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January 31, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
A long, illustrious list of musicians have developed a fruitful connection (artistically and economically) to the Greek Theatre (hello, Neil Diamond). Among the performers with a right to claim a special relationship to the iconic venue are Julio Iglesias, the silky Spanish Sinatra who has sold hundreds of millions of discs over a 45-year international career. It's not surprising that the "deluxe" edition of his two-CD, 37-track upcoming greatest hits collection, to be released in April, is being packaged with a DVD, "Starry Night: Live from the Greek Theatre.
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January 31, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
A long, illustrious list of musicians have developed a fruitful connection (artistically and economically) to the Greek Theatre (hello, Neil Diamond). Among the performers with a right to claim a special relationship to the iconic venue are Julio Iglesias, the silky Spanish Sinatra who has sold hundreds of millions of discs over a 45-year international career. It's not surprising that the "deluxe" edition of his two-CD, 37-track upcoming greatest hits collection, to be released in April, is being packaged with a DVD, "Starry Night: Live from the Greek Theatre.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
The daughter of singer Julio Iglesias, Isabel "Chabeli" Iglesias, was in the hospital Monday after being involved in a two-car traffic accident Sunday. Iglesias, 28, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend, James Miller, 20. The vehicle rolled over several times and both passengers were ejected, said Lt. Gary Gallinot, spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2010
A funeral for entertainment lawyer Peter Lopez will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, his family announced. Lopez, 60, was found dead Friday of a gunshot wound outside his home in Encino. Coroner's officials have confirmed the death as a suicide. Lopez was a founding partner of Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy and Klein, and over the years represented artists including Michael Jackson , the Eagles and Julio Iglesias . He had bachelor's and law degrees from UCLA and was a member of the California State Athletic Commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
So what is it about Julio Iglesias--this skinny guy with a receding hairline and a risky-looking suntan--that makes audiences go nuts? All the international singing sensation did Wednesday night at Universal Amphitheatre was root himself to the center of the stage and close his eyes as he occasionally reached up to splay his hand across his chest. The answer, of course, has a lot more to do with image and style than with any inherent musicality.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1988 | DON HECKMAN
Julio Iglesias: the most popular singer in the world? If the record company hype is accurate and Spanish-born Iglesias really is the hottest-selling international performer since Elvis Presley and the Beatles, he wears the mantle with remarkable nonchalance. Thursday night, in the first of a four-night run at the Greek Theatre, Iglesias worked an enthusiastic, overflow crowd with the easy grace of a performer who knows what his audience wants and gladly gives it to them.
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June 23, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER
After selling 250 million records worldwide, what's an aging Latin playboy to do? How about trying to prove that the old lion can still roar? The result is a major aesthetic overhaul on this obsessively calculated, slightly frigid but ultimately satisfying Spanish-language pop album. Iglesias has put his considerable resources to good use, hiring composer and producer Robi Rosa to provide the Midas touch that he brought to Ricky Martin.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1986 | DENNIS HUNT
What ever happened to the Product? That's how insiders refer to pop-ballad singer Julio Iglesias. After all, he was peddled to American music fans in 1983-84 in one of the slickest promotional campaigns ever. For years, he was an international superstar who was hot everywhere but the United States. Then all of a sudden, as a result of that niftily choreographed American publicity blitz, Iglesias was everywhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1993 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI
Two words for those who think Julio Iglesias has lost his momentum: Think again. Though he didn't even half-fill the new 16,000-seat Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, Iglesias delighted the crowd with his familiar middle-of-the-road repertoire. Supported by a five-piece band and three powerful background singers, Iglesias came on stage in his standard black suit and for most of the concert remained still, microphone in one hand, eyes closed.
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March 23, 1986 | RITA HERSCOVICI
Women who get goose bumps listening to Julio Iglesias' love songs may feel cheated when Marsha Daly explains how the "Spanish Sinatra" is basically just a "good salesman." "The truly great artists," says Julio Iglesias, "are the ones who package themselves in the image the fans want." For him, the "art of singing isn't as important as the art of enchanting," and Iglesias is successful at what he himself admits is "the selling of dreams." At age 40, he's sold 100 million albums in six languages.
