Taylor Dayne
American pop vocalist, songwriter, dance artist, and actress
Taylor Dayne
Taylor Dayne was born Leslie Wunderman on March 7, 1962 before later adopting her current stage name. She is an American pop vocalist, songwriter, and dance artist. She had a string of hits in the late '80s and early '90s, including Tell It to My Heart and the #1 Billboard hit Love Will Lead You Back. Overall, she has had eighteen individual hit songs reach the top ten in Billboard magazine.
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Holiday Happenings at Toronto's Two Tiered Theatres
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Elgin and Winter Theatres are Toronto's most unique performance spaces in the city. This Double-Decker venue was built in 1913 and originally known as Loew's Yonge Street Theatre. The Winter Garden closed in 1928 and remained vacant for half-a-century, while the Elgin remained open as the Imperial 6 movie theatre. The Ontario Heritage Trust purchased it in 1981 and restored them both back to their original look over nearly three years starting in 1987, and also added lobbies, lounges, and a multi-story backstage area that accommodates both spaces. Since the reopening of both theatres in December 1989, this multi-use space has hosted theatre productions, music, film, and dance. Over the holiday season there's a chance to see both theatres, as there are two great productions running right into the first of the new year. The 20th anniversary show of Ross Petty's long running theatrical romp, has the man himself taking his last "boo" on stage as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the E ...
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Red Carpet Confidential: The Party Grows Up
Ok Magazine - almost 4 years
Mouseketeers no more! Damon Pampolina kicks off The Party’s Stage It gathering Thursday by reading a passage from Fifty Shades of Grey. The group’s resident heartthrob gears up for the erotic presentation this week when I join the male contingent— Damon, Albert “Jeune” Fields and Chasen Hampton, all 38—for a day at Studio D Recording inside Lava Room in Cleveland. (Deedee Magno arrives one day later.) Well, that’s one way for the gang to prove they’re all grown up now more than two decades after they met while starring on the same Mickey Mouse Club that launched the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell. OK! GALLERY: SEE PHOTOS OF THE PARTY, BRITNEY SPEARS, *NSYNC, VANILLA ICE, DEBBIE GIBSON AND MORE IN THE VALERIE GALLERY Still, The Party was first. The pop group went from the Disney Channel to the music charts in 1990 with Summer Vacation, ultimately releasing five albums, and touring with the likes of Vanilla Ice, T ...
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LOOK: Adam Lambert Talks Gay Marriage, Birthday Lap Dance While Receiving Huge Honor In NYC
Huffington Post - about 4 years
For the pop music superstars and global philanthropists in attendance, 2012's We Are Family Foundation Gala might be best remembered as the annual event that almost wasn't. The gala, held at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, had to be pushed back to Jan. 31 from its original October date due to Hurricane Sandy. But while the megastorm's devastation was the topic of much conversation at the party, it certainly didn't dampen most of the attendees' spirits -- least of all Adam Lambert, who was honored with the We Are Family Unity Award in recognition of his collaborations with The Trevor Project, Equality California and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) among other organizations. After accepting his award, the 31-year-old "American Idol" alum -- who became the first openly gay man to top the Billboard charts in 2012 -- hit the stage alongside fellow dance-pop artist Sam Sparro and legendary record producer and We Are Family founder Nile Rodgers for a ...
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Comic opens set for ages: 'Hello. I have cancer.'
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Comic opens set for ages: 'Hello. I have cancer.' Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:36 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012 Comic opens set for ages: 'Hello. With those words — said cavalierly in the normal stand-up greeting manner — Notaro launched into a 30-minute performance that immediately became legendary in comedy circles and that's now available as an unlikely live album via a $5 digital release by comedian Louis C.K. In just a week, it's sold more than 60,000 copies. The audience — at turns confused, amazed, gasping, saddened, hysterical — cheered her on, some through tears. "Here was this small woman standing alone against death and simply reporting where her mind had been and what had happened and employing her gorgeously acute stand-up voice to her own death," C.K. wrote on his website. Notaro was performing that ...
