Danny Alias

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Danny Alias (Duane Scott Cerny) is an American house music artist and playwright born in Norridge, Illinois. In 1984, he co-founded Persona Records with David Bell and released the single "Civil Defense," an early example of Chicago house music which was played by DJ Ron Hardy.[1] The label went on to release the first two singles by Jamie Principle and Frankie Knuckles: "Waiting on My Angel" and Your Love. In 2012, "Civil Defense" was re-issued on Kill the DJ, a French label founded by DJ Ivan Smagghe.[2]

In 1990, Alias created Chicago's Broadway Antique Market, a 20,000 square-foot multi-dealer shop specializing in mid-century modern collectibles.[3]

Alias has also written two LGBT comedic spoofs, "Mrs. Hyde and the Case of the Gaslight Buggerings," which debuted at the Athenaeum Theatre in 2009,[4] and "The Bloody Fabulous Curse of Dragula," which debuted at Mary's Attic Theatre in 2010.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ [1], Wax Poetics Issue 53. Retrieved on 06 May 2014.
  2. ^ [2], Kill the DJ press release. Retrieved on 06 May 2014.
  3. ^ [3], Maine Antique Digest, May 2011. Retrieved on 06 May 2014.
  4. ^ [4], Mrs. Hyde and the Case of the Gaslight Buggerings - Chicago Reader review.
  5. ^ [5],"The Bloody Fabulous Curse of Dragula" - Chicago Reader review.
  6. ^ [6],"The Bloody Fabulous Curse of Dragula" - Chicago Theater Beat review.
  7. ^ [7],"The Bloody Fabulous Curse of Dragula" - Centerstage review.