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Ricky Martin and President Obama Supports Gay Marriage “Together We’re Stronger Than Divided” (Video)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: USA Today – AamerMadhani

Media Credit: Photo (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP/ Video (YouTube Jpusbr)

Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012 @10:45 p.m. PST

 

 

According to USA Today, Gay icon Ricky Martin paid tribute today to President Obama for his recent shift on gay marriage.

The actor and singer — along with LGBT Leadership Council and Futuro Fund — hosted a fundraiser in New York for Obama this afternoon, just days after Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. Martin, once a member of the boy band Menudo and perhaps best known for his hit Livin’ la Vida Loca, is now on Broadway performing in Evita.

Martin announced his plans to hold the fundraiser — which drew 200 who paid at least $5,000 each — long before Obama announced his shift in position on gay marriage.

Interestingly, Martin was previously a George W. Bush supporter, and even performed at his inauguration in 2001. Martin later soured on Bush over the Iraq War. During Monday’s fundraiser for Obama, Martin noted that he respected how Obama has conducted himself on foreign policy.

“We admire his courage, like the courage he showed last week in affirming his belief in marriage equality,” Martin said. “That is the kind of courage we expect from our president and that is why we support him. He knows we’re in this together and that together we’re stronger than divided. We elected the right president at the right time.”

In his remarks, Obama said that gay marriage “strengthens families.”

The president also paid tribute to Martin and suggested his supporters catch Evita.

“Those of you who haven’t caught Evita yet, go out there,” Obama said. “I’m sure there are tickets still available. So grateful for him stepping out and being able to support me in this way.”

President Obama and Ricky Martin. Photo Credit: USA Today via Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP

 

Ricky Martin Stars On Broadway In “Evita As Che”

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: New York Daily News

Photo Credit: Richard Termine

Posted: Saturday April 7, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m PST

 

According to New York Daily News,  Mega-Star Ricky Martin gives a great big touch of star quality to the seductive revival of “Evita” at the Marquis. He also gives an appealing performance in the role of Che, which, like the show, has been re-imagined since the first Broadway run.

The sung-through celebration of the life of  Eva Peron, the loved and loathed First Lady of Argentina, is less scruffy, less overtly angry.

Che isn’t the revolutionary Che Guevara beamed in from another era. That’s so 1979 — when Harold Prince’s original production vaulted Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin into the stratosphere.

Now he’s just Che, a working-class everyman lending color commentary in the songs “Oh, What a Circus” and “High Flying, Adored” and others.

Pop heartthrob Martin (a “Les Miserables” alum from 1996) delivers his numbers with gusto. While he’s at it, he hawkeyes Eva with a sly “Get her!” expression as she bedhops to the top

She was determined —  right up to her death in 1952 at age 33.

Argentinian actress Elena Roger, who starred in this production when it premiered in London in 2006, occupies the juicy title part. She’s tiny in stature and not a belter, and her vulnerability proves persuasive on “I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You.” But her voice can get thin and reedy — “Rainbow High” is a low.

 

RICKY MARTIN IN EVITA PHOTO CREDIT RICHARD TERMINE

 

Ricky Martin Hanging Out With Friends Jon Secada and Marc Anthony #Evita (Photo)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Ricky Martin

Photo Credit: Ricky Martin

Posted: Saturday March 31, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m.  PST

 

 

Ricky Martin tweeted on Friday March 30, 2012 a photo of singer Jon Secada, himself, and singer Marc Anthony came to support Martin in Evita in New York: RT  @JonSecada: Hanging out w good friends @MarcAnthony in NYC. (Awesome u guys came 2the show!Abrazos) #Evita.

Singers Jon Secada, Ricky Martin, and Marc Anthony. Photo Credit: Ricky Martin

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