Taylor Dayne Headlines “I Want My ’80s: The Best Of MTV’s Ladies”

I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies show rocks the Shea Center for Performing Arts on Friday, April 6th at 7:30 PM.  Taylor Dayne, who scored seven Top 10 hits from 1988-1990, including “Tell It To My Heart,” “I’ll Always Love You,” and the #1 hit, “Love Will Lead You Back,” headlines the show. 

Join emcees Mark Goodman (original MTV VJ) and Lori Majewski (SiriusXM) as they host an evening celebrating the best female artists of the early-MTV era.  Music Director, Rob Fusari, and Waitresses chief songwriter/guitarist Chris Butler round out a stellar cast.

Here’s a pre-cap before fancy words deluge your reading brain:

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tickets: $25/$20 for WPU community & Senior Citizens/$10 for non-WPU students/$0 for WPU students
Benefit: William Paterson University Music Scholarships

Contact:

Professor David Philp
philpd@wpunj.edu
973-720-3802

That’s right.  There is.  The Music Director, Rob Fusari, has won Grammy Awards as songwriter and producer for Lady Gaga.  Plus, he’s written hits with/for Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, Kelly Rowland, and British group ABC.

Rob Fusari at 2017’s “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years” fundraiser.

The evening’s special guest artist is Chris Butler, former band leader and chief songwriter of The Waitresses, which secured the hit “I Know What Boys Like.” 

 

Every holiday season, radio listeners hear the group’s Christmas classic, “Christmas Wrapping.”  

Original MTV VJ, Mark Goodman, comes back for a second year to Emcee. 

Goodman, currently co-host of “Debatable” on SiriusXM’s VOLUME channel, will relate MTV stories and help force the audience to bid on auction items. 

Joining Goodman this year is Lori Majewski, SiriusXM’s host of 1st Wave and Volume channels, and author of Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and the Songs That Defined the ’80s will serve as Co-Emcee.  Her ’80s credentials are obvious, plus she’s a Jersey girl from Weehawken.

The real “stars” of the show are the students you’ll see onstage who make up the band Sweet Dreams.  These are students from the William Paterson University Music program.  All net proceeds from the event are earmarked for music scholarships.  Attend the show, have some fun, and help students come to William Paterson’s Music program or help them stay in it.

RECAP

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tickets: $25/$20 for WPU community & Senior Citizens/$10 for non-WPU students/$0 for WPU students
Benefit: William Paterson University Music Scholarships

Contact:

Professor David Philp
philpd@wpunj.edu
973-720-3802

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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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