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jeudi 03 juillet 2003
GET UP 'N' DANCE disco party - Saturday, August 23 @ 8:00 p.m.
Featuring KC and The Sunshine Band, The Village People, Bonnie & June Pointer (formerly of the Pointer Sisters), The Trammps, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston, Anita Ward and Maxine Nightingale
The summer’s biggest dance party is set for Aug. 23 at the Bell Centre, and it will feature the biggest superstars from the 1970’s dance era, karaoke contests, a huge dance competition, plus a celebrity MC to be announced…
Gillett Entertainment Group, Rubin Fogel Productions and Princeton Entertainment are proud to announce the production of a unique arena event based on the ABC-TV primetime special “Disco Ball”. The “Disco Ball” special achieved the highest ratings in over 9 years in its targeted demographic for the ABC network and continues to be shown on VH-1. Two of the principal artists from this show - KC and The Sunshine Band and The Village People - have been chosen as the main components for the tour. Other musical acts include Bonnie and June Pointer, The Trammps (featuring Earl Young), Martha Wash of the Weather Girls, Thelma Houston, Anita Ward and Maxine Nightingale.
All seats reserved… the entire Bell Centre floor will be used as giant dance floor.
With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band are one of the shaping forces in pop music. Hits like “Get Down Tonight”, “Shake Your Booty”, and “That’s The Way (Uh Huh Uh Huh)" have ensconced KC and the Sunshine Band as pioneers of a genre of music nobody thought would make it this far!
The Pointer Sisters began their professional singing career in California in the early 1970s and in 1973 released their self-titled debut album, which included their first single “Yes We Can, Can.” For over 30 years the Pointer Sisters have treated us with hit after hit after hit: “Fire”, “I’m So Excited”, “Jump”, “Neutron Dance” and “Slowhand” are among the long list.
The Village People, assembled in the late 1970s, produced songs like “Y.M.C.A”, “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “San Francisco”. They won many worldwide awards including an American Music Award. In addition, they starred in their own movie, Can’t Stop The Music, in 1980.
Martha Wash, one-half of The Weather Girls and also Two Tons Of Fun, recorded the hugely successful anthem “It’s Raining Men,” written by David Letterman sidekick and Canada’s own Paul Schaeffer. Martha is also the voice behind C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”, another disco anthem.
Thelma Houston is best known for her 1977 disco hit of "Don't Leave This Way". Other hits include "I'm Here Again", "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" and "If You Feel It."
Former KC and The Sunshine Band label mate Anita Ward still enjoys accolades for her worldwide #1 1979 single "Ring My Bell", along with her smash follow-up “Don't Drop My Love".
Grammy-nominated Maxine Nightingale sings her #1 hits "Right Back Where We Started From" and “Lead Me On”.
“Disco Inferno” would certainly be The Trammps' most instantly recognizable hit of their long and illustrious career. In 1977, it was the hottest song on the worldwide disco scene and the group was recognized as the best performing group at Odyssey 2001 in New York, the club location for the movie Saturday Night Fever. The movie soundtrack, which included “Disco Inferno”, was the music industry’s biggest-selling album at the time and earned The Trammps a Grammy Award in 1979.Telephone orders: (514) 790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595Online orders: http://www.admission.comTICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, JULY 5 AT NOON!!!
POINTS OF SALE: All Admission outlets and at the Bell Centre box office
TICKETS: $65.00 + service charge