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REPLAY AMERICA Festival - July 11, 2014 at PPL Park in Chester, PA05.21.14: 80s Bands Set to Make the Replay America Festival Totally Awesome!

Replay America showcases the very best of 80s music, including stars The Go-Go’s, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Martha Davis and The Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked Eyes featuring Pete Byrne. Together they offer numerous hits from the unforgettable decade. Replay America will take place in eleven cities across the US and this


marks the first time that the renowned Replay Festival that began in the United Kingdom in 2009 will come to the United States. The Replay Festival has become one of the most anticipated festivals of the summer abroad, and the American version is sure to follow suit. 

When: July 11, 2014
Where: The Plaza at PPL Park in Chester, PA
Tickets: Start at just $25!
More Info: www.philadelphiaunion.com/ppl-park/replay-america

Corey Hart in concert May 31, 2014 at Bell Center in Montreal, Canada09.30.13: Corey Hart Concert Announcement!

“It has been 12 years since my last live concert experience. I have one goal in mind- to make this gig 'the definitive live performance of my 30 year career.' I hope to see you there to sing along with me.” - Corey

When: Saturday May 31, 2014
Where: Bell Center in Montreal, Canada
Tickets: On sale now - Buy tickets

> Check out our artist interview with "Sunglasses at Night" singer, Corey Hart

07.17.13: Berlin Announces New Album and Tour Dates!

Berlin, the groundbreaking synth-electro-pop band fronted by the enigmatic Terri Nunn, has announced the release of their seventh studio album, Animal, set for release on September 17th via Something-Music/INgrooves Fontana. Animal incorporates modern electronic dance music, yet remains true to the groundbreaking synth-electro-pop sounds and amazing vocals that continue to define Berlin.

Animal is the result of Nunn’s re-ignited love affair with current electronic music, and the feeling that Berlin could make a unique statement in the EDM [electronic dance music] milieu. “It’s still my favorite medium. I’ve loved it since I met John [Crawford, original Berlin bassist) in 1979, when he wanted to bring electronic music to America, because it wasn’t here yet,” she recalls.

The first single from Animal, “It’s the Way”, is a vulnerable ballad written in that distinctive Berlin style. Co-written with and produced by Bryan Todd (Josh Kelley, Big Time Rush, Ashley Tisdale, Jordin Sparks), the single is very personal to Nunn, “It’s about my fear of connection; of saying how I feel to my partner. I haven’t been very good at that in my life. It scares me. What I learn as I get older is that it’s not about money or ‘making it.' It’s about connection; that’s where the real joy, passion and bliss comes from. I’ve been afraid to tell the truth, afraid to trust someone. But I know it’s the only way to bliss.”

Berlin's Terri NunnEnter John King, one-half of award-winning producers The Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones, Beck). When Nunn and King began writing, “[It] felt like the beginning of the album to me,” she explains, “working with John, his sound was exactly what I was looking for.” Old friend, Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow) introduced Nunn to a young writer named Derek Cannavo. “I lost my mind!” recalls Nunn of Cannavo’s work. “We did seven songs, we went crazy. It was so intense... the writing was done so intimately and so fast, great music collaborations ARE intimate, creative and intense and hard and wonderful and exciting; everything a love relationship is.” Additional creative input came courtesy of pioneering mixers John Alicastro and Mike Lauri (Goo Goo Dolls, Train). Carlton Bost, Berlin’s guitarist (Orgy, Deadsy) also produced four tracks and on the album.

Berlin will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics. Few bands emerging from the era of Berlin have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an impact and, rarely, such a timeless array of musical grooves. The Los Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the provocative single "Sex (I'm A...)" from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. “The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away” that took the band to another level. The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film, Top Gun, helped solidify Berlin’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. The song was a #1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in 1986.

Since the band’s formation, Terri Nunn and Berlin have received a total of twelve gold and platinum album awards and Nunn’s unyielding influence has earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock.” Currently, Nunn also hosts the radio show Unbound with Terri Nunn on 88.5 FM KCSN Los Angeles with co-host Wendy Liebman. During the show, the two provide their listening audience with a Saturday night soundscape of great music, interviews and Nunn’s personal take on a wide variety of lively topics.

A major fall tour will be announced shortly. Joining Nunn on the road will be Carlton Bost on guitars (Orgy, Deadsy) keyboardist, Dave Schulz (Goo Goo Dolls, General Public) and long-time drummer, Chris Olivas.

Berlin Tour Dates:

  • July 25 - California Mid-State Paso Robles, CA
  • July 26 - Santa Cruz Beach Santa Cruz, CA
  • July 31 - City of Beaumont Beaumont, CA
  • August 24 - Thunder Valley Lincoln, CA
  • August 30 - Wild Horse Pass Chandler, AZ
  • September 2 - LA County Fair Pomona, CA
  • September 14 - AVI Resort & Casino Laughlin, NV
  • September 21 - The Honda Center Anaheim, CA
  • September 28 - South Carolina Pride! Festival Colombia, SC
  • More dates TBA!

Visit Berlin's official site for more details.

06.05.13: Attention UK Fans ... Ferris Bueller Takes a Day Off to Visit Vue Cinemas in June

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" comes to Vue CinemasLife moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it – so said Ferris Bueller. Luckily, fans of the iconic 80s film won’t have to miss out, as it’s brought back to the big screen for the finale of the ‘Back in Vue’ cult film season in June.

The final film of the season was voted for by the public via Facebook and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off triumphed over the other shortlisted classics including Anchorman, Enter The Dragon, Robocop and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Having been digitally re-mastered for the big screen, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown exclusively at 24 Vue Cinemas nationwide and in Dublin on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 June - a fitting end to the 8 week season of iconic and memorable films.

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" comes to Vue CinemasThe comedy drama is guaranteed to stir fond memories for those who saw it on the big screen the first time around, and also provide those who didn’t with the opportunity to see it in all its cinematic glory – all for the good value price of £5 per ticket.

Stuart Boreman, Film Buying Director at Vue Entertainment said: “Back in Vue is a compilation of some of the stand-out cult films from the last five decades and includes some defining moments in modern cinema history, so it’s not surprising that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off won the public vote – it’s a brilliant film that is still as popular today as when it first came out in 1986.

Now that all of our Vue Cinemas are fully digital we are able to schedule in a wider variety of content, making events like ‘Back in Vue’ possible. Going forward, we have some exciting plans in place for more of this kind of special programming which we know film fans really enjoy.”

The Back in Vue season is exclusive to Vue Cinemas, in partnership with Park Circus distributors. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a Paramount title.

Tickets are available now from www.myvue.com/backinvue priced just £5.

03.04.13: "Durandemonium 2013: The Music Between Us" convention comes to Chicago, IL this October!

Durandemonium 2013 convention hits Chicago, IL October 18-20, 2013Durandemonium [Dur-ran-duh-moh-nee-uh-m]
Noun. A wild uproar, or unrestrained celebration of being a Duran Duran fan.

Our collective vision for this fan convention has been to provide a vehicle for Duran Duran fans to meet, mingle, and cultivate lifelong friendships that go well beyond the life of the band. Their music has become the backdrop for many wonderful friendships over the years, and we hope to continue in that theme. The entire convention, from the moment of check-in on Friday night through Sunday midday, has been designed with that vision in mind.

Date: October 18-20, 2013
Place: Amalfi Hotel, Chicago IL
Tickets: On sale now!
More Info: http://durandemonium2013.webs.com/

08.31.12: ATTN UK Fans: Go "Back to the 80s" with a series of events at Bishopsgate Institute

"Back to the 80s" presented by Bishopsgate Institute of LondonBishopsgate Institute, which houses historical archive collections in London, have a series of events coming up which reflect the 1980s. Check them out:

Bishopsgate Institute is located at: 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH. They are just a few minutes walk between Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market. For more information visit their site: www.bishopsgate.org.uk.

07.16.12: Enter to be featured in LACT's "I Love the 80s" themed "Local Art" (Series 1) Trading Card Initiative

Enter to be featured in LACT's "I Love the 80s" themed "Local Art" (Series 1) Trading Card InitiativeLocal Artists Coming Together (LACT) is a group of artists who hunger to be more. Seeking inspiration and knowledge, we come together to empower one another through shared experiences, tricks of the trade and in learning from the success of those who came before us. What better way to announce ourselves to the world than to throw our first event? So without further ado...

