It was released as the album's second single on December 6, , by Maverick Records. It is a midtempo pop ballad written and produced by Madonna and Babyface. Following the sexually explicit persona portrayed by Madonna on her previous album, Erotica , the singer wanted to tone down her image for Bedtime Stories. She started collaborating with Babyface, whose work with other musicians had impressed her. It was also the first time that Babyface had worked with live strings , per Madonna's suggestion. The pentatonic strings gave the song an impression of the Chinese or Japanese opera.
Take a Bow (Madonna song)
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As anyone burdened with stardom knows, finding a date for the Oscars can be an enormo pain. Big dates can also become big disasters, however. So a week before the Oscars, the couple met at L. By Oscar night, all was ready.
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THE New York Metropolitan Opera's production of Prokofiev's War and Peace, based on the Tolstoy novel, is a real epic - extras, four and a half hours long, with cinematic battle scenes the director Andrei Konchalovsky is a well-known Russian film-maker switching to the more intimate interiors for the love story of Prince Andrei and Natasha. There are some superb singers such as Anna Netrebko as Natasha. But the real centre of attraction is Siberian-born Dmitri Hvorostovsky, whose powerful, melodic baritone is perfect for the part of Prince Andrei. Hvorostovsky has stage presence in spades and oozes star quality. The fact that he has the looks of a Hollywood star does him no harm either.
When you have music stars couple-up, it becomes headline-rocking news. But when they're the two greatest musicians of our time and their first date is a red carpet appearance at the Oscars, it becomes the stuff of legends. Such was the case when Madonna who turns 60 today and Michael Jackson, aka the Queen and King of Pop, showed up hand-in-hand at the 63rd Academy Awards in , igniting what would become a brief—and strange—whirlwind romance. It all began when Madonna was invited to perform the nominated hit "Sooner or Later" from the Dick Tracy soundtrack which would win Best Original Song during the ceremony. Finding herself without a date, she turned to her friend.