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2014-04-15 08:24:34

-- Current President of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Join the Global Leader in Performing Arts Management -- NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMG Artists, the global leader in the performing arts and lifestyle events management, today announced that Michael Kaiser, the outgoing President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will serve as Co-Chairman, effective September 1, 2014. He will serve alongside Barrett Wissman, who will continue...

2012-11-15 12:26:24

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beloved ABT principal Julie Kent, Ailey powerhouse Renee Robinson, acclaimed dance critic Anna Kisselgoff, and tap dance legend Dianne Walker will all grace the stage at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th St) in Manhattan on Monday, December 3, 2012 as they're honored at this year's prestigious Dance Magazine Awards. Judith Jamison presents the award to Robinson, who takes her final bow after 30 years with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater...

2012-02-02 16:26:00

Performances from February 2 to May 27 in 27 Cities Reach Back into Ailey Tradition and Stretch Out in New Directions featuring Ailey's Extraordinary Dancers in a Diverse Array of Acclaimed Premieres, New Productions and Repertory Favorites NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World," will visit 27 cities in the United States and Canada from February 2nd to...

2011-10-06 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week New York season on November 30th with a star-studded gala benefit at New York City Center that begins an exciting new era led by Artistic Director Robert Battle. Honorary Chairs for the special evening are First Lady Michelle Obama and the legendary model Iman. Nine-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend will join Ailey's Alicia Graf Mack in an exclusive live performance of "If It's...

2011-04-01 13:00:00

MIAMI, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the full experience of attending New World School of the Arts (NWSA) could be set to rousing music, staged in a world-class theater or painted by a master artist it would still not fully encompass the journey that carries each student through its training on their path to success. Educated by exceptional artists and entrusted with a goal to excel, students at NWSA embrace the challenge to prove that more than the imagination soars when a...

2010-04-29 10:52:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judith Jamison announced that her mantle as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will pass to Robert Battle, a fast-rising choreographer who has created ballets for the Ailey company and Ailey II since 1999 and served as an artist-in-residence with The Ailey School. Mr. Battle, 37, will be the third person to head the company since its founding by Alvin Ailey in 1958. He will serve side-by-side with Ms. Jamison as Artistic...

2010-01-21 14:17:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of February's Black History Month, Nordstrom will offer customers a new compilation CD entitled Big Swing: African-American Legends of the Big Band Era. The Nordstrom-exclusive CD will feature handpicked jazz songs recorded by iconic "big band" swing performers including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday. Beginning Feb. 1, the CD will be available for purchase for $18.95 in all Nordstrom...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

The Largest Single Gift in Los Angeles Dance History Will Sustain and Revitalize the Center's World-Class Program and Introduce 'Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center' LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Local officials and leaders of Los Angeles' arts community today joined to celebrate the $20 million gift to the Music Center of Los Angeles County by the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation. Named in honor of Kaufman, "Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center" will allow...

2009-03-12 07:00:00

TOYOTA'S NEW VENZA TO DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES AND 4 OTHER MAJOR MARKETS NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's (AAADT) 50th Anniversary, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will become Ailey's Official Vehicle Partner during the U.S. portion of the Company's 50-city global tour. Toyota's new 2009 VENZA will be spotlighted in five major markets, debuting with the Ailey Company's March 18th opening at the Los Angeles Music Center's Dorothy Chandler...

2009-01-17 23:52:00

Hosted by Gabrielle Union, the Second Annual "BET HONORS" Features Appearances by Stevie Wonder, Diddy, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, Anthony Hamilton, Anita Baker, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, Hill Harper, Monica, Joss Stone, Yolanda Adams and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater "THE BET HONORS" Premieres Monday, February 9 at 9:00 P.M.* WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With powerful performances, inspirational speeches and a multitude of messages...