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9 hrs ago | Switched

"Mighty Real" Mighty Fun; Amiable "Youth"

Why haven't they made a musical about Sylvester? Teasingly and boldly nicknamed the Queen Of Disco, Sylvester had a clutch of hits and worked high heels with such fierceness that even Hedwig would have to step back and admire him. He also had a tragic, all too brief life that included being ostracized for being flamboyantly gay and brief success snuffed out by AIDS.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Pop/Rock, The Weather Girls

13 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: Mighty Real: a Fabulous Sylvester Musical is Glittery, Glamorous Brillance

"The Queen of Disco" is back, honey! And, he is serving up something fierce and mighty real at the Theatre At St. Clement's. That's right.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Pop/Rock, The Weather Girls

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Oxford Times

Hot to trot: the crowd go wild for Foals

Perhaps it's the freewheelling sense of fun, the quality of its acts, its laid-back efficiency, or maybe just its beautiful setting. Either way, for many Oxfordshire music-lovers the best major summer music festival has always been its last - Bestival.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England, Black Entertainment, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Chic, Dance, Basement Jaxx, Candi Staton, Soul

Broadway

Get Ready to Funk! Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical Opens Off-Broadway

Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical officially opens off-Broadway on September 14. The tuner features music by the legendary performer and a book by Anthony Wayne, who takes on the titular role. Wayne also co-directs alongside Kendrell Bowman.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WKXW-FM Trenton

Dona s Top 10 From September 14, 1976

Let's go! It's another trip in "The Time Machine", this time to Tuesday, September 14, 1976. There were the local top 10 singles: Two-hit wonders , the Ritchie Family was the brainchild of Jacques Morali, who also put together the Village People.

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Related Topix: Village People, Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Albany Times Union

Today's

Jacqueline Bisset arrives at the special screening of Silver Linings Playbook on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Related Topix: Beverly Hills, CA, Pop/Rock, Peter Cetera, Village People

Advocate

New Generation Discovers Disco's Sylvester

Disco is dead. Long live Sylvester! The trailblazing queer pioneer - who rocketed up the charts in the '70s and '80s with hits like "Do Ya Wanna Funk" - is now receiving an exuberant musical retelling of his life, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical , off-Broadway this fall.

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Related Topix: Music, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Oxford Times

Hot to trot: the crowd go wild for Foals

Perhaps it's the freewheelling sense of fun, the quality of its acts, its laid-back efficiency, or maybe just its beautiful setting. Either way, for many Oxfordshire music-lovers the best major summer music festival has always been its last - Bestival.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England, Black Entertainment, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Chic, Dance, Basement Jaxx, Candi Staton, Soul

NME

25,000 of illegal drugs handed in at Bestival

Bestival attendees gave up A 25,000 worth of illegal drugs to amnesty bins over the weekend. Hampshire police have released figures - via The Guardian - which also state that A 20,000 worth of drugs were taken on site as evidence at the four day event.

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Related Topix: Chic, Nile Rodgers, Funk

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Buenos Aires Herald

Out & About: Gloria Gaynor

Luna Park . Tonight, 9pm . Tickets: from $280 at the venue or www.ticketportal.com.ar With almost a career of almost 40 years in music, Gaynor will revive her greatest hits, such as I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye, Can't Take My Eyes Off You and I am What I am.

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Tay FM

REVIEW: Bestival 2014

THURSDAY Bestival is now considered to have become a stalwart of the UK summer festival scene, having enjoyed a glorious decade of bringing some of the finest acts around to Robin Hill Park on the Isle of Wight. With each year, it has got bigger and better and 2014 was the most mouth-watering offering so far, featuring headline sets from Outkast, Foals and Chic.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England, Black Entertainment, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Chic, Pop/Rock, Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Electronic

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daily Mail

The sun came out for Bestival's 2014 Desert Island Disco

Over 50,000 people descended on Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens this weekend, ready to D.I.S.C.O. to their hearts' content at Bestival. And the weather couldn't have been better to enjoy the top quality acts on this year's Desert Island Disco line-up.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Major Lazer, Outkast, Black Entertainment, Chic, Funk, Nile Rodgers

NME

Sam Smith, Paul Simon & Sting and more - O2 Priority Tickets

O2 Priority Tickets are available for upcoming tours from Sam Smith, Paul Simon & Sting plus CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers from 9am tomorrow morning. will play six gigs in Manchester, Wolverhampton and London early next year.

