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Get Your Tickets: Shakira Is Bringing Her ‘El Dorado’ Tour To The Big Screen

Pretty much anyone who calls themself a Shakira fan went to her ‘El Dorado’ tour in 2017-2018. I mean more than a million people attended her tour which travelled across 22 countries.

And now word is out that we get to relive all those beautiful moments and memories as Shakira is bringing the entire tour to the big screen. With her huge announcement, fans who are excited to relive the memories and fans who weren’t able to attend the original tour, fans have been freaking out.

Yup, it’s true. Shakira is bringing her ‘El Dorado’ tour to the big screen and we couldn’t be more excited.

In a first for the pop superstar, global music icon Shakira comes to cinema screens around the world this November with Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour. The event will be shown on November 13, 2019 in more than 2,000 theaters in over 60 countries around the world with encore screenings to follow in select locations.

Following the hugely successful release of her 2017 album, El Dorado, which earned the singer a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album, the 42-year-old singer returned to the world stage, performing recent smashes such as Chantaje and La Bicicleta as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including Hips Don’t LieWaka Waka (This Time for Africa) and Estoy Aqui, to sold out stadiums and arenas around the world. The film will bring fans backstage and behind the scenes on the celebrated tour.

Directed by Shakira and James Merryman, the film relives the thrilling show on the big screen and, through documentary footage and Shakira’s own words, highlights what it took to bring the career-apex concert tour to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, after having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury in November 2017.

The ‘She Wolf’ singer promised that it would be “something to remember.”

“This was one of the most memorable tours of my career,” Shak said in a press statement. “After I recovered my voice, my fans inspired me to get back on stage as they always do, and it’s pretty surreal to be reliving it with them now in over 60 countries in theaters throughout the world. I know they’ve been asking on my socials for this concert film and now it’s finally ready, so I hope it will be something to remember both for me and all those who have supported me throughout the years.”

The dazzling concert footage was predominantly filmed at Shakira’s Los Angeles show in August 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, which the Los Angeles Times said at the time, “had the feel of a hero’s return.” Further scenes were shot throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The tour spanned 22 countries worldwide where it was seen by approximately 1 million Shakira fans.

Fans took to Twitter to share in the excitement and proudly share they already had their tickets.

Seriously, Twitter is full of people proudly sharing screenshots of their tickets to one of the screenings. If there’s one thing we can be sure of in this wild, wacky world, it’s that Shakira has some serious die hard, loyal fans. So we can be sure that this global screening will be a major success for Shakira.

One Twitter user was shocked to find out that he’d be able to see it in his town…

“Oh my god it’s actually playing in my poverty stricken town.”

I’m not one to laugh at poverty but that comment is too funny. We’re just glad to see that people from all walks of life and various backgrounds will have the chance to see one of their favorite singers on the big screen.

But the screening event will happen at over 2,000 theatres in more than 60 countries around the world.

So chances are that no matter where you are in the world you’re nearby a theatre that will be playing Shakira’s big screen debut.

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said: “Trafalgar Releasing are really excited to be bringing to cinemas this incredible story, which illustrates Shakira’s determination and drive from her vocal cord injury through to bringing her amazing El Dorado shows to almost a million fans around the world. Through a mixture of behind the scenes, Shakira’s own words and the hit fuelled shows, this film will bring together Shakira fans everywhere to celebrate her 20 year+ career.”

Maluma Brought J Lo On-Stage For A Duet, But The Latino Stars Are Planning Something Bigger

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Maluma Brought J Lo On-Stage For A Duet, But The Latino Stars Are Planning Something Bigger

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For the second time in his career, and second year in a row, Colombian reggaeton star, Maluma performed in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The reggaetonero surprised fans at his sold-out show by inviting the diva from the Bronx, Jennifer Lopez to join him on stage. 

Jennifer Lopez joined Maluma on stage at his sold-out show, but not for the reasons you’re thinking…

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It feels like it’s J.Lo’s world and we’re all just living in it. 2019 has been Jenny from the Block’s year, and she’s not slowing down anytime soon. The Boricua’s still promoting her hit film Hustlers, which has earned her the best reviews of her career. She crashed Milan Fashion Week last month and broke the internet in her iconic 2000s Versace dress, she’s launching a skin care line soon, and all the while she’s planning a wedding to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, that will no doubt be epic.

The two latino super stars performed J.Lo and Marc Antony’s classic ballad ‘No Me Ames’

Last week, Lopez hit the ground running right after she threw a lavish engagement party in L.A. with husband to be A-Rod, and took Maluma fans by surprise when she joined the singer on stage at Madison Square Garden to sing her 1999 hit ‘No me ames’—but not for the reasons you might think. 

On Friday, October 4, Jennifer Lopez, walked on stage through a hidden trap door to join Maluma for a duet. ‘No me ames’, a 90s classic, was first popularized by J.Lo and ex-husband Marc Anthony. Maluma’s performance was a tad dissappointing to say the least. Social media users described it as “a bad attempt to reach ‘el astro de la salsa’s’ notes. Maluma regrettably stumbled over a few of Anthony’s lines, which Lopez tactfully recovered by singing them herself.

According to HOLA! USA magazine, fans “roared as J.Lo rose up centerstage in a spume of smoke like a Greek goddess.” The 50-year-old singer actress looked breathtaking in her gold-ensemble and bold lip color. While her statueque gown gave us major J.Lo vibes, we should point out that on stage, she was channeling a character named “Kat.” As it turned out, the two Latino music stars used the 25 year old’s sold out concert as an ideal backdrop to film a scene for an upcoming rom-com starring Lopez, Maluma and Owen Wilson.

J.Lo’s upcoming movie ‘Marry Me’ starring herself, also includes Owen Wilson and king of reggaeton, Maluma.

