Patty Duke we will miss you.
"My deepest condolences to her family, she was a beautiful person and a beautiful actress and a wonderful mentor while we were doing Follies. May she rest in Peace."
Vikki Carr was the Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Latinas and Power Symposium on May 9, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel In Hartford, CT.
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HER NEW ALBUM IS TITLED ‘VIVA LA VIDA’
I Here is what the immortals have said about her…
“She possesses my kind of voice”
- Frank Sinatra
“Vikki is one of my favorite singers because she sings from the gut”
- Elvis Presley
“One of my favorite singers”
- Ella Fitzgerald
Miami, FL (September 6, 2012) - One of the most important musical events of 2012 is about to take place: the release of Viva la Vida, the new album by the legendary Vikki Carr. She is a three-time Grammy winner for her albums Simplemente Mujer, Cosas del Amor and Recuerdo a Javier Solis.
Vikki Carr is also a recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her decades of work and contributions to music. One of the greats of romantic song, she returns to Sony Music, her musical home, where she’s created so many iconic records over her storied career.
Viva La Vida is a truly extraordinary album, produced with the utmost virtuosity by Vikki Carr and José Hernández, who is renowned for his collaborations with Vicente Fernández, Selena, Juan Gabriel and Willie Nelson, among others.
With this remarkable new album, Vikki Carr celebrates life in style, while paying tribute to her Hispanic heritage, which she has proudly emphasized throughout her career. Viva La Vida comprises new songs, along with classics of the Latin American songbook in dedication to her husband and fans.
Every song on this album was carefully selected for its own special reason. The album opens with the uplifting title track, “Viva La Vida,” written by none other than the incredible songsmith Claudia Brant (Ricky Martin, Santana, David Foster).
“Viva La Vida” isn’t meant to be a rhythmic song. Its purpose is to lift our spirits and give hope.
Other surprises we can savor on this album include “Sensaciones,” written by the maestro Roberto Livi and “Ay Amor De Mis Amores,” written by album co-producer Jose Hernandez. Vikki Carr also includes a poignant and lively medley titled “Mis Raices” that pays tribute to her Mexican roots, which come by way of her grandparents.
All of these songs feature musical accompaniment by Mariachi Sol de México, directed as always by José Hernández. The National Symphony of the Americas also performs on several songs.
As a bonus for elite fans, the album will be available in a Deluxe Version Limited Edition, which includes 12 Vikki Carr songs from the Sony vaults personally selected by Vikki herself.
She’s also contributed some very revealing liner notes to this deluxe edition which give us insight into the recording process.
Vikki Carr is excited about the release of Viva La Vida and is ready to share it with her longtime fans and people who are discovering the emotional power of her music for the first time. As she says: “Live life to the fullest, no matter the ups and downs that we may, and will, go through in our lives and careers.”
Viva la Vida is an album that will introduce new generations to the sterling song craft and expressive singing that their parents and grandparents adored. It is music that’s so lovely; it can’t help but become a part of your fondest memories.
Vikki Carr was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steven Beshear of Kentucky. Kentucky Colonels are given to individuals, who have made exceptional contributions to society. The award was presented to Vikki Carr after her show at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto,Ca. pictured are Vikki Carr and Ruth Judy. (Photo by Donna Meyers)
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Photo by Ron Richards
The incredible Vikki Carr performing at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California on New Years Eve 2010. She was absolutely stunning and her performance was unforgettable. (Many thanks to Annette Porras-Lea for sharing her photo)
Photo courtesy Dennis Christensen.
As news of Elizabeth Taylor's passing spread through the world I'd say that we are indebted to her for her decades of tireless work on behalf of many charities, especially those fighting AIDS...the millions raised because of her have made life for a lot of people a little better...On behalf of Vikki's Special People, we salute the life of Elizabeth Taylor.