, No Mercy (1995), again working with Playero. Little came of No Mercy, however, and he continued to work the reggaeton underground for the remainder of the ’90s. Toward the end the decade, he began performing alongside Nicky Jam as a duo and had one of his songs, “Posición,” a collaboration with Alberto Stylee, featured on the 1998 One Tough Cop soundtrack.


Beginning in 2000, Daddy Yankee furthered his career significantly with independently released albums. El Cartel (2000) and El Cartel, Vol. 2 (2001) came first, each laden with featured guests in mixtape fashion; however, El (2002) was the one that really gave his career the boost it needed to break outside Puerto Rico. Driven by “Latigazo,” a single that found airplay in Miami and New York, El climbed all the way to number 43 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart despite no major-label backing whatsoever (released instead by VI Music, a Puerto Rican indie). In the wake of this success, Daddy Yankee assembled Los Homerun-es (2003), a Top Ten album comprised of odds and ends, including a newly recorded hit single, “Segurosqui,” as well as some old Playero tracks from a decade prior. Reggaeton was on the cusp of breaking big-time at this point; touchstone albums such as Don Omar’s The Last Don (2003), Tego Calderón’s El Abayarde (2003), and Luny Tunes’ Mas Flow (2003) were making significant impacts in Miami and New York, in addition to Puerto Rico, and a wave of lesser albums were being released also. The stage was well set for Daddy Yankee’s mainstream breakthrough, Barrio Fino (2004), which was released in July 2004 (by VI Music in conjunction with Universal Music Group Distribution) and debuted at number one on the Top Latin Albums chart. The first reggaeton album to reach the number one spot, Barrio Fino would dominate the top of the Latin albums chart for roughly a year’s time, lodged there well into 2005. It sold over a million copies in the U.S. alone during this chart reign.


The long shelf life of Barrio Fino was partly on account of “Gasolina,” a party-oriented single whose appeal was so phenomenal that the song itself became synonymous with reggaeton in the minds of many (and perhaps remains so), especially English-speakers who were unacquainted with the music style. The appeal of “Gasolina” was such that it’s been compared to “Macarena,” another Latin party song that broke through cultural boundaries to become a dance club staple internationally. It took “Gasolina” awhile to become a craze, several months after the release of Barrio Fino, in fact, yet by November 2004 it had broken into the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually made it all the way to number 32 a couple months later (a genuine Top 40 hit, albeit a novel one). On the Latin charts, though, “Gasolina” didn’t even break the Top Ten, only reaching number 17. Rather, “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó” was the album’s big hit on the Latin scene, charting at number two. Barrio Fino spawned a few other singles as well: “Sabor a Melao” (featuring salsa superstar Andy Montañez), “No Me Dejes Solo” (featuring Wisin & Yandel), and “Like You” (an English-language song). The success of the album was such that it catapulted Luny Tunes — an industrious duo who’d produced half the album, and all the key hits — to stardom of their own, as they became widely recognized as reggaeton undisputed go-to hitmakers. The success of the album also drew significant major-label attention. Machete Music, a Universal company specializing in Latin urban, signed a deal with Daddy Yankee to re-release Los Homerun-es in March 2005 (and later Barrio Fino in December 2006). Meanwhile, VI Music cashed in with Ahora le Toca al Cangri (2005), a live CD/DVD recorded in Puerto Rico in 2003.


