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Buffalo Disco Show Featured in Museum Exhibit

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo is officially part of disco history. A new exhibit at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington features footage and memorabilia from the 1970's Buffalo disco TV show, "Disco-Step-By-Step."

Marty Angelo had no idea how popular disco would become when he first launched the Disco-Step-By-Step TV show here in the 1970s. In Buffalo, and cities all over the world, disco became a cultural phenomenon. The $5 billion a year industry has now been showcased in a new exhibit at Seattle's famous "Experience Music Project." Angelo was there last week for the opening. He says Buffalo is featured prominently in this recreation of the Disco era.

Angelo says more than 1,500 people attended the opening party. Angelo says the opening was such a success that the museum is talking about taking disco on the road once the exhibit closes in May.

And the disco craze is stayin' alive here in Buffalo, too. The "World's Largest Disco" will be held Saturday night at the Buffalo Convention Center for the 23rd year running.

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