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[MAY 19] Happy Sunday all! Can you believe it's been 7 years since we lost Donna? 7 years! Where does the time go?  I posted this on Facebook on May 17 and I'll post it here for you now. It's my favorite clip of Donna. She's live with Barry Manilow singing Could It Be Magic and it looks like they are having so much fun! I can't watch it without smiling! I have tried to keep it my policy to remember Donna with smiles instead of tears. I think that's better for me personally, and I think Donna would definitely approve.   :-)

[MAY 19] Speaking of May 17.... David Foster recently did a Facebook Live where he was asked about Donna.  You can watch it here (skip to about the 28 minute mark if you only want to hear the Donna part). For those who can't see it, basically he says she was a great friend of his for 32 years and that he believes was the only non-family member to speak at her funeral. But even he hadn't been told about her illness because she kept it to just immediate family. He said she went out on her own terms and that he still thinks about her all the time.

[MAY 19] On YouTube, The Honest Vocal Coach takes a look at Donna's live version of Last Dance - one of Donna's final performances.  Her impression summed up in one line: "Absolutely awesome - that is how you do it!"

[MAY 19] In the Donna is everywhere category, the LA Times did a profile on photographer Bruce Talamon last December. In it, he mentions that a session he did with Donna in 1977 became one of the most important ones of his career. (They also show a photo from the session.)

[MAY 19] Moving on to the musical, Summer picked up 10 NAACP Theater Award nominations. ( I believe the NAACP Theater Awards have a different eligibility timeframe than other awards such as the Tonys.  That's why these nominations came now instead of last year.) The awards the show is up for are: Best Choreography, Best Costumes, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Music Director, Best Playwright, Best Director of a Musical, Best Producer, Best Lighting, Best Set Design and Best Sound.)  Congrats to the company of Summer and good luck!

[MAY 19] That will bring us to YouTube.  This week I am going to take a trip down memory lane.  Let's start with Mimi's Song from The Tonight Show - the performance that started it all for me. Then we have the 1980 special - the first time I saw Donna in anything other than a guest shot on a talk show. Next is Cold Love and The Wanderer from Tom Snyder's show - the only time I ever saw Wanderer songs performed live back when the album came out. Next is the 1983 A Hot Summer Night With Donna - the only full concert I ever got to see until the mid 90s. (That VHS got a lot of play for many years!  LOL) Then we have the 1995 A&E Biography - the first long form TV profile I saw, and then we jump ahead to 1999's Live & More Encore. Her performance of MacArthur Park still makes me grin like a fool.  :-) We follow that with Love Is The Healer from Divas 2000 where Donna stole the show!  And finally, I did my MS Walk this week at Jones Beach. And every time I go there I can't help but remember all the times I saw Donna perform at the amphitheater. So this last video is Donna's 2008 Jones Beach show from the Crayons tour. (You know, I haven't seen a show there since... they haven't had anyone I particularly wanted to see...  :-(  )

[MAY 19] Finally, as I mentioned above - my MS Walk was yesterday and you guys ROCK!  You contributed over $1000 to fight MS, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I have a few little trinkets to send out as thank yous, and I will get to that soon.  :-)

[MAY 12]  Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! He's a fun fact for you - Donna Summer is the mother of 13. No that's not a typo.  But I'm also cheating.  The mother of 13 is a horse named Donna Summer who has given birth to 13 racehorses over her breeding career. (Rumor has it - she can't sing a note...   lol)

[MAY 12] If you want some tunes to keep you company while you check out this update, head over to Mixcloud where DJ Tom Ragu has put together a 104 minute mix of all Donna Summer (the diva, not the racehorse. ;-) )

[MAY 12]  Calling Boston - the annual Donna Summer Roller Disco Party will be held on June 21 in City Hall Plaza. (Can you believe it's the 6th annual one? ) They have DJ Vince 1 scheduled to play all your favorite Donna and disco tunes. O'Mega Red (the host of the event) will be performing in tribute to Donna, and of course you never know which members of Donna's family you might run in to.  It's always a big fun street party! If you have Facebook, you can follow the event here.