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The romantic comedy “Marry Me” is the pop star’s latest project of the year. Based on Bobby Crosby’s graphic novel, the film is about a pop star, similar to Lopez herself, who finds out her fiancé is cheating on her with her assistant. After an epic meltdown during a concert at Madison Square Garden, the pop star picks a random math teacher to marry. Owen Wilson is set to play the math teacher that is forced to navigate a new relationship with the popstar. According to a casting announcement by Deadline, Colombian singer and reggaetonero, Maluma, will play Lopez’s cheating fiancé.

The two artists took to social media to share a sneak peek of the first days of filming.

“The art of collaboration…it’s what I love about this business!!! True magic happens when inspiration meets the absence of ego. It’s so much fun when different artists come together and everyone contributes to create something special and true and real for everyone to experience and enjoy!! Issa flow… Here we go!!!,” wrote the Second act actress on Instagram. ‘Chantaje’ singer replied to her post writing, ‘I’m so grateful’. 

The singer also shared on Instagram, a short clip of their performance in NYC.

Upon wrapping their theatrical duet, Maluma informed his fans in Spanish that a camera crew had filmed the whole scene for use in the movie — but Lopez would have to re-shoot her extravagant trap door reveal just a few more times. Unmoved by Hollywood magic, the New Yorkers audibly complained — but ultimately complied, and with a lot of applause.

Described as Notting Hill meets The Proposal, ‘Marry Me’ starts as a goof and ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny. The film’s release date has not been announced yet, but we can’t wait to see how their iconic performance will translate to the big screen!

Check Out These Beautiful Ofrendas Dedicated To Beloved Latino Icons

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Check Out These Beautiful Ofrendas Dedicated To Beloved Latino Icons

As the weather cools down and Halloween pops up on our calendars, there’s another holiday quickly approaching that deserves it’s own attention. Every October and November, people from Northern Mexico and around the world celebrate Día de los Muertos by building ofrendas to honor those who they have lost. Ofrendas are shrines set up with the photos of deceased loved ones along with personal items that they appreciated in life. Originating from the Aztecs, these shrines are meant to commemorate their dead loved ones and guide them home on the one day when their souls can journey from the spirit world to the world of the living. 

While ofrendas often honor deceased family members and friends, it’s not unusual to see alters also set up for famous people who have passed away. Fans build these shrines to celebrities in order to pay tribute to their legacy. These celebrity alters are usually as elaborate and amazing as the famous people they are meant to honor. 

Here are some of the remarkable celebrity ofrendas that prove that fame and the love of their fans are everlasting. 

1. Anything for Selenas.

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Selena is one of the most recognizable celebrities of the Latinidad so it makes sense that she’d have quite a few ofrendas built to remember her. San Antonio’s Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery is a Mexican restaurant that keeps this shrine of Selena up all year long to celebrate the Queen of Tejano. 

2. Dedicated to the icons of Mexico.

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This colorful ofrenda is a reminder that these shrines can be for more than one person at a time. On this alter, Mexican pop culture is represented by superstar actress Maria Felix, comedian and TV star Chespirito (Roberto Gomez Bolanos) and artist Frida Kahlo. Offerings of fruit, food and alcohol adorn this ofrenda to tempt and delight the spirits of these deceased stars. 

3. A shrine fit for a food god.

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Two years ago, the food world lost a huge star with the untimely death of Anthony Bourdain. The celebrity chef was known for traveling the world and learning about local customs and cuisine in such a respectful way that it endeared him to the communities that he visited. This earned him the spot of honor on this ofrenda. 

4. Frida’s ofrenda.

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Frida Kahlo is an artist who has only become more beloved in death. Her image is used in everything from jewelry and makeup to home goods and tee shirts. This shrine pays tribute to the legendary artista with pots of food, Mexican marigolds and skeletal attendants. 

5. An alter for Poet Paz.

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Octavio Paz was a Nobel Prize-winning poet and one of the most influential voices in Mexican literature. His words have been a source of comfort and inspiration to millions of readers over the years. He was also a diplomat and fought against fascism in Mexico and abroad. All these accomplishments deserve to be remembered and Paz is honored in this papel picado-filled ofrenda. 

6. An offering to two legends.

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This past decade, we’ve lost some remarkable souls but none more beloved than music artists Prince and David Bowie. The Prince of Funk and Ziggy Stardust have millions of fans across the world and they are still remembered for being innovators and entertainers. This ofrenda in honor of the two was fittingly built at the Santa Barbara Bowl an amphitheater dedicated to great music.  

7. RIP Tony Stark.

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Sometimes fictional characters touch us so much that they become real to us. So, when a character like this passes away, it’s only natural to honor them the way we would a real person. This Day of the Dead project was dedicated to Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Gone but never forgotten. 

8. Dedicated to las mujeres.

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This ofrenda was built in tribute to powerful Latinas. Women like Celia Cruz, Jessica Torres, Margarita Neri, and Delores del Río are immortalized among other great women who will always have a special place in history and in the hearts of their fans.

9. An icon from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

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Besides ofrendas, grave sites are also decorated as alters for Día de los Muertos. One of the biggest actors of Mexico’s Golden Age of cinema, Pedro Infante is buried in the Yucatan. For the Day of the Dead, his grave site was adorned with Mexican marigolds and candles to guide his spirit back to the world of the living. 

10. The King has entered the building.

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One of the most legendary celebrities to have ever lived is Elvis Presley and the man has become a bigger icon in death. There are still claims of Elvis sightings all over the world. Maybe, those fans are just seeing Elvis’ spirit as he returns to visit the thousands of shrines that are dedicated to him for Día de Los Muertos and year-round.

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