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2008-09-10 21:00:16

By Brett Zongker WASHINGTON - Barbra Streisand, actor Morgan Freeman and country singer George Jones will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December along with choreographer Twyla Tharp and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who. Kennedy Center Chairman Stephen Schwarzman hailed the "extraordinary genius and tenacity" of the 2008 lifetime achievement award recipients, who were announced Tuesday. Their work, Schwarzman said, has "redefined the way we see, hear and feel...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

The Imagine Ballet Theatre, directed by Raymond Van Mason, will present a performance Friday at Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. The performance, which culminates IBT's summer dance intensive, will begin at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 801-395-3227 or logging on to www.peerysegyptiantheater.com/ticket.asp Works by Broadway star Gary Flannery will be presented along with other works by Ballet West ballet mistress Pamela Robinson-Harris,...

2008-07-05 06:00:14

By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 5--The long Independence Day weekend has finally arrived, beckoning us to spend it with family and friends. The usual diversions may be on hold. For fans of area dance performances, however, this is peak season, thanks to the American Dance Festival, which is running through July 19 at Duke University in Durham. If you have no commitments tonight, get to Page Auditorium for a program of works by two of this country's more senior virtuoso...

2006-07-26 07:40:07

LONDON (Reuters) - The iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will go on sale in December with an estimated price tag of 50-70,000 pounds ($90-130,000), Christie's auctioneers said on Wednesday. The dress, designed by Givenchy and worn by Hepburn in the memorable opening scene of the classic romantic comedy, is being auctioned on behalf of the City of Joy Aid charity which helps underprivileged children in India. It is the star lot of the...

2006-07-10 11:33:55

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Choreographer Twyla Tharp, who brought the music of Billy Joel to the theater with her hit show "Movin' Out," now will bring the songs of Bob Dylan to Broadway. "The Times They Are A-Changin'," a musical conceived, directed and choreographed by the Tony Award-winning Tharp, opens this fall, according to a release issued on Monday by her press agent. The musical, which premiered in San Diego this year, will recount the tale of a young man coming to age, using...

2006-03-22 11:23:59

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami-based dancer is suing the owners and producers of the Broadway musical "Movin' Out" for more than $100 million in damages on grounds that she was emotionally abused and fired after her breasts grew too large for her costumes. Alice Alyse was a top dancer in the touring company of the show, which features Billy Joel's music and Twyla Tharp's choreography. Alyse says she was dismissed from the cast of the show last month after her breasts grew from cup size C...

2006-03-21 16:41:11

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami-based dancer is suing the owners and producers of the Broadway musical "Movin' Out" for more than $100 million in damages on grounds that she was emotionally abused and fired after her breasts grew too large for her costumes. Alice Alyse was a top dancer in the touring company of the show, which features Billy Joel's music and Twyla Tharp's choreography. Alyse says she was dismissed from the cast of the show last month after her breasts grew from cup size C...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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