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Critic’s Notebook: Tig Notaro Meets Taylor Dayne, Again and Again
NYTimes - over 4 years
Tig Notaro bases her comedy on comfortable-uncomfortable pauses.
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Taylor Dayne headlines PrideFest Milwaukee, Sat., June 9
Chicago Pride - over 4 years
PrideFest Milwaukee reopens Saturday at noon, celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the nation's largest and longest-running LGBT pride events.
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Kentucky Derby an irresistable attraction for some NE Ohio horsemen and fans
Cleveland - almost 5 years
The Kentucky Derby is a race for talented 3-year-old thoroughbred horses, but Northeast Ohioans know it's also about the pageantry and people of Louisville. View full sizeAP fileThe allure of Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May brings thoroughbred fans and those who simply enjoy a party atmosphere to Louisville, Ky. "Everyone seems really thankful you came to their town to enjoy their event," says Shaker Heights resident Mark Corrado, who has been going to the race for over 20 years. Kentucky Derby 2012 Post time: Saturday, 6:24 p.m., Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. TV: WKYC Ch. 3 CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Kentucky Derby the celebration of a glorious test of 3-year-old thoroughbreds and is the biggest party in horse racing, but Northeast Ohioans who have become regulars at Churchill Downs know it's also about the pageantry and people of Louisville. "The Kentucky Derby a ...
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'Celebrity Cook-Off's' Taylor Dayne: 'Don't let Guy's fun rock 'n' roll side ... fool you'
Zap 2 it - about 5 years
Singer <a class="fplink fp-263276" href="/taylor+dayne">Taylor Dayne</a> is one of eight celebrity chef-testants taking part in <a class="fplink fp-652527" href="/rachael+ray">Rachael Ray</a> vs. Guy Fieri's "Celebrity Cook-Off," which debuts Sunday night, Jan. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on the Food Network.Taylor's Quick Bite, "I truly enjoy the feeling of shopping at the market and cooking for my kids."Taylor's All-Star Technique: "The best tip I learned: When making a sauce for your pasta, put 1/2 a cup of the cooking water in the sauce. The starch from the pasta will thicken and flavor it in one step."Was Rachael or Guy more competitive?"Don't let Guy's fun rock 'n' roll side or his sweet grin fool you. He's a competitive animal!"Taylor before the show, "I cooked a random mixture of things that everyone lovingly called goulash, even though it wasn't."And now, "I can make veal marsala ... from scratch!"...
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Family, friends say goodbye to Frank Dileo - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. Dileo, who worked with such artists as Taylor Dayne and Jodeci in the &#39;90s, was back on board with Jackson to manage his comeback when the star died of an overdose of sedatives in June 2010. He broke the news of his death to Jackson&#39;s children
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Chisel just too hot for sultry Dayne - NTNews.com.au
Google News - over 5 years
LEGENDARY Australian rock band Cold Chisel has proved too much competition for American pop singer Taylor Dayne. Both were scheduled to perform in Darwin on October 23, but there were too many chiefs and not enough indians, it seems, with the Darwin
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The wonderful thing about Tig is…. - Dallas Voice
Google News - over 5 years
On her new and aptly named debut comedy disc Good One (Secretly Canadian), she touches on a variety of topics, ranging from Chastity Bono and Taylor Dayne to artificial insemination and babies taking showers. We spoke with Notaro just prior to the
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Powerhouse pop star tells it from the heart - Sydney Star Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Big-lunged pop diva Taylor Dayne scored an impressive run of 10 hit singles, both here and in her native US, in the late &#39;80s and early &#39;90s. While almost two decades have passed since her musical &#39;golden era&#39; (indeed, she last troubled the charts in
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CALENDAR; Long Island
NYTimes - over 5 years
A guide to cultural and recreational events on Long Island. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to lical@nytimes.com. Film EAST HAMPTON Guild Hall ''Bombay Beach,'' film screening followed by question- and-answer session with the director, Alma Har'el, and the host, Alec Baldwin. Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. $20 and $22.