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January 31, 2002 | AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 10 years of polishing his image as a mature romantic crooner, Luis Miguel has emerged as the successor to Julio Iglesias, the reigning Spanish heartthrob of a previous generation. When Iglesias set a box-office record with a series of 10 sold-out concerts at the Universal Amphitheatre in 1984, the princely newcomer was barely a teenager. Now, with six consecutive shows this week at the same venue, Luis Miguel comes closer than any other performer to matching his predecessor's success.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2000
I laughed out loud when I read Bill Simpson's comments about Spencer Tracy (Saturday Letters, Aug. 5): "He was a nice chap who played nice chaps. Where was the acting?" Where was the acting!?! Mr. Simpson, that was Tracy's secret, his gift. To quote Humphrey Bogart: "Spence is the best we have, because you don't see the mechanism at work." MICHAEL B. DRUXMAN Calabasas Last Saturday, you ran a letter regarding Julio Iglesias from "me." It was really from my wife, Mary Razo.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2000
I was very offended by the comments made by Julio Iglesias in your article "Julio's Second Time Around" (by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, July 29). First of all, how would he know what it feels like to be at the gynecologist's! He doesn't even know "more or less" how many children he has in all. Maybe he was dropped on his head when he was born! He best stop to think before he opens his mouth and his zipper. These comments turned my stomach. How would you feel if you were one of those "more or less" children reading that article?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is home to roughly 80 million baby boomers, or people born between 1946 and 1964, and most of them--and their icons--still refuse to grow up. The Rolling Stones. Cher. President "did not inhale but love cigars" Clinton. Academics and demographers say boomers are the most selfish and youth-obsessed generation ever, and marketing pros predict boomers will continue to live by the slogan "don't trust anybody over 30" well into their 60s.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER
After selling 250 million records worldwide, what's an aging Latin playboy to do? How about trying to prove that the old lion can still roar? The result is a major aesthetic overhaul on this obsessively calculated, slightly frigid but ultimately satisfying Spanish-language pop album. Iglesias has put his considerable resources to good use, hiring composer and producer Robi Rosa to provide the Midas touch that he brought to Ricky Martin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the Latin pop music boom in full swing, it's virtually impossible to listen to mainstream pop radio and not hear Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez or Christina Aguilera. Now that Martin's debut album has sold more than 5 million copies, the Puerto Rican-born heartthrob has reached "an all-time high for U.S. sales by an artist of Latin heritage," according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America. The artist he topped? Julio Iglesias.
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October 21, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julio Iglesias, returning to Orange County this week for the first time in five years, is balancing a bundle of other firsts: His first tango album. His first greatest-hits CD. His first newborn in more than two decades. "I have an incredibly cute baby," he said from his car phone the other day. Michael Alexander Iglesias was born Sept. 7 to Iglesias and his longtime girlfriend, Miranda Rijnsburger, a 32-year-old Dutch model.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has been named a special representative of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and has agreed to give 30 concerts over five years for the benefit of the organization. The initial concerts are planned for Paris and Madrid in November, followed by a third in Moscow before the end of this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
The daughter of singer Julio Iglesias, Isabel "Chabeli" Iglesias, was in the hospital Monday after being involved in a two-car traffic accident Sunday. Iglesias, 28, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend, James Miller, 20. The vehicle rolled over several times and both passengers were ejected, said Lt. Gary Gallinot, spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1999 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It must be tough staying afloat in the world of Latin pop knowing that the most formidable competitor you are likely to encounter is your own son--though Julio Iglesias doesn't seem to mind. Just a few weeks after his son Enrique placed himself on top of the Latin pop field with a spectacular show at the Universal Amphitheatre, the elder Iglesias appeared Friday at the same venue with an altogether different kind of performance.
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