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Scholarship created to honor choreographer Ann Reinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before she became a Tony Award-winning choreographer, Ann Reinking waited tables to save up enough money to move to New York City. She arrived with $500, no job lined up and no co...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2021. There are 359 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Mick Jagger, Florida Man? The Rolling Stones front man recently purchased a mansion south of Tampa as a Christmas present for his girlfriend, ballet dance...

4 more Moscow Ballet members test positive for coronavirus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 17) announced that four out of the eight new cases of Wuhan coronavirus are members of the Moscow Bal...

Moscow Ballet canceled in Taipei after 4 positive coronavirus tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opening night performance of the Moscow Classical Ballet has been canceled after four troupe members tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus on Wednesday (Dec. 16). ...

Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, ...

Sent from Gitmo to UAE, detainees fear final stop: Yemen

The Guantanamo detainees were promised they were being sent to a Muslim country for rehabilitation that would help integrate them into society, opening the way to jobs, money, and marriage, according ...

Sent from Gitmo to UAE, detainees fear final stop: Yemen

The Guantanamo detainees were promised they were being sent to a Muslim country for rehabilitation that would help integrate them into society, opening the way to jobs, money, and marriage, according ...

Tiler Peck missed dancing onstage. She went and found one.

When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and keeping in touch with dance fans — she initially thought maybe ...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2020. There are 130 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homage

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a commo...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 210th day of 2020. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28...

Miami ballet school with Venezuela past draws exiled dancers

MIAMI (AP) — Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her native Venezuela descended into an economic c...

Not just arabesques: Misty Copeland imparts her life lessons

NEW YORK (AP) — No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture like Misty Copeland. That was her dancing at the recent American Music Awards, accompanying Ta...

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to release lineup

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival has released its latest lineup of films to be screened. The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival has announced its film lineup, which...