By Byronbyronmacias. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 9:03:13 PM
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Sanz shows he still knows how to rock.
Six months ago, superstar Alejandro Sanz was so tired and stressed out that he canceled his New York concert.
But on Friday night, all that seemed a distant past, as a crowd that included A-list fans Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony packed the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden for the make-up show.
Despite the layoff and rough times, the 14-time Latin Grammy winner from Spain can still get the crowd on its feet. Sanz opened the show with the upbeat "Se Molestan," from his latest album, "El Tren de los Momentos."
The rock number served as a kick-off to a comeback concert that included the ballads that have made him famous and the cutting-edge experimental music that still makes him relevant.
But it is the old hits that remain the biggest crowd favorites, particularly the Caribbean-flavored "Corazón Partío" for which Anthony made a surprise appearance.
The East Harlem-born Anthony played backup singer and dancer to what seemed like a genuinely surprised Sanz. The stars finished their duet with a long embrace, and Anthony capped it by reverentially kneeling in front of Sanz.
The 39-year-old Sanz then dedicated his slow melodic piano solo, "¿Lo Ves?" to Anthony's wife, saying in Spanish: "To the most beautiful mother in the world, Jennifer Lopez. For you and your kids." The spotlight then shone on one of the balconies, where Lopez stood waving back.
But the couple - along with Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, who was sitting next to them - weren't the only fans to get Sanz's personal attention during the two-hour concert.
All night, female fans jumped onto the stage past security for a hug and kiss from the singer. The receptive Sanz just kept complying and smiling.
Market America's Loren Ridinger Launches Fashion Blog
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Greensboro, NC, United States, 01/31/2008 - Loren Ridinger, senior vice president of Market America, Inc. has launched a fashion blog called “FashionCents”.
Well known for her sense of style, Loren Ridinger, senior vice president of Market America, Inc. announced today she has launched a fashion blog called “FashionCents”. Located at myfashioncents.com, FashionCents will allow visitors to read about Loren’s thoughts and ideas regarding fashion and provide a forum for readers to interact with Loren and each other.
“This is the perfect medium to have an open dialogue about the fashion industry, whether it’s my thoughts on certain items, the best places to find a particular item at the best price, or discussing what someone was wearing at an event,” said Ridinger. “What really excites me about the launch of FashionCents is the opportunity to interact with its readers and to share my knowledge with them, while also learning from them as well.”
While the main topics of FashionCents will center on fashion and shopping, Loren also plans to share some tidbits from her personal life. For example, in her first post Loren detailed a recent trip to New York City with friends Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as well as Paulina Rubio and husband Nicolás Vallejo-Nágera. “Many of my ideas and thoughts are gleamed from the time I spend with my dearest friends, and I look forward to sharing some of those experiences with my readers.”
A key focus of the blog will be to help women and men find places online to purchase fashionable items without paying Rodeo Drive prices. “Not everyone wants to buy outrageously expensive outfits,” said Ridinger. “There are a lot of sites, many of which are partner stores on marketamerica.com that will provide you with a fabulous wardrobe at an affordable price. My goal is for FashionCents to become a community where we can all share ideas, advice and experiences.”
About Market America, Inc.
Market America (marketamerica.com) is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-One-Marketing. With more than three million customers and 160,000 Distributors worldwide, the company has generated over $2.4 billion in accumulated retail sales. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC – the company employs over 500 people globally with international operations in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. Through its revolutionary One-to-One Marketing concept, Market America combines the Internet with the power of people – creating the ultimate online shopping destination.