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Exposé

Pop vocal group

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Pop group Exposé made a stunning entrance on the music scene with their 1986 debut album, Exposure. The trio, composed of singers Ann Curless, Gioia Bruno (who uses only her first name professionally), and Jeanette Jurado, broke a record previously held by rock superstars the Beatles for most Top 10 singles from a first album with four hitsCome Go with Me, Point of No Return, Exposed to Love, and Seasons Change. They followed this impressive start with 1989s What You Dont Know, scoring smashes with the title track and with the ballad, When I Looked at Him.

The members of Exposé did not come together in the usual wayfriends deciding to form a band. Instead, Miami, Florida-based music producer Lewis Martinee wanted to create a group, and he continues to write most of the songs for the trio. Initially he had chosen three other women to become Exposé, and had already made some recordings for an album, but, as People magazine reported, one original member quit and two were fired.

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Members of group brought together by music producer Lewis Martinee, in Miami, Fla., 1986;Ann Curless, born c. 1965;Gioia Bruno (one source says Carmen, another goes strictly by Gioia), born c. 1965, married, one daughter Briana; Jeanette Jurado, born c. 1966.

Recording artists and concert performers, 1986.

Addresses: Record company Arista Records, 6 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

Curless, Gioia, and Jurado were all singing lead for different local club bands when Martinee recruited them as replacements. Jurado recounted for People: It still strikes me like a dream. When youre working in clubs, you always think, Someone will walk in, like me and make me a star. And thats what happened. Though brought together somewhat artificially, according to People the three women, who share lead vocal responsibilities, claim to be the best of friends now that they have found fame.

Being based in Miami, much of Exposés music has a Latin flavor to it. They have been compared to salsa-spiced pop star Gloria Estefan and her Miami Sound Machine, but also to singers like Madonna and Deborah Harry. Each member of the trio, asserted Alanna Nash of Stereo Review, is a strong vocalist. But Exposé, despite their huge success with pop and dance music fans, are not entirely the darlings of music critics. Ralph Novak, reviewing Exposure in People, complained that some of the groups material was undeniable disco fodder. He did, however, concede that Exposés mixture of Latin touches with pop produced often invigorating results, and concluded of the trio: There is a lot of talent in evidence.

Exposés second album, What You Dont Know, was delayed by legal battles, probably concerning the singers that Martinee had first hired to form the group. When it finally came out in 1989, Nash declared: Theyll love it in Europe, and probably on dance floors all across America. True, the title trackwhich made the Top 10is an up-tempo dance number, but another hit from What You Dont Know, When I Looked at Him, is a slow, romantic ballad. Again, though Exposés 1989 effort has raced up the charts, it has not passed the reviewers unscathed. Even Nashs critique was mixed; she complained of repetitiveness in the material and felt the lyrics were immature. David Hiltbrand was even more harsh in People, calling the album dizzyingly superficial dance music, and dismissing When I Looked at Him as sounding like something the cat dragged in with some reluctance. Yet he recognized that Exposé was giving the kids what they want to hear.

The trio, however, is undaunted by criticism, and takes pride in their work. Jurado announced to People: We can work a crowd and get them going. Were the real stuff. Exposé also tries to do their part with public service messages; the album sleeve of What You Dont Know is printed with the slogan Just say no to drugs.

Selected discography

Albums; on Arista Records

Exposure (includes Come Go with Me, Point of No Return, Exposed to Love, and Seasons Change), 1986.

What You Dont Know (includes What You Dont Know and When I Looked at Him), 1989.

Sources

People, March 30, 1987; August 28, 1989; December 4, 1989.

Stereo Review, October 1989.

Elizabeth Thomas

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ex·pose / ikˈspōz/ • v. [tr.] (often be exposed) make (something) visible, typically by uncovering it: at low tide the sands are exposed. ∎  subject (photographic film) to light, esp. when operating a camera. ∎  (expose oneself) publicly and indecently display one's genitals. ∎  leave or put (someone) in an unprotected and vulnerable state: Miranda felt exposed and lonely. ∎  (expose someone to) cause someone to experience or be at risk of: he exposed himself unnecessarily to gunfire in the war. ∎  make (something embarrassing or damaging) public: investigations exposed a vast network of illegalities. ∎  (expose someone to) introduce (someone) to (a subject or area of knowledge): students were exposed to probability and statistics in high school. ∎  leave (a child) in the open to die.

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expose deprive of shelter; lay open; disclose XV; exhibit or offer publicly XVII. — (O)F. exposer, based on L. expōnere; see EXPOUND, POSE1.
So exposition explanation, interpretation XIV; setting forth in description; displaying to view XVII. — (O)F. or L. expositor XIV. — (O)F. or late L. expository XVII. — late L. expositōrius. exposure XVII.

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ex·po·sé / ˌekspōˈzā/ • n. a report of the facts about something, esp. a journalistic report that reveals something scandalous: a shocking exposé of a medical cover-up.

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