The Distinction of Lady Gaga

In New Orleans, on Lady Gaga's birthday, professor Mathieu Deflem will speak about, "The Distinction of Lady Gaga," concerning the styles of Gaga across musical genres. The talk is at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, in the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel, room Burgundy, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Lady Gaga... pop...rock... jazz!

Empower Our Nation’s Youth Initiative on the Cheek To Cheek Tour!

The Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts are teaming up to highlight youth-oriented non-profits in several select cities on the Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Cheek To Cheek tour. The selected non-profits will receive opportunities to showcase their work, share materials, and attract new followers.

Applications can be submitted online!

Gaga Madame Tussauds DC Debut

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2015 – Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. will reveal the incomparable Lady Gaga wax figure this month, as she joins the attraction’s line-up of legendary cultural icons for a limited time only! Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. the wax figure will be unveiled at a one-of-a-kind birthday bash with the help of Lady Gaga’s adoring
fans at O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street.

Lady Gaga’s wax figure will be in the nation’s capital until June and joins the wax figures of other award-winning female superstars. Gaga's wax figure is dressed in a black sheer leotard, thigh-high leather boots and rocker-punk hair. More information via

R.I.P. TJ Thompson, 1963-2014

With great sadness, we report the passing of TJ Thompson. TJ was the production manager on Lady Gaga's tours in 2009 and early 2010, from the first head-lining tour, The Fame Ball, in March 2009, through the summer 2009 world tour and the theatre Monster Ball shows until the first leg of the Monster Ball arena tour in March 2010. He passed away on May 28, 2014 at the age of 51.
Lady Gaga fans may recognize TJ as the guy who caught Gaga's microphone at the end of Poker Face during the shows on the Fame Ball tour. Besides working for Gaga, TJ had a very long career and worked as rigger and production manager for many artists in pop and rock, including Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Micheal Jackson, Rodger Waters, The Eagles, David Bowie, Kid Rock, U2, Def Leppard, David Lee Roth, Matchbox 20, Queensr├┐che, Marilyn Manson, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, Bon Jovi, Kiss, and more. May he rest in peace.
Thomas "TJ" Thompson, May 11, 1963 - May 28, 2014

Fame Ball World Tour Itinerary August 2009

This is the tour itinerary for the Lady Gaga (Fame Ball) World Tour, final leg, August 2009. This rare itinerary is about 25 unnumbered pages and contains info on tour personnel and contacts, show dates, day schedules, and more.

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Also see Fame Ball and Doll Domination itineraries.

Put on Your Poker Face...You Were Born This Way (audio)

Online radio feature, "Put on Your Poker Face...You Were Born This Way," about the fame of Lady Gaga, featuring sociology professor Mathieu Deflem.
Click play or download mp3 or listen on iTunes!
More info via the website.

OSIAA Gaga 2006 (mp3)

Lady Gaga's latest instagram picture is from her performance of the songs Wonderful and Fever at the first On Stage Italian American Artists (OSIAA) event at The Cutting Room, New York, on October 6, 2006.

Wonderful & Fever [onezip 21MB]
View the video on YouTube!
Check the Live 2005-07 Mp3Archives for more!

Till It Happens To You (MQ mp3)

Lady Gaga. Till It Happens To You. MQ from the movie The Hunting Ground.

Till It Happens To You (MQ) [8MB]
Check the Mp3Archives for more music.

Lady Gaga - Pop Revolutionary

Check out the article, "Lady Gaga, Pop Revolutionary," available online in English translation from the German original published in the magazine Melodie und Rhythmus. This article was written as the 'pro' opinion in answer to the question if Lady Gaga embodies a new form of feminism and progressive pop culture.

Click image for complete article in English!

The Sound of Music #Oscars (mp3)

Lady Gaga. The Sound of Music (medley). Academy Awards, February 22, 2015.

audio medley & interview zip [14MB]
video medley [383MB] & interview [107MB]
The Hills Are Alive, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Climb Ev’ry Mountain.
Check the Mp3Archives for more!


The new Oscar statue has been unveiled!!

See other post for Gaga's performance!

#TonyGaga at The Wiltern (wav/mp3)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga at The Wiltern, Sunday, February 8, 2015. Thanks to ChicaSkas for the recording!

Listen above or on soundcloud.
Download onezip as wav [995MB] or as mp3 [252MB]!
More Tony & Gaga in the Music archives.

Stevie Wonder Grammy Salute: I Wish (mp3)

Lady Gaga. I Wish. Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life —An All-Star GRAMMY Salute, as broadcast on February 16, 2015.

Intro + I Wish [onezip 9MB]
The video is also dwnldble [390MB]

Gaga Venn Diagram

This Lady Gaga venn diagram was generated in 2011. While its predictive powers appear rather limited, the history is at least somewhat to the point.



Check out Ameera's new website and forthcoming EP. Ameera (Perkins) was one of the original background vocalists on the Monster Ball tour in 2010!

Also check Lady Gaga's other musicians!

Cheek To Cheek at The Grammys (mp3)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Cheek To Cheek. The Grammys, February 8, 2015.

The Grammys [onezip 9MB]
Also includes pre-show interview.
More in the updated Archives!

Gaga Grammys 2010-2011 (mp3)

A little Gaga history before tonight's 2015 Grammy Awards, here are Lady Gaga's previous performances at the Grammys. Check it out!

Gaga Grammys 2010-2011 [onezip 144MB]
Includes Poker Face/Speechless with Elton John, 2010,
Marry The Night & You and I at the Grammy Nominations, 2011,
Born This Way, with remix, instrumental, and mic feed, 2011.
There is more in the MusicArchives!

DJ White Shadow at the Super Bowl

Congrats to DJ White Shadow for having his song and himself included in a TV ad for the 2015 Super Bowl! 

Here is the complete track for yours to enjoy:
Pac-Man vs. DJ White Shadow [mp3 8.2MB]

Goody Goody #TonyGaga (mp3)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga. Goody Goody from Cheek to Cheek LIVE! Recorded at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, July 28, 2014. Broadcast on PBS. The video is online!

Goody Goody [10MB]
See earlier post for the other tracks from this show!

Mo's Born This Way Ball Itinerary

This is the last Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball itineraries owned by the late Mo Morrison, the tour director. Mr. Morrison would fold every page as the tour moved along. The last page folded is after the show in Montreal when the tour was sadly canceled because of Gaga's hip injury. 

Tour personnel list, including Tour Director Mo Morrison.
The last show on the tour in Montreal...
The last folded page contains a list of names of the travel party,
including, amongst others, LG, the band, and ^Joe^.
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See earlier post for a complete set of Born This Way Ball itineraries.

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