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RIP David Bowie – Music Legend Dead at 69

Singer, songwriter, actor, pop culture icon… David Bowie lost his 18-month battle with cancer on January 10, 2016. For more than four decades, including the best┬ádecade, Bowie sold more than 130 million records. Perhaps our most favorite David Bowie moments are that of his his role of Jareth the Goblin King in the 1986 Jim Henson fantasy cult film “Labyrinth” and his performance of the song “Magic Dance.” Share your favorite Bowie moment in the comments section.

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Which States Love the 80’s the Most

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Ever wonder which states had the most “retromania”? Yeah, so did we. A follow on Twitter passed us a link to an article written by estately.com, the online estate shopping website. The post, labeled “Which U.S. States Most Love the 1980’s?” , mined data from Facebook to understand which states had the highest sentiments towards 80’s singers, concepts, and movies. The conclusion? People in Kentucky love the 80’s, while Hawaii loathes it. Interestingly enough, love for the greatest decade ever was concentrated in the Midwest & Appalachian states, and more or less disdain for the 80’s was proportional to how far west one lived. Yet what about more than overall apathy for the decade?

Estately also compiled heatmaps of preference to 4 of the top singers (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Van Halen) during the 80’s as well, and again a noticeable correlation arose:

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The King of Pop conquered the northeast, the Voice took home the south, the Material girl won the west, and Eddie claimed the rest. It is important to remember that this was not a survey or study, rather data exploration based on user defined preferences within Facebook.

Turns out that even though we vary on how much and which singers, movies, and entertainers were the greatest, everyone could agree that truly the 80’s were the best.

Read the full article here: http://blog.estately.com/2014/09/which-u-s-states-most-love-the-1980s/

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Vans Goes Totally 80s with Star Wars Skating Movie

The popular shoe designer/maker Vans Inc recently put out its own Hollywood-esque mini film about skateboarding in the ’80s. With the help of the loveable wookie Chewbaca, the crowd is treated to one of the best performances on 4 wheels, only to find his run received a low score by one of the judges. Tons of hollering (yelling?) and Star Wars comedy ensues. An awesome PR tactic to spread the word about the Vans x Star Wars collection sneakers, now available.

Click here to view the entire line and yourself a pair. May the force with you!

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Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials

Mashable shares Kevin Bacon’s memories of the 80s. In an effort to regain “awareness of 80s culture and technology,” he shares his many trials and tribulations of the decade and specifically calls on the Millenials. What do you think? Do Millenials have it easier? #Support80sAwareness ­čśë

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The ’80s Takes Over 2013 Primetime Television

While riding the subway home tonight after a long day at work, I glanced up at some of the advertisements that grace the stationary riders and realized a “resurgence” of sorts. Two of my favorite ’80s stars are now back on TV in Primetime spots this year. Following this great article by Hollywood.com, I decided to research all of the connections between the greatest decade ever and current pop culture. Below is a station-by-station review of how the ’80s are invading your TV set.

ABC (http://abc.go.com/shows)

Marvel – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Show Link: http://abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agents-of-shield

Television show based off comic book characters popularized in the ’80s.

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The Goldbergs

Show Link: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-goldbergs

This show appears to be about a family during the 1980s and the trials and tribulations they went through in a “simpler” era.

Back in the Game

Show Link: http://abc.go.com/shows/back-in-the-game

Television show about a woman who a bumpy life and moves in with her father, played by James Caan. James was huge in the 1970s and ’80s, for much more than his lead role in The Godfather.

NBC (http://www.nbc.com/shows/)

The Michael J. Fox Show

Show Link: http://www.nbc.com/the-michael-j-fox-show/

Who could forget one of the princes of the 1980s, who between the Back to the Future saga which made him an international star and his lovable role on Family Ties was one of the top actors of the decade.

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Show Link: http://www.nbc.com/betty-whites-off-their-rockers/

Betty White, probably the world’s most popular nonagenarian, is back and better than ever. The former Golden Girl is holding nothing back and giving her all in a showing that senior citizens can have just as much – if not more – fun than the rest of us.

CBS (http://www.cbs.com/shows)

The Crazy Ones

Show Link: http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-crazy-ones/

How could any discussion about the 1980s be complete without the one and only Robin Williams. Good Morning Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, and Dead Poets Society are only a few of his masterpieces completed in the ’80s. Now Robin is back on Primetime with a show about “a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss”.

About Vegas

Show Link: http://www.cbs.com/shows/vegas/about/

About Vegas stars two big-name actors whose acting careers took off in the ’80s, Dennis Quaid and Michael┬áChiklis. The show is about a lawman (Quaid) who is the Sheriff of Las Vegas, and has to deal with the Mob, headed by┬áChiklis. I’ve only seen it once but definitely worth watching again.

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