June 09, 2014 12:00 PM


In 2012, when Amanda Sudano Ramirez lost her mom, disco legend Donna Summer, she poured her grief into music. The result: Diamonds, her debut album with husband Abner Ramirez. “We write a lot of breakup songs, not because we’re unhappily married but because we’ve dealt with a lot of loss,” she says. Happily the folk-pop duo’s future is brighter—and perks-filled. Adds Abner: “We can always get a seat at our favorite restaurant now!”

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