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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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

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...

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.

The Funk Embassy: What Would James Brown Think?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

At best, one would expect to get a brand new bag out of The Funk Embassy. But instead, a fusion of Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, R&B, a bit of hip hop, and a bit of rap is what one gets.

I Do Not Enjoy Dancing

Alison Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

I don't want to shake my groove thang, get down on it, boogie woogie, cut a rug, trip the light fantastic, do the hustle, get out on the dance floor and show 'em how it's done, do the mash potato, stomp!, twerk or lambada. I've been immunized against disco fever. The rhythm has yet to get me.

Arcade Fire Concert Journal: The Reflektors' Brooklyn Ball

Joel Wolfram | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
Joel Wolfram

"It wouldn't be the first time we thought something was funny that no one else thought was funny," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler consoled the audience that came to see the band play Friday night in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

WATCH: Ryan Phillippe's Deleted Gay Kiss Scene Leaks

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Time to sprinkle on some glitter, lace up your dancing shoes and get under the moon and the spoon because the gay old days of Studio 54 are back as a ...

Remembering The First 3 Albums I Ever Owned

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

For as long as I can remember, I have been a music lover. Mom would break out her John Gary and Nat King Cole records, and although I wasn't crazy about either artist, it was hard to miss how happy she was while listening to them.