In 2005, while the major labels were courting Daddy Yankee, the president of Interscope, Jimmy Iovine, whose roster includes Eminem, 50 Cent, and Dr. Dre, actually flew down to Puerto Rico to discuss business in person. A joint venture deal resulted between Interscope and Daddy Yankee’s own label, El Cartel Records. The first release under this partnership was Barrio Fino en Directo (2005), a CD/DVD comprised of live in-concert and newly recorded material. “Rompe,” one of the newly recorded songs, was issued as the lead single and charted even better than “Gasolina” had, reaching number 24 on the Hot 100. Moreover, it spent 15 weeks atop the Hot Latin Tracks chart. The Interscope deal was only one of many struck by Daddy Yankee at this point. He began lending his name, image, and music to everything from footwear (Reebok) and soft drinks (Pepsi) to automobiles (Citroën) and radio (ABC); he founded his own charity, Corazón Guerrero, to help ex-convicts; and he teamed with CMN (Cardenas Marketing Network, an event marketing and sponsorship agency) to mount an international tour throughout North, Central, and South America. All the while, he worked intermittently on his next album, El Cartel: The Big Boss (2007), a big-budget affair bringing together an ensemble cast of marquee-name collaborators, including pop-rap hitmakers, Akon, and Scott Storch. The buildup to the album was well planned and pervasive, with “Impacto” (and its bilingual remix featuring Fergie) released as the lead single well in advance of the eagerly anticipated June release date. Daddy Yankee then starred in a movie, Talento de Barrio, which broke attendance records in Puerto Rico and helped fuel sales of the film’s soundtrack, which Daddy Yankee performed with a host of guests. His 2010 effort Mundial featured less hip-hop and pop, more Latin flavors, and the hit single “Descontrol.” His sixth album Prestige followed in 2011, posting several singles high in the charts, including “Ven Conmigo” and “Lovumba.”


 In 2012, when El Cartel house producers Musicologo & Menes began issuing a series of collaboration albums titled Imperio Nazza, it was only natural that Yankee would appear at some point; he finally stepped up a year later with the King Daddy Edition. which also featured Divino, Yandel, Farruko, Arcángel, and J Alvarez. Its success sparked the planning of a second volume for 2015. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi






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No one who as paying attention to David Bowie’s career was surprised When he starting acting in movies.

Though his filmography is a varied one,it’s a regrettably small one. From “LABRYNTH” to Zoolander here are highlights from the late rocher’s side gig.David Bowie we left 69 years.Goodbye David.




Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (French:  born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. Delon became one of Europe’s most prominent actors and screen “heart throbs” in the 1960s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Purple Noon (1960), L’Eclisse (1962), The Leopard (1963), Lost Command (1966) and Le Samouraï (1967). Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.

Delon acquired Swiss citizenship on 23 September 1999, and the company managing products sold under his name is based in Geneva. He is a citizen of the community of Chêne-Bougeries in the canton of Geneva.
By now Hollywood studios were very interested in Delon and he decided to make a bid for American stardom. He was quoted in 1965 as saying:
I don’t know whether I’ll succeed or not. If I were to concentrate on working entirely here and flop it would be a disaster for me in Europe. Everything would dissolve and I would have nothing. My dream is to do one picture a year in America and one in Europe… [But America is] the top, the last step. It’s a kind of consecration… If you want to be an international star you must establish yourself in American pictures, because only they will get adequate world wide distribution. It takes only a year for an American star to become known throughout the world. But European actors consider it a big break to get their pictures shown in New York. Because of my accent I would not attempt to play Americans. I am working on removing the distinctly French inflections from my speech so that I can play all continental nationalities.

Any Number Can Play had been distributed in the US by MGM, who signed Delon to a five picture contract. The first movie of this deal was Joy House (1964), shot in France with Jane Fonda. He then followed it up with two more films for the studio: the all-star The Yellow Rolls Royce, in which Delon had a relatively small role, and Once a Thief, where he co-starred with Ann-Margret.

MGM also announced him for a Western Ready for the Tiger directed by Sam Peckinpah but the film was never made.

Delon signed a three picture deal with Columbia, for whom he appeared in the big budget action film Lost Command (1966). The studio also announced would appear in the biopic Cervantes, but this was never made.

Universal Studios used Delon in a Western, opposite Dean Martin, Texas Across the River. Seven Arts wanted to use him in The Night of the Iguana and This Property is Condemned. He did not appear in either film but was in that studio’s Is Paris Burning?. This was a massive hit in France but performed disappointingly at the US box office – as did all of Delon’s Hollywood financed films.

Along with Steve McQueen and Sean Connery he was one of the biggest stars in Japan. However he could not make headway in America.

