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According to Wikipedia, Tina will receive on June 30,2013 a BET Lifetime Achievement Awards in Los Angeles. It would make sense since her good friend Oprah Winfrey will also receive an award in the Humanitarian category.
2013 also marks the 30 years of her come-back so this would be the ideal moment for her to receive such an honor.
Nothing sure for the moment, it is only a rumor but let’s hope it will happen and that it might announce something else for the rest of the year! Thanks to Larry for the tip!
Update: The info has been removed from Wikipedia so maybe we’ve been too naive about it, but if by any chance there’s further development, we’ll let you know.
Grüezi mitenand! After living for 20 years in Zurich, Tina Turner is about to give up her US citizenship and will officially become a Swiss citizen! The star is living on the shore of Lake Zurich since 1995 with her german boyfriend Erwin Bach.
The news has been spreading all over the internet since it was announced this morning in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung daily.
With 2012 drawing to a close, it is time to look back at the year that is behind us. What did Tina Turner do? And what did we do on The Tina Turner Blog? Continue reading for an overview of all the Tina news, and interesting posts on our blog, of the past year.
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!
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach were spotted doing shopping in Italy in January of this year, when they were there on holidays. The photos came to us only now thanks to Jessica! Continue reading for a set of 12 photos. Unfortunately due to copyright there are watermarks on the pictures.
We are very happy to finally be able to share some new pictures of Tina Turner. Last night, she attended the Giorgio Armani ‘One Night Only’ fashion event at the New Tank venue in Beijing, China. She looked fabulous and classy! It was a very exclusive showcase of Armani’s different collections, and Mary J. Blige performed at the event. It was Tina’s first city to Beijing, and in the days before she visited some of the tourist highlights, including the Forbidden City.
Tina spoke a few words to a reporter (source WWD.com):
Before the show began, Turner spoke about her first impressions. “I’m thoroughly impressed,” she said, taking note of Beijing’s surprising spring greenery.
As to why she traveled around the world for an Armani event, Turner explained that she is a fan, but that, more practically, “I wear Armani.”
“What I love about Giorgio’s designs is not only the creativity but also the versatility,” she said.
And from Armani.com:
Tina Turner selected a bowie jacket with built-in cape, in silk cady embroidered all over with shanked haematite pearls with jewelled zip detail from Giorgio Armani Privé collection.
Update: some more photos added. A dinner also took place yesterday at Beijing’s 1949 restaurant. See photo 12 below.
Update 2: many new pictures added during the day.
Update 3 (June 13): check out this video – a report from Italian television, featuring an interview with Tina, starting at 7.00 mins (there are some shots of Tina earlier on in the video). Not much news during the interview (dubbed in Italian) except that she has no plans to tour ‘at the moment’. Thanks to Davide for finding and sharing this video!
Update 4 (June 14): another video appeared online – a short interview with Tina before the event. See below. Thanks to Nikola for notifying us!
Yvonne Beister interviewed Tina Turner last saturday in Berlin and asked her if she would come back on stage one day. Turner answered that she is not going to come back on stage – from now on she only wants to do things that will make her happy…
Translation of the interview (Thanks Anja):
XXL-heels, skin-tight leather pants, mini dress.
She is 72! And acts as if she was 48. Rock phenomenon Tina Turner (180 million discs sold)
“I’m always in motion, do gymnastics, do not eat too greasy and I surround myself with no negative thoughts.”
“My spirituality. I had a hard time. The faith has made me strong. Everyone has a divine power in him that makes him strong. “
“I come back no more. I will not go back to the stage in order to make people happy. From now on I will focus on making myself happy. “
Link to the interview (in German) on the website of Bild Zeitung.
Continue reading for a scan of the article in the print edition of the newspaper, thanks to Karin!