Tag Archives: Mel Cheren

This Saturday In New York City

Advance tickets here.

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This Saturday In New York City

From the producers of Trippin’ On The Moon comes this Saturday’s tribute party honoring the late West End Records disco pioneer Mel Cheren and the Paradise Garage. Get tickets here. Taana Gardner and Jellybean Benitez!

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NYC Tonight: Mel Cheren Tribute Party

There will be a fundraiser tribute party tonight for Mel Cheren, “the Godfather of Disco.” Top DJs and performers from the days of the Paradise Garage will perform. Get tickets here. Admission benefits LIFEbeat, AREA, and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

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Who Still Dies Of AIDS And Why?

New York Magazine has posted an excellent dissection of “who still dies of AIDS, and why.” By the time [Mel] Cheren learned he had AIDS [in 2007], he was already suffering from a rare, drug-resistant pneumonia, what infectious-disease specialists refer to as an opportunistic infection, and he had lymphoma, an AIDS-related cancer that had spread to his bones. Within a ...

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“Godfather Of Disco”, Mel Cheren Has Died

Clubland was rocked this weekend by the news that Mel Cheren, the “Godfather Of Disco”, has died from complications of AIDS. Cheren provided the financial backing to open legendary gay nightclub the Paradise Garage, and founded seminal dance music label West End Records. Earlier this year, Cheren’s biography, My Life and the Paradise Garage: Keep On Dancin’, was turned into ...

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