How Madonna ‘survived the life that killed so many of her peers,’ according to biographer: exclusive

In honor of the icon’s 65th birthday, HELLO! spoke with Mary Gabriel, author of upcoming ‘Madonna: A Rebel Life’ about her incredible strength, legacy, and family

It’s a big holiday for Madonna, her family, friends, and millions of fans around the world. The icon turns 65 on Wednesday, August 16, and the occasion is momentous for reasons far beyond that number alone. The indomitable artist is recovering from a terrifying medical crisis that landed her in the ICU and delayed but did not derail her Celebration Tour. (New dates for the global, 84-date trek were released yesterday.) 

Read full article at HELLO! Magazine

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MADONNA’S MADAME X: MUSIC FROM THE THEATER XPERIENCE DEBUTING ON VINYL

3-LP Set Showcases Live Versions Of 22 Songs From Different Eras Of Madonna’s Iconic Career

Vinyl Offering Includes Two Previously Unreleased Performances,

“Sodade” and “Crave” (featuring Swae Lee)

Madonna’s all-theater Madame X Tour captivated sold-out audiences worldwide with its unparalleled intimacy. This rare and unforgettable experience was beautifully documented in Madame X, her 2021 concept film and digital soundtrack. This summer, the soundtrack will make its vinyl debut as a 3-LP set that includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Available on September 22nd, MADAME X: MUSIC FROM THE THEATER XPERIENCE showcases 22 powerful live performances of songs that span the remarkably different eras of Madonna’s iconic career, including her ninth #1 album, Madame X. The upcoming collection introduces exclusive live performances of “Crave” (featuring Swae Lee) and “Sodade,” two songs that did not appear on the digital soundtrack.

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THE CELEBRATION TOUR UPDATED ITINERARY

Excitement has been mounting with Madonna’s post that the North America rescheduled dates would be announced shortly. Today, Live Nation is pleased to confirm that most of the North America dates of Madonna’s Celebration Tour have been rescheduled and will take place immediately following the originally announced UK and Europe dates. Updated itinerary below. Tickets for the previously scheduled shows will be honored on the new dates. This includes all dates except Los Angeles and one date in New York due to a venue change, detailed below.  Getting all shows rescheduled was the number one priority. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts a few shows noted below will be canceled. Madonna regrets the inconvenience to fans and hopes to make it up to those markets in the future.

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Take a Bow, Madonna

If you asked nearly anyone in 1981 what they imagined when they heard the word “Madonna,” they would have answered the Virgin Mary or another idealized woman cloaked in modesty — submissive, gentle, embracing, calm. If you asked the same question a decade later, the answer would have been radically different.

By then, the world had discovered a new Madonna, a corset-wearing, ballsy provocateur from Michigan. That Madonna said what she wanted, did what she pleased and dared others to do so, too. That Madonna was a showgirl and most definitely not a virgin.

Full article (by Mary Gabriel) at the New York Times

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Luigi+Iango “Unveiled” exhibition

Palazzo Reale is pleased to announce “Unveiled”, the first solo exhibition of the artistic duo formed by the Italian Luigi Murenu and the Swiss Iango Henzi.
Luigi&Iango establishing itself in the fashion world with over three hundred covers for prestigious magazines such as Vanity Fair and Vogue, they are known for having immortalized icons of contemporary culture, highlighting an intimacy and a truth often unknown to the general public.

📍Palazzo Reale, Milano
📅Dal 22 settembre al 26 novembre / From 22th september to 26th november

INGRESSO GRATUITO / FREE ENTRANCE

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VIKTOR&ROLF FASHION ARTISTS 25 YEARS photo gallery (2018)

Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists 25 Years was an exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam back in May, 2018. The stunning creations by the Dutch duo were on display including the outfits created for Madonna’s Tears of a Clown event at Art Basel in Miami.

The exhibition, which was curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot (responsible for designing the Rebel Heart Tour VIP gift) drew an interesting crowd at the press preview and official opening. The mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb and Princess Mabel Wisse Smit were there and even Kevin Stea stopped by for a visit.

Check out the pictures of the stunning exposition HERE

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Finally Enough Love (Rainbow Edition 6LP Box set) with free promo merch at Concerto

To celebrate the release of Finally Enough Love (Rainbow Edition) 6LP box set, Pride and Madonna’s 40th anniversary of the release of her debut album, Concerto has some amazing free Madonna goodies!

You will receive a free “Finally Enough Love” merch item when purchasing the Finally Enough Love 6LP box set at Concerto. There’s a variety of official promotional fans, posters and t-shirts! 

You can come to the store in Amsterdam or order online and get a free Madonna goodie…..while stocks last!

6LP Rainbow Edition

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MADAME X era photo galleries online

New photo galleries added of the MADAME X era! First up we have the brand new photo gallery to MTV Presents Medellin World Video Premiere Live & Exclusive, that was recorded in April in London. This gallery features pictures of the waiting area before the recording.

Second there’s the photo gallery of Madonna’s performance at Eurovision taken from the audience.

Third we have the photo gallery of the Dutch release party of MADAME X at Concerto.

Enjoy!

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Record Collector Presents…Madonna

Record Collector Presents… Madonna

The magazine’s editor, John Earls, said: “Record Collector is very excited to bring Madonna fans an in-depth magazine that focuses on her incredible artistry, rather than any details of her as a celebrity or her personal life. Madonna is long overdue a magazine celebrating her incredible 40 years in music, and I hope we do her career justice. More details on the magazine’s contents will be revealed soon, but some of Madonna’s collaborators are telling their story to some of the best writers in music. It was a treat to talk to Kimberly from Madonnaunderground about her brilliant journey as an authority on Madonna.”

In Shops: 7 September
Pre-Orders Dispatch: 4 September
Price includes: P&P

PRE-ORDER

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Back to the future: Madonna’s debut album, released 40 years ago today, is still pop perfection

….Madonna also drew the ire of conservative groups — always a good sign — who balked at her exposed navel and cheeky sexuality. Critics dismissed her chirpy voice. But it didn’t matter. Madonna was here to stay

 “Every song on that debut album is delivered. She owns that album like she had been a professional recording artist for years,” says Kimberly van Pinxteren, who runs the Madonna Underground tribute site

Read the full article at Houston Chronicle

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MADONNA/MADONNA turns 40!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s debut album by browsing our special page with over 150+ scans and photographs of original articles, interviews, reviews and rare original memorabilia.

Lots of incredibly rare stuff! Check it out HERE

The Vinyl Maniac February, 1984 (UK)

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