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Alejandro Sanz's Sirope Vivo HBO special

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Singer-songwriter and trumpet player, Crystal Rovél Torres, also known simply as RØVÉL has spent the last year touring Spain with the flamenco inspired, pop icon Alejandro Sanz.  Known for his masterful songwriting and one of a kind voice, Alejandro Sanz’s Sirope Vivo concert special -- filmed live at Madrid's Barclays Center last September – will premiere on HBO Latino Feb. 12 at 8 pm and Feb 14 at 5pm EST.  There will also be behind-the-scenes footage available anytime on HBO On Demand, HBO GO and HBO NOW.

Jhene Aîko - “Souled Out”

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Ever since she released “The Worst”, American has fallen in love with Jhené Aiko. The 26-year-old LA-born singer-songwriter – of Japanese mother and African-American father – released late last year her debut EP “Sail Out”, and in only a few days the Def Jam-signed rising star will drop her full-length debut album "Souled Out" - to be precise, on September 9th. The album release will be preceded by two official singles; "To Love & Die" and the most-recent "The Pressure" - whose music video you can watch here.

On “Souled Out”, Jhené worked with producers such as: No I.D, Key Wane, Fisticuffs or Dot Da Genius. There’s only one collaboration on the album and that’s “Pretty Bird” with rapper Common. Aiko’s “Sail Out” EP was filled with duets, so I find it a bit surprising she only wanted Common to appear on the album. We all had hopes a new Drake collaboration would be included! Maybe for a future re-release?

Jhené Aiko’s “Souled Out” album will have three versions. The standard and the deluxe, featuring 12 and 14 tracks respectively, and the Target exclusive version which will carry two bonus tracks.


...Enjoy the trumpet sounds of Crystal Rovél Torres in the track below, "Brave".

Mrs. Carter Show Tour Dates Announced After Super Bowl Success

Article courtesy: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1537633/beyonce-tour-dates-announced-mrs-carter-show-coming-to-london-brooklyn

Article courtesy: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1537633/beyonce-tour-dates-announced-mrs-carter-show-coming-to-london-brooklyn

Beyonce has announced dates for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, her first multi-city trek in over three years. The news comes just hours after the star performed a feisty 8-song set at the Super Bowl halftime show.

The tour begins in Europe on April 15 and will include stops in Paris, Zurich, Brussels and Germany as well as a four-night stay at London's O2 Arena.

North American dates begin June 28 when she headlines the BET Experience At L.A. Live at the Staples Center. The tour wraps Aug. 3 at a venue that Mrs. Carter has become well acquainted with in recent months: Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

She has also been confirmed as a headliner at the Rock in Rio fest on Sept. 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Beyonce's last tour was the "I AM… WORLD TOUR" in 2009.

Check out dates for Europe here and North America below:

June 28: Los Angeles (BET Experience/Staples Center)
June 29: Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
July 2: San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
July 5: Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
July 6: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
July 9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (BB&T Center)
July 10: Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
July 12: Atlanta, GA (The Arena @ Gwinnett Center)
Julu 13: Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
July 15: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
July 17: Chicago, IL (United Center)
July 18: St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
July 20: Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Julu 21: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
July 22: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
July 23: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
July 25: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
July 26: Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
July 27: Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
July 29: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Aug. 2: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Aug. 3: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)


...Watch Beyonce, all of her ladies and the SugaMama band heat up the Super Dome during the 2013 Superbowl Halftime Show.