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-:"Madonna is a dancer. She thinks and expresses herself through [[dance]], which exists in the eternal [[Dionysian]] realm of [[music]]. […]. Madonna consolidates and fuses several traditions of [[pop music]], but the major one she typifies is [[disco]] […] I view disco, at its serious best, as a dark, grand Dionysian music with roots in African earth-cult."<small> —- [[Camille Paglia]], ‘Madonna II: Venus of the Radio Waves’, in ''[[Sex, Art, and American Culture]]''</small> 
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:The roots of [[Madonna (entertainer)|Madonna]] are the early eighties [[New York dance music|New York club scene]]. Especially influential were DJs and producers [[Arthur Baker]], [[Shep Pettibone]], [[Junior Vasquez]] and [[Jellybean]] and vocalists [[Loleatta Holloway]], [[Rochelle Fleming]], [[Jocelyn Brown]] and [[Taana Gardner]]. --[[Sholem Stein]] :The roots of [[Madonna (entertainer)|Madonna]] are the early eighties [[New York dance music|New York club scene]]. Especially influential were DJs and producers [[Arthur Baker]], [[Shep Pettibone]], [[Junior Vasquez]] and [[Jellybean]] and vocalists [[Loleatta Holloway]], [[Rochelle Fleming]], [[Jocelyn Brown]] and [[Taana Gardner]]. --[[Sholem Stein]]

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The roots of Madonna are the early eighties New York club scene. Especially influential were DJs and producers Arthur Baker, Shep Pettibone, Junior Vasquez and Jellybean and vocalists Loleatta Holloway, Rochelle Fleming, Jocelyn Brown and Taana Gardner. --Sholem Stein

Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16 1958), better known as Madonna, is an American dance-pop singer-songwriter, dancer, record, film producer, and actress. Her place in modern pop culture remains fixed, with her ambitious music videos, stage performances and use of political, sexual, and religious themes in her work. She is one of many artists who have borrowed from sexual minority cultures, including her appropriation of vogueing. Her latest album is Hard Candy (Madonna album).

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