Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Videos!

Tristan Moniquexi has been ever so kind in recording some of our performances! If you'd like to take a look, please go to the Videos page and click away. Path has been uploading them to an account, so we hope you are able to view them. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

NP Pictures

Some how through all that lag last night we were able to get some pictures!! We hope you enjoy!! Page 2 of the pictures of 2016.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Brand New tonight!


BRAND NEW TONIGHT!!!

The Paramount Players do a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 7pm slt... we bring bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume. Some acts do contain adult content.

What's the diff? You already know what we present at the Paramount; Night Players will have some acts that are similar - but it will also feature acts that are more - Avant Grade - acts that stretch our creative wings - - push our boundaries.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Night Players sneek peek!


Good news, Night Players is BACK in action at Paramount theatre! We'll be doing the shows now all on Saturdays. We have a FULL SHOW too! YAY 8 acts as of now are willing to show you... what we do. Ha!



On to the sneek peek of the day! Seems newer songs in the world of today do not have much information about them yet, so here are some wiki inserts!

Selena Gomez - Me & My Girls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lweyKrSscHs

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...

(from Wikipedia)
Revival is the second studio album by American singer Selena Gomez. It was released on October 9, 2015, by Interscope and Polydor Records. Gomez began planning the project in 2014, at which time she left her previous label Hollywood Records and subsequently joined Interscope and Polydor, and continued work into 2015.

The record was inspired by the work of a range of artists, especially Christina Aguilera's sophomore studio album Stripped (2002), and Gomez's trip to Mexico, where she defined the album's sound. Working with a handful of songwriters, Gomez co-wrote eleven out of the sixteen tracks that made the album's tracklists. The album reflects her journey since 2013, including the media scrutiny on her personal life. As executive producers, Gomez, Danny D, and Tim Blacksmith collaborated with producers including Hit-Boy, Rock Mafia, and Stargate to achieve her desired new sound. Their efforts resulted in a primarily a pop record, being the genre showcased in form of midtempo electropop and dance-pop, connected by a tropical beach sound and lyrics that discuss love and confidence.

Revival received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who appreciated its overall production and Gomez's vocals. It also entered on several year-end list of best albums. The record debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week earnings of 117,000 units, of which 85,000 were pure album sales. In doing so, it became Gomez's second consecutive number-one album, after Stars Dance (2013). On February 2, 2016, the RIAA certified Revival Gold, denoting 500,000 album-equivalent units (including albums sales, streaming and track-equivalent units) sold in the United States.

With its singles "Good for You" (featuring rapper A$AP Rocky) and "Same Old Love" both reaching number five and "Hands to Myself" charting at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, Revival is further distinguished as Gomez's first record to house multiple top 10 singles in the United States; all of which became her first three number-one singles on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Gomez promoted the album with several televised performances and embarked on her Revival Tour in May 2016, which will visit North America, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Boogie Wonderland Pictures

Annie was able to snap some pictures of the show last night! So some pictures are added to page 2 of 2016. It was a great show!She even got a picture of the audience dancing with us!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Boogie Wonderland tonight

Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount Players dance for you August 20th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Boogie Wonderland.

Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa. It achieved popularity during the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Disco can be seen as a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period.

The disco sound has soaring vocals over a steady "four-on-the-floor" beat, an eighth note (quaver) or 16th note (semi-quaver) hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a prominent, syncopated electric bass line. In most disco tracks, string sections, horns, electric piano, and electric rhythm guitars create a lush background sound.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Boogie Wonderland Sneeky Peek

Paramount's "Boogie Wonderland" disco show is coming up this Saturday! Those out there that love that genre of music are in for a treat! Path will be djing before and after the show, nothing but disco.

In the meantime, something to peek your interest is one of our newest dancers to Paramount with an act featuring the song, "The Hustle." 

Van McCoy - The Hustle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj23_nDFSfE

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...

(from Wikipedia)
"The Hustle" is a disco song by songwriter/arranger Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. It went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during the summer of 1975. It also peaked at number 9 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) and number 3 in the UK. It would eventually sell over one million copies and is one of the most popular songs of the disco era. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance early in 1976 for songs recorded in 1975.

While in New York City to make an album, McCoy composed the song after his music partner, Charles Kipps, watched patrons do a dance known as "the Hustle" in the nightclub Adam's Apple. The sessions were done at New York's Media Sound studio with pianist McCoy, bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Steve Gadd, keyboardist Richard Tee, guitarists Eric Gale and John Tropea, and orchestra leader Gene Orloff. Producer Hugo Peretti contracted piccolo player Philip Bodner to play the lead melody.


During the summer of 1975, "The Hustle" became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 21 song for 1975. It also peaked at number 9 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) and number 3 in the UK.


According to producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, who owned the Avco record label that originally released "The Hustle", McCoy met with them shortly before his death in 1979 to discuss ideas for a new, longer version of the song, in order to appease Avco's UK and German affiliates who were clamoring for a 12" disco single release. The new version, clocking in at just under 6-and-a-half minutes, was assembled posthumously as a remix, using parts of the original recording plus new parts, including drum, Syndrum, and a "little" Moog synthesizer. It was credited to Van McCoy alone or with an unnamed orchestra, mixed by "The Mix Masters", identity unknown.

The Dance itself...
There was also a popular line dance known as The Continental Walk, which was danced to the eponymous record by Hank Ballard; subsequent versions were also recorded by Chubby Checker and Danny & The Juniors. In the Continental Walk dancers dance backwards, then forward, then to the right and then to the left. They jump forward and backward, and click their heels. They do some quick tap steps and then turn to the left to face a new wall. The Continental Walk was the first followed by the Bus Stop which had monthly variations. The Bus Stop was the best known and most frequently performed line dance in the discos of 1976 and 1977. This dance was also referred to as the "LA Bus Stop Hustle." A detailed description of the steps along with an instructional video of this hustle line dance is available here.

This line dance was a version of Merengue with steps to rotate the dance direction orientation to another wall. The most popular current version (1980–2008) is called "The Electric Slide".

The original NY mainstream Bus Stop and Hustle trend ended and freestyle took over when recording artists Chic released the song "Le Freak" in 1978. Everyone else in the country started in 1978 after Saturday Night Fever was released.