Artists of all mediums are invited to submit original works of art set to the theme “I Love the 80’s”. Ever want to have your art featured in a series of trading cards? Well this is the event you’ve been waiting for! The goal of this project is to inspire/expand the existing local art scene through a partnership with local businesses. Ten (10) submissions will be selected to create a series of collectible artist trading cards called “Local Artists” (Series 1). Each artist who is chosen for the set will receive 70 sets of the cards to do with as they see fit.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Create an original piece(s) of art set to the theme I Love the 80’s.
  • Artists are invited to submit as many pieces as they wish.
  • Submissions may be of ANY medium.
  • Artists do NOT have to be local to Jacksonville.
  • The end measurements of the cards will be 2.5” X 3.5” so scale your submission(s) accordingly.
  • There is NO COST to enter.
  • Submission deadline is July 30th.
  • Submit your entries to LACT@notjustapen.net.
  • JPG, JPEG and PNG file types accepted.
  • The higher the resolution of the image the better. Don’t be left behind because you took a photo of your amazing piece of art with your cell phone camera.
  • Participants are urged to join the group on Facebook as well as ‘Like’ the fan page to keep track of their score(s) and also invite their artistically inclined friends to the EVENT PAGE. The competition should be welcomed for this is all in good fun. Plus, the more the merrier!
  • The group has the right to use the images for the purposes of promoting the contest and the group itself. There will be no resale reproduction of these images. Outside of the lent rights to these pieces all other rights remain that of the artist.

Question, comment or concern? Contact LACT at LACT@notjustapen.net.

04.19.12: Masters of the Universe Documentary To Be Produced

A new documentary about the making of 1987 movie, Masters of the Universe, is in the works.

Get the details here.

01.05.12: New John Mellencamp Documentary Is Released

John Mellencamp: It's About You documentary posterJohn Mellencamp: It's About You is a new musical documentary that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp.

The film premiered at this year’s SXSW festival and follows Mellencamp on his summer 2009 concert tour and during the recording of his most recent album, 2010’s universally acclaimed No Better Than This, the sessions for which took place at American musical and historical landmarks, includingSun Studios in Memphis and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. We see Mellencamp recording – with a single mike and mono tape recorder more than half a century old – in the same hotel room where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson created some of his most memorable work. Along the way, Mellencamp reveals a side not often seen by the public, in a film that becomes a soulful, highly personal meditation on small-town America.

The film is about to do a limited run in both New York (opening Jan 4th at IFC Film Center) and LA (Jan 6th and Laemmle Music Hall).

11.21.11: Heaven 17 Live at Metropolis Studios, London

Metropolis Studios in London presents 80s icons, Heaven 17, on Saturday January 14th, 2012! Metropolis Studios in London presents 80s icons, Heaven 17, on Saturday January 14th, 2012! 

Filmed for TV and DVD, this unique concert will allow you to see Glenn and Martyn as you never will again - in a studio/club environment reminiscent of the Marquee and famous TV shows like Ready Steady Go! All guests are part of the filmed show and VIP treatment starts the moment you arrive at Metropolis Studios.

Complimentary drinks are provided throughout the entire evening, and you will receive a personal pass and lanyard upon arrival. You will be ushered into Metroplis' famous Studio A where Heaven 17 will perform a blistering concert in a tightly packed club atmosphere.

After show will be in Metropolis' main bar with Heaven 17 joining the party for a meet and greet and photographs. Our own photographer will be shooting all evening from arrival to the end and these shots are loaded online for VIP guests to download hi-res images at their discretion from our microsite.

All ticket holders will have their name on the credits of the TV show and DVD.

All tickets are e-tickets and on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are exchanged for a personalized, numbered lanyard and pass upon arrival at the studio.

Tickets are priced at £195 and are on sale now. Visit www.bit.ly/heaven17metropolis to get your tickets today!

For more information visit www.metropolis-group.co.uk, call +44 (0) 208 742 1111, or email hello@metropolis-group.co.uk.

EPIX: Movie Free For All - Free NYC Outdoor Movie Series (June 30 - September 1)07.21.11: Free-for-All Movie Events in NYC

All summer long, FREE movie screenings in four NYC parks. Sit under the stars and watch movies in Coney Island, East Village, Long Island City and Williamsburg. Offered by EPIX – click here for the full calendar.

Featured 80s Movies:

  • Top Gun – Monday, July 25th at 8pm in Coney Island
  • Ferris Bueller – Wednesday, July 27th at 8pm in Williamsburg

07.12.11: The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure Coming to DVD!

"The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure" coming to DVD July 19th!Get your Smurf on with this 2-disc set of 10 Smurftacular Episodes! In a hidden village dwells a clan of magical creatures, living in mushroom houses and taking showers with dewdrops. They’re those international celebrities known far and wide as the Smurfs -- and they’re back on DVD. This itty-bitty powder-blue crew, including Brainy, Lazy, Vanity and Smurfette, is led by the wise, gentle and 542-year-old Papa Smurf. Gargamel, the local evil wizard, is forever scheming against the tiny team but our little friends outsmurf him every time! The Smurfs may only be three apples high, but they left miles of smiles on the faces of Saturday morning cartoon fans from 1981 to 1989! Smurf it up again with this colorful collection of superior Smurftainment! (Available July 19th.)

Like Totally 80s will be giving away a copy of this Smurferiffic DVD on our Facebook page. Be sure to "Like" us for your chance to win and then keep your eyes peeled for contest info. Good luck!

> Click here to buy The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure on DVD.

Watch The Smurfs' in a clip from "Last Party."

06.22.11: ATTN UK READERS: CBS Drama Will Air Dynasty: The Reunion on July 23rd

CBS Drama (UK) to air Dynasty: The Reunion to celebrate 30 years of the icon 80s series

To celebrate thirty years since blockbuster soap opera Dynasty burst onto our screens, CBS Drama, the home of iconic, blockbuster series, has compiled its 30 most shocking Dynasty moments ever.

In recognition of this iconic soap landmark, when the complete series finishes on CBS Drama in July, viewers will have the rare chance to see Dynasty: The Reunion, which hasn’t been seen on British Television for more than ten years and ties up all the loose ends of the epic Carrington saga.

The series is famous for its increasingly elaborate catfights, convoluted murder plots, outlandish bribery and corruption scandals, thwarted love matches and complicated family trees.

Dynasty: The Reunion to air on CBS Drama on Saturday 23rd July at 5pmThirty years ago we were introduced to the Carringtons, with Blake about to marry his former secretary Krystle. Throughout the nine series and the Reunion, family ties are broken, ex-lovers hatch revenge, secrets are revealed and sex and sexual jealousies are never far from the surface.

The celebrated Dynasty gave us Joan Collins fighting in ponds, the glorious Moldavian Massacre – a classic soap moment - plus most characters, at some point, either plotting a murder or about to be bumped off themselves.

Explosions, car crashes, poisonings and large scale fraud featured prominently, with a large dollop of Nazi treasure hunting, firebombing and shootouts thrown in for good measure.

In celebration of the gloriously gripping saga, the top thirty, dirty and dastardly Dynasty moments are:

  1. Krystle’s about to marry Blake, but sparks fly with old flame Matthew
  2. Blake forces himself on Krystle
  3. Krystle leaves Blake
  4. Ted bangs his head in a fight with Blake and dies
  5. Blake is arrested for Ted’s murder
  6. Dramatic arrival of Alexis as a prosecution witness at Blake’s trial
  7. Krystle finds out she’s pregnant
  8. Alexis tells Steven that he is Blake’s only child – Fallon is not Blake’s daughter
  9. Steven has a drunken fall – he may have brain damage
  10. Alexis get a private detective to spy on Krystle
  11. Krystle suffers a miscarriage after falling from a horse – Alexis spooked the horse
  12. Blake becomes blind after a bomb attack
  13. Blake gets his sight back, but doesn’t tell anybody
  14. Alexis sleeps with Cecil, but he has a heart attack
  15. Alexis lies exposed – DNA test proves Blake is Fallon’s father
  16. Adam and Fallon are flirting – they don’t know they are siblings
  17. Steven is seriously injured in the oil rig explosion
  18. Alexis tells Fallon that Mark is a gigolo
  19. Alexis plots Congressman McVane’s downfall with a scandalous newspaper report
  20. McVane threatens to kill Alexis
  21. Mark is charged with the attempted murder of Krystle and Alexis
  22. Fallon is paralysed in a road accident
  23. Kirby tries to kill Alexis (again)
  24. Steven claims he saw Alexis murder Mark
  25. Rita is poisoning Blake
  26. Steven stabs Matthew to death
  27. Blake is accused of being involved in illegal weapons
  28. Krystle vows to kill Alexis and will cite mental illness to get away with the plot
  29. Blake has a secret stash of Nazi loot
  30. Amanda and Michael’s wedding – the Moldavian Massacre!

Dynasty: The Reunion premieres on CBS Drama (Sky channel 149 / Freesat channel 134) on Saturday 23rd July at 5pm. The ninth season of Dynasty is currently airing weekdays at 8am, 1pm and 6pm.

> Visit www.cbsdrama.co.uk for more info.

05.19.11: New Motley Crue/Dastardly & Muttley Retro Mashup T-Shirt

Motley Crue/Dastardly & Muttley Mashup T-shirt by QwerteeWe are so pleased to share the following deal with you for this totally awesome t-shirt that features a mashup retro design. The mashup includes an homage to the cover art of Motley Crue’s 1983 album “Shout at the Devil” and Dastardly and Muttley from the Hanna-Barbera show "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines." For LT80s readers, use the discount code "LikeTotally80s" on the checkout page to get 50c/40p off. The shirt will only be available for 3 days or until it sells out.

