Hot Sheet: Moby, Celine
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 06 2010 11:25 AM ET
Nine — Out director Rob Marshall’s slow-simmering cinematic take on the award-winning Broadway musical (itself based on the Fellini classic 8 ½) is sorely lacking the razzle-dazzle of his Chicago. Daniel Day-Lewis is relentlessly anguished and mopey as the film director facing a midlife crisis, but he gets vivid support from a stellar cast of Oscar-winning ladies including Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, and Marion Cotillard, yet surprisingly it’s Fergie who provides the real sizzle with her showstopping number “Be Italian.”
One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard — Multihyphenate entertainer Streisand dons her late-night jazz chanteuse hat in this CD/DVD combo that records for posterity her concert in New York’s famed but very intimate music venue the Village Vanguard last fall. The entertainer performs material from her recent Love Is the Answer album as well as many of her beloved hits before an appreciative audience made up mostly of her celebrity friends.
Taking Chances World Tour: Celine Dion — The pop superstar performs 18 of her favorite songs, including a soul medley that honors James Brown and Stevie Wonder and gives the thrush a workout on the gay anthem “Lady Marmalade,” in a CD/DVD combo that was recorded during her recent tour extravaganza.