[MAY 12] Bruce Sudano fans - well, Bruce has planned to  be at Fridays Creek Winery yesterday.  But, unfortunately he caught whatever respiratory thing is going around, so the show had to be postponed.  (Instead of A Glass Of Red and the Sunset, maybe it's a glass of Nyquil and the sunset? LOL )The new date has yet to be announced - in the meantime, feel better Bruce!

[MAY 12] Johnnyswim fans - they are STILL touring! And if you want to see something really fun (and different), check out their new TheTouringToddler instagram page. Among other things, they currently have a video of Joaquin giving a backstage tour of the Ryman Auditorium. (Look closely - Johnnyswim has inherited one of Donna's old touring cases!) The tour is an "instagram story" so it won't stay up long.

[MAY 12] My annual Walk MS event is next weekend and thanks to your generosity I will be wearing my new Donna shirt! If you still want to donate, my link is here.  I am also asking that everybody pray to whatever God/gods/spirits/imaginary creatures/whatever you believe in that we have nice weather on Saturday.  My team is CVan and CVan herself if coming up for the walk. She did it last year and it poured rain on us! This year we are hoping to stay dry!  LOL (And while you are at it - put a hex on my employer who is making my partner in crime work that day! She usually walks with me so we can harass people with our cameras together!)

[MAY 12] On to Youtube! What so we want to watch this week? Oh let's go back to 1979.  So will start with a concert in Japan. Then we have the 1980 TV Special (it was filmed in 1979 so it counts.  LOL)  Moving on there is Donna's 1979 performance of Bad Girls on Johnny Carson,  a 1979 performance of Last Dance Mimi's Song from the 1979 Music For Unicef concert, and a fan video for Journey To The Centre Of Your Heart.

[MAY 5] Greetings all! It's a new month so it's time for a new Summer Fever Pick (a couple of days late...)  This month we celebrate all the colors of Crayons! Oh and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

[MAY 5] Bruce Sudano fans, don't forget that you can catch him live at Fridays Creek Winery this Saturday May 11 in Owings, MD.  Doors open at 5PM and  who knows? If you ask nicely, he might share A Glass Of Red and The Sunset with you.  ;-)  Tickets are available here.

[MAY 5] Johnnyswim fans - yes the pair on on their annual tour and yes, you better get your tickets before they sell out! But they have something new going on too. There is a new blog and Instagram page called TheTouringToddler where Amanda shares her tips on touring with the kids (and where you can see more cute pictures of Joaquin and Luna). So if you are a parent looking for tips on how to travel with your little ones without going insane - check it out.

[MAY 5] And speaking of Johnnyswim - last week's New Music Monday clip was Say What You Will - live from the garage of course.  :-)

[MAY 5] That brings us to YouTube and this week I am going to do something a little different. This week I am featuring unusual covers of Donna's music. First up, a choral cover of MacArthur Park by the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. (As an added nice touch - they have a woman there signing the song as well.) Then we have an actual ASL cover of Last Dance from Long Beach Pride 2012. Moving on to a different style, we have a classical instrumental cover of I Feel Love by Cherry Mint Koala, we have a salsa version of  On The Radio by Lucy Grau,  we have a jazzy cover of Hot Stuff by Judith Owen, we have a (mostly) orchestral cover of Hot Stuff by the Beogradska Filharmonija, we have a "techno acoustic" I Feel Love cover by violinist Vanessa Mae,  and finally an electronic cover of Love To Love You by Ry Jays. I don't expect you guys to fall in love with all (or even any) of these covers, but I just find in fun to occasionally explore other people's takes on Donna's songs.

[MAY 5] Finally - my MS Walk is rapidly approaching!  If you would like to donate, there is still time! My link is here. Thanks to all who have already supported me, and to those who have always supported me over the years!

