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November 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A museum dedicated to the music, clothing and history of Swedish supergroup ABBA will open in Stockholm in 2008. The interactive museum will feature original outfits and instruments used by ABBA, handwritten song lyrics, a display of awards and "all other things we can think of and find," said Ulf Westman, an event consultant who is spearheading the project with his wife, Ewa Wigenheim-Westman.
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July 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Despite the astonishing success of the stage musical "Mamma Mia!," ABBA has ruled out any reunion tour. Songwriters Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of the Swedish pop quartet told Britain's Sunday Telegraph that ABBA will never perform together again. Ulvaeus said "money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition." ABBA, one of the biggest bands of the 1970s, split in 1982 but continues to sell nearly 3 million records a year.
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January 12, 2007 | From Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
Meryl Streep will star in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!" Theater veteran Phyllida Lloyd is in negotiations to make her feature directorial debut on the film, which will be distributed by Universal Pictures. The musical, created by Judy Craymer and Catherine Johnson, features 22 ABBA songs, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."
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January 12, 2007 | From Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
Meryl Streep will star in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!" Theater veteran Phyllida Lloyd is in negotiations to make her feature directorial debut on the film, which will be distributed by Universal Pictures. The musical, created by Judy Craymer and Catherine Johnson, features 22 ABBA songs, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."
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January 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Swedish tax officials want former ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus to pay $2.1 million for undeclared royalties from the supergroup's hits dating back decades. It is the second time the Swedish Tax Authority has claimed the 61-year-old singer dodged taxes by not declaring millions in royalties going back decades, officials said Thursday. Victor Palm, a tax official, said that authorities suspect royalty payments to Ulvaeus were made to companies operating in foreign tax havens.
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February 12, 2003 | Paul Brownfield
"Mama Mia," the much-traveled musical based on the music of '70s supergroup Abba, opens on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, with a red-carpet gala outside the Mandalay Bay Theatre, where the show will run every night but Tuesday. A new cast was assembled for the Las Vegas production of "Mama Mia," which is currently running in various incarnations around the world.
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July 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Despite the astonishing success of the stage musical "Mamma Mia!," ABBA has ruled out any reunion tour. Songwriters Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of the Swedish pop quartet told Britain's Sunday Telegraph that ABBA will never perform together again. Ulvaeus said "money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition." ABBA, one of the biggest bands of the 1970s, split in 1982 but continues to sell nearly 3 million records a year.
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January 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Swedish tax officials want former ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus to pay $2.1 million for undeclared royalties from the supergroup's hits dating back decades. It is the second time the Swedish Tax Authority has claimed the 61-year-old singer dodged taxes by not declaring millions in royalties going back decades, officials said Thursday. Victor Palm, a tax official, said that authorities suspect royalty payments to Ulvaeus were made to companies operating in foreign tax havens.
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November 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A museum dedicated to the music, clothing and history of Swedish supergroup ABBA will open in Stockholm in 2008. The interactive museum will feature original outfits and instruments used by ABBA, handwritten song lyrics, a display of awards and "all other things we can think of and find," said Ulf Westman, an event consultant who is spearheading the project with his wife, Ewa Wigenheim-Westman.
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February 12, 2003 | Paul Brownfield
"Mama Mia," the much-traveled musical based on the music of '70s supergroup Abba, opens on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, with a red-carpet gala outside the Mandalay Bay Theatre, where the show will run every night but Tuesday. A new cast was assembled for the Las Vegas production of "Mama Mia," which is currently running in various incarnations around the world.
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