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Jennifer Hudson performs in tribute as Donna Summer is posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Los Angeles. (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Hudson performs in tribute as Donna Summer is posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Los Angeles. (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
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Donna Summer is one of the biggest pop music stars of all time. She sold millions of copies of her hits in the 1970s and won five Grammy awards. She was a native of Dorchester who began singing in her church choir and went on to become the "Queen of Disco."

Summer died in May 2012, at age 63, and to celebrate her musical legacy — and have some summer fun — the arts organization and music festival Together Boston is teaming up with the city to host a free roller-disco party on City Hall Plaza Friday night.

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Graham Wright, founder and host of Opus Affair. He tweets @gtwright.

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The ARTery: 10 Boston-Area Music Festivals Not To Miss This Summer

  • "Last year’s event was such a rousing success that Mayor Marty Walsh and Together Boston brought back the Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco."

Boston Globe: Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Party at City Hall Plaza

  • "Once again, City Hall Plaza will be transformed into a giant dance floor for a party that’s free and open to the public, with skates for rent and refreshments available."

WBUR's ARTery: Does Disco Legend Donna Summer Deserve A Monument Here In Her Hometown?

  • "The monument proposal is just getting off the ground, so considerations of possible locations, designs and funding have barely begun."

NPR: Donna Summer, The Queen Of Disco, Dies At 63

  • "Her first hit came in 1975 with 'Love to Love You Baby' and continued with 'Last Dance,' 'Heaven Knows,' 'On The Radio' — all songs that were the signature of the excess and glamour of the disco era."

This segment aired on June 19, 2015.

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