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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

70's Disco Returns to Atlantic City!


KC & The Sunshine Band & Donna Summer are performing in in Atlantic City on 8/28 & 8/29 @ Resorts & Trump Taj Mahal!

Tickets were inexpensive; $35 KC (all seats) & also $35 (2nd tier seating-elevated) for DS--thru Ticketmaster.

MrKen has tickets for these shows, which are to me--as a lover of 70's Disco-a tremendous bargain.***

I have seen KC & the Sunshine Band perform in person and on cable TV; IMO they put on a terrific show that takes one back to the carefree, happy music of the 1970's.

The following descriptions are from Resorts--and the Trump Taj Mahal entertainment sites in Atlantic City.

KC and the Sunshine Band

It’s time to put on your “Boogie Shoes” and dance with the high energy of 70’s sensation KC & The Sunshine Band. Among KC & the Sunshine Band’s hits are “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Please Don’t Go,” and “Rock Your Baby.”

Friday August 28, 2009 - 9pm
Saturday August 29, 2009 - 8pm
Location: Resorts Superstar Theater

And from the official KC & The Sunshine Band Website...

KC & The Sunshine Band is still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced onto the music scene 36 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey – KC, for short – developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like Get Down Tonight, That’s The Way (I Like It) and Shake Your Booty.

Resorts also has a retro 70's & 80's dance club --"Boogie Nights"-- open Friday & Saturday evenings for a modest entrance fee. Video below...

Donna Summer
Sat. August 29, 2009

Donna Summer will be performing in the Arena at Trump
Taj Mahal on Sat., August 29, 2009. Show time is 8:00pm
with doors opening one hour prior. Ticket prices are
$75, $50 & $35.

Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster
at 1-800-736-1420, on line at
or in person at the Taj Box Office. For box office hours
and more information call (609) 449-5150.

Donna Summer, of course, rocketed to international
superstardom in the mid-1970s when her
groundbreakingmerger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock,
disco and
avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance
music out of
the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio
charts around the world.

Maintaining an unbroken string of hits throughout the
70s and 80s, most of which she wrote, Donna holds the
record for most consecutive double albums to hit #1
on the Billboard charts (3) and first female to have
four #1 singles in a 12 month period; 3 as a solo artist
and one as a duo with Barbra Streisand.

A five-time Grammy winner, Donna Summer was the
first artist to win the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal
Performance, Female (1979, "Hot Stuff") as well as
the first-ever recipient of the Grammy for Best Dance
Recording (1997, "Carry On"). In 2004, she became one
of the first inductees, as both an Artist Inductee and a
Record Inductee (for 1977’s "I Feel Love") into the
Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City.
It is estimated that Donna Summer has sold more
than 130 million records worldwide.

Donna Summer has been working hard on CRAYONS,
her bold and long-awaited new collection of songs, the
artist’s first full-length studio album of newly-penned
material since 1991’s "Mistaken Identity. The album
debuted at #17, making this her all-time highest debut
on the US Album Chart and her highest charting album
since She Works Hard For The Money reached #9
twenty-five years earlier.

Some hits include: "Love to Love You Baby,"
"I Feel Love," "Last Dance," "MacArthur Park,"
"Heaven Knows," "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls,"
"Dim All the Lights," "On the Radio."

Should any readers of my blog have an interest in attending these events, please contact me at the e-mail address shown in my profile (not the Yahoo IM address but the gmail address link shown above in my profile).

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Bill Maher's "New Rules" - MrKen's Discussion with The Hapless Hermit

Also, a Hapless Hermit 'Scoop'--

Bill O'Reilly babbles to The Hapless Hermit-Read the exclusive interview on the Hermit's blog!

Photo and quote curtesy of "The Hapless Hermit".

Recently, my good friend, "The Hapless Hermit"-- his blog appears on my "blogroll of excellence"-- posted a Bill Maher video from a recent (7/24) "Real Time with Bill Maher" show (HBO), and noted that he "didn't hate Bill Maher so much." His complete comment was--

The Hermit Doesn't Hate Bill Maher So Much

I don't agree with everything Bill Maher says but his show is one of the few news/opinion programs that doesn't totally insult the viewer. Here is a clip where he hits the nail on the head about our healthcare system.

--Link to the video and post is contained in the title of this post.

MrKen's comment posted on the Hermit's blog was---

Hello again, Hermit!

This is where I have a slight disagreement with you, Hermit. I enthusiastically agree with virtually everything Bill Maher says on his terrific HBO show 'Real Time'. IMO, he is a sharp & well prepared interviewer. The guests are usually extraordinarily erudite and articulate (with a few exceptions e.g., John Bolton, our former U.N. Ambassador), while the debates are always lively and interesting. And Bill Maher is a great comedian! Thx for the You Tube clip; I always look forward to Bill's educational and scathing "editorial" at the end of the "New Rules" segment of the show. This past Friday-8/7, he gave numerous examples of the stupidity of this nation (18% of Americans still think the Sun revolves around the Earth!)

I had the privilege of observing him debate the rabid lunatic Ann Coulter at Radio City some months ago. You probably read the post already on my blog, but for other interested folks, here is the link--

Another of my favorite political satirists is Jon Stewart. His 'Daily Show' is a 'fake news' production that contains more actual news and well researched opinion than most of the putative "real news" programs on both the networks and cable.


Mr. Hermit later clarified that he actually agreed with 99% of what Bill Maher said and watched his show every, our worldviews appear to be quite similar.

***Warning to the faint-hearted---The Hermit's blog contains some "adult" material. Those of you who have problems with the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are forewarned.

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