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Jon Secada talks love, marriage and the art of musical seduction




Jon Secada has no problem playing the role of the Latin lover onstage.

“It comes with the territory of the music,” said the Cuban-American singer-songwriter. “It’s natural sometimes to get into a passionate thing, to want to sing to somebody. And it’s part of the culture, too. Everything gets all married up, between the music, the personality, the artist and the passion of the culture.”

The two-time Grammy winner knows a thing or two about cross-cultural passion, selling more than 20 million albums in two languages, and penning hits like If You Go, Just Another Day and Angel. This week  Secada released Otra Vez, his first Spanish-language pop album in eight years. And on Saturday night, he’ll swing through Pinellas County for an intimate Valentine’s Day weekend concert at The Club at Treasure Island. A limited number of tickets is available for $65. Click here for details.

What better time, we thought, to pick Secada’s mind on love, seduction and his rumored performance at April's royal wedding between William and Kate? A sample:

True or false: Have you ever seduced a woman by singing to her?

Oh, sure, of course. (laughs) It’s all about that, bro!

Click here for our full interview.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 11:09am]


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