Frida on cover of Kvällsposten

26 08 2011

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Abba: You Can Dance. New for Wii this christmas!

19 08 2011

Dancing games seem to be the new rhythmic hitting of a plastic guitar game. Terpsichorean über-minds Ubisoft already have big names in their roster, what with the Black Eyed Peas and MJ rubbing elbows (and Kinects). Now a new sort of musician has entered the picture: Swedes.

Some time before Christmas in Europe, Ubisoft is releasing Abba: You Can Dance for the Wii. Yes, a dancing game with a cheesy quote from Dancing Queen as the subtitle. But it’s not atrociously bad electro-pop like BEP or classic ass shakers like the Jackson oeuvre, so you can instead force glow-imbued sprites to move to modern favorites like Super Trouper.

No word yet on other platforms, but the game should be a nice way for the European Slim Wii to get broken in.

Mamma Mia! Singalong Screening Set for NYC’s Ziegfeld Theatre

11 08 2011

Mamma Mia! Singalong Screening Set for NYC’s Ziegfeld Theatre on September 20

A special singalong version of the film Mamma Mia! will be held on September 20 at New York City’s Ziegfeld Theater. Ticketing information for the event will be announced shortly.

The film, which uses the hit music of the Swedish supergroup ABBA, is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, who also helmed the stage version. It stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper.

The Broadway version of Mamma Mia!  will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 18 with a special performance.

By: Brian Scott Lipton

Helen Sjöholm expecting twins

8 08 2011

Helen Sjöholm is pregnant. Twice, actually. The singer has told Expressen’s Extra, who writes that the twins’ father is Sjöholms husband David Granditsky. The couple already has a four-year old son together. Helen Sjöholm is currently a singer in the Benny Andersson’s Orchestra. She has now taken a maternity break as the current BAO tour has finished.

Back To Black

3 08 2011