Gloria Trevi's controversial and unpredictable history often makes her life seem like something out of a telenovela, so it's no surprise that last year she starred in the Mexican soap opera Libre para Amarte. Her art will further echo her life when the singer from Monterrey shoots an upcoming reality series for cable network Mun2. Seldom has a mere pop chanteuse stirred up so much trouble, whether she's provoking conservative authorities with her defiant lyrics about women's rights and oppression of the poor, or finding herself in Brazilian and Mexican prisons for four years on charges of kidnapping and corrupting minors. Her latest album, De Película, is sparked by uptempo dance-pop tunes such as “No Soy un Pájaro,” which combines hip-hop touches with tropical beats, and such grandiose piano ballads as “No Querías Lastimarme.”

Fri., May 23, 7 p.m., 2014
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