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EDM Goes Back to the Future. Gaga and Today's Dance Divas Are the Future

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Unlike much of what came to be lumped under E.D.M. -- frequently playing to feelings like anger and alienation -- dance-pop was, like disco itself, meant to evoke happy, fun, cathartic feelings.

The First Ladies of Disco Rock NYC

Wayne Anderson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Wayne Anderson

Singing with a full band and talented back-up singers, The First Ladies of Disco had me, and the sold-out crowd that didn't have a chair to spare, out of their seats and screaming for more. In fact, I screamed myself a bit hoarse.

Purgatory & Paradise: Meryl Meisler's Vintage New York Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Meryl Meisler's tome of photography from the 70s titled, "Purgatory & Paradise SASSY '70s: Suburbia & The City" is an exceptional collection of disc...

INTERVIEW: Director Mark Christopher on "54"

Wes Hurley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Wes Hurley

17 years after 54 originally opened in theaters, the filmmaker, Mark Christopher, is finally able to share the movie he wanted to make in the first place. 54: The Director's Cut premiered this year in Berlin and continues to be a hit at the film festival circuit.

What Was Better? The 1960s Or 1970s?

Perry Block | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Perry Block

When you think about it, the 1970s weren't as bad as those of us who tend to prefer the 1960s often like to say. There was unquestionably some good entertainment and some good times, even if we didn't like the clothes we were wearing.

Dim All the Lights for Donna Summer: My Personal Memories of One of the All-Time Great Singers

David Munk | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

Paul sat me right next to Donna, who treated me immediately like an old friend. In that very moment I stopped caring about what my boss would say, because in that second, and perhaps for the first time in my life, I felt exponentially less terrible about being me.

EDM: From Underground Movement to Commercial Phenomenon

David Chiu | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
David Chiu

As the old saying goes, better late than never. That could apply to the arrival of electronic dance music or EDM to the mainstream. Compared to rock and hip hop, it took more than 30 years for this once-underground sound to finally reach its current commercial peak.

Gamble and Huff: Music Producers Who Created the Sound of Philadelphia

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

Their music spoke to the day and the time and began to attract listeners of all types. There was nothing better than disco music to get people moving, and Americans were ready.

First Ladies of Disco - Show Some Love

Wayne Anderson | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Wayne Anderson

A new singing group filled with famous names and legendary voices has officially been formed. Martha Wash, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Linda Clifford are The First Ladies of Disco.

Iconic Jimmy Somerville Pays 'Homage' to His Disco Roots on New Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"The person I was 30 years ago -- and, to an extent, who I still am -- I was someone who loved and craved attention," shares Jimmy Somerville, "But when I got it, I couldn't cope with it."

Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One Bring Back the Boogie As Tuxedo

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.12.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

"I think that there is so much Nate Dogg on this record," says Mayer Hawthorne, one half of Tuxedo with producer Jake One, about the inspiration behind the album. "He was a massive influence on the making of this record."

Book Before Its Read

Juanita MORE! | Posted 05.10.2015 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

Music, it's so often said, has one of the strongest associative links for memory; you hear a song from your youth and immediately -- if only fleetingly -- you are transported back to that time of history and the textures come again into focus.

This 'Saturday Night Fever' Movie Mashup Will Transport You Back To The Days Of Disco

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty

On Dec. 14, 1977, a little movie called "Saturday Night Fever" enjoyed its world premiere, making a star out of a 23-year-old John Travolta and launch...

Adventure #1: Mexico, 1967

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My best friends and I drove a '60 Chevy from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Acapulco during winter break in 1967. Not only did I turn 18 on the trip, but my bff's were all guys

35 Years Selling Homes to the Stars: Lessons in the real estate business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Like any good business idea, or any opportunity at that, New York City is what you make of it and the people that stay there the longest are the ones who--like entrepreneurs--find their niche and prosper in it.

Model Citizen Meets Modern Metals: A Fashion Week Feature on Gerard Yosca's Newest Collections

Lauren Demarest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Style
Lauren Demarest

After thirty years, Gerard Yosca Jewelry, Inc. remains a force within the fashion industry. And we had the honor of asking the man behind the jewelry, Gerard Yosca himself, to tell us more about these new collections.

Curtis M. Wong

A Fresh Look At An Out, Proud Disco Legend For A New Generation | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Depicting the glitzy yet all-too-brief life of disco’s most legendary out performer, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical” is giving Manha...

Summer in the '70s: Teen Angst, New Friends and Rock and Roll

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Having attended the same public school since kindergarten, after 6th grade I had to move to a new town. I didn't want to hear about going back to school at all, knowing I had to start 7th grade at a Catholic school, where I didn't know anyone.

Know Disco? If So, You Can Save a Life: Learn How During National CPR Week

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our Hands-Only CPR campaign is increasing the survival of victims by making people aware of Hands-Only CPR as an effective choice, training them in the skill, and giving them the confidence to take action.

Adam Goldberg

Chromeo Talks To HuffPost About The New Album 'White Women' | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

This is Chromeo's time. The musical team of David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, aka Dave 1 and P-Thugg, released their newest album, "White Wome...

Donna Summer + Slasher Flicks = Killer of a Good Time at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

What do Donna Summer classics like Bad Girls, I Feel Love and MacArthur Park have to do with 90s horror movies like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer?

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

How a High Note Kicked Me into Midlife

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

. Sophia embodied my disco days, but it was Donna's dancing queen who told me I could still give life a good kick in the pants.

Thelma Houston Will Never Leave Us

David Toussaint | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

If you've ever worried that age plays a major factor in life's gratification, talk to Thelma Houston. You'll likely find that, yes, it does: Kids are ...

Three Plays, Three Scripts: Obama's Drone, Christie's Dodge and McDonnell's Dig

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If, as the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then the weight of the recent landmark speeches by Messrs. Obama, Christie and McDonnell is telling... maybe.