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Rumors of the ABBA Sing Along's Demise?
Greatly Exaggerated
It's on, Dancing Queens!
"...weird email this morning about the cancellation of the ABBA Sing Along, all's well and there are no changes...."

Aug. 2, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

The ABBA Beat Goes On
Kerry rolls on, Clark drops out, and Bush gibbers like an idiot

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Sophie's Choice: You Were Expecting Mamet Mia!?
The gayest portrayal of heterosexuality. EVER?
"...Mamma Mia! is the gayest portrayal of heterosexuality this..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The paternity mystery is solved, but the ABBA hits keep coming
"...was constructed around the beloved song canon of Sweden’s ABBA, or the 2008 movie adaptation. But this sequel written..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mamma Mia!
This film adaptation of the Broadway adaptation of a catalog of Swedish disco hits retains all the fun but remains astonishingly silly.
"...hit theatrical show that strung together a bunch of ABBA chart toppers and shoehorned a pittance of plot in..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Colin Nutley's House of Angels
"...driven by the local minister as he listens to Abba. Everyone wants to know who will acquire the deceased's..."

Nov. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Take Me to the River
Rock & Roll Books
"...made-for-VH1 movie could have had a better premise than ABBA. In their Seventies heyday, the team of two married..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Mamma Mia
You may love musicals, and you may love ABBA, but Mamma Mia, the hit musical that features dozens of hits by the Swedish pop band, is so treacly and so utterly invasive in its attempts to win over its audience that you may feel like you've been violated with a candy cane.
"...I love ABBA...."

March 28, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

Life at the Cha-Cha Palace
Stephen MacMillan Moser takes a trip down the yellow brick-laid, disco ball-lit memory lane in the world of Austin's Seventies Disco scene.
"...Wheels and end it at the disco dancing to ABBA...."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Bring the Zilker Summer Musical Home This Year
You can dance, you can jive to the Summer Musical and Mamma Mia! even if you can't get to the Zilker Hillside
"...Princess Leia!) and listening to a Spotify playlist of ABBA hits. Whichever way you go, stop halfway through for..."

May 29, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Joaquin Phoenix creates a charming warts-and-all portrait of cartoonist John Callahan
"...who accepts and demolishes his bullshit. Unrecognizable under an ABBA disco blond mane, Hill vaporizes the nervous and nebbish..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
Today we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility
"...Glitter Takes It All (A Swede-ass Drag Tribute to ABBA) The Platter is back and dishing out an "ABBA-solute..."

April 1, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

We Are the Best!
Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.
"...turn into a record collector? A cutter? A late ABBA convert? The possibilities are endless, and exhilarating...."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Love Is All You Need
Danish Oscar-winner Susanne Bier lightens her tone with this grown-up romantic comedy that stars Pierce Brosnan.
" a dour businessman who would probably recoil from ABBA even more than he does from his own family..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Behind the Bars
Why are gay bars not counted within Austin club histories?
", "What is this scene ...?" But they played ABBA, and I was like: "Cool! I like Abba! OK!"..."

June 5, 2009 Features Feature

The Name of the Game
The Hives
"...AC: They would mention ABBA a lot, right?..."

Sept. 15, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Halloween tricks and treats from the Rolling Stones, Pet Shop Boys, White Ghost Shivers, and Palm School Choir, while yet another Austin outdoor festival is born
"...front to back at Club de Ville alongside genius Ramones/ABBA Frankenstein Gabba Abba Hey. And the surprise hit of..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Karen Mason
'Sweetest of Nights' isn't just the title of Karen Mason's new CD, it's what you can expect from the musical sensation's Austin Cabaret Theatre appearance
"...Aladdin (Menken and Rice's "A Whole New World") to ABBA ("The Winner Takes It All," a song Mason didn't..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

K-Tel Cabaret
Michael Holland and Karen Mack make a performance party out of hits from the Seventies and Eighties.
" way of example their medley that segues from ABBA's "Waterloo" into 10cc's "The Things We Do for Love"..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Kickin' Out the Jams
"...& Roll Hall of Fame. This year's options were ABBA, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Chic, the Clash, Elvis Costello &..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...Are Doomed to Fail, complete with hoedown covers of ABBA and Ratt. Their agitated bluegrass has no real successor,..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

The Offspring
"...and distinguishing pace is no crime; the Ramones and ABBA made whole careers of it. Except the Offspring don't..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Music Review by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
The seamy underbelly of the Austin salon scene, part II.
"...all so happy and excited; it was like meeting ABBA -- and I love ABBA. Brimming with almost unbearable..."

March 10, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Waterloo Brewing Company & American Grill
"...Hardwick 20 Waterloo! Ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba Waterloo! "Man, I love ABBA!" This is another one of those "frat- boy- Miller-..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Food Feature

Muriel's Wedding
"...of another Australian film with a soundtrack full of ABBA songs scares you away from this film, buck up..."

March 24, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
A trio of “showgirls” – two drag queens and one transgender woman – venture out of tolerant, big-city Sydney and into the wilds of central Australia.
"...gushes with bitchy repartee, campy comedy, sappy Seventies pop (Abba! “Billy, Don't Be a Hero”! “Take a Letter, Maria”!),..."

Aug. 26, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Festival Films of 2021 You Haven't Seen Yet
From retro horror to COVID survival, the best of the fests
"...rave a dose it never got over. Everything from Abba to grindcore was filtered through their Discordian mythology, creating..."

Jan. 7, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Who Killed the KLF?
Band biography that burns Behind the Music to ashes
"...their music. Early track "The Queen and I" sampled ABBA so heavily that it makes Dangermouse's The Grey Album..."

Sept. 25, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Captain Quackenbush’s and Outer Heaven Disco Club Make COVID-Delayed Debuts
New musical hubs launch in former Strange Brew and Dozen Street spaces
"...In the DJ booth, Daigle focused on hits from ABBA, Justice, and Talking Heads. The dance club currently functions..."

July 2, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Falling Hard for Sasha & the Valentines
The Massachusetts transplants debut their dream-pop LP, Daniel Johnston's NFT dustup, and more music news
"..."I've always loved the drama of artists like Blondie, ABBA, Madonna – those power songs of shamelessly expressing emotions,..."

April 16, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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