Tag Archives: Donna Summer

Donna Summer: The Musical Set For Fall Opening

Broadway World reports: Donna Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano has big Broadway plans as he prepares to launch his new stage show SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse in November. The show, based on the life of his late wife, will feature all of the disco queen’s greatest hits, with hopes taking the show the Broadway in 2018. According to WENN, the ...

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Coming Soon: Donna Summer, The Musical

The New York Post reports: Hey, someone left the cake out in the rain! And I’m here to tell you all about it. Director Des McAnuff, of “Jersey Boys” fame, staged a workshop last week of a new musical about the life of disco queen Donna Summer. It’s a gender-bender, with women playing some of the men in her life. ...

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Giorgio Moroder – 74 Is The New 24

Three-time Academy Award winner and disco legend Giorgio Moroder, 74, today released the first single from his first studio album in 30 years. Via Billboard: Moroder’s long-awaited forthcoming album will feature collaborations with Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma and others. He has signed a worldwide deal with Sony Music International for the release ...

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COMING: Donna Summer 9-CD Box Set

Coming in December is Donna: The CD Collection, a nine-disc remastered retrospective of Donna Summer’s lesser-known catalog from the years after the late 70s peak of her disco fame. Included are The Wanderer, the eponymous Donna Summer, Cats Without Claws, I’m A Rainbow, All Systems Go, Mistaken Identity, and Another Place And Time – the Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced smash which has been ...

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At Bear Week Tea Dance

Yesterday was the “Solid Gold” tea dance at the Boatslip, prompting some to don wigs, bellbottoms, and platform shoes. I caught the below two minutes of homo fabulosity during the final song. There was so much joy in the room, I actually got choked up just filming it.

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LOS ANGELES: Grammy Museum To Open Exhibit Honoring Donna Summer

Via the Randy Report: Fans of classic 70s and 80s pop/rock/dance music – mark your calendars! On July 2, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its latest temporary exhibition, Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibition will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of 5-time Grammy Award-winner Donna Summer. This ...

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Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby

This Giorgio Moroder/Chris Cox remix came out in October, but now there’s a video. A strange video.

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Swag Tuesday II

Courtesy of Fly Life, today’s second Swag Tuesday prize is Love To Love You Donna, the new Donna Summer remix tribute album from Verve Records, which is available today at iTunes and at physical retailers nationwide. LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA, is a brand new remix record celebrating the life and voice of five-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter ...

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2014 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Chic, Kiss, Nirvana, Ronstadt, Hall & Oates

The list of 2014 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was announced today. On the list for the eighth time are disco legends Chic, who remain fronted by mega-producer Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran.) I took the photo above at Chic’s free show at Lincoln Center last summer. “Teen Spirit” and “Good Times” may be ...

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JMG World Exclusive: Donna Summer’s
Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper As Director’s Cut Signature Mix)

Verve Records has selected JMG to host the exclusive world premiere of the latest release from their Donna Summer tribute remix package, which you can now pre-order at iTunes in advance of the official October 22nd release. Here’s the full track listing. Love to Love You Donna: 01 Love to Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder ft. Chris Cox Remix) 02 ...

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Hot Chip & Frankie Knuckles On Board For Coming Donna Summer Remix Album

We’ve already heard advance tracks by Giorgio Mororder and Chromeo from the coming Donna Summer remix album and today Billboard tips us to some of the rest of the slate. “Love to Love You Donna” will be released on Oct. 22 through Verve Records, and is produced by Dahlia-Ambach Caplin and Randall Poster. The project features new re-workings of classic ...

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Another New Donna Summer Remix

Over the weekend the legendary Giorgio Moroder debuted his remix of his own 1975 production, Love To Love You Baby, at the Way Out West festival in Sweden. I presume this will be included on the upcoming Donna Summer remix package from Verve Records. The audio isn’t great (lots of crowd noise too) but Moroder has posted the same recording ...

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New Donna Summer Remix

Verve Records has commissioned the Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo for a remix of Donna Summer’s 1982 top ten hit, Love Is In Control.  I wasn’t much of a fan of that Quincy Jones-produced album and I tend to be much less of a fan of remixed disco classics, but this isn’t terrible.

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He Didn’t Know

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BROOKLYN: Dance Music Legend Giorgio Moroder Plays First-Ever DJ Set

Three-time Oscar winner and three-time Grammy winner Giorgio Moroder, 73, the man whom many would credit as inventing* electronic dance music, played his first-ever DJ set last night at Brooklyn’s Deep Space club.  Moroder has been back in the news recently for his contributions to Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories.  Just a few minutes into the mix, Moroder ...

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VH1 Divas: Tribute To Donna Summer

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Donna Summer To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Word accidentally leaked out today that Donna Summer will be announced tomorrow as one of the 2013 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Summer died of lung cancer earlier this year at the age of 63. Via Contact Music: Due to an administrative error, the I Feel Love singer’s induction notice has been released hours before Hall ...

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Donna Summer Nominated To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame For Fifth Time

For the fifth time, Donna Summer is among the fourteen acts nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Summer, who died of lung cancer* in May, was also nominated four of the last five years, but has been overlooked despite numerous Grammy wins, including one for Best Rock Vocal Performance. Artists become eligible 25 years after the domestic ...

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Donna Summer’s I Feel Love Added To USA’s National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has added Donna Summer’s seminal 1977 single I Feel Love to its National Recording Registry. (The move was announced back in May, but I didn’t learn about it until seeing a CNN report last night.) Selected for preservation because they are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” the library said in a news release, the 25 sound ...

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Donna Summer’s 1989 Letter To ACT UP

JMG reader and famed AIDS activist Peter Staley sends us a previously unreleased letter that Donna Summer wrote to ACT UP at the height of the controversy about her alleged anti-gay statement. Hit the link and read Staley’s account of that time.

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