In 2014, we Chered The Love, in 2015 we were Ready 4 Freddie, and now in 2016 it’s time to get Hung Up, Vogue like a superstar (Yes, that’s what you are), Express Yourself Baby! and live the ultimate dream come true, as Mardi Gras and Darling Harbour present the ultimate tribute to the ultimate ICON... Madonna
Queen Of Pop: LIVING FOR LOVE will evoke the magic and positive message of Madonna’s music in a unique larger-than-life Valentine’s Day video tribute to the Queen Of Pop, celebrating Rebel Hearts all over the world.
The video production and Live Performance event will feature a huge cast of dancing performers, fierce fans of ALL ages and lots of surprises that will leave the audience literally LIVING for LOVE!
The performance and video will be set to an exclusive mix of Madonna songs focusing on her musical journey including Material Girl, Express Yourself, Hung Up, Vogue, Like A Prayer and Living for Love.
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority have commissioned our creative team for the third year in a row to create this unique tribute, which will include both a show-stopping live event and a video clip, which will be released on the Mardi Gras official Facebook Channel as a message of Love to our Queen Of Pop ahead of her arrival in Australia with the Rebel Heart tour later in March.
We are looking for volunteer dancers who love to Express themselves! We are shooting on Valentine’s Day between mid-day and 5pm.
Let’s make this a huge celebration and send a message of Love from the heart to the Queen of Pop so fabulous that she can’t resist to reply to!
The link for people to join is here: http://MadonnaVideo.eventbrite.com
REHEARSAL - Arq Nightclub, 16 Flinders St, Darlinghurst Saturday Feb 13, 3-00pm-5-00pm
VIDEO SHOOT DATE - Darling Harbour near the IMAX theatre, Sydney Sunday Feb 14, 12-00pm-5-00pm
Elton John has revealed how he ended his decade long feud with Madonna, which first began in 2002. The two pop superstars finally buried the hatchet in 2012, after first falling out a decade earlier, when Elton branded Madonna’s ‘Die Another Day’ the 'worst Bond theme ever'.
Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ Elton discussed how the two ended their bad blood, after a chance meeting in a restaurant in 2012. 'I said something horrible about her that you should never say,' John revealed.
'I was in a restaurant in the south of France a couple of years ago and she walked in so I sent her a note saying, 'You'll probably never speak to me again but I am really sorry and ashamed of myself and can I buy you dinner’.'
'We are fine - it was just me and my big mouth. I can't say it won't happen again, but not with Madonna,' the 68-year-old added. The feud between the pair gained steam in 2004, when Elton accepted the Q award for classic songwriter and accused Madonna of lip-syncing.
'Madonna, best live act? F*** off,' John said. 'Since when has lip-syncing been live? Sorry about that, but I think everyone who lip-syncs on stage in public when you pay like 75 quid to see them should be shot. Thank you very much. That’s me off her Christmas card list, but do I give a toss? No.'
Then in 2012 Elton’s husband David Furnish got involved when Madonna won the Golden Globe for best original song in 2012, beating Elton. 'Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism,' Furnish wrote.
In 2012 Elton took a further swipe at Madonna, in defence of his good friend Lady Gaga. '[Madonna is] such a nightmare,' Elton said. 'Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c***. ‘She looks like a f***ing fairground stripper. She’s been so horrible to Gaga.'
Madonna performed her 1994 hit 'Take a Bow' live for the first time in concert in Taipei last night. She had previously only sang it at the 1995 American Music Awards, but has left it off set lists for her own tours before.
After performing the song Madonna remarked, 'That was fun! First time ever. Hit a few bad notes, but it felt good to sing it.'
Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island's flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned.
Taiwan's Apple Daily and Liberty Times newspapers ran photos of Madonna with the flag over her shoulders as she sang an encore Thursday on the Taipei leg of her global Rebel Heart Tour.
The move was greeted enthusiastically by many on Taiwanese Internet forums, who saw it as a boost to their quest to protect the island's sovereignty in the face of increased influence from Beijing.
'Madonna supports Taiwan with her acts. Taiwan loves Madonna too,' read one message on Apple Daily's website.
But posts on China's Twitter-like Weibo responded angrily.
'Is Taiwan a country? I am laughing to death....you are just a region,' said one.
'Madonna draped the flag and you think you are going to be recognised by the UN? So funny,' said another, referring to Taiwan's lack of international status.
Taiwan has been self-ruling since splitting from China in 1949 following a civil war, but Beijing still views it as part of its territory awaiting reunification.
As Beijing's influence has grown globally, Taiwan has haemorrhaged allies, losing its place at the UN to Beijing and is now only recognised by 22 countries.
China supporters also voiced their anger on Madonna's Instagram account, responding to a picture which showed her face superimposed on a blue sun motif similar to the white sun on Taiwan's flag, attracting 2,000 messages.
'Shut up, people of Taiwan province of China,' one message read.
'Madonna was just creating a talking point and some Taiwanese people thought she was speaking up for Taiwan independence? So funny,' said another.
Others hit back at the critical Instagram posts.
'Someone holds the flag and you are barking like a dog. So low class. If you like China so much, go back to use your weibo,' one comment read.
The Asian leg of the Rebel Heart Tour includes dates in Hong Kong and Macau, but not mainland China.
There was no immediate comment from local promoters or Madonna's representatives following Thursday's concert.
Last year, US singer-songwriter Katy Perry caused a stir in both Taiwan and China when she appeared on stage in Taipei draped in a Taiwan flag, while donning a gold dress adorned with sunflowers - a symbol of anti-China student protests in Taiwan in 2014.
Several Taiwanese entertainers have also got into trouble for waving the Taiwan flag abroad.
Last month, K-pop singer Chou Tzu-yu, 16, was forced to apologise for waving the flag in an Internet broadcast, which stoked online anger in China and accusations that she was a pro-independence advocate.
Her video apology went viral on the day of Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections in January and some analysts believed may have cost the ruling Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) party hundreds of thousands of votes.
The traditionally pro-independence main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won by a landslide, with the KMT's rapprochement with Beijing a major factor in its defeat.
Taiwan has ruled itself since a split with the Chinese mainland in 1949, but has never formally declared independence, and Beijing sees it as part of its territory awaiting reunification.
From AFP Via Yahoo! News
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of 'Confessions on a Dance Floor', Piccadilly Editions is publishing 'MADONNA CONFESSIONS 10'.
'MADONNA CONFESSIONS 10' is a luxurious coffee-table book inserted in a deluxe boxset. It contains over 100 photos illustrating the whole 'Confessions' era: Album photoshoot / Promo tour (TV interviews, club performances, Coachella Festival) / The videos / The Confessions Tour / Information and anecdotes....
The large size of the book makes it a unique and must have collector item for any fan of the Queen of Pop! LIMITED EDITION TO 1000 COPIES
Large size: 60 x 30 cm (open) / Inserted in a box set / Individually wrapped / Hardback covers with metalized printing and glossy effects / Satin paper / Finishing: sewn and hard heat-sealed binding / Weight: +2 kilos
For more information and to buy visit: http://confessions10.com/
Madonna is back in London (before she heads off to Asia on tour) and took this selfie in her bathroom which she put on her Instagram page: 'Just put your lips together and G.L.O.W. 💃🎉😘😘🎉💋💋👑 ❤ #rebelheart'
madonnalicious reader Tracy filmed Madonna's performance of 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' at the Miami Rebel Heart Tour show on Saturday 23 January.
Madonna posted this picture backstage at her show in Puerto Rico on her Instagram page: 'Good Night Puerto Rico ❤️ #rebelhearttour'