Qwertee is Europe’s largest daily t-shirt site though they ship all over the world. They sell one t-shirt for a limited time only, or until it sells out for just £8/€10/$13.50 (Worldwide shipping is only €3 or less). Artists submit designs, and Qwertee community members vote on them to decide what they print next.

> Buy shirt here

05.10.11: Fans Help to Release New Kajagoogoo Single

"Death Defying Headlines" a new single by Kajagoogoo brought to fruition by the fans, for the fansWith the help of the fan site KajaFax, Kajagoogoo’s original five members - Limahl (Lead Vocals), Nick Beggs (Bass/Vocals), Steve Askew (Guitar/Vocals), Jez Strode (Drums) and Stuart Croxford Neale (Keyboards/Vocals) have an exciting new single release... ‘Death Defying Headlines.’ Promoted by the fans, for the fans, this is very much a labor of love.

Back in 1983, Kajagoogoo’s chart success was instant - the pop-perfect Too Shy became a number one in 23 countries (and top 5 in America), the ‘Ooh To be Ah’ follow-up went top ten, ‘Hang On Now’ top 20 and the debut album ‘White Feathers’ top 5, going on to sell 3 million copies. After the split with Limahl, the four remaining members regrouped with Nick on vocals and their next single ‘Big Apple’ reached a respectable number eight, but Limahl’s vocal presence couldn’t help but be missing. Their next single ‘The Lion’s Mouth’ only just made the top 30. After the albums ‘Islands’ and ‘Crazy Peoples Right to Speak,’ the band split once more. Limahl went on to have solo success with ‘Only for Love’ and then the huge smash hit ‘The Never Ending Story’ written by Giorgio Moroder and featured on his debut album ‘Don’t Suppose....’

‘Death Defying Headlines’ follows on from the successes of the band’s recent reunion tour, and perfectly captures both the modern Kajagoogoo sound, and the original feel of their earlier hits.

The track will be available via the usual digital outlets on a pre-order basis from 16th May 2011 pending full release on June 6th 2011. It will be available as both a ‘single’ mix and extended dance remix (additional remix/production work by Unique Kid).

Form more information, visit...

Slime Time Snack Pack stickers by John Pound & Adam White available for Pre-Order now!04.28.11: John Pound & Adam White - Sticker Pack Presale

John Pound, legendary artist of The Garbage Pail Kids, Wachy Packages, and Mad Magazine, once again teams up with Craze One. Adam White, to bring you a little piece of weird from their slime covered minds.

The "Slime Time Snack Pack 1" contains: Barf Tator, Garbage Palin, Wee Man, and Sickey Louse.

Limited to ONLY 500 packs - Each one hand numbered! Twenty-five (25) random packs will be signed by BOTH John & Adam!

For more information and to pre-order your sticker pack, visit www.crazeone.com/slime.


04.18.11: Awesome 80’s Prom April 28-30 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

Awesome 80's Prom on April 28-30 at UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts CenterWhether your prom in the 80's was the bomb or a total bomb, here's your chance to go back in time and do it all over again...and this time maybe YOU can be the star of the show! Awesome 80's Prom is a blast-from-the-party past circa 1989! So grab your parachute pants and come join us! (Seriously, we encourage everyone to dress the part!) Trust us, this isn't a sit down and watch kind of show. It's literally a dance party - exactly like attending your senior prom!

UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts CenterAll the characters from your favorite ‘80s movies are at THE PROM, from the Captain of the Football Team, to the Geek, and the hottie Head Cheerleader. And the fun part is, the "audience" (meaning the dancefloor) decides who wins prom King and Queen! There will be retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!" The Awesome 80's Prom won't gag you with a spoon, cause it's totally rad! Start digging out those old yearbooks for your own personal prom photos to share with us!

Like Totally 80s is giving away 5 pair of tickets to this awesome event! Watch our Facebook page in the coming days for your chance to win.

Visit Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center's site for more info and to purchase tickets to their Awesome 80's Prom.

04.06.11: ATTN UK Fans ... Club de Fromage Hosts 'Right Royal 80's Knees Up!' Party

Club de Fromage hosts 'Right Royal 80's Knees Up!' part at 02 Academy Islington on Saturday April 30th, 2011'Cor blimey, stone the crows, mind the apples and pears, the blue rinse is getting Hackney carriaged'. Yes indeed in honour of the coming nuptials of the heir to the throne, club legend, (and best mate of Peter Andre and Dot Cotton) Fat Tony, is pulling out all the stops!

Club de Fromage, London's premier fancy dress night is throwing a wedding bash to put the one at Westminster Abbey to shame. He won't be inviting children and tramps like Wills and Kate but he will be inviting the cream of London's club going elite (well anyone who wants to pay on the door).

Not one to do things by halves, Tony is taking you back to a time when the Royals didn't invite commoners to their weddings, the people knew their place and Princes could knock off whoever they liked ... yes it's all back to the 80's as we party like its 199Charles and Di.

As part of this time-warp extravaganza Club de Fromage will be decking the halls with bunting, asking you to don your best 80's wedding gear, doling out cakes and official merchandise (Club de Fromage merchandise, not Royal wedding stuff. Don't want the flunkeys on our case.) and generally having a bash to end all bashes like we used to under Maggie Thatcher.

Pop upstairs and use the photo booth to record this special day, dance round your Gucci handbag to songs like Kiss the Bride, Going to the Chapel, Chapel of Love and get stuck in to London's silliest celebration. We'll also be crowning the King and Queen of Fromage on the night and forcing them to get married after couple of pints.

Hopefully we'll have our own little heir to the thrown in no time.

Other exciting stuff Tony and his son Slow Alfie have lined up are, an exclusive 'Royal Wedding' set by air guitar legends Lucifer's Grandmother and a special meat pie raffle, with the winner going home with a deluxe 'Royal Wedding' meat pie (a normal meat pie with Royal wedding on it in biro). The night will end with Lady in Red as that was Di's song and its what the 'People's Princess' would have wanted.

So grab your white stilletoes and get me to the church on time as it going to be one heck of a night!

When: Saturday April 30th from 10:30pm - 3:30am
02 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield St, Islington, N1.
Price: Adv £6.50 plus booking fee. Door £8 before midnight. £10 after.

For tickets and more info, visit www.ClubDeFromage.com or call 0844.477.600.2000

02.04.11: Cool New 80s App Available: MASH for iPhone and iPad

MASH app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPadWant to find out who you or your friends will marry? Are you going to live in a beautiful, spacious mansion, or a cramped, drafty shack?

After playing MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you’ll find out where you’ll go to college, what you'll do for a living, and even how many kids you’ll have. (And so much more!) MASH is best when played with friends!

MASH is easy to pick up and play - simply name colleges, honeymoon destinations, jobs, and so on. Draw a spiral and watch MASH count out your future! Or, if you're feeling brave, let MASH choose. Change which questions display to customize your story. Share your story with friends via Facebook or email. Save your best stories for later.

Designed exclusively for iOS, MASH runs on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. MASH was chosen by Apple as a prestigious App Store Essential, and quickly became a top 25 game in the App Store!

For more info, visit: http://magnateinteractive.com/appstore/mash/ 

01.27.11: 'Rewind – The 80s Music Festival' 2011 Announces Henley-on-Thames, England Line Up

Be sure to catch "Rewind - The 80s Music Festival" coming to Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, England August 19th-21st 2011The 2011 REWIND FESTIVAL which takes place at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, August 19th-21st, is dedicated to staging and celebrating the best music of the 1980s. And this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet with a rare appearance from 80s pop legend Holly Johnson on Saturday August 20th and The Human League who will close the festival on Sunday August 21st.

This year’s line-up includes the fabulous Village People who willhave the entire crowd up on their feet doing the ‘YMCA’ while Candi Staton, the Queen of Southern Soul, is sure to set the festival alight with her anthem, ‘You’ve Got The Love’. Recently reformed bands Haircut 100 and Fiction Factory make their festival debuts along with the iconic Ali Campbell’s UB40 and the legendary Average White Band whose ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ is still acknowledged as a solid piece of funk history. Back to Rewind by popular demand are Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, and Nik Kershaw who form part of a phenomenal line-up of 24 acts who can boast 180 Top 20 hits, 16 chart toppers and 50 years in the charts between them!

Lovingly dubbed the perfect festival for people who normally don’t go to festivals, REWIND is great fun, family friendly, and set in the green and pleasant surrounds of historic Henley-on-Thames, better known for its cream teas and annual regatta. REWIND is super civilized for every member of its massive 40,000-strong audience; facilities on offer include GLAMPING – glamorous camping to those not in the know which means that smart tents or yurts, complete with shower and toilet facilities, can be booked and set up in advance plus this year, for the first time, Rewind will be offering accommodation in traditional wooden gypsy caravans. There’s mooring to be had on the river right next to the site, themed bars abound with champagne and cocktails and posh nosh stands will offer a huge range of delicious goodies from Moroccan tagines, cupcakes, veggie and bbq delights to delicious snacks and meals which will be available throughout the festival. And this year The Wine Bar, that paean of 80s chic, will make its own Rewind debut with an excellent array of top quality vino.

