Radio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - In shortwave days of yore, stations interested in making ongoing contact with listeners sent out periodic program schedules, informing listeners of upcoming programs. It is in Portuguese and English, and it contains much interesting information, including a description and photos of the station, a day-by-day list of the programs, with fuller descriptions of certain programs, news of Brazil's war effort, and reception reports from listeners. Radio Nacional operated with 50 kw.
Photo courtesy of Sheppard. We revisit the club that brought nightlife to the deepest edge of downtown, welcomed legends like the Ramones and Beastie Boys, and transformed resident DJ Chris Sheppard into a globe-trotting superstar.
Before the mids, the bottom of Jarvis Street, along Queens Quay, was not a clubbing destination. Here, they laid the foundations for an entertainment complex that they would not be able to fully realize.
Less than two years after Fresh had opened, the Assoons no longer held claim to the business. What this legal and financial tussle makes clear is that the huge converted warehouse building at Queens Quay E.
The transformation from Fresh to RPM happened very quickly, with the latter reported to have opened its doors in late The club attracted a stellar team of staff, DJs, visual artists, and live-music bookers. The venue may have been off the beaten path, but that made going there an adventure.
No club owners have ever demonstrated so much artistry in operating a nightclub in this city. It was the place where interlocking subcultures were able to surface.
|Studio 54 New York City Nightclub of the s||American Society was coming off of the 60's, a decade of protest, of speaking out. Vietnam, Woodstock, events most people associate with the later 's were fresh in the memories of those who could remember them.|
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It was a scene. Why it was important: The story of RPM is massive, multifaceted and involves an enormous cast of characters. Eyes were also tripped out by loads of black light, bright psychedelic lighting, and a number of raised go-go platforms.
The dancefloor was huge, as was the raised stage and DJ booth that overlooked it all. A big round bar was the social centre of the main room, and there was also an upstairs lounge area with seating and pool tables.
He got his start at RPM inworking his way up from bartender to general manager.
One month, the large walls were done in a Warhol motif, the next it would be white masks influenced by an acid trip in the N. Mentioned repeatedly by those interviewed here are the wax figures of John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. Film, music, fashion, and the idea of celebrity drove the club.
It was a very gay old time. The club featured incredibly diverse music programming, from the dramatically different themed DJ nights to the vast array of bands booked. Staff at the Round Bar, including Gilles Belanger second-from-rightcirca Photo courtesy of Mike Borg.Then a nightclub, Studio 54 opened its doors to A-list stars like Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Cher, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and so many more.
There has never been—and will never be—another nightclub to rival the sheer glamour, energy, and wild creativity that was Studio Now, in the first official book on the legendary club, co-owner Ian Schrager presents a spectacular volume brimming with star-studded photographs and personal.
Studio 54 is a shadow of its former self. What is now a Broadway theater used to be the emblematic hot spot of ‘70s disco nightlife. Then a nightclub, Studio 54 opened its doors to A-list stars like Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Cher, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and so many more.
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Radio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - In shortwave days of yore, stations interested in making ongoing contact with listeners sent out periodic program schedules, informing listeners of upcoming programs. Illuminating documentary profiling the legendary nightclub, from Matt Tyrnauer.
An essential part of New York's cultural history, legendary nightclub Studio 54 has been profiled in various books, documentaries and a film starring Mike Myers as late founder Steve Rubell.
“Studio 54” immerses the audience in apt and sensual storytelling and does a particularly good job contextualizing the ascendency and death of the club in the broader background of American culture in the s and ’80s.