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Marc Anthony, Framed

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We're excited -- that's our default state, by the way -- that this week's special guest artist is the great pop/salsa singer, Marc Anthony. Readers may best know Marc as J-Lo's ex-husband, but, of course, he's a star in his own right, having scored three Top 10 LPs in the U.S. over his several-decades-long career.

The video we're featuring is "Vivir Mi Vida," a new Vevo premier that's picked up over six million views in a week. The title translates into English as "Live My Life," and the lyrics are about living and enjoying life; laughing and dancing instead of crying and suffering.

Good advice, to be sure, readers! The video's in black and white, so we asked Marc to comment, in caption form, on the artistic values involved in that choice.

He graciously agreed, but we think he may have misunderstood us. That happens to us a lot. But, since we're on a tight deadline, we'll go with what he gave us, and hope it all goes well.

See you next week, readers! With a whole new Framed!

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1 -- "Like many singers, I've often wondered what life would be like if it the world was bereft of color. A world of grays and whites and blacks."

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2 -- "The loss of metaphors would be near catastrophic."

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3 -- "For example, these young ladies seem to be feeling great. They could be 'in the pink.' Not that we'd ever know, of course."

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4 -- "Some would celebrate such a world, of course. The red in the face, the green with envy, and so on."

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5 -- "Others would remain fat, not realizing they could still call upon the slimming properties of black."

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6 -- "Heck, I wouldn't even know if my tour was in the red!"

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7 -- "This African-American girl and her peers might even start thinking that there are two classes in America: the white and the non-white. A crazy notion, to be sure!"

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8 -- "Singing the blues would be out of the question!"

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9 -- "Ha, ha! Sorry, but I can't do any songs by Green Day, Deep Purple, or Brownsville Station!"

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10 -- "Don't run that light, motorcyclist! It's gray!"

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11 -- "And the players of beisbol would know nothing of the famed Cincinnati Reds!"

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12 -- "Worst of all, the splendid flag of Puerto Rico would be muted by this chromatic disaster!"

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