Why We Need More Glorious Women Like Madonna

 

 
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In a time when we’re still seeing women struggle for their rights the world over, this writer thinks we are blessed to have one icon who uses her platform to speak about the revolutionary acts that we can and should be doing to combat this: Madonna. But even saying the performer’s name in 2017 can polarise the audience – including the female audience – and I’m continually baffled by the negativity that now seems to come along with being Madonna. She was always a symbol of rebellion, the underdog; a woman who, through music and her art was intent on changing the status quo for what it meant to be a woman. In her view, anything was possible with the right attitude and determination – she came to New York with nothing more than a few dollars in her pocket determined to her her ambitions fulfilled  – and her lyrics acted as a social commentary for how things should be challenged.  She was a voice for so many who couldn’t be heard and she knew people would despise her for that; for saying “no way am I taking this because you say I should.” Why would you accept the basic in life when you can and could have the best of everything?

That’s the empowering premise of Madonna.

You, yourself are the woman who can make this happen. Regardless of age, regardless of anything else, you can stand up and demand the best. That was what Madonna always stood for. She still does. Over three decades into a career which has seen her become the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time, she still demands the best of everything life has to offer. And this is the problem as may see it; this is why she is vilified. Is it because she’s a woman approaching 60, still relevant in an ageist industry that favours 20-year-olds still demanding the best? Yes is the short answer. Because there’s always one rule for men and another for women.

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Brooklyn Talks: Madonna X Marilyn Minter SOLD OUT

Brooklyn Talks: Madonna X Marilyn Minter SOLD OUT

January 19, 2017

8:00–10:00 p.m.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, join Madonna and Marilyn Minter—two fearless feminist provocateurs—as they talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs. Connecting Madonna, an artist, activist, and philanthropist, with Minter, whose work explores cultural perceptions of women, this unprecedented conversation will highlight the impact of female artists within broader culture and social change. Moderated by poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander and by Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum.

This historic program is part of our A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

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Madonna & Marilyn Minter Will Speak At The Brooklyn Museum On Inauguration Eve

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On the evening before Donald J. Trump becomes the President of the United States of America [pause for fear, dread, denial, anger, gagging, productive organizing and resistance], the Brooklyn Museum will host a discussion with “two fearless feminist provocateurs,” Madonna and Marilyn Minter. From their announcement, which was made Friday morning:

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, join Madonna and Marilyn Minter as they talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs. Connecting Madonna, an artist, activist, and philanthropist, with Minter, whose work explores cultural perceptions of women, this unprecedented conversation will highlight the impact of female artists within broader culture and social change.Moderated by poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander and by Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum. This historic program is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism, a yearlong series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The January 19th event will begin at 8 p.m., and tickets ($50 to $125) are on sale now to museum members, and will be on sale at 4 p.m. today (Friday) for the general public.

Madonna announced via the below tweet yesterday that she will be taking part in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st.

 
 Prior to Election Day, she had put on a surprise concert in Washington Square Park, where she sang and spoke out against Trump.
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Madonna Step To The Beat: Rare Radio & TV Broadcasts on Vinyl – new independent release

itemSpanning nearly 10 year period and covering some of her most iconic performances in history, this LP collection is essential for any fan of the Queen of Pop. Starting off with her legendary and controversial 1984 MTV Video Music Awards performance of “Like A Virgin”, performed a month before the single was even on the market, and closing with her lascivious cover of “Fever” from SNL in 1993, Step To The Beat: Rare Radio & TV Broadcasts covers a bunch of ground and includes classic live versions of “Into The Groove”, “Holiday”, “Express Yourself”, and more.

