IT’S A MADGE WORLD: ON POP’S FAVORITE PROVOCATEUR

We don’t give enough credit to the women in music who, in retrospect, have shaped how women interact in the world today, and who originated the female-pop-star format. And by “women,” we mean the woman, the queen, Madonna. With such a name, it seems as though it was her birthright to make her mark. And yes, ironically, in a biblical sense, she was the mother of pop, a spawn of sexual freedom and power. In the memoir by Norris W. Burroughs, My Madonna, her past lover chronicles her early years as an ex-dancer in the CBGB-era of New York and who watched her evolution from punk-rock singer to a disco-singing and -dancing pop princess. It was her own vision to unite dance with song in her performances. Madonna is solely responsible for the now-manufactured pop-star image that we see today. The sexualized pop-star image of Brit Brit, RiRi, Lady Gaga, or any women who are able to publicly celebrate their sexuality through their creativity, wouldn’t be possible without Madonna’s personal exploration that pushed female sexuality out of the submissive shadows and into the cultural norm. So…is she the mother of the Boss Bitch mentality that’s trending today? In her movie Truth or Dare, from 1991, she talks about how she feels a need to mother all her dancers on her Blonde Ambition World Tour. Interestingly, her own mother died when she was 5 years old…these are the sort of beginnings that religious allusions are made of.

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41th edition Mega Record & CD Fair | April 12th & 13th, 2014 | Utrecht, the Netherlands

Recordplanet-Record-Fair-2014-04On April 12 & 13, 2014 the Mega Record and CD Fair will take place at the Jaarbeurs convention centre in Utrecht the Netherlands. The fair will celebrate it’s 41st edition and is internationally renowned for its enormous supply of vinyl, cd’s, pop memorabilia and other music related items. The fair attracts dealers, collectors and visitors from all over the world who are interested in music or looking for golden finds. The record fair will exhibit a unique collection of early Punk material like rare posters and memorabilia from the glory days of Punk in the late seventies of the last century. The do-it-your-self mentality which was characteristic of the punk movement can be spotted in the designs of these posters and flyers: A unique collection of 20th century pop culture.

Other Activities at the Mega Record and CD Fair

Apart from the 500 dealers coming from all over the world there are autograph sessions, deejays, live performances, a Popquiz and several CD’s, Vinyl and first day book presentations.

Mega Record & CD Fair Spring 2014 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht:

Saturday April 12th from 09.00 until 17.00 hours
Sunday April 13th from 10.00 until 17.00 hours.

Address Jaarbeurs Utrecht:
Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Jaarbeursplein 6
3521 AL Utrecht
The Netherlands

Entrance April 2014

Entrance fee by the online pre-sale:

Adults till: € 11,50
Over 65 till: € 9,50
Passe-partout (two-day ticket): € 20,50
Prices valid till April 11, 11.00 pm
Entrance fee at the door:

Adults: € 13,-
Children up to 12 years free
With discount coupon: € 11,-
Over 65: € 11,-
Passe-partout (two-day ticket) € 22,-

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Nile Rodgers: I want to work with Madonna again

Exclusive: Nile Rodgers wants to work with his best friend Madonna after revealing he’ll be making more music than ever after beating cancer.

The 61-year-old Chic star wants to team up with Madge again, having previously hit the studio with her on her Like A Virgin album.

‘I adore Madonna. If she ever wants to work, I am totally down,’ he said, adding that she had helped him kick drugs two decades ago.

‘For a gazillion years I have always said she is the hardest-working person I have ever worked with. She is the most dedicated. The most focused and I absolutely adore her.’

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Venezuela Protests 2014: Madonna Calls President Nicolas Maduro ‘Fascist’ On Instagram

Venezuela’s protests have become increasingly violent and have generated a lot of public attention. Madonna has lashed out at Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on Instagram saying “Apparantly Maduro is not familiar with the phrase “Human Rights”! Facism is alive and thriving in Venezuela and Russia. The Ukraine isn’t far behind! #wakethefuckup #revolutionoflove,” posting a photo of Maduro himself on her account. The post has received over 40k likes so far.

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