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– Anne-Sofie von Otter – The baroque diva who has turned to pop
– Fast mover who’s at home all over the world
– Hip-hop on the frontline

Anne-Sofie von Otter – The baroque diva who has turned to pop
La Scena Musicale – Oct 21, 2004
‘I don’t see myself as a classical singer first and foremost. A real opera singer has a bigger voice which doesn’t come with a long neck like mine. ‘ She first heard Abba in the Eurovision finals in 1974 and rooted for them patriotically without getting overexcited about the victory of Waterloo. Some years later homesick at Basle Opera she went out disc shopping and bought an Abba album The Visitors ‘because it was Swedish. It was very good music told a lot of stories. I became a complete fan.

Fast mover who’s at home all over the world
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 30, 2004
However Las Vegas could be said to be his spiritual home. His management company Unicorn Entertainment is based there and Lord of the Dance the critically acclaimed show he created after walking out on Riverdance in 1995 is now two years into a five-year run there after four lucrative years in New York. The next year looks like being very busy for the Chicago-born Flatley who shot to stardom when he performed at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. An autobiography and film of his life are in the pipeline while he is also working on a new “edgier” show which should open in the spring. However taking on the Vegas high-rollers could be his biggest gamble yet.

Hip-hop on the frontline
Guardian Unlimited – Oct 26, 2004
His rallying cry to the crowd at a concert is to ask them to wave their Israeli army dog tags in the air. One of his albums The Light and the Shadow has a muddy fist – that looks like a bloody one – on the cover clutching a medallion Star of David. It’s selling well in Israel and on one internet chart ranks above the Eurovision winner Dana International. Treaties signed in blood. ” Forget Eminem this is more like hip-hop’s Sharon.

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