Posts Tagged ‘Christina Perri’

Q&A With Mikey Wax: Rising Star of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Posted by    |    September 18th, 2012 at 8:15 am

Mikey WaxSo You Think You Can Dance has become a major music industry influencer over the years, from literally transforming Christina Perri’s life to popularizing artists like OneRepublic, Adele, Goldfrapp and even Lady Gaga. This season of SYTYCD is sure to continue the star producing tradition, this time with Mikey Wax at the helm. His song, “Counting On You,” was chosen as the elimination song for season 9, but this young singer/songwriter from Long Island, New York has been working hard at stardom for years, touring with artists like Josh Hoge, Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera. YouPlusDallas asked this rising star a few questions before SYTYCD airs its season finale on September 18.

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Christina Perri at House of Blues

Posted by    |    July 26th, 2011 at 11:50 am

Christina Perri is one of those artists who seems like she was born to be famous. From her artfully inked body to the blonde streak in her hair that somehow works, her distinctive edgy style is the perfect packaging for her completely unreal voice. Ethereal, booming and classic, she stands out against the backdrop of her pop contemporaries. Perri’s Lovestrong. performance at House of Blues is proof of this. 

Her songs are made famous by her soul-touching lyrics and driven by her celestial voice. Her records really don’t do it justice. I’ve seen an infinite amount of concerts, and I can say with complete conviction that this was the first time an artist has ever sounded better live than in my iTunes. Her crooning lyrics soared effortlessly into every corner of the House of Blues. The show was simple: just Perri, her band and a banner behind them bearing her name. But that’s all she needed.
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Christina Perri to Perform at House Of Blues Dallas 7.21.11

Posted by    |    July 20th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Billboard.com

Christina Perri is the sort of ravaged beauty that is left after wars rage. The little flower that somehow fights its way through bloodstained soil and peaks at daylight, delicately surviving; simultaneously mocking your attempts at striking her down.

If you’re a dancer or dreamer, you’ve probably heard of Perri. Her debut album Lovestrong. released this past May on Atlantic Records after selling over one hundred thousand copies of song “Jar of Hearts,” which exploded to Prom Queen-popularity status on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance.

“And who do you think you are/ Running ‘round leaving scars? Collecting your jar of hearts/ And tearing love apart?” Perri sings on the dizzying, pained tune. (more…)