  • 1.Like A Virgin (MTV Video Music Awards 1984)
  • 2.Holiday (Live Aid 1985)
  • 3.Into The Groove (Live Aid 1985)
  • 4.Love Makes The World Go Round (Live Aid 1985)
  • 5.Causing A Commotion (MTV Video Music Awards 1987)
  • 6.Express Yourself (MTV Video Music Awards 1989)
  • 7.Sooner Or Later (Academy Awards 1991)
  • 8.Fever (Saturday Night Live 1993)

Label: EGG RAID

Release date: 02/02/2017

Barcode: 8592735005891

Catalog no.: EGG0000357


Pre-order through Amazon

Dutchies can also order HERE

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Madonna Announces Women’s March Involvement in Hair-Raising Fashion

Madonna will take part in next week’s Women’s March on Washington, the pop icon revealed on Thursday. 

Madge made the announcement posting of an image to social media of a woman revealing her public hair shaved in the shape of the Nike swoosh. “Yasssssssss! Just Do it!” she wrote, tagging the racy Los Angeles-based magazine Nakid.

The photo was shot by Marius Sperlich and will appear in Nakid’s next issue, the magazine teased on Instagram. It’s unclear whether the picture is of Madonna. 

 

The Women’s March on Washington in support of women’s rights coincides with Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration next Friday, taking place the day following on Jan. 21. Katy Perry, Cher and Zendaya are among the other celebrities who have announced they will be participating.

Yasssssssss! Just Do it! @Nakid_Magazine ?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️?‍♀️ 1 Million Women’s March!! Be There!!

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Filth and Wisdom original script added to Filmography

We’ve learned from Madonna’s recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she is currently working on a new film titled ‘Loved’. She co-wrote the script and will be directing, it is based on Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives Of Greta Walls. So since Madonna will be directing for a third time, let’s take a look back at her first film ‘Filth and Wisdom‘.

We have added this original script to the film (and used on set) to our Filth and Wisdom page in the ‘memorabilia section’. Filth and Wisdom is part of our ‘Filmography’ (please see menu), in here you’ll find press articles, memorabilia, trailers and related videos. This script from the movie which dates May 2007, details the entire movie from start to finish with complete dialogue.

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“MADONNA DEAREST” with VENUS D LITE at OASIS SF on JANUARY 12TH, 2017

Venus D Lite the #1 Madonna Impersonator as seen on Rupaul’s Drag Race has an upcoming play coming up in San Francisco called “MADONNA DEAREST”.
 
The play takes place on January 12th at SF Oasis. The play is a parody of the movie “Mommie Dearest” but with Madonna as Joan Crawford and instead of the infamous wire hangers phobia from the movie, Madonna discovers “Lady Gaga Records” in her daughters’ closet. 
 
 
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Thanks to Venus D Lite
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Michael Griffiths to Tribute Madonna with ‘IN VOGUE’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents the acclaimed Australian theater and concert artist Michael Griffiths in his evening IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 PM.

Griffiths is best known for the Australian productions of Jersey Boys (nominated for a Green Room Award for “Best Supporting Actor” as Bob Crewe), Priscilla Queen of the Desert and We Will Rock You! IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA features Griffiths simply seated at the piano, leading the audience on a journey through her tough life and tender songs, including “Vogue,” “Into The Groove” and “Express Yourself.” Michael won the Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award in 2014 and Best Cabaret Weekly Award in 2015 and 2016. Michael has been delighting critics and audiences across very cabaret festival in Australia and beyond to London, Hong Kong, London, Auckland and Edinburgh Fringe where he received five star reviews and standing ovations.

Michael Griffiths graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor in Music Theatre in 1999 and has a diploma in Music Composition. He is a singer, pianist, actor, composer and musical arranger. Michael was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys. He has also appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You!, Shout! and was in the original workshop for the Australian musical Prodigal. His acclaimed one man cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox, Adolescent and Cole have delighted critics and audiences across every cabaret festival in Australia and beyond to New York, Auckland, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and London.

“In Vogue: Songs By Madonna” plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on February 7th at 9:30 PM. There is a $25-35 (Premium $60) cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Michael Feinstein, one of the world’s great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$155.

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