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Lincoln Center Announces Midsummer Night Swing 2018, June 26–July 14, 2018

Series Celebrates Social Dance and Popular Music from Around the World, including:

  • Debut performance of specially created Sisterhood of Swing, led by Bria Skonberg and featuring Regina Carter and Anat Cohen, an ode to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first integrated, all-female swing band
  • The Legendary Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana performing historic San Juan– and Bronx-influenced salsa
  • The genre-bending salsa of Puerto Rico’s Orquesta El Macabeo
  • U.K. soul outfit The James Hunter Six with Grammy Award–winning classic blues and rock ’n’ roll

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SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway

SUMMER will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street on April 23, 2018. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as “Diva Donna,” Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale,Hamilton) as “Disco Donna” and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as “Duckling Donna.” SUMMER features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and will be directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose. SUMMER is produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers. She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era, and the supreme queen for every diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby;” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation. Tickets are available through online or by phone at 877-250-2929. Visit, Instagram: @DonnaSummerBway, Twitter: @DonnaSummerBway.

The Edison Ballroom – 2018 “Annual Valentine’s Day” Event

Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band Headline the Edison Ballroom

On Friday, February 9th the Edison Ballroom will once again host its special, “DINING, DANCING AND ROMANCING” event, featuring the legendary big band leader, Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band. Joe’s brilliant big band sound is considered among the best ever.  He has performed for such dignitaries as Hilary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and Barbara Walters.  For over 20 years, Joe and his orchestra have performed regularly at The Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green, Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, and most recently, right here at the Edison Ballroom. Joe’s New York Big Band is composed of a 16-piece orchestra as well as accompanying vocalists.  Also featured at this event will be the romantic Latin sounds of Direct Latin Influence, also known as DLI.

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The Edison Ballroom – “Annual New Years Eve Gala 2018”

Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band Headline The Edison Ballroom

This New Years Eve, the Edison Ballroom is proud to host the legendary big band leader, Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band at our not-to-be-missed “Annual New Years Eve Gala 2018”.  Having traveled the world performing with icons like Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, and Tony Bennett, Joe’s brilliant big band sound is considered among the best ever.

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Dancing, Dining, Docking up the Danube on an AmaWaterways River Cruise

By Lisa Skriloff, editor Dance Travel News

Any vacation we take becomes an ideal one when we can also dance every day along with sightseeing.  For me and John, two ballroom dancing enthusiasts, we found this ideal vacation sailing onboard the AmaStella “Melodies of the Danube” itinerary from Budapest to Vilshofen, Germany this past May. Continue reading