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Tig Notaro has a funny way of showing her love for Taylor Dayne - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
In comedy circles, perhaps the most legendary example of Notaro&#39;s laconic storytelling style is her Taylor Dayne story. It involves a series of chance encounters - at a party, in a restaurant and at a takeout pizza place - with the throaty &#39;80s pop
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Friday Night Rockit Moves To A New Location 8/26 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
On August 26th, 2011, Tony and Brandon will round off Rockit&#39;s first month in its latest home at CRIMSON by setting floors on fire for multi-platinum Arista recording artist Taylor Dayne. Dayne remains a maestro on pop, club and dance charts having
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Taylor Dayne
  • 2014
    Age 51
    In September 2014, Dayne internationally released a new single called "Dreaming".
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  • 2012
    Age 49
    In May 2012, Dayne was featured in the live episode of This American Life, which was broadcast to theaters nationwide and on radio in edited form.
    More Details Hide Details Comedian Tig Notaro performed a monologue about having encountered Taylor on multiple occasions, greeting her each time with, "Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you, but I just have to tell you. I love your voice". After her monologue, Taylor made a surprise appearance, serenading Tig with the song "I'll Always Love You".
    In January 2012, she was one of eight celebrities participating in the Food Network reality series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.
    More Details Hide Details She made it to the second-last episode, beating out Aaron Carter, Alyssa Campanella, Cheech Marin, and Summer Sanders.
  • 2011
    Age 48
    Taylor Dayne remastered her Greatest Hits album. She released a new single called "Floor on Fire" on 22 June 2011, which broke the Billboard Dance/Club Charts Top 10.
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  • 2010
    Age 47
    Dayne performed the song to an audience of 50,000 fans on July 31, 2010 in Cologne, Germany.
    More Details Hide Details It ended the year at No. 9 on Perfect Beat's Top Worldwide Singles of 2010. Five years before, however, she replied to the question what her thoughts on gay marriage were: "In the eyes of the Kaballah, gays can't be 'married.' That requires actual male and female energy and DNA. In the bigger picture, I think that 'marriage' is about a certain circuitry. I'm as married to my business manager as I would be any husband."
    In July 2010, she released "Facing a Miracle", the official theme song to the 2010 Gay Games.
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    In May 2010, she lobbied congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on behalf of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and VH1's Save The Music Foundation to reduce cuts in music education in America's schools.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    She released her fifth album Satisfied in February 2008 to positive reviews - her first recording studio album in nearly a decade.
    More Details Hide Details Producers on this record include Rick Nowels, Gregg Alexander and Peter Wade. The album includes both new material and recreations of some of her favorite contemporary songs. Dayne appeared in the CMT series Gone Country during its third season. Gone Country season 3, aired on the CMT network January 24, 2009 and its finale aired on March 7, 2009. The chosen winner was Sheila E.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    On December 11, 2007, Dayne released the first single "Beautiful" from her studio album Satisfied.
    More Details Hide Details The song was written by Taylor Dayne and Hitesh Ceon of production-team 3Elementz. Dayne has been promoting the single on many radio stations, including top markets including New York's WKTU. "Beautiful" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts. She also appeared on The Today Show, Chelsea Lately, Wake Up With Whoopi and VH1. The music video for the single and the Satisfied album cover were shot by Tony Duran, who has also shot album covers for Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    She was paired with contestant Jai Rodriguez in the fourth episode, which aired September 14, 2006.
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    Dayne also appeared as a guest duet partner on the Fox TV show Celebrity Duets which aired in August and September 2006.
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    In April 2006, she was Elton John's choice to perform at the Nile Rodgers We Are Family Foundation tribute to Elton John.
