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Dance: Blondell Cummings Dies at Age 70

Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about dancer Blondell Cummings – who passed away on Aug. 30 at age 70 from cancer – was that in an arts world … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Theater: Concert to Celebrate Original Broadway Production of “The Wiz”

It’s time to ease on down, ease on down the road. And thanks to George Faison, the Tony Award-winning choreographer behind the original Broadway musical of “The Wiz,” audiences will … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Camille A. Brown Convenes Groundbreaking Discussion

  Plenty of people in the dance community grouse to themselves or a select few confidants about all that ails the dance world. Choreographer Camille A. Brown decided it was … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Nora Chipaumire Review; Dancer-Choreographer Set To Work With Urban Bush Women

Dancer-choreographer Nora Chipaumire’s latest creation “rite riot” was recently reviewed by the New York Times. Chipaumire is to be a guest choreographer for Urban Bush Women’s 30th Anniversary Season. Click … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arts News: Abraham, McCraney, Weems Among 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellows

Choreographer Kyle Abraham, playwright-actor-author Tarell Alvin McCraney and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems are among the 24 people named MacArthur Foundation Fellows for 2013 according to an announcement … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment
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