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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...

2009-03-31 19:46:00

Artistic legacy captured in stunning short film conceived by Target's Agency MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Target continues to push its reputation as a design-centric retailer that gives back to its community and supports the arts with the latest effort in its successful "Art For All" campaign. The newest iteration of the effort is a short film titled Art Celebrates, honoring 50 years of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). Target's Minneapolis-based agency, Catalyst...

2009-03-19 10:38:00

LOS ANGELES, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota VENZA celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 50th Anniversary Tour as the Official Vehicle Partner at the red carpet and opening night performance of the Music Center of Los Angeles. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090319/CG86205) As the Official Vehicle Partner, VENZA paid homage to Alvin Ailey with an immersive live media art installation entitled 'Are You VENZA?.' The art installation featured Ailey archival...

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...

2008-12-03 16:06:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the 10th anniversary for Sean John and the 50th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sean John is pleased to announce that they will dress the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's talented men's dance team in Sean John Fine Tailored suits, dress shirts and ties for the 50th Anniversary Gala tonight, Wednesday, December 3, 2008. At approximately 9:00pm, over 1,200 guests will arrive for the gala party at the Sheraton New York, for...

2008-08-11 12:00:46

By Chitra Ramaswamy 'MY JAW dropped," says Steve Reich, the minimalist music pioneer and arguably America's greatest living composer. He is telling me about the first time he saw Fase, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's 1982 modern dance piece containing four movements choreographed to four of his compositions. It had only taken him 16 years to finally catch it when the Belgian choreographer brought her company, Rosas, to New York's The Kitchen. "It was the best choreography I had seen to my...

2008-07-18 06:00:35

By Roger Schlueter, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jul. 18--LEBANON -- Bluegrass stars, big-band extravaganzas -- even the most famous radio drama of all time -- are but a few of the highlights on McKendree University's third Spotlight Series starting this fall. Tickets are on sale for the eight programs that also will feature the Ailey II dance company and the return of The New Shanghai Circus. In addition, the college already has set another George E. McCammon Distinguished Speakers...

2008-07-04 09:00:10

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK "Stand up!" the instructor shrieked, yelling like a drill sergeant at a line of cadets. Her troops were wearing leotards and tights. "Everyone slick their hair back!" "No gum!" "No talking!" "Why do I see strings on shoes out?" Natasha DeVaughn Rigby, an instructor from New York's Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, was issuing the kind of tough love for which dance teachers are notorious. For two weeks, Rigby had been...


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