There are family-friendly facilities such as the KidZone which offers tons of fun activities for kids in a colourful big top; a funfair and magicians to keep even the most active kid amused! The hugely popular Silent Disco is back, as is the Live Karaoke Stage and the fireworks displays closing the main stage on both Saturday and Sunday night. This year’s festival also sees the debut of the world’s first solar powered cinema; the Groovy Movie Picture House is a unique multimedia venue powered entirely by solar panels; from classic 80s blockbusters to independent films and cinema shorts, there will be something for everyone.

Says promoter David Heartfield: “Rewind is now the world's biggest 80s music festival and we are thrilled that such legendary British acts as Holly Johnson, The Human League, Average White Band and Ali Campbell's UB40 can be with us this year. There's a massive and growing interest in everything 80s around the world and this year we have some great acts from America such as the fabulous Village People, Earth, Wind and Fire Experience and Candi Staton. To go with all the festival favourites we are bringing in some fun new facilities such as a cinema, The Groovy Motion Picturehouse, and The Wine Bar which is modelled on those classic wine bars of the 80s. Last year we expanded our capacity from 30,000 to 40,000 and to keep the unique feel of the festival we have decided not to expand the capacity any further, despite the demand for tickets being huge even though we haven't actually gone on sale yet.”

Festival line up is as follows:

Saturday Aug. 20th:
Holly Johnson * Village People * Billy Ocean * Bananarama * Haircut 100 * Howard Jones * Hue & Cry * ABC * Fiction Factory * The Real Thing * The Original Bucks Fizz & Katrina (ex-Katrina and the Waves)

Sunday Aug. 21st:
The Human League * Kim Wilde * Ali Campbells' UB40 * Eart, Wind & Fire Experience feat. Al McKay * Average White Band * Nik Kershwa * Candi Staton * Go West * Toyah * Captain Sensible * Brother Beyond * China Crisis

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.rewindfestival.com.

01.27.11: 80s Pop Stars costar in new Syfy Original Movie

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, starring 80s pop stars Tiffany & Debbie Gibson, premiers Jan. 29th at 9/8c on the Syfy channelTime to set your Tivos ... Pop star sweethearts Tiffany ("I Think We're Alone Now") and Debbie Gibson or Deborah Gibson as she likes to be called now ("Foolish Beat" & "Lost in Your Eyes"), are costarring in the new made-for-TV Syfy Original Movie, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. As giant pythons invade the Florida Everglades and threaten the alligator population, what do the locals do? Why introduce a "gatoroid" of course! (That's a giant alligator for those of you not well versed in monster lingo.)

As with most Syfy Original Movies, this looks like a real winner (and when I say "real winner" I mean not very swift). Just take a gander at Tiffany's "we're going to need a bigger gator" scene. But the one thing the film's got going for it, and the reason most of you will probably tune in, is the catfight between the two singers. Just before the fight breaks out Debbie says to Tiffany, "Looks like somebody had bitch for breakfast." I mean com'mon now you've gotta watch right? As one of the movie taglines says, "Only thing bigger than a mega reptile problem is a pop star one." Let the screaming, scratching, biting, and bad script commence!

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid premiers Saturday January 29th at 9/8c on the Syfy channel.


01.17.11: 'Rewind – The 80s Music Festival' 2011 Announces Scotland Line Up

Be sure to catch "Rewind - The 80s Music Festival" coming to Scone Palace in Perthshire, Scotland in July 2011Rewind – The 80s Music Festival, being held at Scone Palace in Perth, Scottland this year, has just announced its 2011 line up and it's big. In fact, it's the biggest line up of 80s artists in Scotland ever! You definitely won't want to miss this 80s event. So without further ado, check out the Rewind 2011 artists:

Rick Astley * Tony Hadley * The Human League *Billy Ocean * Kim Wilde * Howard Jones * Bananarama * Nik Kershaw * Heaven 17 * Hue & Cry * ABC * Fiction Factory * Imagination * The Bluebells * Go West * T’Pau * Kid Creole and the Coconuts * The Real Thing * Toyah * The Beat * Hazel O’Connor * China Crisis * Doctor & the Medics * Modern Romance * Cutting Crew

Between them this iconic line-up of eighties artists have had over 150 Top 20 Hits and over 40 years in the charts.

On the weekend of the 29th-31st July, Scotland’s largest boutique camping festival is expected to attract over 20,000 people to the fantastic festival site at Scone Palace (the historic home of the Earls of Mansfield), on the banks of the River Tay.

In addition to the Main Stage, the festival will have a host of other entertainment; Funfairs and Fireworks, Street Entertainers and Kidzone, Theme Bars, Food Courts, Traders, Silent Disco and even Live Karaoke (no tacky machines here – festival goers get the chance to perform with a full live band and backing vocalists!).

The campsite is situated in the parklands below the palace, just a short walk from all the fun and will feature a full range of “Glamping Options”. Glamping i.e. Glamorous Camping is where Tents, Tipis or Yurts are all set up for your arrival (even your airbed is pumped up!). If you don’t want to carry your luggage or tents then our “Cart-to-Camp” service will rent you a trolley to ease the trip.

If you are coming to the family friendly Rewind Scotland with children, there is a family field where late night partying is banned. There is also a special RV (Recreational Vehicle) field for those with Motorhomes and Campervans.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday January 21st at 9.00am. Full details on ticket outlets and prices are available from the website www.rewindfestival.com.

12.06.10: New Book by author Greg Prato ... MTV Ruled The World: The Early Years Of Music Video

"MTV Ruled The World: The Early Years of Music Video' - new book by Greg PratoAs the author of such books as, Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story, and A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, Greg Prato has a new title that is now available for purchase.

MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video is the first-ever book to focus solely on the channel's important building-blockyears, specifically from the MTV's launch to when its original group of VJs left the channel. Comprised of over 70 all-new interviews ("Weird Al" Yankovic, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rob Halford, Stewart Copeland, Rick Springfield, Jerry Casale, Geddy Lee, Ann Wilson, Chuck D, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, etc.), the book is not only an eye-opening account of the early years of MTV and the stories behind its biggest videos, but also of the music industry, important music developments/events, and the "Big '80s" in general.

With the 30 year anniversary of MTV's launch (August 1, 1981) approaching in 2011, what better way to celebrate than with an all-new book? MTV Ruled the World is set up in an "oral history" format (in other words, you're getting the story straight from the source) and is chock-full of rarely seen (or in many cases, never-before-seen) photographs.

MTV Ruled the World is 427 pages long and priced at $24.99 (ISBN # 978-0-578-07197-8). This book will make a perfect gift this holiday season for rock music fans worldwide. For ordering information and to view samples from the book before purchasing, visit: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/mtv-ruled-the-world-the-early-years-of-music-video/13991020.

12.02.10: 'Rewind – The 80s Music Festival' 2011

Be sure to catch "Rewind - The 80s Music Festival" coming to Scone Palace in Perthshire, Scotland in July 2011Rewind – The 80s Music Festival is to launch a new weekend event at Scone Palace in Perthshire, Scotland in July 2011. The festival will boast the biggest live outdoor line-up of 80s recording artists and performers ever!

Originally launched at Henley-on-Thames in 2009, the 80s Rewind Music Festival was the surprise success of the year attracting 30,000 people. What’s more, the festival was nominated for Best New Festival of 2009. 

In its second year at Henley-On-Thames (2010), the festival grew to capacity at 40,000 people and was broadcast for the first time on Sky Arts television.

The 80s Rewind Festival boasts the biggest line-up of artists since Live Aid and in its first two years has featured such iconic 80s names as: Boy George, Tony Hadley, Rick Astley, Gloria Gaynor, Kim Wilde, ABC, Go West, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw and many more.

Boy George - Past 80s Rewind Festival artist

Now the organizers have announced that a Scottish version of the festival will be launched next year at the historic setting of Scone Palace in Perthshire – the home of The Earls of Mansfield and the crowning palace of the Kings of Scotland.

The festival will take place on the weekend of the 29th - 31st July and will feature a massive line-up of 80s artists as well as loads of other festival fun from Silent Discos to Live Karaoke bars along with Camping and Glamping (Glamorous Camping) options.

80s Rewind Festival crowd-goers show off their 80s pride by dressing up like their favorite characters from the decade.   Scone Palace in Perthshire, Scotland - site of 2011's 80s Rewind Festival   Crowds at 80s Rewind Festivals always have a totally tubular time!

Festival-goers will have to wait until the middle of January for the full "official" line-up to be announced. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am on Friday January 21st.

