A new email from the people of TINA, The Musical including a new photo of Queen Tina Turner! Here is what they had they to tell us:
Development of the musical is now in full swing, and as we head into the summer we have lots of exclusive updates to share with you.
Director Phyllida Lloyd recently met with Tina to discuss bringing the musical to stage – see the below exclusive image just for you! – and work on our official website is almost complete!
If that wasn’t enough, we have an exclusive preview of our official TINA Musical artwork coming for you VERY soon. Sneak peek for you below!
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If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ve probably seen this pictures before but everybody isn’t on social networks so here they are! A glamorous and healthy Tina Turner has been spotted last weekend enjoying the good life during a private event in Italy. Of course no one can resist having its picture taken with the legend which makes all the fans happy and jealous at the time! But most of all we are all thrilled to see Miss Tina enjoying the good life and in top form!
And as an extra bonus to begin the weekend if you haven’t seen it yet, a new video upload with this montage of TINA performing ‘Whatever You Want’ live back in 1996. The video is taken from the Johannesburg TV broadcast and the audio comes from the concert Tina gave in Brunei also that year. If anyone has a nice copy of the Johannesburg concert, don’t hesitate to contact me. The only copy in circulation is… well… you’ve seen it! Audio comes from soundboard recording, if you can use headphones to get the full experience! Enjoy!
I received a lot of email asking about a release date for the upcoming BEYOND album: Awakening Beyond. A new photo posted by Regula Curti a couple of days indicated that the album is supposed to be released in 111 days which would give a release date around November 1st! The Beyond team has also open an Instagram account! Check it out!
TINA Heritage Days
This years edition of Tina Turner Heritage Days is coming on September 22-24, 2017! The lovely Sonia Outlaw Clark, head of West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and her team welcomes you for this weekend in the footsteps of TINA and her legacy! Discover Nutbush and the TINA Museum and meets fans from all over the world! A weekend you won’t regret, you can read my article about last year edition here.
More details about TTHD17 will be unveiled soon, check out their website and like their FB page to get all the latest info.
TINA Fans Birthday Party
Believe it or not but this year marks this 8th edition of our annual party held each year on Tina Turner’s birthday! This year TINA78 will take place once more in Amsterdam before discovering new horizons for the forthcoming years. This November, we will party all night long with a DJ mixing TINA’s most famous hits (and more) for us! The place is entirely ours, no performance this year, only Tina music and friends!
Check out the FB page for TINA78 to get all the latest info.
And finally, a big thank you to all of you! Tina Turner Blog just reached 300K followers on FB and the 100K subscribers mark on Youtube is getting closer and closer! This just prove that even retired for 8 years now, the demand for TINA is still going strong!
Enjoy the summer everybody! Ciao! ☀️
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The Ramada Hotel in Dallas, TX where Tina stayed after leaving Ike Turner thirty one years ago back in July 1976 closed down a few years ago. After being totally rebuild, it reopened recently as a hip Art centric boutique Hotel under the name: ‘Lorenzo’. Located on the vibrant Cedars area of downtown Dallas, ‘over 600 original works of art ignite your imagination and suspend your disbelief. Andy Warhol meets Alice in Wonderland amid breathtaking Dallas skyline views. Draw on the wisdom and creativity of historical luminaries including Copernicus, Shakespeare, Kandinsky, Seneca, Einstein and many others.’
But there is another legendary name to add to that list and a new ‘photo spot‘ for us fans! The new owners didn’t forget our Queen and the former hotel history: In order to celebrate Tina’s legacy, visitors will have the pleasure to see the cover of Tina’s comeback album Private Dancer displayed in the hotel lobby! A great gesture and a nice way to remember that you should always focus on your dreams and make it happen one way or another!
A last reminder if you plan to sleep there: you might need more than thirty six cents and a Mobil card to get the presidential suite! Unless your name is Tina Turner!
I had been waiting for years for BDMUSIC, a French publishing company, to release the story of Ike & Tina on comics for years. With previous releases about Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez it was predictable that Tina’s story would see the light of the day on such format at some point. The book is divided in 2 parts, the comics part in itself (28 pages) and a biography (both in French and English) together with a 2CDs set of Ike & Tina music from 1960 to 1962 and 1968 to 1969.
If the drawings are pretty well made and the book in itself looks nice, the content isn’t as good as fans could expect from such a release. The story told is more inspired from the movie ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ than from Ike or Tina personal biographies. So there’s a few inaccuracy in the story but I guess that’s wasn’t the aim of the author. Benoit Bonte tells the story of the notorious couple through big events of their life together, such as their meeting in St Louis, Tina’s first step on stage, life at home, the recording of River Deep Mountain High and the final split.
Having previously written comics on Jerry Lee Lewis & Howlin’ Wolf, Benoit Bonte has clearly a soft spot for Ike and for once, the rock’n’roll genius that he is, is not portrayed in a too devilish way. Concerning Tina, she seems quite transparent in the story, some lack of depth from her character, some inaccuracy and the slang language makes it hardly believable.
All in all, a huge expectation from the moment I heard this would come out and a small disappointment. The two CDS accompanying the book are also a letdown. The audio is correct but nothing exceptional and the tracklist is kind of surprising with songs such a River Deep or Proud Mary missing. But of course it is still a nice object for all the fans to add to your collection so if you feel like ordering it follow the link!
Great surprise today with a first sneak peek behind the scene from TINA, The Musical! Opening in 2018 in London. Are you excited?! We are!
Rehearsals are still in progress, TINA The Musical will hit London’s West End in 2018. Get all the latest info on the musical via their Twitter & Facebook.
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It’s a picture we would like to see more often: TINA in a recording studio! Taken last December in Zurich, Tina looks radiant and appears very concentrated on her message! But don’t get your hopes too high, Miss Tina isn’t recording a new rock album, she is just putting her voice again on a few tracks for the upcoming Beyond album due to be released later this year. Apart from that, it’s been very quiet lately, TINA, The Musical is still in development and the first newsletter should arrive soon! Until then here’s a couple of new photos posted by the musical team on social networks.
From the archives and by special request, here is a scan of Ebony magazine featuring TINA in date of May 2000. Follow the Queen of Rock for a special tour of her (former) amazing villa on the French riviera and for an intimate talk about her lover and her Millenium Tour.
Interview: Hedda Moye & Robyn Foyster
Photos: Richard McLaren
Click here to read the coverage of TINA by Ebony magazine from 1996!
A new musical based on music legend Tina Turner’s life story is now in development:
“To me this is big, this is what will get people’s attention, and in order to make it as good as possible I must be involved”.
Tina pictured with director Phyllida Lloyd and Adrienne Warren who performed the role of Tina Turner at the recent workshop of the musical. Get closer to Tina’s journey, sign up now!
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Phyllida Lloyd – Tina Turner – Adrienne Warren
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Tina Turner in London, TINA The Musical Workshop – December 2016[/caption]
We talked about it for months (even decades among TINA Titans) and today it is finally official! TINA The Musical, will hit London’s West End in 2018. A special website has been launched for the occasion: TINA The Musical. Check it out & subscribe to the mailing list!
Moreover, here is a message from TINA herself:
We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey. It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.
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