Return to France

After six Hollywood movies Delon returned to France to make The Last Adventure. He was meant to reteam with Visconti in The Stranger but did not end up playing it

Delon then made Le Samourai with Jean-Pierre Melville, which became another classic.

Alain Delon in Belgrade, 1962
On 20 March 1959, Delon was engaged to actress Romy Schneider, whom he met when they co-starred in the film Christine (1958).

During their relationship, he had an affair with German actress, singer and model Nico. On 11 August 1962, Nico gave birth to a son, Christian Aaron “Ari”, fathered by Delon. The child was raised mostly by Delon’s parents.

In December 1963, Schneider and Delon decided to break the engagement.

On 13 August 1964, Delon married Nathalie Barthélemy. Their son, Anthony Delon, was born in September. Delon filed for divorce in late 1967 but they continued to live under the same roof.The couple divorced on 14 February 1969.

In 1968, during the shooting of the film Jeff, he met French actress Mireille Darc with whom he started a 15-year relationship, lasting until 1982.

In 1987, Delon met Dutch model Rosalie van Breemen on the set of the music video for his song “Comme au cinéma” and started a relationship. They had two children: Anouchka (25 November 1990) and Alain-Fabien (18 March 1994). The relationship ended in October 2002.

During an interview in 2013 Delon came out in support of the French far-right political party National Front, saying “The National Front, like the MCG [Geneva Citizens’ Movement] in Geneva, is very important…I encourage it and I perfectly understand it”.

Alain Delon lives in Chêne-Bougeries in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland with his two youngest children.

Alain Delon was good friends with, among others, Argentine world champion boxer Carlos Monzon.






11351132_1441284186181085_8817999514617966449_n CONCERT FROM MASSIMO RANIERI IN ITALY

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Massimo Ranieri: My 40-year career …
– 1964 at age 13 under the name of Gianni Rock recorded his first disc arrives in New York and on tour as support of Sergio Bruni.

– 1966, the turning point that led him to choose the name of Massimo Ranieri.
That year Canzonissima is called a Royal Flush and a fifteen Ranieri captivates the audience with ‘Love is a wonderful thing’.
– 1967 he won the Cantagiro in Group B dedicated to promising young with ‘mercy for those who love you’.
– 1968 participates in Sanremo with the song ‘a child’ paired with the Giants, a success that confirms him Cantagiro with the song ‘Prayer for her’.
– 1969 returns to Sanremo with ‘When love becomes poetry’ in tandem with Orietta Berti and back to Cantagiro winning it with ‘Red Roses’ that remains even for 13 weeks at the top spot in the standings.
Canzonissima edition of ’69 comes in second with ‘If you burn the city’. He released his first LP Massimo Ranieri.
Directed by Mauro Bolognini debuts next to Lucia Bose and Ottavia Piccolo in “Metellus” that led him to win the David di Donatello and the “International Critics Prize” in 1970.
– 1970 he participated in Canzonissima winning with ‘Twenty Years’, he released his second LP just twenty years.
He interprets “Meeting” Peter Schivazappa beside Florinda Bolkan; “Try to understand me” with Beba Loncar; “The lighthouse on top of the world” next to two stars like Kirk Douglas and Yul Brynner. He won the “Silver Mask” for the movie “Metellus.”
– 1971 back to where Canzonissima presents ‘Via del Conservatorio’, with the latter song reached the final and placed second. Take part in Eurovision with ‘Love is a moment’, it is released the album ‘Street of the conservatory’.
He interprets “Bubù” next to Ottavia Piccolo and “Allegations of murder” with Pino Colizzi and Martin Balsam always directed by Mauro Bolognini.
He realizes for the TV movie “chanteuse” next great Anna Magnani.
– In 1972 he recorded his first LP ‘O surdato nammurato’ with songs from the classic Neapolitan repertoire, recorded live at the Teatro Sistina in Rome for the stage direction by Vittorio De Sica and recorded by the cameras of RAI.
Participates again ’72 edition of Canzonissima repeating the win with ‘Grass in my house’ from which the eponymous album. He won the National Award “The numbers 1”. He won the Radio Monte Carlo’s popularity. • 1973 he participated again in Eurovision with ‘Who will’. He recorded a new LP ‘Family Album’. Vince Telegatto “Vote Voice” for Best Male Singer.
– 1974 the theater director Mauro Bolognini recorded at the Teatro Valle in Rome a show taken from TV and from which live affects the ‘LP’ Napulammore ‘.
Takes part in the last edition of Canzonissima ’74 ranking second with ‘For a woman’, he follows the eponymous album. Comedy plays “Cousin”. He won the “Great fun.”
– 1975 comes the tribute to the policeman “Salvo D’Acquisto” directed by Romolo Guerrieri next Enrico Maria Salerno and Lina Polito;
It takes part in a TV show in 5 episodes “A city down the road.”
– 1976 he recorded the LP ‘Meditation’ with arrangements by Eumir Deodato containing passages from the classical repertoire. Done to the Teatro Valle in Rome, directed by Mauro Bolognini, from a poem by Raffaele Viviani, ‘spots’ and culore’, which is made into a live album and a television show.
Yul Brynner plays with Barbara Bouchet and “Death Rage” and then with Eleonora Giorgi “The last time”.
The debut prose happens with “Napoli who stays and who leaves” Raffaele Viviani directed by Joseph Patrons Griffi. The Spoleto Festival decreed immediately successful, so that in the same year and always with Patrons Griffi realizes the play “In memory of a lady friend.”
– 1977 “The Waltz of the dogs”, directed Patrons Griffi with Romolo Valli. “Twelfth Night” and “The Imaginary Invalid” both directed by Giorgio De Lullo.
– 1978 records the album dedicated to the Odyssey, ‘The face of the sea’.
– 1979 is the turn of “The hot potato” with Renato cockpit and Edwige Fenech.

