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Disco Lives

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.05.2016 | Good News
Mitch Rosenzweig

It's important to be able to let that door be open sometimes, especially when you are alone.

Sylvester's Legacy Is "Mighty Real" In A New Musical

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

In the 1970s and '80s you could not go to a disco without hearing the silky, falsetto voice of Sylvester. With songs like "Do Ya Wanna Funk" and his s...

Agent Of Change: Cathy MacNaughton On AIDS Assistance Program And The Importance Of Giving Back

Greg Archer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Greg Archer

Agents of Change walk among us all the time. Look around: There's probably one of them in the same room with you right now. The neighbor who never tol...

Neither Painting Nor Disco Is Dead, And Here's The Art Show To Prove It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts

"Disco is music for dancing," Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder once said, "and people will always want to dance." Have truer words ever been spo...

Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip

Kelly Hughes | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

Decades before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the current crop of Reality TV stars, an enterprising California girl could earn her fifteen m...

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

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 disco ...

INTERVIEW: Director Mark Christopher on "54"

Wes Hurley | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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 06.07.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...