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  1. Musical Weekend Brings Classic Sounds to Parr HallRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 |

    Music lovers are being invited to don their dance shoes in March for the memorable melodies of 70s Disco and the distinctive rhythms of Northern Soul. Returning to Parr Hall on Friday 17 March, 70s Disco has proven itself to be an unforgettable night which fans flock to as they step back in time to the disco era, complete with all that glitters, and all that hair! National DJs will be playing original vinyl and bringing back the sounds of Billy Ocean, Barry White, Edwin Starr, Chairmen of the Board, Bay City Rollers, Detroit Spinners, Donna Summer, Three Degrees, Chic, Kool and The Gang, T. Rex, Sister Sledge, and many more.


  2. REVIEW: Simply divine! Alexandra Burke sparkles in Sister Act at the AlhambraRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Thetelegraphand Argus

    THE closest Deloris Van Cartier has come to God is praying that one day she will wear a white mink around her shoulders - like her idol, Donna Summer. But Deloris is a long way from fame and fortune.


  3. For Mexico City Musicians, There's No Hiding From 'El Futuro'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | KQED

    ... up as an assassinated Donald Trump, just days before the election. We clink beers, and between the BeeGees and Donna Summer tracks, get to talking about our favorite punk bands. The Trump impersonator turns out to be Brandon Welchez, lead singer of ...


  4. Treat Her Right campaign kicks off: Equal Pay? It's about timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... Jane Austin? Sylvia Plath? No, my friends. These immortal lines were written by the late American disco diva, Donna Summer. The song got to Number 23 on the NZ pop charts in 1983. It was inspired by a chance encounter in the toilets of Chasen's ...


  5. Vangelis - DelectusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... producing pop classics like "State of Independence," a track which later would be covered by disco diva Donna Summer, and "I'll Find My Way Home." Vangelis seemed quite at home in this setting, as he and Anderson seemed to feed off their newfound ...


  6. Weekend preview: Bonding over local musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    There is an undeniable sweetness to a lot of the music on "Honey Bun," the luscious new album from Miami-based alt-Latino band Elastic Bond being released Friday on Nacional Records. The title track, highlighted by lyricist Sofy Encanto's silky, Donna Summer -style vocal, is a layer cake of flickering disco-era guitar in the Nile Rodgers-Chic mode laced with synth and bass grooves that is at once warmly nostalgic and funky fresh.


  7. Songwriter Jimmy Webb to premiere classical work at Molloy CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Newsday

    Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb premieres a classical work with the South Shore Symphony and pianist Jeffrey Biegel at Molloy College Feb. 25. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Larry Busacca Jimmy Webb has written all kinds of music - from the unbridled pop he wrote for the 5th Dimension to the yearning country that Glen Campbell turned into classics to the Donna Summer disco anthem "MacArthur Park." Rihanna recently reworked Webb's classic "Do What You Gotta Do" for use in Kanye West's Grammy-nominated rap song "Famous," but moving into hip-hop isn't what has the Bayville singer-songwriter excited these days.


  8. 'I'm gonna be me and screw you if you don't like it'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... more than a decade ago and quickly became a fixture on the drag circuit. Her first gig was at Rebar, singing Donna Summer songs between the acts of a disco-themed show. Since then, Ade has appeared in fringe theater productions; a band that plays ...


  9. Let's DanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2008 | Southern Living

    ... dance it to just about any popular song. Where to use it: In nightclubs Great practice song: "Hot Stuff," by Donna Summer 3. Two-Step Boot scootin' couples waltz in a giant circle around the dance floor with slow, intermittent spins. It's so easy ...


  10. Ina and Jeffrey: A Love StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Food Network

    ... to talk to Matt Lauer about her first cookbook. Jeffrey was watching the show in his hotel room as disco legend Donna Summer hit the stage at Rockefeller Center for Today ' s summer concert series - right before Ina's segment - and the woman just ...


  11. The 100 Greatest Award Show Performances of All TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Billboard

    ... Grammy ceremonies where the visual aspect of live performance clearly reflected the bar-raising impact of MTV, Donna Summer recreated the blue-collar fabulousness of her first smash video for a gonzo presentation that dazzled with disco nonsense. ...


  12. Carly Rae Jepsen remakes It Takes Two with Lil YachtyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    A 30 second clip of the song can be found here . In an interview with a banned source, she said she is working on a new album that is inspired by Donna Summer and is going disco.


  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Talks Donna Summer-Inspired New Album, Lil Yachty CollabRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    ... tells Entertainment Weekly that she'll be channeling 1970s disco vibes on the project. "I would say more Donna Summer than the Bee Gees ," she says. "That would be the disco inspiration that's leading the pack at the moment." But she's also stepped ...


  14. Preview Carly Rae Jepsen & Lil Yachty's "It Takes Two" CoverRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Stereogum

    ... rappers!" There's nothing more terrifying than that. But they were really helpful. I would say more Donna Summer than the Bee Bees. That would be the disco inspiration that's leading the pack at the moment. That said, some of the songs that have ...


  15. Disco dancing the night awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | The Japan Times

    ... by glittering lights and disco balls. Bless of G.K. favors the disco classics of Earth, Wind & Fire, Chic and Donna Summer, as well as songs of '80s pop icons such as Michael Jackson and Madonna and rock tunes by the likes of Queen, the Eagles and ...


  16. Is Madonna About To Become The Face Of The Anti-Trump Movement??Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 28 | Perez Hilton

    ... Bruce Roberts on a project, according to TMZ . See, Roberts wrote Enough is Enough for Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer , and now he wants Madonna to re-record that anthem with specific lyrics that "express disdain for Trump's policies." According ...


  17. Seth Rudetsky - '70s Variety Shows DeconstructedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | LA Weekly

    ... another actress in the role of Jan. You'll never be the same again after you've heard the Brady family singing Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby." Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Los Angeles, and never be bored again. With suggestions ...


  18. On an influential music producerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 | Slugger O'Toole

    ... Minogue and Jason Donovan into pop icons. They also worked with established artists such as Cliff Richard and Donna Summer - indeed, legendary DJ Paul Gambaccini has said their finest hour was Donna Summer's 1989 hit "This Time I Know It's For ...


  19. R.I.P. Larry SteinbachekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Stereogum

    ... Bronski in 1983, and they broke the pop charts with songs including "Smalltown Boy" and "Why?" and a cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" with Marc Almond. The trio was one of the early groups to raise awareness for gay rights; "Smalltown Boy" was ...


  20. Alicia Keys - "Sweet F'in Love"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Stereogum

    ... with four-on-the-floor house music, and it finds Keys cooing the title over and over, like it's her version of Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby." I also like how she says "f'n" all through the song but then changes it to "fucking" by the end. ...