Knowing Further About The Pop Icon Lady Gaga


Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, popularly known as Lady Gaga, was born on March 28, 1986, in the New York City. Her passion for creative expression transformed her into an international pop star. She started playing piano at the age of 4. She went on to acquire her education in the field of music. At the age of 13, Lady Gaga composed her first piano ballad. Her first performance at the age of 14 happened in a New York nightclub. Gaga went to the New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. Her school life paved way for enhancing her songwriting skills.

lady1In a drive for creative expression, Gaga withdrew herself from school. In the meantime, she refined her performance oriented skills. At the age of 20, Gaga was a popular songwriter for several famous artists. Her professional debut happened during the year 2007 and 2008. Gaga’s debut album was titled “The Fame” which she had written and composed herself. It was a huge success in the U.S. and was acclaimed well with positive reviews. Gaga soon launched her creative team and started performing. Her first debut performance “Just Dance” was released in the year 2008. Her performance was commercially acclaimed and the song was offered a nomination for the prestigious Grammy Awards.

lady2Lady Gaga soon topped the pop charts in the year 2009 with her second single “Poker Face”. This song was a chartbuster in all categories. It was also a global hit. Lady Gaga soon ventured into the next album titled “The Block”. By 2010, her sequel “The Fame Monster” was released with eight songs. The album was nominated for six Grammy Awards. The year 2011 saw her next album “Born This Way” which was also a huge commercial success. However, her third album titled “Art Pop” did not resonate well. Lady Gaga’s performance as Countess in the American Horror Story Series won her the prestigious Golden Globe Award.

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Review Of The Sound Of Music Live Musical


Live theater broadcasts on TV make sure that a wider audience is able to enjoy the experience of watching live theater. But is this a good idea for all performances? Recently “The Sound of Music” was broadcast live . The performance about the vocally talented Von Trapp family during the Nazi regime was made up of a star-studded cast, 17 cameras as well as three sound stages. This beckons the question, is it necessary for theater to blindly ape cinema with the latest technology?

Kara Tointon who played the eldest Von Trapp daughter Maria had a part in the musical’s most famous song which took place in a wooden garden set. The set managed to move from the abbey at the beginning of the musical to the Von Trapp house and finally to the theater where the Von Trapp family performed for the singing festival seamlessly without any technical glitches. Even then a cramped feel seemed to appear as the set appeared to be too cramped while viewing the musical on TV.

Still, Kara Tointon was a fresh breeze and added grit to Maria . Her vocal cords made an impression on the viewers as well. Captain Von Trapp was played by Julian Ovenden who managed to show off his singing skills. Mel Giedroyc’s comic performance had perfect timing and complimented the other character quite well. Fans of the original movie had an issue that the songs in the musical seemed to appear out of order, particularly My Favorite things

At the end of the day, the musical can be labeled a more of a success than a failure, even though it failed to capture the intimacy that a live theater show brings to the plate. Only time will tell if there will be any more live theater broadcasts after this particular episode.