The musical Soul Sister, based on the music and life of Ike & Tina Turner than opened at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End on August 20 (and got fantastic reviews) is coming to the Netherlands. The performances are scheduled at the World Forum Theater in Den Haag, from December 28, 2012 until January 16, 2013! We will keep you inform if other dates are added, in The Netherlands or anywhere else in Europe!
Tickets on sale here.
Dutch website for the musical.
Continue reading for more photos from the show!
Tina Turner was among the guests at the Opera Ball in Zurich in 2001. She was wearing the same Gianfranco Ferre dress that she wore for her 50th birthday in London in 1989 (photo above), but in a different color. She explains that when she bought it, she couldn’t decide on the color, so she took both, and that the dress had been hanging in her closet ever since. Watch this Swiss TV report to learn more about this event and to see Tina having a blast with Erwin and her friends!
Tina Turner flew into Dubrovnik, Croatia today – to spend some holidays there on the “Lady Marina” yacht. See the video below of Tina arriving, and continue reading for photos.
“American singer Tina Turner arrived in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday aboard a private jet and later boarded the Lady Marina yacht, where she will spend her holidays with friends. The Lady Marina is one of the 100 biggest yachts in the world. It is owned by Swiss millionaire Sergio Mantegazza.”
Update: continue reading for another video, thanks to Nikola!
Update: ‘Daily Mail‘ article about Tina on her vacation!
Short news: from September 7 until January 2013, you can visit the ‘Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power’ exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. It was put together by, and previously on display at, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio (see our previous post). The exhibition features objects, dresses, videos of several iconic female singers such as Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Cher, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin and many more. See the photo above of two of Tina’s dresses.
“Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power is a provocative exhibition that illustrates the importance of women in the world of popular music from the 1920s to present day [...] Featuring more than 250 artifacts and performance videos, the exhibition moves through rock-and-roll eras, demonstrating how women have been engines of creation and change.”
Thanks to Alan for the tip!
Tonight, the musical Soul Sister, based on the music and life of Ike & Tina Turner will open at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. The musical had a previous, very succesful run at the Hackney Empire, and has now been moved to the center of London’s theater scene! The musical will play at the theater from August 20 until September 29, with the official premiere taking place this Thursday, August 23. The show got great reviews during its previous run – see our posts here and here. If you haven’t seen it yet – you can buy tickets on this website.
After its stand at the Savoy Theatre, the spectacle will go on the road through the UK and Ireland. Continue reading for all the dates of the Soul Sister tour.
Tina Turner is a guest VJ on Friday Night Videos back in 1989. She is joined by Paul Schaffer: musician, composer and probably most famous as band leader on David Letterman’s Late Night shows. Paul is a big fan of Phil Spector, so he takes the opportunity to ask some questions to Tina about recording River Deep, Mountain High in 1966: she shares some interesting anecdotes. Besides that, Tina talks a bit about recording her album Foreign Affair, and of course introduces some of her favourite videos.
In 2012, Tina Turner’s manager Roger Davies turns 60. Today, we will focus on the man who made Tina’s 1984 comeback possible and who also is the manager of some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Continue reading for extracts of interviews with Tina and Roger, talking about their working relationship, and to watch a very nice documentary from 1996.
“Spirituality comes from a place inside of you. I don’t know where it is, I wish I would. You have to use your imagination. You have to make a connection, to become one to one with the body and the mind.”
(Tina Turner 2012)
Source: Beyond Facebook page
On August 7 and 8, 1985, Tina Turner gave two concerts at the Jones Beach Marine Theater in Wantagh, New York. These shows were a part of her Private Dancer world tour. Below you will find three songs from the first concert: One Of The Living, Steel Claw and (very rare on the tour) Chris Montez’s Let’s Dance (written by Jim Lee). This is an audience recording, so the quality is not optimal. Continue reading
Elle magazine joined Tina Turner on the road in South Africa, where she was performing on the first leg of her 1996 Wildest Dreams world tour. Tina speaks candidly in this interview, about her career, her performances, her health and beauty. The story includes many wonderful photos of Tina, dressed in Versace, Donna Karen, Moschino and Valentino. The legs are of course Tina’s, with a little help from Hanes – and make-up by her favourite artist; the late Kevyn Aucoin. Continue reading for scans of the full interview, with special thanks to Alan!