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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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Here’s hoping the fire’s not still burning for the Heart sisters

Here’s hoping the fire’s not still burning for the Heart sisters

'Tis the season for another '80s music lesson from Kevin Wuench: With the holidays approaching, it's a tense time for families that don't always get along. Unfortunately one family that isn't quite getting along these days is the Wilson sisters ...
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Mason Ruffner’s career reached ‘Crossroads’ with this memorable tune

Mason Ruffner’s career reached ‘Crossroads’ with this memorable tune

Our '80s historian Kevin Wuench goes to the Deep South today with his music lesson: Like your AOR with a touch of Texas/Louisiana blues swamp? Then you should try some Mason Ruffner with his sweltering Gypsy Blood.Mason Ruffner grew up in Texas ...
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Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens dies at age 62

Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens dies at age 62

Pat DiNizio, the lead singer/guitarist for '80s power rockers The Smithereens, passed away Tuesday, the band announced overnight. He was 62."It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influ...
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In the early ’80s, this duet kept Steve Winwood still in the game

In the early ’80s, this duet kept Steve Winwood still in the game

Our Stuck in the '80s historian Kevin Wuench returns with this report on Steve Winwood: Pop music has enjoyed all sorts of duets between husband and wife. Some that come to mind are Sonny and Cher, James Taylor and Carly Simon and lest we forget...
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