[APR 28] Happy Sunday all! Let's start off with the musical.  Summer will be playing in Nashville May 26 to 31, 2020 at the Andrew Jackson Hall.  So dates are still being announced. :-)

[APR 28] Johnnyswim fans: check out their album review at PopDust.com, and also check out the podcast they did with Relevant. And of course, Johnnyswim is still on tour. If you want to see them live - grab your tickets as soon as possible because they WILL sell out. (I saw that so many times, I swear that will be on my tombstone one day.  LOL)

[APR 28] Bruce Sudano fans: he will be back performing in the US on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 5 to 9 PM at Friday's Creek Winery in Owings, MD. Tickets are available here.

[APR 28] Now on to the diva herself! As I am sure you know (unless you are in denial about your age, like I am  LOL) Bad Girls turns 40 this year.  Albumism.com is celebrating the anniversary with a retrospective about the album.  (I celebrated by playing the whole album start to finish on a loop while I painted my screen porch this week. I have to say, Bad Girls sounds just as good today as it did in 1979.  :-) )  Now if they would just get rid of that red "over 70 minutes of music" bar on the CD/Digital artwork.....

[APR 28] This is an old listing from 2013, but one of Donna's former residences was up for sale back then and there are  pictures and videos online from the real estate listings. So if you want to get an idea of what the house looked like in 2013, check out this article, this video, and this shorter second video.  I probably don't need to say this, but I will anyway - the house sold. If you are in that area, please don't bother the new owners by trespassing.

[APR 28] I think that brings us to YouTube.  Let's do some mixes this time.  We'll start off by cheating and going to Soundcloud for the Angelo Ferreri mix of I Feel Love. Then it's back to YouTube for an audio only clip of the Groovefunkel mix of MacArthur Park. (I give those guys bonus points for adapting the font from the Mary Tyler Moore Show in their opening ident.  :-) ) Then we have I Will Go With You (Groovy G Club mix), the Swinging In Summer mix of SomedayI Got Your Love Klyk Extended Dance Mix,  and the Razormaid Remix of Our Love/Sunset People.

[APR 20] Greetings all! Happy Passover! Happy Easter! Happy Earth Day! And happy anything else you might be celebrating!

[APR 20] First up this week - Johnnyswim's Moonlight is out and ready for you to buy or stream from your favorite music outlets! I downloaded my copy last night and I'm playing it (again) while I work on this update. (And no, I haven't picked a favorite track yet. At the moment I'm kind of partial to Bridges, but I might gravitate to something completely different tomorrow.  LOL) And if you want to switch things up a little, take a break from the album and play the New Music Monday versions of the Moonlight songs filmed in the Ramirez garage (presumably while the kids were napping or otherwise occupied. lol) The latest entry is Souvenir.

[APR 20] So the new release brings us some iTunes chart news.  As I write this, Moonlight is #7 on the top albums chart, and #1 on the top Singer/Songwriter albums chart.  :-)  (Diamonds is there too at #19, along with Georgica Pond at #32, Heartbeats at #68, and Goodbye Road at #107.) On the Singer/Songwriter song chart, The Last Time and Say What You Will are #24 and #25 respectively, and Souvenir is #42,  Lost In Translation is #48, Flowers is #49,  Long Gone is #52, Back To You is #56,  Same Old Thing is  #63, Home (from the Diamonds album) is  #83, Moonlight is #86, Toughing Heaven (from Georgica Pond) is #93, Ring The Bells (from the Goodbye Road EP) is #104, First Try (from Georgica Pond) is #130, Amanda is #156 and Take The World (from Diamonds) is #183. I think I got them all?  :-)  (Oh, and thanks Amanda and Abner for spelling JOHNNYSWIM in all caps. It makes it much easier to scan the charts.  LOL) You know, I remember seeing Johnnyswim at a local winery here on Long Island one time when they were playing a bunch of sets over the course of a whole evening. At one point Donna and Bruce walked in with some friends. And I will never forget Donna asking me, "Are they good?" (Of course she knew they were good - but she wanted a non-mom opinion.  lol) I wish she could be here now to see how well Amanda and Abner are doing. She would be so proud - and rightfully so!

