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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...

2013-03-12 12:25:43

-Major Festival Salutes Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater and African American Cultural Traditions- LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the upcoming Los Angeles engagement of Alvin Ailey(®)( )American Dance Theater, The Music Center announced it will present RockaYourSoul: LA's Celebration of Gospel, Dance and Ailey, a free, multi-dimensional cultural experience inspired by the rich heritage of the African American community, which lets...

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...

Dr. Seuss, Alvin Ailey Among Names Selected For 23 Mercury Craters
2012-04-27 03:08:38

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to assign 23 new names to impact craters on Mercury. The IAU has been the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919. In keeping with the established naming theme for craters on Mercury, all of the newly designated features are named after famous deceased artists, musicians, or authors. The newly named craters include: - Ailey, for Alvin Ailey...

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...

2011-12-12 15:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Movado Group, Inc. (MOV) Movado partnered with Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, to host a special event at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 'Jeter's Leaders'. The Turn 2 Foundation's premier youth leadership development program, 'Jeter's Leaders' is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, and social change activism among high school students. Turn 2 creates and supports...

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...

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...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

Costume from Alvin Ailey Joins the Museum's Permanent Collection WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special ceremony tonight at The Kennedy Center, Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will donate her costume from the 1975 ballet, The Mooche, to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The dazzling red dress, designed by Randy Barcelo, was worn by Jamison during the ballet created as part of Alvin Ailey's legendary...

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...