The ‘80s: ‘Footloose’

In 1984, Paramount Pictures released the feature film Footloose, starring Lori Singer, Dianne West, John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon.  The film was loosely based on true events from a small town in Oklahoma, where dancing and, subsequently, rock music, had […]

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Shalamar – Slowdance

Video By Legendary soul group, Shalamar, releases the brand new single, "Slow Dance,"


The 80s: Shalamar’s ‘Friends’

Although this group had more than one line-up of members throughout the years, true fans will always consider the trio of Jody Watley, Jeffrey

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The Producers: Jellybean Benitez

John “Jellybean” Benitez has been one of the premier dance music producers since the early 1980s.  His love of music began in his home


Concert Review: Jody Watley Gets the Party Started in New York

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, musical pioneer Jody Watley performed live at BB Kings Blues Club and Grill. The audience was enthusiastic to see


The 80s: Shalamar’s ‘Heartbreak’

It’s been said that “breaking up is hard to do,” but that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to music groups.  It


Jody Watley – Nightlife (Single Preview)

Grammy-award winner, songwriter, and Pop/R&B/Dance hitmaker Jody Watley offers a lil’ something disco-infused for your “Nightlife.” With backing vocals from Shalamar lead singer

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From Groups to Super-Groups

Most bands start out with a membership composed of unknown performers. Over time, one member may gain some name notoriety and emerge as the star, which often leads


Soul Train Success Express: Shalamar

Soul Train may have a history of churning out the hottest moves for the dance floor, but during the 1970s and 1980s, the show was also responsible for

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