[APR 20] Oh and of course you all know that Johnnyswim is still on tour. (I swear they LIVE on the road!  LOL) If you want to see then live - and I can assure you, you will hate yourself if you don't go see them live -  grab your tickets as soon as you can because they tend to sell out quickly.  Also, give them a follow on Instagram. You will see lots of cute pics of their kids, and also they sometimes toss in a surprise for fans - early chances for tickets, or ticket upgrades..... you never know.  And Amanda and Abner, if you are reading this I have just one suggestion for this tour - WESTHAMPTON .  ;-)

[APR 20] Donna collectors (with deep pockets) we have a fan out there who has found himself in a situation where he needs to sell off a couple of his treasures. One of them is a Bible that she actually used to carry around with her everywhere. It is inscribed with her signature and a message to the fan. As I write this, we have about 6 days left on the eBay auction, so go check it out. I feel sad that he needs to sell it, but I also know that if there is anybody out there who can give this Bible a good home, it will be one of you guys. If you check out his other auctions, you will also find a signed She Works Hard For The Money poster.

[APR 20] Bruce Sudano fans in the UK - don't forget he's only got a few more dates coming up. So if you want to see him live, you better go grab some tickets now!

[APR 20] I think that brings us to YouTube. I'm going to start with a couple of clips that were just brought to my attention and then see where they lead me. (It's fun to just do a YouTube freefall once in awhile!)  So first up is a performance of This Time I Know It's For Real from some TV show with a very enthusiastic audience. Then we have the Harder & Faster remix of Hot Stuff. And then this one is a little.... unexpected. It's a reggae remix of Donna's Let It Be cover.  I give that one points for creativity, but since I'm not really much of a reggae fan I don't think it's a mix I personally will revisit often. But hey, your mileage may vary.  :-)  So those clips made YouTube suggest Donna's country music medley, and that threw me to Netherlands.  After stopping to play that a few times in a row, I let myself be led to Donna's Motown Medley, and then a stampyurfeet video for Take Heart. And I think I'll leave off there or I will be on YouTube all night.

[APR 20] Finally, my MS Walk is May 18.  If you would like to donate, my link is here. As usual I have some thank yous to send to my donors. I still have pens from last year and this year I have added buttons with both my team's logo and Donna's logo. (Well, one of her logos.  :-) )  They are the very same buttons I intend to hand out to the rest of the team to wear. (They WILL wear them if they know what's good for them!  LOL) And one very cool thing I saw in the news recently is that there is a new medical breakthrough that should help treat people with MS. I'd like to think that your generosity through the years has in some way helped make this new breakthrough happen. 

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[APR 14] Happy Sunday all! Let's start with the musical. First of all, the Summer: The Musical website has finally listed all the tour dates (so far). New to the list this week, Schnectady, NY (March 24 to 29/2020 at Proctors),  Tampa, FL (May 5 to 10/2020 at the Straz Center), Philadelphia, PA (June 2 to 7/2020 at the Academy Of Music), Detroit, MI (June 9 to 21/2020 at the Fisher Theater) and Minneapolis, MN (July 14 to 19/2020 at the Orpheum Theater). BroadwaWorld.com has a short article announcing the tour. (Oh and on a side note - the new show taking over the Lunt Fontanne in NY is Tina - another diva musical.  :-)  )

[APR 14] Bruce Sudano fans - he's still got a couple more dates left to play in the UK and he's added a November date in Washington DC. For venues and ticket info, check out Bruce's site. And if you want to see some of the interesting venues Bruce has been playing, check out his Instagram.

[APR 14]  Johnnyswim fans - their new album is out FRIDAY! Bust since you probably want a fix right now, head over to YouTube to check out their New Music Monday videos. The last one was for Flowers (from the upcoming album, Moonlight). I wonder which one they will post tomorrow?  :-) And of course, the pair are still on tour and packing the house wherever they go.

