Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gloria Trevi

Posted on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Release Date: 2009-09-23

Gloria Trevi is the closest equivalent there is to a Mexican Madonna. A one-time street performer/aerobics instructor/quesadilla vendor, Trevi stopped at nothing to achieve fame. After her short-lived girl-group “Boquitas Pintadas” disbanded, Trevi approached talent manager Sergio Andrade and the two struck up a highly lucrative, yet scandalous partnership. In her first single, “Dr. Psiquiatra,” Trevi explains in her signature shouting voice that she is not crazy, just intent on living life on her own terms. Subsequent platinum albums, sexually explicit calendars, and feature films all mirror the material girl. In 1998, Andrade’s wife published a tell-all (De La Gloria Al Infierno) exposing a teen sex ring headed by her husband with a willing Trevi at his side. Declared fugitives, Trevi and Andrade fled the country and were eventually arrested in Brazil. Trevi spent four years in jail, with brief releases for childbirth and a hunger strike. Free at last in 2004, Trevi emerged looking fabulous, and immediately recorded Cómo Nace El Universo, an album loaded with unapologetic, politically /sexually charged songs. 2007’s Una Rosa Blu exploded with smash hits like “Cinco Minutos” (perhaps her answer to Madonna’s “4 Minutes”?) a nice follow-up to the autobiographical “Todos Me Miran,” which borrows shamelessly from Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic “I Will Survive.” $56.99, 6pm, SeaWorld, 10500 SeaWorld Dr., San Antonio, seaworld.com/sanantonio/

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