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  1. My New Wrinkles a Silver Screena Top 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | The Fresno Bee

    ... a song in a totally different musical style, but this close-harmony version practically counts as a crime against ABBA. 2. The opening segment, shot on video of Yates, the emcee, at the Tower Theatre, is a fun concept but could be tightened. (One ...

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  2. ABBA-solutely surprising: My 'Mamma Mia!' epiphanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Contra Costa Times

    ... unwelcome) to revisit a play and see how it has changed. Or maybe how you have. Or sometimes both. The unstoppable ABBA salute "Mamma Mia!," which sashays into Broadway San Jose on June 3-5, is one such show for me. The first time I saw the kitschy ...

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  3. Does your mother know super troupers bring sounds of Abba to WyvernRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | Swindon Advertiser

    One of the UK's leading Abba tribute acts, over the years the foursome has made it its mission to keep the Scandinavian band's timeless anthems alive, travelling the length and breadth of Britain and Sweden in the obligatory spangly get-up to perform its head-bobbing ditties. In this new production, they recreate Abba's famous sound with the help of a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass.

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  4. Like Sam Neill and Daniel Craig, here are other stars who turned down massive dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Katzenberg, the storyline in the final episode pretty much put an end to his hopes of bringing the show back to life. Abba turned down more than $1 billion to carry on, but Abba impersonators are better off for it, at least. The Swedish foursome ...

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  5. Super Swedish-centric show promised at Aachen openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Horsetalk

    ABBA's BjA rn Ulvaeus. The band's original costumes will be on show at Aachen's Opening Ceremony.

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  6. Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/20/16- Judy KuhnRead the original story

    Friday May 20 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... roles (Florence Vassy) in the Trevor Nunn -directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus (formerly of ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice . Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset ...

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  7. Luxury Howth home which boasts its own tennis courts on the market for a 1.8mRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Independent.ie

    What did a millionaire's dream party pad look like back in 1980? How did contemporary design roll at the top of the market when disco reigned and the beat of the Nolan Sisters and Abba filled the glitterball spiked dance floors? This was when ladies sported high perms and angular shoulder pads, company managers dreamt of a Ford Granada Ghia and entertaining at home meant 20 cases of Harp stubbies, a case of Babycham and three platters of cocktail stick stacked cheese cubes with a glace cherry on the top? Maybe even a fondue. Cutting edge homes in 1980 were all about flat roofs, red bricks, razor sharp angles, high chimney breasts of random rubble, and smoked glass and panel pine - everywhere.

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  8. FUN: An It's a Knockout event is on in Westhoughton this SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | This Is Lancashire

    ... you like Saturday night with the lights low, then the Octagon Theatre is the place to go. The world's longest-running ABBA concert show Thank You for the Music is coming to town to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Swedish super group's biggest ...

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  9. Weekend events to mark in your diaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Warrnambool Standard

    ... Keilor Thunder at the Arc in Big V division one action on Saturday night. Tip off is at 8pm. THEATRE: Gold the Ultimate ABBA Show at the Lighthouse Theatre. Unleash your inner Dancing Queen on the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the ...

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  10. A Daesh of comedy? Israel's spoof ISIS Eurovision video goes viralRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Al Bawaba

    ... clip opens with a French-accented host welcoming the band - dubbed ABBU in a likely reference to Sweden's famous group ABBA - which proceeds to sing: Boomzi boom boomzi bam Hello Europe, we come We've been waiting for a thousand years We are coming ...

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  11. Israeli TV lampoons IS in Eurovision spoofRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | The Times of Israel

    ... clip opens with a French-accented host welcoming the band - dubbed ABBU in a likely reference to Sweden's famous group ABBA - which proceeds to sing: Boomzi boom boomzi bam Hello Europe, we come We've been waiting for a thousand years We are coming ... 1 comment

  12. 'Hello Europe, We Come'Read the original story

    Monday May 16 | Breitbart.com

    Israel's most famous satirists released a video with a mock entry by the Islamic State into the Eurovision Song Contest. The song, called "Boomzi Boom, Boomzi Bam," is performed by a band called ABBU - ostensibly a nod to seventies band ABBA who were natives of Sweden where this year's competition took place.

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  13. Future Dancing Queen Carly Rae Jepsen Teases Disco Sound on Third AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 16 | Lite 98.7

    ... things, whatever this next album may or may not turn out to be," the singer explained. "But I'm very much referencing ABBA a lot, and the Bee Gees, all of that stuff." Jepsen continued on her exploration of '70s sounds: "It's fun to dig into oldies ...

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  14. Record-breaking Mamma Mia! gets extra show at Blenheim's ASB TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | Marlborough Express

    ... which had almost double the seat numbers of the old Civic Theatre. Mamma Mia! was based around 22 songs by super-group ABBA and had also been turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. Tickets for Wednesday's show, starting at ...

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  15. Eurovision 2016 sees Britain sweep the board as almost every song is in EnglishRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | Daily Mail

    ... number of acts wanted to boost their chances by singing in English. The restriction was relaxed in 1973, allowing Abba to win with Waterloo the following year, but reinstated between 1978 and 1998. Some Eurovision fans have gone online to complain ...

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  16. Don't Call Sweden This Saturday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | The Daily Nexus

    ... making Sweden the most well-represented country in the contest. Since 1974 - the year Sweden's legendary pop group ABBA took first place - Sweden has been a powerhouse in not only the Eurovision Song Contest, but in the global music scene. ...

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  17. Eurovision is huge - " so why doesn't the UK try harder to win?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | Radio Times

    ... felt many times over the years. Take 1974. This is my favourite year in the history of Eurovision. Not only because Abba won with Waterloo, but also because of all the political shenanigans. Italian television refused to broadcast the Italian entry, ...

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  18. Glitz, Glam, Glory of Eurovision Song Contest Come to USRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 4 | Voice of America

    ... song contest final in Stockholm, Sweden, May 14, 2016. Famous Eurovision winners of the past include Swedish pop group ABBA in 1974, Canadian singer Celine Dion in 1988 (who, oddly, represented Switzerland) and Russian female duo Tatu in 2003. ...

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  19. Eurovision Song Contest finally gets a Us TV home at LogoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | Albany Times Union

    In this April 6, 1974 file photo, members of Swedish group ABBA and close associates celebrate the victory of their song "Waterloo" in the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England. The four members of ABBA, Benny Andersson, left, Annifrid Lyngstad, third left, Agnetha Faltskog, second right, and Bjorn Ulvaeus, right, , second right, were the most successful winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, enjoying unprecedented success after their victory.

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  20. ABBA, The New Seekers & More: Eurovision's Top Charting SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | Billboard

    ... 1968), Manny Kellem (No. 96 in 1968) and the Dells, in a medley with "I Can Sing a Rainbow" (No. 22, 1969). "Waterloo," ABBA Hot 100 peak: No. 6, 1974 "Volare" might be the best-known song to ever compete in Eurovision, but ABBA is the ...

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