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ENTORNOINTELIGENTE.COM / Warner Channel se suma a los homenajes por el Día de la Tierra con una propuesta en la que se vivirán las más grandes aventuras. Especial Día de la Tierra, el miércoles 22 de abril desde las 10.25a.m. HD: 12.05p.m. Todo comenzará con el maratón de ocho episodios de Flash, adaptación a la pantalla chica del célebre personaje de DC Comics, a cargo del equipo creativo detrás de Arrow (Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter y el Jefe Creativo de DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns) y protagonizada por Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes y Jesse L. Martin. Esta iniciativa cubrirá de los episodios #1.10 a #1.17 de su temporada debut. En el capítulo "Revenge of the Rogues" (#1.10), Flash deberá enfrentar a un dúo de peligrosos villanos: Capitán Cold y Heat Wave. ¿Quién ganará? Luego, en "The Sound and the Fury" (#1.11), un antiguo protegido del Dr. Wells regresa buscando vengarse de su mentor. A su término, en "Crazy for You" (#1.12) el amor está en el aire cuando Caitlin decide que ella y Barry necesitan alejarse de Ronnie e Iris. A continuación, en "The Nuclear Man" (#1.13), cuando Ronnie ataca a un físico, Barry descubre que es un peligroso meta−humano. Continuaremos con "Fallout" (#1.14), donde una explosión nuclear amenaza las vidas de Ronnie y del Dr. Stein. Seguidamente, "Out of Time" (#1.15) nos traerá la venzanza de Mark Mardon, tras sobrevivir una explosión de materia oscura. La anteúltima entrega será "Rogue Time" (#1.16), con otro nuevo enfrentamiento entre Flash y el malévolo Heat Wave, junto a los hermanos Capitán Cold y Golden Glider. El cierre será de la mano del episodio "Tricksters" (#1.17), donde Flash se verá las caras con uno de sus más juramentados enemigos: Trickster, un villano que comete sus tropelías utilizando bromas y chascos. A las 5.05p.m. se continuará con la emisión de Superman regresa (Superman Returns), cinta dirigida por Bryan Singer y protagonizada por Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, James Mardsen y Kate Bosworth. En el Feed HD de Warner Channel Superman regresa (Superman Returns) se verá a las 6.55p.m. Luego de una ausencia de varios años, el hombre de acero regresa a la Tierra, donde deberá enfrentar un cataclismo que amenaza al planeta. El papel de Superman le fue ofrecido a Will Smith, quien declinó la oferta (dos años más tarde terminó haciendo de superhéroe en Hanckock). La concresión de este proyecto tomó doce largos años, e implicó la participación de tres directores. ¿Quién más podría salvar el mundo sino ellos? En la pantalla de Warner Channel, celebra por nuestro planeta junto a dos superhéroes sin igual: Flahsh y Superman. Especial Día de la Tierra, el miércoles 22 de abril desde las 10.25a.m. HD: 12.05p.m. #SomosWarner

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 Inicio > Internacionales | Publicado el Domingo, 03 de Noviembre del 2013
Natalie's demons
Esta noticia ha sido leída 59 veces

Jamaica Gleaner / For nearly a decade, Natalie Cole lived and performed in the shadow of her famous father, Nat King Cole. It was a welcome feeling for a pre-teen and early teenager to know that the man who so many adored and admired was her dad, or to be continuously referred to as, 'the daughter of'.

'The daughter of' became almost a title for her, and kept following her around, almost competing with her own shadow. But sometimes in life, the thing that you are most attached to returns to haunt you.

As the years went by, the quasi-title 'The daughter of' kept coming at her and followed her through public grammar school, prep school, high school, college and throughout her early stage and club career.

Almost all the billings for her early performances contained the phrase, which was understandably used by promoters to attract fans.

But to Cole, it was becoming unbearable and wasn't going down well with her. She started to feel she was being cheated of her own identity.

There was no doubt she loved and adored her father dearly, but having reached a point in life when adolescent was ceasing to be the prefix of woman, coupled with her emerging status as a recording star, she felt it was time she had an identity of her own. She wanted the focus shifted from 'The daughter of' to Natalie Cole.

"I felt as though I didn't have an identity of my own and wasn't sure whether people liked me for me, or because of who my dad was," she was quoted as saying.

In one of her early engagements at a restaurant in Greenfield, Massachusetts, she was greeted as she entered, with a signboard that said, 'Appearing Tonight: Nat King Cole's Daughter'.

She was furious, "Hello? I mean, not even my own name, just "The daughter of," she retorted.

She proceeded to tell the manager that if he didn't take down that damned sign, she wasn't going to perform. But the damage was already done.

The room was full and she knew it was because of that sign. She hated it, but perhaps, it was a dilemma she had to live with for some time.

Naturally, the situation built within young Natalie resentment insofar as it related to performing or recording her father's songs - a regular request from patrons at her shows.

Steering clear of them was also a way of downplaying memories of her father's death, some five years earlier on February 15, 1965.

"It was a very emotional thing to me. I resented being asked to sing his music. I wanted to sing what-ever I wanted to sing. I couldn't understand all the comparing, and furthermore, the last thing I felt capable of doing was filling my father's shoes," she said in her autobiography.

FIGHTING GUILT

At one point, Cole became tremendously guilt-ridden by the fact that she was supposed to be entering grad school to pursue her masters in psychology but she really wanted to pursue music.

She loved what she was doing, but didn't understand why she was doing it, other than people kept telling her that she had talent and should be a singer.

The pressures kept mounting. Her musicians thought that a career in music would be the most natural thing for her. In the end, she struck a bargain with herself, deciding to perform for a year, and then hit grad school in the fall of 1973.

The amazing twist to all of this was that by 1991, after a dazzling recording career that began in 1975, Cole turned around and displayed quite the opposite sentiments to those she had two decades earlier concerning her father's songs.

Becoming more mature, and faced with the reality that she was unable to say goodbye to him (she was at boarding school at the time), Natalie now felt a desire for some kind of closure.

Perhaps the best way was to do an album of his songs.

"I was thinking about it from the emotional place of a little girl, who was getting a chance to do something for her father, as well as a chance to say, 'I love you,'" she reminisced in that autobiography.

The album, Unforgettable , in which she covered 22 of her dad's songs, told the story.

It was her biggest success, selling some five million, topping the Billboard, pop and jazz charts and winning for her, one of her seven Grammys.

MEGASTAR

'The daughter of' had transitioned into a megastar and was no longer shackled by that title, and so it no longer mattered.

One of the major demons that haunted Cole throughout her life - not being able to say 'goodbye' or 'I love you' to her dad - was laid to rest with the album.

The other major demon in her life, apart from drugs, was to be told by her mother that her father left nothing in his will for her and her siblings.

Natalie's mother, Maria said he left everything to her, and after her death, they would basically get everything that was left.

The understanding was that Maria would care for her young children. The issue concerning the viewing of the will came up occasionally, but to no avail.

One day in June 1990, the siblings were called to a meeting at a law office in Century City, to sign off on papers to authorise tax payments for a trust fund, and it was there that the true story began to unfold.

Cole was allowed to see her father's last will and testament for the first time. Prepared in 1960, the document made provisions for two trusts: one designated for Maria, and the other for all his children.

Another demon that had haunted her was laid to rest, and the burden that her father had forgotten her was lifted.

broyal_2008@yahoo.com





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