Mamma Mia to open in Paris.
The French version of Mamma Mia will open in Paris at the Mogador theatre in October 2010.
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ABBA ready for a one-off reunion?
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ABBA's Rock Hall induction won't be a reunion
ABBA fans can stop holding their breath: The fab four of Swedish pop, who haven't played together since 1982, will not reunite Monday night, when the group is inducted - finally - into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Two ABBA alumni, Benny Andersson and ex-wife Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, are scheduled to attend the 25th annual induction ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria, and just one is likely to perform. "I may play something on the piano, with someone else singing," Andersson says. He doesn't disclose the crooner, except to say that it won't be Lyngstad. "I don't think she wants to. It's been so long."
Andersson's co-songwriter, Bjorn Ulvaeus, can't make it because of "a big family thing," and Agnetha Faltskog, Ulvaeus' ex-spouse and Lyngstad's former vocal partner, "doesn't like to fly."
The band has turned down numerous offers to reunite through the years, though not because of interpersonal tension. Andersson, 63, and Ulveaus, 64, have continued to work together on several musical theater projects since ABBA dissolved ? including, of course, the international smash Mamma Mia! "We were never tempted" to revisit the group, Andersson explains, "because we've been so busy doing other things."
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ABBA and politics in Texas!
The countdown to the Texas Republican gubernatorial primary is well underway, and with only two days remaining, attention is being paid to an unusual source: ABBA.
On Friday, Gov. Rick Perry's campaign released a new Web video with an unusual twist. The spot is set to a modified version of the Sweedish pop group ABBA's 1976 hit "Dancing Queen."
The video targets challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and casts her as the "Earmark Queen." The original lyrics are gone ? replaced with a new set performed by former American Idol contestant Stephanie Daulong.
"You are the Earmark Queen, Spend and spend wasting our money, Earmark Queen spend and spend, From the Treasury oh no!" Daulong croons.
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Better late than never - Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition On The Way!
ABBA's 1979 album, Voulez-Vous will be released as a Deluxe Edition this spring!
In line with previous Deluxe Edition releases such as Arrival and ABBA - The Album, the Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition expands the original album with Voulez-Vous era bonus tracks, as well as a DVD featuring television performances and interviews related to Voulez-Vous.
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