For further information about 'Rewind: The 80s Music Festival, Scotland' contact:

Peter Noble and Will Taylor @ Noble PR Consultancy Ltd
2 Prospero Road, London, N19 3RF
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk, will@noblepr.co.uk

For further information about Scone Palace contact:

Gillian Harrower c/o Tourism and Leisure Solutions
Tel: +44 (0) 1738 860523 Email: gillian@tals.co.uk

08.26.10: Sony Music proudly announce the reissue of George Michael’s iconic debut solo album Faith

George Michael's Faith album will be reissued on September 27, 2010On the 27th September 2010, Sony Music will be reissuing George Michael’s iconic album, Faith, now remastered. It will be available in multiple special formats including Limited Edition Numbered Collectors box set.

When George Michael released his debut solo album Faith in 1987 it instantly caught the imagination of the entire pop world, becoming a milestone in both George Michael’s career and in popular culture. It remains a high point in pop music, as well as a measure for any artist wanting to cross musical genres and gather both popular and critical appeal. 

The album confirmed George’s status as a songwriter of outstanding ability and emotional depth and it propelled him to superstar status equal to that of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Madonna. After hitting the Number One spot in the UK, the USA and many other countries across the globe, Faith went on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide. It became the best selling US album of 1988 and was awarded the prestigious Diamond Award for sales of 10 million copies.

Faith rapidly became a record-breaking phenomenon, not only producing six Number One singles but also putting George Michael on the map as the first white male artist to hit Number One on the US R&B chart. Faith features some of George’s greatest songs including Father Figure, One More Try, Faith, Kissing A Fool and I Want Your Sex.

The album was written, produced and arranged entirely by George Michael. His artistry has resulted in countless accolades, including a Grammy for “Album of the Year” and three American Music Awards, namely: Favourite Album (Soul/R&B); Favourite Male Vocalist (Soul/R&B) and Favourite Male Vocalist (Pop/Rock). Additional tributes included an MTV Award for Father Figure” (Best Direction) and two Ivor Novello Awards for “Songwriter of the Year” and “International Hit of the Year”.

To date, George Michael has sold over 100 million records throughout the world; his music sounds as fresh as it did when Faith was first released in 1987. So much so, in fact, that George Michael’s songs – including tracks from Faith – recently featured in the hit US TV show Eli Stone. As well as appearing on the show himself, George’s songs were used as a theme for each episode.

Today, George Michael continues to inspire young talent and his influence can be heard amongst many of today’s pop and R&B artists. The remastered, reissued Faith will not only delight George’s legions of fans across the world, but it will continue to influence a whole new generation of musicians.

George Michael’s Faith will be reissued globally by Sony Music. The UK release date is the 27th September.

Track listing:

  1. Faith
  2. Father Figure
  3. I Want Your Sex (Parts 1 & 2)
  4. One More Try
  5. Hard Day
  6. Hand To Mouth
  7. Look At Your Hands
  8. Monkey
  9. Kissing A Fool
  10. A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Part 3)
George Michael's Faith

All songs written, produced and arranged by George Michael with the exception of Look At Your Hands by George Michael and David Austin.

08.04.10: Hello Yesterday! An 80s Festival

Hello Yesterday! An 80s FestivalHello Yesterday! An 80s Festival is an all-day, all-ages celebration of the 80s featuring A Flock of Seagulls, The Romantics, When In Rome, Gene Loves Jezebel, Animotion and Dramarama. The event will be held at scenic LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront. Hello Yesterday brings together some of the best performers from 80s pop music. A portion of the proceeds will go to former Buffalo Bill great Jim Kelly’s charity HUNTER’S HOPE. The festival’s entertainment grounds buzz all day with attractions and activities including the Best Buy 80s Guitar Hero tent, the 80s Ultimate LipSync Contest, prize giveaways and much more. General admission is $35 - $45 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $100. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the bands, Hello Yesterday swag, t-shirts, posters, and catered VIP tent and VIP seating. Catered seating includes a buffet, beer and soft drinks. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a VIP ticket.

Visit www.helloyesterday.net for more details.

08.04.10: Bon Jovi: The Circle Tour

Bon Jovi on the road with The Circle TourBon Jovi has hit the road again. The Circle Tour, their largest since the Jersey Syndicate tour in the 80s, kicked off in February of this year and will take them to 30 countries. And apparently this is the year for Bon Jovi. Their Circle Tour has been named the highest grossing concert of 2010, beating out the likes of mega popstars Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

While Bon Jovi has already hit the USA, Canada, England & France, their upcoming tour dates include South America, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand. Why not make your chance to see Bon Jovi a vacation ... rock out with an 80s icon at the best concert of the year AND visit some place new. You can get all detail at www.bonjovi.com/tour. They even offer travel packages for certain cities. Plus if you join their fan club you can take advantage of pre-sale tickets.

07.09.10: Power Balladz, an Off-Broadway production featuring 1980's power ballads, hits NYC this August

"Power Balladz", an Off-Broadway production featuring 1980's power ballads, hits NYC this August!What song was playing when you had your first kiss? What about your first slow dance? How about during your first time? Chances are, it was a power ballad – you know, those songs that double as the soundtrack to your life? Those anthems that make you want to throw a lighter in the air and start singing along at the top of your lungs...

Now at the brand new arena rock cabaret in the center of Times Square, Power Balladz, you can do just that - celebrate the best music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s and unleash your inner rock star. Power Balladz is the arena rock experience you’ve been waiting for - part hilarious comedy, part interactive game show, and 90 minutes of wicked rock featuring some of the greatest anthems ever written by man, woman, or beast.

The formula is simple – take some awesome rock singers, give them a full band, tons of lights, a killer fog machine, a video projection screen, and lots of leather and long hair. In Power Balladz the band knows how to rock, but when the high school sweetheart of one of the band members stumbles into the concert after over ten years apart – will he be man enough to finally score the hard bodied girl of his dreams?

Enjoy the show, have a few cocktails, and lift your lighters in the air to face melting guitar solos! And don’t worry – this is not your typical, stuffy theater experience – we encourage you to leave your cell phone on, sing along loudly, have a few too many beers, and even hook up with your neighbor. Put the kids to bed, then come to Power Balladz to act like one.

Straight from a sold out run in Minneapolis, Power Balladz is a full night of fun. The party starts a half-hour before show time. Come early for interactive games and rock trivia. After the show, your ticket grants you access to live-band karaoke where you can live out your fantasies center stage.

“Come Sail Away” to the Midtown Theater located in the center of Times Square for a night of the best rock anthems that will be sure to bring you “Home Sweet Home.”

For more information and to purchase, visit Power Balladz website: http://powerballadz.com

06.24.10: Curzon Cinemas presents Midnight Movies - 80's Night: Vampires vs. Werewolves

Curzon Cinemas present Midnight Movies - 80's Night: Vampires vs. Werewolves - July 9th, 201080's night is back! Forget 'Twilight'; join Midnight Movies on Friday July 9th for the ultimate battle between the preppy werewolves and leather-clad vamps at Curzon Soho where we present two classic 80s films. Plus karaoke before the films and a late bar with the best retro cocktails and live music from Reel Music DJs (reel-music.com). Dress code: Will it be fur or fangs? Free cocktail for the first 50 ticket holders!

Party starts at 10:00 pm. Films begin at 12 midnight. Late bar open until 2:00 am.

Choose from:

The Lost BoysThe Lost Boys
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman
USA 1987. 97 mins

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire....


Teen WolfTeen Wolf
Director: Rod Daniel
Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti
USA 1985. 91 mins

Puberty comes with a few surprises as Scott discovers werewolf powers that make him a hot basketball player and a hit with the ladie.

Tickets on sale now: 0871-7033-988, www.curzoncinemas.com, or at Curzon Soho, Shaftesbury Avenue.  Join Midnight Movies @ Curzon on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

"Midnight Movies...because some films need to be seen late at night, on a big screen, in the company of the afterdark people" - Kim Newman, Patron of Midnight Movies.

06.21.10: 80s Rewind-The Christmas Tour hits UK (Nov/Dec 2010)

80s Rewind tour is back and this time for Christmas (Nov/Dec 2010). Coming to a UK arena near you, 80's Rewind-The Christmas Tour will feature some of the most iconic artists of the 80s such as: Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, ABC, Howard Jones, Go West, T’Pau & The Christians. With over 50 top twenty hits between them, this will be one non-stop party from start to finish.

Tickets for this radical event are on sale now (as of June 17th). Cost is £37.50. Venues include:



11/30 Birmingham LG Arena
12/1   Wembley Arena
12/2   Manchester MEN Arena

12/3  Newcastle Arena
12/5  Glasgow SECC
12/6  Sheffield Arena

12/8  Cardiff CIA
12/9  Bournemouth BIC

To purchase your tickets, call 0844-888-9991 or visit www.ticketline.co.uk.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate 80s Christmas Party!

