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Fairytale of New York: The unlikely classic turns 30

Fairytale of New York: The unlikely classic turns 30

While some of our favorite '80s singers fade from memory, there isn't a year that we don't think about Kirsty MacColl thanks to her co-singing on Fairytale of New York with The Pogues, which is featured every year in the blog during the Christma...
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Great Christmas song (but creepiest holiday video)

Great Christmas song (but creepiest holiday video)

As Kevin Wuench wraps up our first-ever Christmas Lost and Found Week, he notes that he has concentrated on songs about war and other sad affairs, so Kevin has decided to end on a very positive note with a delightful pop song by S...
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A forgotten Christmas classic from the UK

A forgotten Christmas classic from the UK

Holiday week marches on with columnist Kevin Wuench: For military personnel, the holidays mean sometimes being away from home and apart from family. It is that sentiment that has made Stop The Calvary by Jona Lewie one of the U.K.'s fa...
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All Timbuk3 wanted for Christmas was world peace

All Timbuk3 wanted for Christmas was world peace

Our '80s columnist Kevin Wuench returns to spread some holiday cheer: Love it or hate it, but no song captured the essence of 1986 more than Timbuk3's The Futures So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades. The sly song about nuclear war was not the only Ti...
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ABC, Bret Michaels and more headline 2018 encore of 80s in the Sand

ABC, Bret Michaels and more headline 2018 encore of 80s in the Sand

The inaugural 80s in the Sand festival in the Dominican Republic in November was so successful that organizers have already announced the partial lineup for the 2018 event.Among the acts confirmed to date: Bret Michaels, Taylor Dayne, ABC, John Waite...
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Tampa Theatre goes back to the ’80s with classic movie series

Tampa Theatre goes back to the ’80s with classic movie series

Tampa Bay is the birthplace of Stuck in the '80s, and even though your humble host has moved to Orlando, my heart remains firmly in the historic institutions of the Bay Area – including the always amazing historic Tampa Theatre. So I think it's...
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This week’s podcast: Those crazy holiday TV specials in the ’80s

This week’s podcast: Those crazy holiday TV specials in the ’80s

Like most of the '80s Nation, I grew up watching all the Rankin/Bass holiday TV specials. A Year Without Santa Claus was always my favorite, if for nothing else than the Miser Brothers. Most of those shows were produced much earlier than our beloved ...
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Broadway poised to go ‘Head Over Heels’ for Go-Go’s musical

Broadway poised to go ‘Head Over Heels’ for Go-Go’s musical

Which seems more unlikely: That the Go-Go's have a touring stage musical? That it's produced by Gwyneth Paltrow? Or that it will finally land on Broadway in the 2018-2019 season?Their lips are sealed no longer: All three of those are true. Variety re...
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Billy Bragg kept it simple with ‘Levi Stubbs Tears’

Billy Bragg kept it simple with ‘Levi Stubbs Tears’

One last history lesson this week from columnist Kevin Wuench: Next week, English troubadour Billy Bragg turns 60 years old. While we pay tribute to Billy Bragg, he in turn will pay tribute to a great Motown singer with Levi Stubbs Tears.Billy Bragg ...
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‘The Dark Crystal’ returning to theaters in February 2018

‘The Dark Crystal’ returning to theaters in February 2018

Jim Henson fans are going to love this: His masterpiece The Dark Crystal has been restored to 4k glory and will be re-released to theaters in February 2018, according to Movieweb.com.The 1982 fantasy-adventure flick was directed by Hen...
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