Barcelona Events: 27 July Level 42 concert at Palau de la Música

26 07 2012

Even today the resounding success of tunes like “Something About You” or “Running In The Family” – pieces that in some cases continue to be played on many dance floors – is remembered. They are among the songs that formed part of the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people who were young in the eighties and nineties. They are the hits released by a British pop-funk-soul band called Level 42. Founded in 1979, the group led by the bass virtuoso Mark King put out their first hit, “Lessons In Love”, in 1981. From then until the mid-nineties, Level 42 became one of the emblematic quality pop groups with their “sophisti-pop” or dance rock, as some called it. For a good many years they topped the charts with a style drawing on the best traditions of pop and black music. It is a formula that has lasted down to our time, as everyone attending the most glamorous possible opening of the San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival’12 will be able to find out for themselves.

Source: San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival

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Barcelona Events: August 2012 San Miguel MasiMas Festival in Barcelona

26 07 2012

San Miguel MasiMas Festival 2012

With the idea of providing first class cultural activity during the quietest month in the city, the Mas i Mas group, with the help of San Miguel beer, launched a festival in 2003 that has become a classic nowadays on Barcelona’s summer nightlife scene.

Outstanding concerts





Barcelona Events: 27 July Bon Iver concert at Poble Espanyol

26 07 2012

Mercury Wheels in partnership with Live Nation Spa, presented in concert to Bon Iver. Probably the most desired artist at this time. Behing Bon Iver lies the incredible talent of Justin Vernon, Mike Noyce and Sean Carey.
His first album, self-released in 2007, “For Emma Forever Ago” has been considered one of the best American indie-folk. With his second album “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” has positioned itself at the top of the charts in 2011 and won two Grammy awards this 2012.

More information at: http://www.mercurywheels.com/BonIver.htm

Source: Poble Espanyol





Barcelona Eventos: 24/07 22:30h. Basket España vs U.S.A. en Palau Sant Jordi

23 07 2012

El Palau Sant Jordi será escenario del enfrentamiento número 26º entre España y Estados Unidos, posiblemente las dos mejores selecciones de la actualidad. Los aficionados al baloncesto no pueden olvidar aquella final España-Estados Unidos de los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín de 2008, considerado uno de los mejores partidos de la historia de este deporte por la emoción y la calidad de juego. No puedes perder la oportunidad de disfrutar en directo del partido más esperado.





Barcelona Events: 21-30 July Aida by Giuseppe Verdi at Gran Teatre del Liceu

23 07 2012

Plot Summary

The action is set in Memphis and Thebes, in the days of the great pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians are at war with the Ethiopians that threaten to invade them. The Egyptian army emerges victorious and Amonasro, the king of Ethiopia, is captured. It is against this backdrop that Radamès, the Egyptian military commander, and Aida, an Ethiopian slave, fall in love. As is often the case in the romantic drama genre, their love triumphs over the hatred between their peoples and their contrasting social status.

Set Design

One of the prime attractions of this production of Aida is the set designed by Josep Mestres Cabanes, which has been restored by Jordi Castells. The Liceu thereby wishes to pay tribute to one of the finest exponents of the “Catalan school of set design”.

Josep Mestres Cabanes executed his best works for the Liceu’s opera performances – many of Wagner’s works in particular – and was appointed the head scenery designer at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 1942.

The art of Mestres Cabanes is part of the realist aesthetic, to which he applies an abundance of detail and ornamentation in order to achieve historical authenticity and which underline the dramatic and lavish nature of the stage. However, at the same time, his outstanding precision and profound knowledge of perspective – he is the author of the finest treatise on perspective of his time – create magical effects of light and depth, producing an exquisitely harmonious overall effect.

Mestres Cabanes very much appreciated this production of Aida first performed in 1945, on which he worked for eight years.

Isidre Bravo, a scholar of the Catalan school of stage design, claims, “Aida’s stage design, as far as architectural reproduction is concerned, represents one of the pinnacles of Mestres Cabanes’ set designs”.

Font: Gran Teatre del Liceu





Barcelona Events: 13-15 July The Brandery Summer Edition 2012 at Fira Montjuïc

10 07 2012

¡TODOS SOMOS BRANDERS!

The Brandery vuelve este verano acompañado por toda su familia de The Branders. Son los auténticos creadores, impulsores y protagonistas del salón de moda urbana de Barcelona. Tú también eres un Brander y por eso te invitamos una vez más a compartir nuestra ilusión y pasión por la moda con las marcas, la música y el arte en nuestra edición más completa.

+Información y fuente: The Brandery





Barcelona Eventos: 12 julio Love of Lesbian concierto en Poble Espanyol

10 07 2012

Love of Lesbian están protagonizando uno de los retornos más esperados de la temporada. Mientras sigue desvelando parte del material correspondiente a La noche eterna – Los días no vividos, su inminente doble álbum previsto para el próximo 22 de mayo, la banda de Sant Vicenç dels Horts anuncia la gran cita de presentación del disco en Barcelona. El concierto tendrá lugar el jueves 12 de julio en el Poble Espanyol, indiscutiblemente uno de los momentos álgidos del verano musical en la Ciudad Condal y una oportunidad única para vivir en primera persona la puesta de largo de sus nuevas canciones. Además, en una fiesta de estas características tampoco faltará ninguno de los himnos que han convertido a los lesbianos en favoritos del público por méritos propios. Abrirán la velada los también catalanes Mendetz, armados con su arsenal de sintetizadores y los grandes temas de Silly Symphonies (2011), su tercera entrega discográfica.

+Información y fuente: Poble Espanyol