03.10.10: Corey Haim Dies at 38

Corey Haim in the 80sAnother 80s star leaves us too soon. Corey Haim, actor and 80s teen idol, passed away early this morning at the age of 38. Apparently he had been suffering from flu-like symptoms, collapsed this morning at his mother's home, and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His death is being viewed as an apparent accidental overdose, but only prescription drugs were found in his mother's apartment. An autopsy will determine an official cause of death. 

The Canadian-born actor got his start in the film "Firstborn" (1984) starring opposite Teri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Downey Jr. After his leading role in 1986's "Lucas" he became known as a heartthrob, going on to star in movies such as "The Lost Boys" (1987), "License to Drive" (1988), and "Dream a Little Dream" (1989). Unfortunately the late 80s saw the peak of his film career.

Corey Haim in recent yearsHis work in films with Corey Feldman lead the pair to be dubbed "The Coreys." The two best friends even went on to do a reality show together on A&E called "The Two Coreys" which aired in 2007-2008.

While it was no surprise Haim suffered from drug addiction, he openly acknowledged his struggle and made attempts at rehab. In 2008 he bought a full-page ad in Variety saying "This is not a stunt, I'm back. I'm ready to work. I'm ready to make amends." This announcement apparently worked. He starred in 2009's "Crank: High Voltage" with Jason Statham and had other films in the works.

Corey -- Like Totally 80s thought you totally rocked. You will be missed.

For more information on Corey Haim's passing, read 80s Teen Idol Corey Haim Dead of Possible Overdose by Los Angeles Times.


Bangles on tour!03.03.10: The Bangles on Tour – Spring 2010

The Bangles, one of the greatest all-female bands of all time, are hitting the road this year with a Spring 2010 tour. So break out your old tapes, brush up on your lyrics, and get ready to "Walk Like an Egyptian."

Visit www.thebangles.com for a list of tour dates.


02.17.10: We Are The World Remake

Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier "We Are The World 25 For Haiti," was created to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

01.28.10: New Wave Ball - 80s Dance Party Fundraiser

New Wave Ball - 80s Dance Party Fundraiser for the Austin Children's ShelterLet’s go back to the days of metal bands and big hair. Find some leg warmers, muscle shirts, or leggings to wear. It'll be a party to celebrate the best decade yet. You can even show up in a little red Corvette. The music is sure to be loud and great. And you are welcome to bring a friend or date.

Come celebrate the 80s, have fun, and help raise money for the Austin Children's Shelter at the same time!

There will be:

Bangin' music by DJ Christian Barbuto
Bomdigity food and drinks
Rad auction items (live & silent)
Totally awesome photo booth
Gnarly costume contest
To the max dance contest

When: Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency in downtown Austin, TX
Price: $40* if you register before February 22nd. $50* after February 22nd.
*Price includes food and 2 drink tickets.

For more information and to register for this event, visit: www.newwaveball.org.

01.11.10: 'I Think We're Alone Now' a feature documentary out on DVD

'I Think We're Alone Now' - a feature documentary - out on DVD March 8, 2010In a world flushed with obsessions over celebrity image and lifestyle, super fans and fanatics have become an ordinary asset to any star within the public eye. Aside from the frequent enthusiasts, however, I Think We’re Alone Now showcases the story of two individuals fixated upon 80s star Tiffany - their actions personifying the definition of ‘stalker’.

The documentary features Jeff Turner, a 53 year old with Aspergers Syndrome and Kelly McCormick, a 34 year old hermaphrodite and looks at their love obsession with Tiffany who topped the charts with 'I Think We’re Alone Now' in 1987. Cautioned with a three year restraining order, Turner still freely attends her concerts and events with money provided through his disability insurance. Any additional finances are spent insistently on outlandish contraptions he claims allow him to ‘strengthen his psychic connection with Tiffany’. Amongst sending her endless letters, he was once arrested for taking her a bunch of flowers with an enclosed samurai sword; the imaginary bond he has with Tiffany is in reality, just harassment.

McCormick, who unlike Turner has never seen Tiffany in concert is far more reclusive, choosing to obsess over the star from the comforts of her Tiffany plastered walls. Despite never meeting her, McCormick claims to have been best friends with Tiffany since a teenager, naming her as the motivational force that has allowed her to do everything in life. The documentary comes to a height when Turner and McCormick meet each other and prepare to attend a Tiffany concert and meet and greet.

Taking an objective and sympathetic stance, the documentary delivers a heart-rending yet often comedic insight into the fictitious relationships created through a mixture of fandom and mental illness.

I Think We're Alone Now DVD drops on March 8, 2010.  Visit www.ithinkwerealonenow.com for more information.

Spandau Ballet tours US - First time in 25 years!01.08.10: Spandau Ballet Tours US!

Guess what 80s music fans ... Spandau Ballet is going on tour this summer in the US. This will be their first visit to the States in 25 years! You definitely don't want to miss out.

Visit Spandau's official web site for tour dates and ticket information - www.spandauballet.com. You can even listen to their new album, 'Once More.' And be sure to check out their timeline while you're there. It's totally rad.


11.16.09: DEVO on tour!

DEVO on tour!Everyone's favorite Energy Dome wearing band is back on tour. Be sure to catch their show when they come to a town near you. And always remember to... Whip It!

For more information on DEVO's tour, visit their official site: http://www.clubdevo.com/home

> Watch DEVO's music video for "Whip It"

Going to an 80s themed party? Why not dress up like a member of DEVO!

11.04.09: Vote for your favorite Sesame Street Video from the 80s!

Vote for your favorite Sesame Street Video from the 80s!As part of their 40th anniversary, Sesame Street is offering a 5 week voting experience in which fans can vote for their all-time favorite Sesame Street segment over the past 40 years. Hosted by Grover, the voting poll theme will be the ‘top 40 of 40 years’.

Here's how it will work. . . . Each week for four weeks, fans will vote for their favorite video from a selection of pre-selected 40 videos. In the fifth and final week of voting, fans will choose from the 40 highest overall ranked videos from the previous 4 weeks. At the end of the 5th week, through out the 6th week, and onwards, Sesame Street will feature the winning video and 39 ranked runner ups.

Visit Sesame Street now and start voting!

09.30.09: Rewind Festival to return for 2010

Due to the overwhelming success of this summer’s Rewind Festival, the organizers have decided to stage the festival again next summer.

The festival will take place on the weekend of the 20-22 August 2010 at Temple Island Meadows near Henley-on-Thames.

“Early Bird” tickets go on sale this Friday (18 Sept) at 2009 prices. Only Camping and Weekend tickets are available at the moment. Day tickets will go on sale when the full line-up is announced. Full details are available from www.rewindfestival.com.

“We are very busy working on the line-up for 2010” said promoter David Heartfield, “and have already confirmed a number of great acts for next summer. We won’t announce them until the whole line-up is put together, however the enormous success of this year’s festival makes us confident that it will be even bigger and better next year.”

Update 01.28.09: This year’s REWIND features an even bigger line-up of 80s pop giants including Boy George, 10CC, Heaven 17, Altered Images, Tony Hadley, ABC & Go West, Marc Almond, Level 42, Hazel O’Connor and many more. Tickets go on sale Friday 29th January at 9am. View the 2010 Rewind Festival Press Release for more information.

09.04.09: 80s Dance Party in the Philadelphia/Atlantic City area

80s Dance Party in the Philadelphia/Atlantic City areaMom and dad are gone for the weekend and your friend's older brother is throwing a party. So come join us Saturday October 3rd at Notre Dame Regional School. DJs DeeJay and Brutha Bri will be blasting all your favorite 80s tunes. Dance the night away to the likes of Duran Duran, Rick James, The Go-Go's, and The B52's. Refreshments such as pizza, salad, pretzels & chips, "enhanced" punch, beer & deserts will be served. Outside spirits & munchies are also welcome. And don't forget to dress the part too! There'll be prizes for the best 80s outfits.

When: Saturday October 3, 2009 from 7-11pm

Where: Notre Dame Regional School

601 Central Avenue, Landisville, NJ 08326

Cost: $30 (Proceeds to benefit Notre Dame Regional School)

Note: Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

For more info or to purchase tickets call Dave Zappariello at 856-697-0451, Geri Cafiso at 856-696-2220, or the school at 856-697-3456.

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08.19.09: Attention London 80s Fans: Michael Jackson & John Hughes Tribute Nights at Club de Fromage

Club de Fromage celebrates Michael Jackson & John HugesIt's an 80s bonanza at Club de Fromage...

Saturday August 29th: Michael Jackson 51st Birthday Tribute!
MJ would have been 51 today, so we're throwing a special birthday party in his honour. Come and celebrate the best of the late King of Pop. We'll be playing a whole heap of his biggest tracks, as well as the finest floor-fillers by other artists from the last 50 years.