– 1980 toured Europe with “The Good Person of Szechwan” by Brecht and directed by Giorgio Strehler.
– 1981 he recorded another anthology of Neapolitan songs ‘Skip lu time and munno s’avota’. He interprets “The Policeman” alongside Fabio Testi, Enrico Maria Salerno and Valeria Valeri; “The last time together” always with Enrico Maria Salerno, “Priest of Love” and “Casta and pure” with Laura Antonelli.
– 1982 realizes directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi the film in two episodes “Sailing Away”.
– 1983 Become a tightrope walker and juggler in “Barnum,” opposite to Ottavia Piccolo. The album ‘Barnum’.
He interprets “The boys celluloid” that will follow in 1985. # 2.
– 1984 “Bound by tender friendship” and “In the shadow of the oak.” He won the “Positano Top” for the show “Barnum”.
– 1985 “Act of Love” directed by Alfredo Giannetti.
– 1986 meeting with Maurizio Scaparro will lead to the creation of the play “Variety” that evokes the splendor of variety.
– 1987 “The squander” and “The black shadow of Vesuvius” film in four episodes directed by Steno filmed on the Camorra in Naples. Always directed by Scaparro plays the “Pulcinella” by Mario Santarelli. He won the Taormina Arte.
– 1988, the return to Sanremo, where he won with the song ‘Lose the love’, the album which is named after the success Sanremo. Reinterprets the musical Garinei Giovannini and that was by Domenico Modugno, “Rinaldo in the field,” which comes out even the album.
– In 1989 he recorded the album ‘A beautiful day’ where she played the theme song of his Fantastic combined with the Lottery Italy the same year. Leads “Fantastic-Cinema” with Anna Oxa and Giancarlo Magalli, Alessandra Martinez. Until 1991 he will create the TV movie “The Proposal” (1 and 2).
– 1990-91 proposes “Pulcinella”.
– 1991-92 always directed by Maurizio Scaparro proposes “Liolà”.
Participate again in the Sanremo Festival with the song ‘Do you think’ that will be inserted in the homonymous album.
– 1993 plays in the theater “Teatro Excelsior”.
– In 1994 he took part in “The Island of Slaves” by Marivaux, directed by Giorgio Strehler.
– 1995 in the Festival of Sanremo with ‘Terry’, which precedes the release of ‘Ranieri’. Released “The price of money.”
– 1996 E ‘the voice of Quasimodo in Disney animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Still directed by Scaparro brings to the stage “One Thousand and One Nights”.
– 1997 he returned to Sanremo with a song written by Gianni Togni ‘You speak of love’ which anticipates the release of the album ‘Songs in progress’ that collects pieces by famous Italian singers. He interprets “Flying”.
She takes part in “The house where he lived Corinne,” and the film “The price of money.”
– 1998 is in the cast of “Black Angel”
It tells the love story between John Gilbert and Greta Garbo in a musical, “Hollywood-portrait of a star” which released the album in 1999. • 1999 participates in “Love your enemy” of Damiano Damiani and “A kiss in the dark. ” He won the Premio Flaiano theater.
– 2000 proposes theater in the musical based on the love story of the boxer Marcel Cerdan with Edith Piaf in “The great champion.”
– 2001 back for a few weeks to tell on RAI with “You are all invited … Calone buzz”. Exits’ Today or dimane’ed begins the successful series of albums of great Neapolitan classics arranged by Mauro Pagani.
Back to perform in concert after 25 years with the theatrical tour of the show-concert ‘Today or morrow’.
Fellini won the prize for Best Actor for the film “Backdrops night Nino Russo.

