Gloria Estefan’s musical coming to Broadway
#TaniaOnTheScene — She’s giving us another reason to get on our feet. Gloria Estefan’s musical is coming to Broadway in 2015.
Set to open at the Marquis Theatre in New York, the new musical is based on the life of Gloria Estefan and her husband. It will will feature some of Estefan’s most popular singles, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga” and “1-2-3.”
"On Your Feet!" will begin previewing on October 5, 2015. The show has also launched an online open casting call that will allow hopefuls to submit their videos for consideration. Applicants are asked to submit videos of themselves performing a Gloria Estefan song in English, Spanish or both.
Since the musical is based on her life, casting will be for the person who will play Estefan. There will also be open casting calls in New York and Miami on Sept. 9 and 21.
Guitar Center grand opening with The Roots free concert
#TaniaOnTheScene — The Roots are set to perform a free concert at the Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
The Roots are playing a special free concert for the Times Square Guitar Center grand opening event on August 7th.
Tickets will be distributed at Guitar Center locations around the tri-state area.
90s boy band drops a new album; Surprises band
#TaniaOnTheScene -- God must have spent a little more time on this album.
That’s because Sony released ‘NSync’s new album and the band had no idea.
There are no talks of a reunion, in fact, the album, “The Essential ‘NSync” album features some classic hits with past rare music that fans may not know.
Free Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival
#TaniaOnTheScene - It’s New York City’s only FREE summer blues fest.
Taking place at the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza alongside the Hudson River, the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival will kickoff on July 16th.
Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings,
The Robert Cray Band, John Hiatt & The Combo, Lake Street Dive, No BS! Brass, and James Carter Organ Trio.
Destiny’s Child reunites for inspirational new video
#TaniaOnTheScene - Or nah. LOL! Michelle Williams had Beyonce and Kelly Rowland singing along side her on her new gospel track, “Say Yes.”
Williams debuted the song’s music video on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, June 18. When the single first “leaked” — Williams claimed an “unmixed and unmastered” version debuted online too early.
The gospel song is all about Jesus, and basically unites the ladies for a dance party music video.
I was on set for the video shoot and had the awesome opportunity of working with the three, beautiful and talented women.
Check out my look below:
The full video of the three ladies donned in ‘all-white’ dresses, singing their hearts out, is playful and fun.
If you pay close attention, you may recognize my hair or side profile at about 3:18 and 3:22. Unfortunately, that’s the only appearance I made in the video.. I didn’t make the cut for anything else but the experience and opportunity is something that I will cherish for a long time.
Watch it below:
Celebrating 10 years of Shake Shack
#TaniaOnTheScene - On June 12th, Shake Shack’s actual 10th Birthday, the Madison Square Park location will host the Decade of Shack-Fest.
Open to the public, it will be a fun-filled, all day celebration (rain or shine) featuring live music from Catey Shaw, The Tall Pines, Cheerleader, Ski Lodge, and Miniature Tigers. As a tribute to the early days of Shake Shack, a special hot dog cart will be on-site serving complimentary “pay what you’d like” Shack-cago Dogs with all proceeds benefiting the park, while supplies last.
To help guests work up an appetite (as if that’s needed!), a HENGE concrete ping pong table will be setup on the gravel near the Shack, with Shack paddles and balls readily available for guests to use throughout the day.
Michael Jackson Hologram Rocks Billboard Music Awards
#TaniaOnTheScene - The Billboard Music Awards were “thrilling,” thanks to the King of Pop.
Michael Jackson made a debut in a hologram form that blew the audience away.
The hologram appeared with non-holographic dancers and pyrotechnics that had audience members dancing in their seats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The performance began with a synchronized SWAT team dancing until a curtain dropped, revealing the Jackson hologram.