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Chic headlines ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown showcase

ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown will take over 13 stages throughout Bricktown beginning at 4 p.m. April 12 in downtown Oklahoma City.
BY GEORGE LANG glang@opubco.com Modified: April 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013
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ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown, a massive showcase for musicians associated with the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, will take over 13 stages throughout Bricktown beginning at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 13 in downtown Oklahoma City, culminating in a headlining performance by Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.

Chic, which performs at 9 p.m. April 13 on the main stage near Zio's on the Bricktown Canal, is widely regarded as the best band of the disco era, a group that took the downtown club music of the mid-1970s and rebuilt it with a deep foundation of funk.

Led by guitarist Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson, Chic generated massive hits in the late-1970s, including “Good Times,” “Le Freak,” “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowzah, Yowzah, Yowzah)” and “I Want Your Love.” During Chic's heyday, Rodgers and Edwards also produced huge hits for Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”) and Diana Ross (“Upside Down,” “I'm Coming Out”). The bass line for “Good Times” became the foundation for two other hits: the Sugarhill Gang's “Rapper's Delight” and Queen's “Another One Bites the Dust.”

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