April 8, 1998 |
Chaka Khan, the queen of '70s disco music, has her own line of chocolates (excuse us, Chaka-lates). Beside assorted chocolates and Chaka-late cigars, it includes a milk chocolate rabbit known as Ain't No Bunny (Loves Me Better). Ain't No Bunny chocolate rabbit, 1 pound, $16.50, and 9 pounds, $75, the Candy Factory, 12530 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, or call (800) 99-CHAKA.
August 18, 1990 |
Disco music crept into a certain kind of intellectual respectability only recently. It was a trend too evil to die, like the tons of rotting polyester shirts that will inevitably make their way onto all the hippest torsos. Suddenly, in used-record stores all over the country, old Rose Royce LPs are moved from the 23-cent bins to the $3-and-up sections. KC & the Sunshine Band makes a triumphal New York appearance. A disco in Manchester, England, becomes the most famous club in the world.
March 5, 2000 |
The guitars are loud. The fans are jumping. And the man with the spiky sky-high hairdo is screaming his lungs out. Which seems . . . appropriate. That's when singer Wayne Static pauses to declare: "I know you love that disco music!" That may sound like a joke, but Static is serious. High-octane disco beats are one part of the Static-X formula, which has taken the band's punk-metal blend to MTV and pop radio, turning its year-old debut album, "Wisconsin Death Trip," into a surprise hit.
November 26, 2002 |
It's flashback time here in the land of Hendrix. Pulsating colored lights play over a parquet dance floor as disco's signature "four on the floor" drum beat propels lyrics of unbearable lightness: "We're gonna boogie oogie oogie 'til you just can't boogie no more." "That's the way -- uh huh, uh huh -- I like it." "Play that funky music, white boy." A thousand people mingle, cups of beer and wine in hand, as scores more dance in swirls of spaghetti straps and glitter, polyester and loud prints.
May 28, 1998 |
Whit Stillman, the New York-based writer-director known for his witty, independent films about the follies and foibles of young, upscale urbanites, is back. And in a movie season that so far is mostly about asteroids and gonzo-lizards, Stillman's latest, "The Last Days of Disco," may slake the thirst of moviegoers longing for human characters and clever writing.
July 30, 1998 |
Let's merengue! Or maybe the jitterbug is more your style. How about the two-step or salsa? Don't worry if you've never boogied to country, swing or Cuban tunes. Here's your chance to learn in a party atmosphere with great music. Each Friday and Saturday through August, Universal CityWalk will hold free dance lessons and provide live music on the east end adjacent to Hard Rock Cafe.