– 2002 interprets “Backdrops night” with Ida Di Benedetto and “Family Ties.” He interprets “Spellbound” alongside Riccardo Scamarcio Cristiana Capotondi and Simone Corrente, and “History of war and friendship” next to Elena Sofia Ricci.
He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of FAO.
– 2003 continues the collaboration with Mauro Pagani ‘Nun is water’ which is followed by the theatrical tour of the show-concert of the same name.
– 2004 under the direction of Claude Lelouch plays “Les Parisiens” beside Mathilde Seigner, Arielle Domblase and Michel Leeb. The album where he plays the songs of the film written by Francis Lai.
– 2005 participates in the sitcom House Café. The album ‘accussi grande’sempre arranged by Mauro Pagani and tours of the show-concert. He directed the opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Donizetti at the “Teatro San Carlo” in Naples.
He won the Baroque. Wins Prize Sirmione Catullo as Artist of the Year.
He won the New Spoleto Art and the Performing Arts.
– Channel 5 in 2006 dedicated a prime time where traces his artistic life, the evening takes its name from the stage and from the album “that’s what great”. Released “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years,” the double album that celebrates 40 years of career. He directed the opera “La Traviata” by Verdi at the “Teatro Verdi” in Trieste with
baton of Daniel Oren.
– 2007 back for a few weeks in RAI to tell the Friday night with a show of his own “All women except me”, to be followed by a theatrical tour of the same name. He released his first book “My mother did not want” published Rizzoli. For RAI interprets “Operation Pilot”. For CHANNEL 5 plays “No way out” with Anna Galiena. And ‘the voice of the narrator in “Peter and the Wolf” in a concert with the Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone.
Start the highly successful tour “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years!” That you continue to have strong support from the public, which rewards him with a SOLD OUT all over Italy. Released film “Civic 0” Citto Maselli in which the protagonist with Ornella Muti.
He directed “La Traviata” at the National Opera of Tirana and at the “Teatro San Carlo” in Naples.
– 2008 continues the success of his show-concert, which is taken to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento becoming a double dvd “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years! Live “. The first for Ranieri. It ‘still ranks among the best-selling DVD.
He directed opera “La Cenerentola” by Rossini at the Teatro Verdi in Teramo.
And ‘the director of the musical “Poor But Beautiful” from the famous film by Dino Risi, produced by Teatro Sistina and Titanus with White Guaccero, Antonello Angiolillo and Michele Carfora.
film “The Last Pulcinella” directed by Maurizio Scaparro.
Comes the triple album “Gold Edition Massimo Ranieri” which contains a live Naples, the best of the double album “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years!” And the album “Songs in Progress”, a tribute to contemporary songwriters.
Won the Premio De Sica delivered at the Quirinale Palace by President Giorgio Napolitano.
Peace of the International Confederation of Crusader Knights of Malta in Italy. Lifetime Achievement Award to the “Capri Patrons Griffi Award 2008”.
He won the “I Will Fly, The best of Made in Italy” as Person of the Year
– 2009 continues the tour of the show -concerto “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years!” Comes to 300 replies by February 2007.
He won the Golden Burlamacco. He won the Special Jury Prize of the Festival of Busto Arsizio with the film “The Last Pulcinella” which also won the prize for best director Maurizio Scaparro.
– 2010 airs in November “Filomena Marturano”, the first of four plays by Eduardo De Filippo directed and performed by Massimo Ranieri and adapted for Rai Uno, which he sees as Mariangela Spalato co-star in his latest commitment before his disappearance. There will then, in 2011 “Naples Millionaire” with Barbara De Rossi and Enzo Decaro, “These Ghosts” with Donatella Finocchiaro and Gianfranco Iannuzzo. To conclude the quartet “Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” in which Ranieri sees his side an unprecedented Monica Guerritore. With these productions, enhanced by the music of Ennio Morricone, Ranieri finally realizes his dream of theater that makes TV and TV that makes theater, with excellent results in terms of auditel and critics.
– 2011 The famous show “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years” given the success continues to be replicated, so as to change the title and become “I sing because I can not swim … 500 replies” (although now we are almost 700 and the figure will continue to rise thanks to the huge public demand).