Saturday September 5th: The Breakfast Club!
Club De Fromage Film Club kicks off its inaugural night! Sing along with Molly and Emilio to Simple Minds as we take you back to the 80s with a special screening of John Hughes' classic, The Breakfast Club. Dress in your pyjamas, 80s gear or as your fave John Hughes character. And the best bit is you can drink beer all the way through the film. Burp!

For more information on these events, visit: www.ClubDeFromage.com.

08.10.09: Poison, Def Leppard & Cheap Trick on Tour this Summer

These three awesome bands have come together this summer on one mega 80s hair band tour. Don't miss them! Visit www.poisonweb.com for tour dates.

And be sure to check out Ryan's review of the Poison, Def Leppard & Cheap Trick Tour.

John Hughes08.06.09: So sad - so young. 80s teen flick director John Hughes passes away.

Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured and cornered the teen and pre-teen market with such favorites as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty In Pink," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died of a heart attack Thursday morning.

Read more here...


07.24.09: Friday July 31st Curzon Cinemas Presents Midnight Movies 80's Pink & Blue Party

Our 80's night is back! What were you like at high school? Were you Pretty in Pink? Or did you rock the Blue Velvet? Now the choice is yours! Arrive early to enjoy a free pink or blue cocktail whilst grooving to the tunes of the legendary Prince Nelly (Popstarz, Guilty Pleasures) then choose between the Bratpack classic or David Lynch's maniacal masterpiece on the big screen in 35mm glory. Plus your ticket gets you entry to the after party where we
have an exclusive music/video mash up set from Straight To Video (DJs Freelance Hellraiser and The 20th Century Fox), a 3am bar and 80's karaoke on the big screen! Dress code: Blue or Pink only.

Choose from:

Pretty In PinkPretty In Pink (15)
Director: Howard Deutch
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer
USA 1986. 96 mins

Written by John Hughes, this Bratpack classic follows Andie, a fashion conscious New Wave girl caught between the desires of rich kid Blane and her geeky best friend Duckie.


Blue VelvetBlue Velvet (18)
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
USA 1986. 120 mins

When Jeffrey Beaumont returns from college, nothing can prepare him for the dark and sadistic characters he uncovers in his sleepy town.

Tickets on sale now: 0871-7033-988, www.curzoncinemas.com, or at Curzon Soho, Shaftesbury Avenue.

07.24.09: Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons has a run-in with the law regarding the treatment of her cats.

Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons charged with animal crueltyPolice have hit new-wave rock icon and former Playboy Bunny Dale Bozzio with a litter of animal cruelty charges.

Twelve cats had to be put down after a raid on a house the glitzy Boston-based animal advocate was leasing on Newman Drew Road in Ossipee, police said.

Bozzio, who hung with rock titan Frank Zappa and fronted 1980s band Missing Persons, is in Massachusetts caring for her ill mother, manager Joe Nelson said.

“These are a bunch of trumped up charges,” he said. “It’s a bunch of small-town cops who don’t have anything better to do.”

He said Bozzio was in the middle of a move and had left the cats in the care of a friend he identified only as Deborah. But he said the pal let Bozzio and the cats down.

“She’s totally pissed. This woman promised her,” he said. “She’s not even talking to her anymore.”

Bozzio has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and will be charged with nine more based on the latest nine cats to be euthanized, police said.

- The Daily Swarm

06.26.09: Michael Jackson, King of Pop - Gone But Never Forgotten.

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson passed away suddenly Thursday, June 25th, 2009 after suffering cardiac arrest. He was only 50. Michael revolutionized the face of music, dance, and fashion and become a world-wide Pop Phenom. He brought us classic hits like Rock With You, Thriller, Billie Jean, Black or White, Bad, and Beat It. He gave us the Moonwalk, leather zippered jackets, and sparkling gloves. And who can forget the amazing mini-movie/dance music video for Thriller. There's never been anyone like Michael and there probably never will again. While in recent years his eccentricities and over all weirdness mad us go, "What's up with that?" and "Where'd our MJ of the 70s & 80s go?," you can't deny his talent and what he brought to the world. So from all of us at Like Totally 80s... Michael, we thought you rocked and you'll be truly missed.

Check out these Michael Jackson stories, photos, and videos:

Read: Michael Jackson's Death: Millions Mourn In the Streets and On the Internet
• Read: Timeline of Jackson's Life
• Watch: The Life of Michael Jackson: Complete Video Coverage
• Photos: Michael Jackson Through the Years
• Photos: Michael Jackson,1958-2009: A Style Retrospective
• Photos: Michael Jackson -- The World Mourns
• Watch: Learn How To Moonwalk
• Costume: Honor MJ and Sport a Classic Michael Look From the 80s

Then reminisce with us and watch some of Michaels classic 80s music videos:

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Billie Jean
Beat It

Liberian Girl

Smooth Criminal
Man In The Mirror
The Way You Make Me Feel
Dirty Diana
Another Part of Me
We Are The World

Fame (2009) Teaser Poster06.17.09: Fame gets a makeover.

Fame! I'm going to live forever.
I'm going to learn how to fly....

This classic 1980 Oscar-winning hit movie is being reinvented for the next generation. Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the talent and discipline to succeed ... and achieve Fame.

In addition to being a successful movie, Fame was also a hit TV series that ran from 1982-1987. Debbie Allen, star of both the show and original film, will also appear in the remake as Principal Angela Simms.

Catch Fame in theaters September 25th. Until then, check out the Fame trailer or visit the official movie site at www.generationfame.com.

06.08.09: Simple Minds is releasing a new album, Graffiti Soul, and going on tour with OMD. For more information and to watch the video for their new song, go to: www.simpleminds.com

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul - New album

06.08.09: Ghostbusters, The Video Game is due out June 16, 2009. Many of the cast members from the movie series were involved in the making of the game, with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson lending their voices to the game characters. Get more information and pre-order your copy here: www.ghostbustersgame.com

Buy Awesome 80s Ghostbusters T-Shirts & Costumes

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

04.30.09: Retrofest - Kelly McGillis comes out

80s mega actress and sultry love interest of Top Gun’s Maverick (Tom Cruise) has come out as a lesbian. > read article

Kelly McGillis with Tom Cruise n Top Gun Kelly McGillis today 
Then Now

04.15.09: Retrofest - The Original 80s Music Festival

RetrofestNow in its third year having already attracted the biggest 80s line up since Live Aid the biggest 80s Music Festival in Europe Retrofest returns with a new location in the middle of Glasgow City featuring Level 42 - Gloria Gaynor - Heaven 17 - Sister Sledge - Average White Band - ABC - Five Star - Midge Ure - Nik Kershaw - Rick Astley - Bad Manners - A Flock of Seagulls - Go West - Nick Heyward - Right Said Fred - Aswad - East 17 - Bay City Rollers - Showaddywaddy & Jaki Graham.

Tickets are available by calling 0844.736.5222 or via the website www.retrofest.co.uk.

Crowd from 2008's Retrofest Day-Glo-Girls from 2008's Retrofest

03.28.09: Spinal Tap is on tour again “Unwigged and Unplugged” – for more information and concert dates/locations, click here.

Visit Official Tour Web Site: www.unwigged.com


03.19.09: Breakdance The Movie and Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo are re-released in widescreen format on DVD in the UK

Twenty five years after its original release Breakdance The Movie (1984) is without a doubt
still the original and best breakdance film: a movie inspired by a street movement that went on to spread the craze wider and further than anyone anticipated.

As well as introducing scores of teens in the US and UK to the dancing, the moves, the music and the clothes that characterised breakdancing, bodypopping and hip hop in general, Breakdance also brought fledgling rapper Ice T to a wider audience for the first time ever.

Now, get out your lino, stick on your ghetto blaster and don your cap as Breakdance – and its sequel Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo – spin on to DVD courtesy of Second Sight.

The freshest DVDs of 2009 will be released in their full widescreen glory for the first time in the UK on 6 April 2009. Click here for more information.

02.20.09: Belinda Carlisle (of Go-Gos 80s fame) will be one of the contestants on this season's Dancing with the Stars.  We'll be rooting for you, Belinda!  Let's hope you've still got the beat!!!

Belinda Carlisle in the 80sBelinda Carlisle - Now
Then    >>      Now
Links to Great Go-Gos videos:
Our Lips are Sealed
> We Got the Beat
> Head Over Heels

Here are some then and now photos and some video links to set the mood.

01.15.09: On Newsstands Now: People Magazine’s Celebrate the 80s special publication. This special release is chocked full of info, movies, music, fashions and all the people that made the 80s so awesome. The newsstand price is $11.99 and worth every penny!!

12.23.08: Encore's Big 80s Weekend

Encore is celebrating the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s with a Big 80s Weekend beginning Friday, Dec 26th at 8pm! In addition to a marathon of classic 80’s flicks such as Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Mannequin, Back to the Future and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, catch the world television premiere of Us Festival 1983 – Day One including performances by INXS, Oingo Boingo (featuring Danny Elfman) and The Clash, as well as interviews with MTV VJ Mark Goodman and Men At Work’s Colin Hay.

