Backbeat: Arthur Hanlon & Natalia Jimenez Turn Studio Session for TV Special Into Party
Backbeat: Arthur Hanlon & Natalia Jimenez Turn Studio Session for TV Special Into Party

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From the left, producer Julio Reyes, singer Natalia Jimenez and pianist Arthur Hanlon at Reyes' Miami studio.

Universal Music Latino pianist/composer Arthur Hanlon is readying to film a television special set inside Puerto Rico's historic Castle of San Cristoal, which, for the first time ever, is opening its doors to a TV show. The special, produced by SBS Entertainment and set to air on public television in 2012, will feature a wide array of Latin acts. They include Spanish diva Natalia Jimenez, who met with Hanlon and producer Julio Reyes in Reyes' Miami studio for a rehearsal of "Historia de un amor."

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"Natalia is probably the most genuine artist I've met in a long time. Not to mention that she has an incredible voice and is gorgeous," said Hanlon. "We had instant chemistry and the rehearsal ended up being a big party!"

Jimenez is currently promoting her solo, self-titled debut after her success as lead singer and songwriter with La Quinta Estacion (who won a Grammy Award in 2010). She joined pianist/composer Arthur Hanlon at the studio of producer Julio Reyes. Jimenez will be a guest in Hanlon's upcoming television special, which will be filmed Nov. 3 inside the Castle and Fort of San Cristobal in Puerto Rico.