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7 hrs ago | Detroit News

Hit film 'Sister Act' becomes a musical blast from the disco past

If legendary composer Alan Menken hadn't been able to put his own stamp on the score for the musical 'Sister Act,' he might have turned down the job.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Crime Movies, Sister Act, Theater, Alan Menken, Donna Summer

16 hrs ago | New Yorker

The Woman Who Put the Soul in "Sanctified"

When you first hear the opening seconds of the song " Sanctified ," by Rick Ross, your instinct might be to give credit to Kanye West, who co-produced it, for finding one of the most breathtaking vocal samples in hip-hop history.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Betty Wright

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Officials Detail New Tax Laws Affecting Gay Married Couples in NY

Tuesday is the first Tax Day that thousands of married same-sex couples in New York can file joint taxes, and lawyers, activists and officials gathered outside the IRS center in Manhattan Monday to celebrate the change.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, New York, Village People

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Watch Beck's performance at Coachella; get psyched to see him at #XPNFest

Of the many excellent performances at Coachella this past weekend , add one more name to the list: Beck .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Beck, Donna Summer

Fri Apr 11, 2014

EQ Magazine

IMS Engage Announces Giorgio Moroder and Pete Tong

Second announcement of speakers confirmed for the upcoming IMS Engage, taking place in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 16th at the W Hotel Hollywood.


Related Topix: Dance, Giorgio Moroder


Listen to a Mix of Rare Chinese Funk, Soul, and Jazz from Honey Soundsystem's Bezier for Beats in Space

San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem crew has been keeping very busy in 2014. Just this week, the collective-who we profiled back in January as part of Bubblin' Up Week -issued its new Spring Mix , while crew member Jackie House teamed up with fellow SF producer Dr. Sleep on "Predatory Landscape," a Patrick Cowley-sampling tune that was offered up as ... (more)


Related Topix: Patrick Cowley


Village People's Randy Jones Is an Evil Overlord

Randy a Jones, the Village People's originala cowboy, will lead the cast of The Anthem , an original sci-fi musical inspired by the classic Ayn Rand novella Anthem .


Related Topix: Village People, Ayn Rand, Prometheus

The Plain Dealer

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Predicting the Class of 2015

Now that the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is behind us, it's time to take a look at next year's potential Class of 2015 .


Related Topix: Industrial, Pop/Rock, Nine Inch Nails, Husker Du, Punk, Cleveland, OH, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Blues, Chic, Joan Jett, Music, Entertainment

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Nikki Chalas Named New Executive Director of ZviDance

Nikki Chalas, a rising arts executive with over ten years of experience in the dance and theatre industries, has been named Executive Director of ZviDance.


Related Topix: Dance, KC & the Sunshine Band, Ohio State University

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Trojan

'Mamma Mia' hits Los Angeles

Forty years ago this week, ABBA got its big break when the Swedish pop band won the Eurovision Song Contest.


Related Topix: ABBA, Pop/Rock, Sophie, Wedding


2 don't miss Bay Area concerts, April 10-13

Haim: The L.A. family combo adds up to more than just a Fleetwood Mac cover - or an infectious Target commercial.


Related Topix: Cerrone, Funk, Sly & the Family Stone, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of...

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, "Anthem", with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, ... (more)


Related Topix: Village People

WPTV Local News

Autism Society hosting family event

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of Palm Beach/Martin County is hosting a new FUNdraiser for the entire family The Palm Beach Autism Festival Presented by The Eppy Group, The Palm Beach Kennel Club and The Slomin Family Center.


Related Topix: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, KC & the Sunshine Band

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Stranger

Remixer Extraordinaire Todd Terje Produces His First Full-Length with a Little Help from Bryan Ferry

After working on remixes and edits for the likes of Stevie Wonder , Chic , Hot Chip , and Franz Ferdinand , Norwegian producer Todd Terje releases his first full-length, and it's a lot of fun .


Related Topix: Chic

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Free Republic

Old Sacred Heart Church site now a roller-skating sanctuary

For more than a century, San Francisco Catholics were baptized, married and mourned at Sacred Heart Church on Fillmore Street.


Related Topix: KC & the Sunshine Band

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Happy 41st birthday Pharrell Williams

Happy singer Pharrell Williams turns 41 today and to celebrate his birthday HELLO! Online are taking a look at what's in his stars today We are all very good at doing what we already know what to do but it takes us a while, though, to learn new techniques.


Related Topix: N.E.R.D., Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Dance, Pop/Rock, Chic, Funk, Nile Rodgers, Robin Thicke, Entertainment

Bournemouth Echo

Strictly star Sophie Ellis Bextor on dancing, family and the music business

Ever since she first burst onto the musical scene, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has held a reputation for being so darned cool.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sophie, Dance, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, East Sussex County, England,

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The News-Press

Village People: YMCA as much fun today as it was in the '70s

Felipe Rose remembers when he first heard the concept for Village People. He wasn't impressed.


Related Topix: Village People, Immokalee, FL


Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza's Hard Rock Hotel.


Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, Dance, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Daft Punk, Chic

Thu Apr 03, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle

Old Sacred Heart Church site now a roller-skating sanctuary

Skaters from the Church of 8 Wheels have fun at the former Sacred Heart Church site on Fillmore.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, KC & the Sunshine Band