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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 decade, 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

Which States Love the 80s the Most? - 80swerethebest.com

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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Awesome 80s Prom Party to Benefit Sandy Hook Arts Center

We just got word of an amazing benefit to help raise money for the devastated town of Sandy Hook, CT for their new arts center. The event is tonight, April 20th, in Danbury, CT. So if you are in the area, be sure to check it out! From their website:

Sandy Hook Arts Center

Sandy Hook Arts Center

Break our your Aqua Net, gold lamé, teal taffetta dresses and checkered vans because we are bringing back the 80s!

The S.H.A.C.K., Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids, is hosting our first totally awesome gala event at the Ethan Allen, 21 Lake Ave. Ext. Danbury and you’re invited! This is a benefit for The S.H.A.C.K., a children’s arts center in Sandy Hook whose mission is to bring healing through the arts to the community.

$125 per ticket includes:

~Open bar
~Cocktail Hour 6-7:30
~Passed hors ‘d ourves
~Dinner, Dancing & Dessert 7:30-11pm
~Chicken Francaise or Pasta Primavera
~DJ Joe Miller of Genesis Events NYC
~*LIVE Entertainment TBA*
~Photography by The Gypsy Project for 80s prom shots

Silent Auction
50/50 Raffle
Madonna Look-a-like Contest!
Michael Jackson Look-a-like Contest!
Moon Walk Contest!
Ugliest prom dress & tux contest!

Email sandyhookartscenter@gmail.com for your invitation while there’s still room!

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Scott Miller: One of the greatest 80s singers you may have never heard

As reported in this article by salon.com, Scott Miller from the 70s-80s band “The Scott Miller Band” passed away on April 15th. He was only 53. From his Wikipedia page, “Scott Miller was a member of the 1980s power pop group Game Theory and lead singer of the group The Loud Family. Both bands were based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Miller wrote most of the lyrics and compositions, and played lead guitar.

Miller has been praised by numerous music magazines for his innovative approach to recording, particularly on the Game Theory album Lolita Nation. During the 1980s, some music industry writers predicted that Game Theory would be “the next REM”; however, widespread fame never materialized.”.

For a full discography of Game Theory’s music, check out their band page on allmusic.com

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