– 2011 plays the protagonist Mackie Messer in “The Threepenny Opera” the most famous text by Bertolt Brecht, directed by the Neapolitan Luca De Fusco in a new translation edited by the writer Paola Capriolo. In the role of charming rogue, Ranieri performs as a true star of the stage, singing, dancing and acting restless further confirming his eclectic talent. In the same year comes to light yet another success BACKHOE the box office of the Italian theaters: “Viviani Variety”, poems, words and music of the Theatre of Raffaele Viviani, in evidence on the steamer Duilio traveling from Naples to Buenos Aires in 1929, directed by Maurizio Scaparro.
-2013 Dream and are awake – Between songs and monologues, in the new recital Massimo Ranieri crosses, besides the great Neapolitan songs, her beloved repertoire with all his hits, from “Losing Love” to “If you burn the city” along with the tunes of the most celebrated songwriters and Italian international Fabrizio De Andrè Charles Aznavour. The show, titled playful and provocative, is dedicated to the latest and dreamers: beside his most popular songs, such as “Grass of my house” and “Red Roses”, the histrionic artist ‘giving voice’ to men and women sung by the music of Raffaele Viviani and Pino Daniele and the theater of Eduardo De Filippo and Nino Taranto.
– He made his debut in 2013 at the Shakespeare Festival of Verona, the famous tragedy Richard III in the version directed by and starring Massimo Ranieri. Set in the 40 takes shape under the direction of the artist, a thriller with fast pace, in which no one will be spared from the machinations dell’astuto Duke of Gloucester, but not without merit it; in fact to claim victims more than Riccardo will be a disease which all the characters of the tragedy are suffering: the thirst for power. In a totally original and surreal are perfectly positioned in the words of Shakespeare in the adaptation of Masolino D’Amico, marked by the brilliant music of Ennio Morricone. The costumes were meticulously designed by Nana Cecchi and the impressive set design by Lorenzo Cutuli.
– 2014 Dream and are awake is a variety of Massimo Ranieri, produced by Ballandi that RAI 1 broadcasts for three Saturdays from 11 January 2014 Dear direct from the production center of Rome. The show, based on the project by the eclectic theatrical Neapolitan actor and singer (who wrote with Walter Peirce), mixed moments of music (songs of his repertoire but also of De Andrè, Battisti, Tenco, De Gregori, Modugno and Aznavour), with other theater (from Strehler to Patrons Griffi, Bolognini in Scaparro) and pure entertainment in the company of Italian and international guests.

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