[APR 14] I think that brings us to YouTube. You know, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bad Girls album - the anniversary of the release date falls on April 25th to be exact. So let's celebrate those songs. First up a live performance of the title track from 1979. Then we have Dim All The Lights from Live & More Encore (starting with the "unplucked" version), an audio of the uncut long version of Walk Away Sunset People from the 1980 TV Special, an audio of There Will Always Be A You, and wait, I think there is one more song.... a hit...  What was it called again? Oh yeah, Hot Stuff (live from 2003 I think or maybe 2004).

[APR 7] Greetings all! Let's start with the musical again. Seattle - you can see Summer: The Musical  from December 31, 2019 to January 5, 2020 at The Paramount. (December 31 seems somehow appropriate!  :-) ) And Rochester, NY,  you get to see the show October 1 to 6, 2019 at the RBTL Auditorium Theater. The schedule is filling out nicely!  :-)

[APR 7] The 30th Anniversary boxset release of Another Place & Time is out. You can check out the review from Attitude magazine here.

[APR 7] Bruce Sudano fans - catch Bruce live in the UK now! He's got about a half a dozen more dates this month, so check out the list and hit a place near you.

[APR 7] Also - you can hear Bruce speak about Giorgio Moroder in a new BBC World Service documentary about Giorgio. You can listen to it on the BBC website for the next month. (And yes, the link works outside the UK because it's audio only.) Oh and surprise - they grabbed some clips of Donna talking about her time with Giorgio too.

[APR 7] Moving on to Johnnyswim (who are still on tour by the way), this week's New Music Monday was  a song called The Last Time from the upcoming album, Moonlight. You WANT to hear it!  :-) (And I can't want to see what they pick for tomorrow.) Also, check out their interview on 1010 WINS.

[APR 7] I think that brings us to YouTube. I think in honor of the Another Place And Time anniversary box set, we should do some APAT clips.  First up a clip with some behind the scenes footage from the album photo shoot. (watch for Donna being silly.  LOL) Then we have audio of Love's About To Change My Heart (Pete Hammond 12" mix),  DJ Moch's APAT Tribute Megamix This Time I Know It's For Real from Live & More Encore,  Love's About To Change My Heart live on Arsenio Hall, and I Don't Wanna Get Hurt from Top Of The Pops.

[APR 7] And on a final note, my walk to fight MS is May 18.  If you would like to donate, my link is here. I even ordered a new Donna shirt to wear this year. But you won't see it if I don't reach my goal!  :-)

[MAR 31] Happy Sunday all! First up - the April Summer Fever Pick is up. This month we are Live & More (Encore)!

[MAR 31] We have more dates for the musical.  From December 3 to 19, 2019 it will be in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theater.From April 14 to 19, 2020 it will be in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome. And  on May 19 to 24, 2020 it will be in Greenville, SC at the Peace Center. Hey, and if you are a performer and think you have the chops to be one of the Donnas (or even one of the other roles) in the touring production, Playbill has posted an audition date and location. (You have to be a member of Actors' Equity if you want to audition.)

[MAR 31] Johnnyswim fans - this is a good week to be a fan! First of all, New Music Monday is back. This past Monday they posted Bridges live from their garage. They followed that up a couple of days ago with an audio stream of The Last Time (featuring Michael MacDonald). On Wednesday they were live at Paste Studios - a performance you can see on YouTube. And then on Thursday they were live at Billboard - that one is on Facebook. Don't forget that the pair are on tour most of the summer, and the new album, Moonlight, comes out April 19 at all your favorite music places.

[MAR 31] I think that brings us to YouTube.  In honor of the new Summer Fever Pick, let's play some tracks from Live & More Encore. First up is  what was then a brand new song, Nobody. Then from Ordinary Girl, we have My Life and If There Is Music There. And from the infamous "unplucked" section - I Don't Wanna Work That Hard. And finally on an unrelated note, apparently today is National Crayon Day.  So in honor of that, we have Crayons live in Brooklyn.

[MAR 24] Happy Sunday all!  Let's start off with the musical. I have created a section on this page with a list of known dates and locations so far. I'll update that as more performances are added.  :-) And speaking of updates to that list -  this week sees the addition of Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Atlanta.

