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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony to reunite for 'Q Viva! Live'

April 5, 2012 | 12:46 pm

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jamie King’s passion project, “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” is set to conclude with a live show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on May 26.

And to bolster the roster of handpicked talent, Lopez and Anthony have announced they'll perform together. It’s the first time the former couple, who were married seven years and have twins, will grace the stage together since announcing their separation in July.

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On the tri-lingual show, which airs on both Univision and Fox, the former couple and renowned creative director King have been combing the Americas vetting singers, dancers, musicians and artists for the Las Vegas spectacle. The series chronicled the multi-country selection process and then the Los Angeles rehearsals, culminating in May’s finale.

Though the show is focused exclusively on Latin artistry and culture, "Q'Viva's" ambitions didn’t wholly lie in the Spanish-language market. To strike a more universal appeal, the show was filmed in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. It aired in 21 countries across major TV networks in North, South and Central America and was seen weekly by more than 30 million television viewers across the networks.

Lopez, Anthony and King traveled to locations including Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Uruguay.

Following May’s big show, there are plans to take the Las Vegas production on tour.

"It was our dream to come together and show the world what Latin American talent really is. As much as we knew about it, going on this journey we learned so much more about it," Lopez said. "The world and everybody who takes this journey with us is going to be so pleasantly surprised, so elated, so lifted, so enriched by the experience."

Tickets to “¡Q’viva! The Chosen Live” start at $45 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com or MandalayBay.com.

In case you haven't been watching “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” here's a glimpse at what's in store:

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Photo: "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen" travels across Latin America to discover new talent. Leading the journey are artists Marc Anthony, left, Jennifer Lopez and acclaimed show director Jamie King. Credit: XIX Entertainment

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