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Disco was a social and cultural revolution, and Nicky Siano was there from the beginning. He’ll bring his show “Hallelujah Disco” to SummerStage. In this multi-media event, Nicky tells the story of the NYC dance music scene from Stonewall to Studio 54. The show features seasoned R&B artist Ms. Melba Moore and The Harlem Gospel Choir singing danceable gospel songs, interwoven with the story as told through pictures, video and interviews with such notables as Frankie Knuckles and David Mancusco. “Hallelujah Disco” is a celebration of New York City, The Seventies, and Gay Rights, written and directed by Nicky Siano, and produced by Siano with Rebecca Lynn. Learn the history of NYC Nightlife, while the Disco Gospel Classics are performed live.
The Illustrious Blacks, known for their highly praised live shows that fuse music, dance, theater, fashion and more, will open with a DJ set.