[MAR 24] On to Donna herself.  If you have Facebook and follow Nathan DiGesare, you might have run into this interesting post. And in case this link doesn't still work (or if you don't have Facebook), Nathan said: "Best part of my musical journey has been the honor of working with Donna Summer...a friend that has left us too soon. We wrote many songs together, but I Will Live For Love was my favorite. I remember like yesterday working on this vocal with Donna in my studio. As it came to the final chorus, she would look and give me a happy smile. We played it over and over that evening knowing that God gave us something special...a beautiful song. This performance with the Nashville Symphony was truly the intent and style we envisioned when writing." And then he linked to this awesome clip that I'm sure you have all seen of Donna performing with the Nashville Symphony. (I always KNEW that song as written to be a ballad!  LOL)  He also added an even more interesting dropbox link.

[MAR 24] Bruce Sudano fans - catch him performing in the UK through the month of April with Colin Blunstone. Check his site for a list of dates and venues.

[MAR 24] I think that brings us to YouTube.  In honor of I Will Live For Love, let's look at some ballads this time. First up, A Song For You from a TV appearance. Then we have audio for Sometimes Like Butterflies, La Vie En Rose live in Paris,  Sand On My Feet live in 2008, and a fan video for Netherlands.

[MAR 24] And finally - once again I am walking for MS. If you would like to donate, my link is here. And I will have thank yous to send to my donors after the walk is over on May.  :-)

[MAR 17] Happy St. Patrick's Day all! And to the people of New Zealand... I have no words that are adequate for what you are going through. But please know that good people everywhere stand behind you. And I hope that some day we figure out how to stop these sort of mass-killings from happening.

[MAR 17]  In musical news, Summer The Musical will be performed at  ASU Gammage in Tempe , AZ January 7 - 12, 2020.

[MAR 17] In the Donna is everywhere category, Grand Analog has a song called Donna Summer.

[MAR 17] Johnnyswim fans - don't forget that the duo is on tour and those tickets are going FAST. Check the list of dates and places here.

[MAR 17] Check out Bruce Sudano's lyric video on Facebook for September In Your Eyes from The Burbank Sessions. That should help tide us all over until the new music comes out.  :-)

[MAR 17] That brings us to YouTube. Let's do some really early stuff this week.  Let's start with the audio for Sally Go Round The Roses and So Said The Man. From Haare we have video of The Flesh Failures (jump to about 2:33 to see Donna), and audio of Der Wasserman. From a rare early TV appearance we have Black Power - this particular clip combines the actual footage of Donna with some other stuff to fill out the whole song.  (In the TV show the song mostly played behind the scene that was going on.) And from Godspell we have an audio clip of O segne Gott meni Seel.

[MAR 10] Happy Sunday all! I guess we can start with the musical. Summer will be in Denver, CO at the Buell Stage January 28 to February 9, 2020.  And it will be at the Fox Theater in St Louis, MO January 15-26, 2020.

[MAR 10] Bruce Sudano fans - mark your calendars for November 4. That's when Bruce will be playing at the O Mansion in Washington DC.  Also, Bruce has been spending lots of time in the studio lately, so you know what that means - new music on the way!

[MAR 10] I'm sure many of you remember a few weeks ago that I was talking about an episode of  the REELZ Autopsy series that was about Donna.  The show has found its way to YouTube for those of you who didn't get to see it.  I highly recommend watching some of your favorite Donna clips afterwards to put your mind in a better place. At least if you are watching the show now, you are going in with the knowledge that they will be discussing Donna's death -- that fact was a very unpleasant surprise for those of us who watched it when it first aired. We were all just expecting a regular artist profile along the lines of Behind The Music, etc.

[MAR 10] I think that brings us to YouTube. This week we have  a new mix: the JQ Trance mix of Could It Be Magic. Then we have an audio only concert from 1977 featuring one of the earliest performances of Last Dance, a 1995 concert from Brazil, and finally, my favorite clip of Could It Be Magic with Donna and Barry Manilow. (If that REELZ Autopsy show depressed you, this clip should make you smile!)

