Saturday Night Fever

Soul Retrospective: ‘Saturday Night Fever-The Original Movie Soundtrack’

In 1978, the film and soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever had captured the zeitgeist of music and cinema. The idea for the movie came from Nik Cohn’s 1976 Time article entitled “Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night.” RSO president […]

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The 80s: Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”

The new wave, synthpop group Berlin formed in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, California.  They released their debut album, Information, in 1980, and

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A Tribute to Mothers

All hail the Queen!

Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honoring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds,

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In Memoriam: Remembering Ben E. King

There is no way for us to determine what types of devices our children’s grandchildren will be using to listen to music. Despite any


The 80’s: John Waite’s “Missing You”

In 1982, English singer and musician John Waite released his debut album Ignition. Though the album didn’t make much noise on the charts, peaking

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Why We Need Black Panther in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The Avengers superhero team is nothing short of Marvel Comics royalty. Created by industry icons Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Edith Lynn Pickens

Many who have the official Soul Train DVD boxed set have seen the picture of a shapely Soul Train dancer wearing a striped midriff

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Theater Review: Black Ensemble Theater’s ‘Sounds So Sweet’

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Paying homage to great music is a staple of Chicago’s

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The 30th Anniversary of Prince and the Revolution’s ‘Around the World in a Day’

1984 was a seminal year for Prince with the release his debut film, the loosely autobiographical and musically revelatory Purple Rain, and its chart-topping soundtrack


The 80s: Grace Jones’ ‘Inside Story’

After the success of Grace Jones’ 1985 album Slave To The Rhythm, which spawned the #1 dance single of the same name, followed by

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