Recently, I took my daughter to see Alicia Keys because I heard on 95.5 The Beat that Alicia plays piano. Because I believe my daughter is talented, I thought this could spur her back into lessons. The concert was really amazing. The show began very dramatically with smoke and Alicia in a cage singing "Caged Bird." She also sang "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" and "Empire State of Mind." Her voice is so melodic and passionate. And, this 29 year-old woman can play the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She bagan studing classical piano at the age of seven.
Elements of Freedom CD for weeks before the concert. It is beautiful music. I clearly got the message during the concert from Alicia's dialog with the audience, words on the video screens and lyrics that there is "nothing that you can't accomplish." Red hearts were everywhere as Alicia seems a lot like me with a LOVE theme to her life. Another neat part of the show was the dancers. There were three one male and two female. Take your dance student with you, so they can see first hand all the leaps, spins and grace.
I was surprised to hear the uplifting and motivational words in her previous recordings, so I ordered a CD because I'm hooked. Take a listen and you will be too. Check her concert schedule for your area. And, she is on American Idol the 20th and 21st of April.