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Superdivas: Madonna! Mariah! Leona?


Suck on it Madonna’s 11th studio album, “Hard Candy,” is an interesting combination of the fizzy dance-pop of her 1983 debut and the urban luster of 1994’s “Bedtime Stories.” Unfortunately, it never quite matches the best of either, lacking the coquettish charm of the former and the musical sophistication of the latter. Which is not …

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Great Dame: The return of Shirley Bassey


You wouldn’t expect a song from a 70-year-old artist to be ripping up the club — but, there it is. As I write this, septagenarian Dame Shirley Bassey is at number three (with a bullet) on the “Billboard” Hot Dance Club Play chart with a cover of Pink’s “Get The Party Started.” Once you get …