All the tongue-wagging is an unfortunate, if typically American, distraction from Martin's music. His North American tour has been playing to packed audiences and glowing reviews. The show offers four distinct musical themes: African, acoustic, pop-rock, and dance music. All the hits are given their due airing, with lots of dancing, most of it by Martin, who can still shake his renowned Latin bon-bon.
His Miami show will be a homecoming of sorts. Last August Martin came to Miami to record a much lower-key performance, which later become the unsung but excellent live album Unplugged.
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Ricky Martin performs on Saturday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. Ticket start at $43.50. Call 305-358-5885, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Martin may not have the courage to openly discuss his sexuality, or to sustain his criticism of the President, but even his staunchest critics would have to agree that he's become a much more thoughtful citizen than the hunk who took the stage at the inaugural back in 2001. If only the same could be said of his dance partner.