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  • 2005
    Age 42
    Dayne became a strong supporter of same-sex marriage after having been opposed to it in 2005 and has now stated that she considers the LGBT community to be her most loyal fanbase.
    More Details Hide Details Dayne is Jewish.
    In 2005, Dayne was featured in the VH1 series Remaking, which featured her close friends, Leah Remini and Michelle Reid (also referred to as the Don on VH1).
    More Details Hide Details The series documents Dayne's return to music after taking time off to have a family, (she has twins, Levi and Astaria via a surrogate mother), and premiered her newest song, "Right Now," a result of her collaboration with Rodney Jerkins.
  • 2001
    Age 38
    Later on, she performed on Broadway in Elton John's Aida in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She has had roles in independent films such as Fool's Paradise (1997), Stag (also in 1997) and Jesus the Driver (2004), as well as the Warren Beatty-produced 1994 remake of Love Affair. Dayne also had a recurring role on the Showtime series Rude Awakening.
  • 1997
    Age 34
    As an actress, Dayne appeared in the 1997 sci-fi television series Nightman as Carla Day, a singer who is also the leading character's love interest, performing many jazz songs alongside Marc Bonilla and Dragonchoir.
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  • 1996
    Age 33
    Together with Arthur Baker and Fred Zarr, Dayne wrote "Whatever You Want" for Tina Turner's 1996 album Wildest Dreams.
    More Details Hide Details Dayne later recorded and released the song herself in 1998 as a single from her album Naked Without You. That album failed to chart, but Dayne continued to have hits on the dance charts into the 2000s.
  • 1993
    Age 30
    Although she went on to release two more albums in the 1990s, she had only one more U.S. Top 40 hit, her 1993 cover of Barry White' 1974 hit "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" (from her 1993 album Soul Dancing) which reached No. 2 in the Aria Charts in Australia but only No. 20 in the U.S.
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  • 1988
    Age 25
    In the United States, she achieved three gold singles, with "Tell It to My Heart", "I'll Always Love You," and "Love Will Lead You Back." "I'll Always Love You," a change-of-pace ballad compared to Dayne's earlier releases, was her breakout hit on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1988 and paved the way for future uptempo dance tracks such as "Don't Rush Me" (1988) and "With Every Beat Of My Heart" (1989) to gain acceptance at Adult Contemporary radio.
    More Details Hide Details In 1990, "Love Will Lead You Back", a Diane Warren composition, peaked at No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The string of hits from her first two albums, Tell It to My Heart (1988) and Can't Fight Fate (1989), would prove to be the peak of her music career.
  • 1987
    Age 24
    Signed to Arista Records as Taylor Dayne, her first song to crack the top ten was the dance-pop hit "Tell It to My Heart" in late 1987.
    More Details Hide Details The song was an instant smash worldwide, peaking in the top five of most major markets worldwide, and achieving a peak of number one in many countries, including West Germany. Six more U.S. top-ten hits followed including "Prove Your Love", "I'll Always Love You", "Don't Rush Me", "With Every Beat of My Heart", "Love Will Lead You Back" and "I'll Be Your Shelter". These were followed by the No. 12 hit "Heart of Stone".
    In late 1987, she scored her first major hit when her debut single "Tell It to My Heart" reached No. 7 on the Hot 100.
    More Details Hide Details She then went on to have a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the No. 1 Billboard hit "Love Will Lead You Back". Overall, she has had eighteen individual hit songs reach the top ten in Billboard magazine. These include most recently, the 2011 American and international hit "Floor on Fire" and the 2008 song "Beautiful", which reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. She has also topped the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart three times. Leslie Wunderman began singing professionally after graduating from high school in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, singing in little-known rock bands such as Felony and Next. She began singing solo after finishing college and recorded two dance singles under the name Les Lee called "I'm The One You Want" (1985) and "Tell Me Can You Love Me" (1986), which were released on New York indie label Mega Bolt.
  • 1962
    Born on March 7, 1962.
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