An American guitar player, song-writer and singer in Rio

29 September 2016

A night of many successes

cris crossThe American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas, Christopher Cross , is back to Brazil in October. He will present his shows in Curitiba, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro, his show will take place on October 5th on the stage of the Municipal Theater .  In  Sao Paulo on October 7th at  the stage of Espaço das Américas, and in Curitiba on october 8th  at the stage of Teatro Guaíra where he ends his tour .

Cross will perform with his band formed by drummer Francis Arnaud, bassist Kevin Reveyran, guitarist Vincent Bidal, the saxophonist Andy Suzuki and the backing vocals, Kim Parent and Marcia Ramirez.

Chris Cross will play hits from his career  like “Sailing”, winner of one of his five Grammy awards,  as song of the year in 1980, “Ride Like the Wind,” “Never be the Same,” “All Right” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best that You can do) ” from the  movie ” Arthur – the Seductive Millionaire” with which he won the Academy Award for best original song in 1981.



Inauguration of the largest marine aquarium in South America

27 September 2016


14316922_1059036850883103_7308535750347032497_nAfter several delays on the initial schedule, finally, on November 9th, 2016   AquaRio will be inaugurated.

The Marine Rio Aquarium is being built in the port area in a five-story building in the new Avenida Binario. It is the only cultural enterprise of “Porto Maravilha” fully implemented with private funds.

The space is being appointed as the largest aquarium in South America and   has 26 thousand square meters and 28 tanks that together comprise 4.5 million liters of salt water and will have more than 3,000 marine animals of 300 species.20150219_CO_POR_VLT_LV-7015-1599x900-600x338

When it opens, the AquaRio expects to receive up to ten thousand visitors on weekends and about two thousand on weekdays.

The aquarium was designed to become a leisure and entertainment center but with a focus on quality environmental education, serious scientific research and biodiversity conservation strategies.

Sales of tickets started from September 19th with prices ranging from R $ 60 to R $ 360 and visitors can opt for individual or family tickets.

The anticipated passes will be sold only online, with promotional prices until 31 October 31st and guarantee unlimited visits for a year with the right to exclusive access, early visitation in half an hour before opening to the public, priority booking of extra activities in the space and 10% discount on food, beverages, shopping in the store and the parking lot.

Payments can be made by credit card up to six times without interest, provided that the minimum share is R $ 60.







Another new cultural center for Rio de Janeiro

26 September 2016

Teatro Riachuelo Rio

img_8186In between the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro won another important theater.

In Cinelandia, cradle of the city’s cultural activities and where before existed the historical Cine Palacio, was opened on August 26th, 2016 the Riachuelo Rio Theater.

The inauguration was in great style. Teatro Riachuelo Rio opened its door with the musical “The Girl from Ipanema, love is bossa” that depicts and values ​​national culture through a show packed by classic bossa nova.garota_ipanema

The restoration of the space took two years and has become a plural space that combines music, theater, literature, debates and dances to attract the most diverse public. The new theater is open from Tuesday to Sunday, all day, with cycles of lectures, daytime shows, movies and shows.

The space has been completely redesigned and modernized. It has approximately 3,500m² of built area, an audience for 1,000 people, high technology, digital innovations and sound  and light equipment  of last generation.

The former Cine Palacio facade of neo-Moorish architecture was designed by the Spanish architect Adolfo de los Rios and was a meeting point for artists, intellectuals and politicians. The building was built in the nineteenth century. It opened in 1890 as the Brazilian National Casino and in 1901 came to be called the National Casino. In 1906 it was renamed Palace Theater, and it worked well to 1910.

Over the years the building changed its name a few times. In 1917 it was titled Majestic Cinema, when it displayed the first sound film in the country “Broadway Melody”. In 1929 it was called Palace Theater and finally, in 1943, became the Cine Palacio.

The new Teatro Riachuelo Rio is  located five minutes from the airport and ferries and a few steps from the subway and VLT stations.


Japanese Jazz pianist in Rio

22 September 2016

The exuberance at Jazz All Nights 

Olympics and Paralympics are over and Rio is back to normal again and is time to come back to my followers, readers and clients to keep informing them about the good events that is going on in Rio de Janeiro.

Let’s still start with September…

hiromi_5_photo_by_muga_miyahara_wide-7c96d5c4734fa053f2e4a76a107354903130be91-s1000-c85Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro will be hosting on September 25th at 7:00pm the audacious and extraordinary Hiromi Uehara.

She is one of the best Japanese pianist and Jazz composer. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.

Hiromi started learning classical piano at age five, and was later introduced to jazz by her piano teacher Noriko Hikida but she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts who lead her to  sign a contract with the jazz label Telarc before her graduation.

Since her debut in 2003, Hiromi has toured the world and appeared in numerous jazz festivals. She performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 2009, at the Paris Olympia on April 2010, and toured in the summer of 2010 with the Stanley Clarke Band with whom she won the Grammy in 2011 of the best Jazz album.

Now it is the time for Rio audience to check out this great artist with her vibrant energy, turning every performance into an unforgettable show.


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