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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]]
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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. Essays (New York: Vintage, 1992), pp.6–13, p.7.</small> 
'''Madonna Louise Ciccone''' (born [[August 16]] [[1958]]), better known as '''Madonna''', is an [[United States|American]] [[dance-pop]] [[singer-songwriter]], [[dancer]], [[record producer|record]], [[film producer]], and [[actress]]. Her place in modern pop culture remains fixed, with her ambitious [[music video]]s, stage performances and use of [[political]], [[Human sexual behavior|sexual]], and [[religious]] themes in her work. She is one of many artists who have borrowed from [[sexual minority]] cultures, including her appropriation of [[Vogue (dance)|vogue]]ing. Her latest album is [[Hard Candy (Madonna album)]]. '''Madonna Louise Ciccone''' (born [[August 16]] [[1958]]), better known as '''Madonna''', is an [[United States|American]] [[dance-pop]] [[singer-songwriter]], [[dancer]], [[record producer|record]], [[film producer]], and [[actress]]. Her place in modern pop culture remains fixed, with her ambitious [[music video]]s, stage performances and use of [[political]], [[Human sexual behavior|sexual]], and [[religious]] themes in her work. She is one of many artists who have borrowed from [[sexual minority]] cultures, including her appropriation of [[Vogue (dance)|vogue]]ing. Her latest album is [[Hard Candy (Madonna album)]].
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* 2005: ''[[Confessions on a Dance Floor]]'' * 2005: ''[[Confessions on a Dance Floor]]''
* 2008: ''[[Hard Candy (Madonna album)|Hard Candy]]'' * 2008: ''[[Hard Candy (Madonna album)|Hard Candy]]''
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 +*[[Paglia on Madonna]]
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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

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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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