[MAR 2] Happy Saturday all! It's a new month so it's time for the new Summer Fever Pick. This month we are going blonde for some Mistaken Identity.  ;-) (Ok, maybe I'll just be blonde in my head...)

[MAR 2] We have new dates for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. It will be playing March 31 to April 5, 2020 at the Schuster Center in Dayton Ohio.  It's also coming to the Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH October 8 to 27, 2019.

[MAR 2] Mary Gaines Bernard fans - don't forget that she is performing Friday March 8 (THIS FRIDAY!) at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, FL. And in case you are looking for a little taste of what Mary's show is like, check out this YouTube promo.  :-)  I wish I could be there!! (Quick somebody get me the winning lottery numbers so I can ditch this whole job thing.  LOL)

[MAR 2] Bruce Sudano  fans should also save March 8. On that day he will be a guest on TGIF With Tom & Laura on BBOX radio from 1 to 2 PM Eastern. And yes, you CAN listen online! If you do Facebook, you can  check out the show's page here. (If you like what you hear - be sure to let Tom & Laura know!  :-) )

[MAR 2] If you are looking for fine art prints of Donna (and have deep pockets) 1stdibs.com has a few things available for sale. If you have a more modest budget, Amazon has a Donna Summer adult coloring book.  Of course, if you  have access to Photoshop (or something similar), you can make your own coloring book with the images of your choice.  :-)

[MAR 2] I think that brings us to YouTube.  In honor of the new Summer Fever Pick, let's do some Mistaken Identity clips.  First up is a blonde Donna live in Yokohama. Then we have Donna live in Brazil from 1992. Then in the land of shorter clips, we have Friends Unknown live,  Work That Magic from European TV, a fan video for Fred Astaire, Heaven's Just A Whisper Away from the Apollo,  and a fan video for Let There Be Peace. And finally, I shared this mystery video last week.  It has nothing to do with Mistaken Identity and I'm pretty sure it won't stay on YouTube long, so check it out while you can.  It's a full length thing so leave yourself plenty of time to view it.  ;-)

[MAR 2] And finally  - I am doing my annual MS Walk at Jones Beach again this year on May 18.  If you would like to donate, my link is here.  I still have lots of pens from last year to hand out to my donors, and who knows.... maybe I'll come up with something else to share with you as well.  :-) You  guys have always been awesome about supporting my walks and I really do appreciate it!

 

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[MAY 19]

How would you like people to remember Donna Summer, if you could write your own legacy?

"I have this real strange thing. I don't even want them to remember me. I don't care if they remember me. I hope that they remember a philosophy as opposed to my person because I'm insignificant. What is to be remembered is... it's like people who remember Jesus, remember Jesus or disciples. Remember their doctrination, remember what they are teaching you. To remember them is not just enough, you must remember what they taught you. That, to me, is what the most important thing is."

- Donna Summer, interview with Elliot Mintz, c. 1978

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical performance dates

2019
10/1 to 6/2019 Rochester, NY
10/8 to 27/2019 Cleveland OH
11/5 to 24/2019 Hollywood, CA
12/3 to 29/2019 San Francisco, CA
12/31 to 1/5/2020 Seattle, WA

2020
1/7 to 12/2020 Tempe, AZ
1/15 to 26/2020 St. Louis, MO
1/28 to 2/9/2020 Denver, CO
2/12 to 23/2020 Chicago, IL
3/24 to 29/2020 Schenectady, NY
3/31 to 4/5/2020 Dayton, OH
4/7 to 12/2020 Pittsburgh, PA
4/19 to 19/2020 Baltimore, MD
4/28 to 5/3/2020 West Palm Beach, FL
5/5 to 10/2020 Tampa, FL
5/12 to 17/2020 Miami, FL
5/19 to 24/2020 Greenville, SC
5/26 to 31, 2020 Nashville, TN
6/2 to 7/2020 Philadelphia, PA
6/9 to 21/2020 Detroit, MI
6/23 to 28/2020 Atlanta, GA
7/14 to 19/2020 Minneapolis, MN
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