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Related Topix: Chic, Funk, Nile Rodgers

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Daily Star

Bestival 2014: Chic, Sam Smith and London Grammar rock Desert Island Disco

Rob Da Bank's music and arts festival on the Isle of Wight was better than ever this year thanks to a very special guest - the sun. Revellers on Friday were treated to the return of hip-hop legends Outkast, who set the stage alight with incredible performances of B.O.B, Hey Ya and Ms Jackson - although no songs were as jaw-dropping as Andre 3000's snow white wig.

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Related Topix: Chic, Pop/Rock, Sam Smith, Black Entertainment, Outkast, Hip-Hop

Pressat

a We're Record Breakers! The Guinness World Recordsa Title for the Largest Disco Ball Is Ours

It's been the centrepiece of the Magic Meadow throughout Bestival's four-day Desert Island Disco jamboree, and now we are utterly ecstatic to declare that our frankly magnificent disco ball has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title! Topping the tape at 10.33 metres, the dazzling disco beauty is as high as a three storey building, is covered in 2,500 mirrored tiles that would stretch out for a kilometre if you laid them end to end, and is filled with 350 cubic metres of air; equivalent to one thousand beach balls! Verified by Mark McKinley from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS the Disco Ball was measured by surveyor Ollie Salter at midday on Sunday , before clinching the record when it was raised and spun, with a suitably disco-tastic light show, at the start of Chic featuring Nile Rodgers' epic finale set on Sunday evening.

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Related Topix: Funk, Nile Rodgers, Chic

ContactMusic.com

Nile Rodgers working with Kanye West

Nile Rodgers has been sent a track to work on by Kanye West and is also collaborating with Avicii, Disclosure and Duran Duran. The 'Le Freak' hitmaker revealed that the controversial 37-year-old rapper recently sent him a track to work on, although it is not known whether the song will appear on Kanye's forthcoming seventh studio album.

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Related Topix: Chic, Dance, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Daft Punk

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Metro

Bestival 2014: Five dazzling moments from Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

Disco delegates Chic feat. Nile Rodgers returned to Bestival to play a triumphant Sunday night show and bring the festival to its spectacular finale.

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Related Topix: Chic, Funk, Nile Rodgers

Daily Echo

Bestival to climax with world record bid - and Chic

AFTER four spectacular days, one of the south's biggest music festivals will climax tonight with a world record attempt. Bestival organisers are aiming to suspend the world's largest mirror ball before the closing night's set by disco kings Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.

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Related Topix: World Records, Chic, Funk, Nile Rodgers

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Miami Herald

Sounds of the city: Film tells the story of soul music of Miami

Back in the day when we were young, Willie Clarke, a short stature of a guy, played the bass drum in our Booker T. Washington High School Band. He was on the quiet side, but very assertive.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Betty Wright, Theater, Arts

Daily Mail

Sophie Ellis-Bextor brings the glamour to Bestival in leggy...

Sophie Ellis-Bextor brings the glamour to Bestival in leggy sequinned mini skirt before slipping into sexy little red dress to perform If there was anyone who could bring a touch of sass to Bestival's desert island disco theme this weekend, it was Sophie Ellis Bextor. The starlet put a signature sixties spin on her stage and festival outfits as she teamed a Hawaiian shirt with a sequinned skirt and even a diamonte leotard with a hula skirt, giving her extra points for effort.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sophie

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