Click here for more info and a complete TV schedule.

12.08.08: ROCK OF AGES Lights up New York

ROCK OF AGES is an off-Broadway 80's rock musical that pretty much hits it out of the park. Staring American Idol's Constantine Maroulis, it takes audiences on a musical trip with a story set to blazing hits from iconic rockers such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.

Visit www.RockOfAgesMusical.com for more information.

12.03.08: 80s Rewind Festival

The 80s Rewind Festival is the country's newest boutique festival celebrating the greatest music from the coolest decade with the biggest line up of eighties acts since Live Aid.

When: August 21 - 23
Where: Temple Island Meadows near Henley-on-Thames

For more info, visit 80s Rewind Festival's official site.

11.22.08: New Kids on the Block is appearing on the American Music Awards tomorrow night on ABC. Whether they continue to have “The Right Stuff” remains to be seen. > Learn more about the 2008 AMAs. In addition to this performance, they are going on tour – see NKOTB's site for dates and locations.



02.18.09: UPDATE - Here is a pic sent in by fans of the site.  They are high school friends that celebrated a 32nd birthday by going to see NKOTB at the Gwinett Center in Atlanta in October of 2008.  They made matching tie-dyed shirts, each with the name of their favorite New Kid.

NKOTB - Concert Pic

10.24.08: Rhino Reissues A Decade of New Order

Double-Disc Collector's Editions of Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood and Technique Feature Original Factory Records Releases Remastered and Expanded with Non-Album Singles, B-Sides and Remixes.

Each Available from Rhino November 11.

LOS ANGELES -- After forming in 1980, New Order went on to develop a groundbreaking sound that mixed synthesizer-driven pop with electronic dance beats on a series of acclaimed and influential albums. The band -- Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert -- released a total of five albums during the '80s that helped blaze a trail for the alternative music movement that would peak a decade later. Rhino pays tribute to these musical pioneers with Collector's Editions of the band's first five albums: MOVEMENT, POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES, LOW-LIFE, BROTHERHOOD and TECHNIQUE. On November 11, all five will be available at all retail outlets, including www.rhino.com, for a list price of $24.98.

They are also giving away a signed bass from Peter Hook of New Order, enter here:

And don't forget to visit our New Order page to reminice with their songs & music videos.

10.10.08: New DVD Release: The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete Series

For the first time, all seasons (147 episodes) of The Real Ghostbusters are available in one collection, on 25 DVDs.

Included are:

● All Episodes of The Real Ghostbusters
● All Episodes from Slimer! And The Real


● Unique Collector's Box with Exclusive Art

Also included are over TWELVE HOURS of bonus features, including:

● The original promotional pilot for The Real Ghostbusters, NEVER BEFORE AIRED
● 21 on-camera Commentary Tracks with producers, voice actors, writers, animators

and production personnel

● 5 exclusive Documentaries
● 86 Episode Introductions
● 16-page booklets include episode synopses, trivia, and art for every episode!
● Plus Scripts, Storyboards, Image Galleries, Music & Effects Audio Tracks, and Much


● Interviews with J. Michael Straczynski (Writer & Story Editor), Maurice La Marche

(Voice Of " Egon Spenglerg"), Laura Summer (Voice Of First "Janine Melnitz"), Kath Soucie (Voice Of Second "Janine Melnitz"), and Many Others

Pre-Order your copy now at: www.realghostbustersdvd.com

09.23.08: Kirk Cameron refuses to kiss his costar.

Kirk Cameron has made the headlines today for his refusal to kiss the actress playing his wife in his new movie Fireproof (since it wasn’t his real wife and that would break his marriage vows). Watch his interview with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on The Today Show below.


08.22.08: Bruce Springsteen on tour and better than ever!

A review by an LT80s site reader of his August 21st concert in Nashville, TN:

Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the Sommet Center in Nashville and played a 3 hour set with joyful abandon. Appearing to have the voice and stamina of a twenty year old, Bruce took audience requests and delivered a rockin’ show that satisfied fans of all ages. Reaching back to the early days with a story about his first guitar during “Spirit in the Night” all the way up to an encore of the new “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” dedicated to Tennessee ladies, Bruce and the E Street Band proved it all night that he is The Once and Forever Boss. Without a doubt the best concert I’ve ever been to. – submitted by Julie, Birmingham

Link to Tour site: http://www.brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html 

Some Bruce Springsteen videos to get you in the mood:

Glory Days
Born to Run
Born in the USA

08.15.08: Knight Rider back on the air as a new NBC TV series.

On the heels of NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Absolutely the coolest car ever created, KITT is equipped with an "AI" (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any system. Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains. The cast includes Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur - estranged son of Michael Knight; Sydney Tamiia Pitier as Carrie Ruvai - a tough FBI agent who doesn't see eye-to-eye with Mike Traceur; Sarah Graiman as Deanna Russo - childhood best friend, one-time girlfriend of Mike Traceur, and daughter of KITT creator, Charles Graiman; and Bruce Davidson as Charles Graiman - creator of Knight Industries Three Thousand (KITT). The new version of Knight Rider premiers Wednesday, September 24th at 8/7c on NBC. If you missed the TV movie, you can watch it in full here: http://www.nbc.com/Knight_Rider/video/episodes.shtml.

07.25.08: New online radio station streaming all 80s music all the time.  check out this great new option for getting your 80s music fix here: www.mixlovesthe80s.com

07.24.08: Toni Basil is a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

You may remember Toni Basil from her 80s hit "Mickey." Besides being a singer, she is also a dancer and choreographer. She is currently choreographing Bette Midler's hit Las Vegas show, "The Show Must Go On." Watch Toni on the So You Think You Can Dance results show tonight on FOX at 9/8c.  For more information about So You Think You Can Dance, visit: www.fox.com/dance.

07.16.08: eBay Charity Auction for Public Television Rocks! Commemorates Historic Final Concert of the Police with Special Guests The B-52s. 

A charity auction for The Police has just began on eBay, commemorating their upcoming historic final concert with special guests the B-52s in New York’s Madison Square Garden. There are a very limited number of once-in-a-lifetime concert experiences and autographed memorabilia being auctioned online through eBay Giving Works for both artists, and The Police have chosen to have 100% of the proceeds benefit local New York Public Television Rocks!

Beginning July 14th at 7pm (ET) through July 24th, several VIP Concert Packages will be available including for example: The Police Ultimate VIP Package for Two which features an intimate meeting with The Police, Access to the band's final Sound Check (a few select guests will be invited to join the Police on stage to lend their rock star abilities to the rehearsal!), Front row seats to the final show, Pre concert dinner with a cocktail reception, and Limited edition souvenirs. There is a B-52s VIP package for Four, which includes a private Meet n' Greet, Rare access to the B-52s Sound Check, Front row seats, and Four one-of-a-kind signed memorabilia gift sets. There is also The Police Snake Pit Ticket package for Four (the only Pit tickets available to the general public are in this auction!).

Then, beginning August 4th at 7:00pm (ET) - August 14th, the second wave of the auction will begin. It will feature a complete set of The Police’s autographed instruments including: Sting’s Signature Bass, Sennheiser Microphone and Stand (used during the 2007/2008 world Police tour); Andy’s Signature Fender Telecaster; plus Stewart’s Tama Star Drum Set (played at 2007 GRAMMY Awards).

Go to www.ebay.com/publictelevisionrocks to bid or view more information.

100% of the proceeds from both auctions will benefit Public Television Rocks!, an initiative formed between NY Public Television stations, Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. The Police chose to support these stations in recognition of their contributions to art, music, and culture both in New York, and nationally. For more information, visit www.publictelevisionrocks.org

07.01.08: New 80s movie web site: 80’s cult Movie Source. This site features film synopses, movie links, and film battles such as Jeff Spicoli vs. Dudley “Booger” Dawson.

07.01.08: New 80s inspired musical in NYC this summer, The Johnny Musical, as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival. It answers the question, What happened to the bullying blonde jock in all those beloved '80s movies AFTER he lost to the scrappy young underdog? When Johnny Zabka loses for the first time ever, he has no idea what to do with his life. Shunned by his friends and evicted by his parents, Johnny must find a new way to win or else face the fact that he just may have peaked at the ripe old age of eighteen. With a musical score that not only echoes the music of the 1980s, but also finds a place for tap and Irish-themed numbers, The Johnny is a lively musical that is full of laughs and heart. For more info visit www.thejohnnymusical.com.

07.01.08: Molly Ringwald (John Hughes 80s Brat Pack star) returns to TV in a new series on ABC Family called ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager.’ In it, she plays 40 year old mom of a 15 year old daughter that finds herself pregnant. It is produced by Brenda Hampton, creator of “7th Heaven” and she likens this show to that, only with sex. We at Like Totally 80s are thrilled to see Molly Ringwald doing so many great things (she is also a star on Broadway), although she’ll always be Samantha Baker, the girl that got Jake Ryan to us.



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