New York is a state in the Northeastern United States and is the United States' 27th-most extensive, fourth-most populous, and seventh-most densely populated state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border in the Atlantic Ocean with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the west and north. The state of New York, with an estimated 19.8 million residents in 2015, is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City, the state's most populous city and its economic hub.
With an estimated population of nearly 8.5 million in 2014, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York City Metropolitan Area is one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. New York City is a global city, exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York City is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city. New York City makes up over 40% of the population of New York State. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York City Metropolitan Area, and nearly 40% live on Long Island. Both the state and New York City were named for the 17th century Duke of York, future King James II of England. The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany.
A performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud. After a performance, performance measurement sometimes occurs. Performance measurement is the process of collecting, analyzing and reporting information regarding the performance of an individual, group, organization, system or component.
The means of expressing appreciation can vary by culture. Chinese performers will clap with the audience at the end of a performance; the return applause signals "thank you" to the audience. In Japan, folk performing-arts performances commonly attract individuals who take photographs, sometimes getting up to the stage and within inches of performer's faces.
Sometimes the dividing line between performer and the audience may become blurred, as in the example of "participatory theatre" where audience members get involved in the production.
Performances is a live DVD that features previously unreleased footages of Selena during the Johnny Canales Show, a live coverage music television show, from the periods of 1993 to 1994.
The DVD comes in with two different styles, one being made of super jewel and another made of Amaray. The two contain the same track listings and features. The DVD movie features half of the movie of live performances while the other half includes a Selena special which is presented by Johnny Canales.
Selena Performances was originally named Johnny Canales presenta... Selena (English: Johnny Canales presents... Selena) and was going to be released during the fall of 2008. Due to new management for EMI Latin Records the DVD was postponed. The DVD was originally planned to be a DVD of various performances of Selena during the Johnny Canales Show from 1990 to 1994 but the record company complied for a DVD that included both various live performances and a special that would talk about Selena's legacy currently. The promotional poster, talks about an upcoming Television film based on Selena's death, similar to the Famous Crime Scene: Selena that aired on VH1. The television film will be produced by The Walt Disney Company set to be released in 2011. The upcoming Selena United States Stamp Collection and the upcoming Selena museum tour is also talked about on the promotional poster.