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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...

2009-03-23 09:15:00

Program features works by Peter Pucci, Heidi Latsky, Carla Vannucchi, Robert Koval, and Kitty Lunn NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitty Lunn will present her Infinity Dance Theater, a non-traditional company for dancers with and without disabilities, in new works by Peter Pucci, Heidi Latsky, Carla Vannucchi, and Ms. Lunn, along with an Infinity favorite by Robert Koval from the company's first season in 1995. Performances will be held May 28-31 at Joyce SoHo. To view the Multimedia...

2009-03-11 07:00:00

MOM INVENTS HIP HOP MUSIC DVD SERIES TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN FASTER CHICAGO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- When Candi Carter struggled to help her speech-delayed son learn and communicate she turned to the one thing that's always inspired and motivated her - hip hop music. Carter quickly saw that by incorporating music, rhythm and beats into learning, her son learned much faster and thus "It's Hip Hop, Baby!" DVD series was born. "I needed to find a way to communicate and teach my son so I...

2009-01-13 10:30:00

Additional Performers, Dance Competitions, Visual Arts Installations and Graffiti Art Exhibition to Take Place LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With a stellar lineup of Grammy winning artists on one stage, Hip Hop 101 Music & Arts Festival (www.hh101.com) will celebrate Black History Month with Ludacris, Common, and turntableist Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys on Saturday February 21st at the Los Angeles Sports Arena starting at 6:30PM. Also included on the bill are R&B...

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...

2008-09-29 09:00:34

By MARY KIBLING A red silk tulip brightens the scene in my "office" this morning. The tulip was given to me by Gen Gurnee, one of 13 performers in Horseshoe Pond Place's eighth annual variety show. This year's show was entitled "Around the World in 80 Minutes." Gurnee will celebrate her 93rd birthday this week. She was dressed as a Dutch girl, complete with yellow pigtails and a hat made for her by Millie Giovanitti. She danced through the audience and passed out tulips to the tune of "A...

2008-09-26 15:00:30

By STANLEY, Ben With dances as varied as bollywood-bhangra and hip hop, Hamilton is getting ready to celebrate its cultural diversity. Organised by the Hamilton Malayalee Association, the Nritta Sandhya festival, which takes place at Founders Theatre on Saturday, will feature dancers and performers from 25 different cultural groups. Vice-president of the Hamilton Malayalee Association and festival co-organiser Dilip Kurien said he hoped Hamiltonians would get along to what should be...

2008-08-27 03:00:40

By Tim Grobaty TRANSFORMING BIG TOWN: Times is tough in Hollywood, with labor unrest causing a slowdown in filming, which, further, has taken a huge subject matter away from us, prompting lengthy vacations and serial columns about cheese-garlic toast. No one ever thinks about us in these kinds of situations. "It's the slowest I've seen it," our friend and location manager/ scout John Robinson, of Long Beach Locations, tells us. Sam Zell's Los Angeles newspaper property reported a few...

2008-08-26 00:00:14

By Barbara Bradley Memphis-born jookin' is a dance almost as difficult to describe as to perform. Dancers move like digital creations with footwork so smooth you'd swear they were on skates. Their torsos undulate, arms snake and wave, knees pump. At various times they look like ballet dancers, hip-hoppers or well-oiled robots. But whatever they're doing, the world is watching. Created on the streets and performed mainly by young African- American men, jookin' has spread internationally,...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By FIONA MACLEOD EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT EDUCATION bosses have come up a with a bizarre way to stop bored and disruptive teenage girls from dropping out of school - hip hop classes. Pupils on the verge of leaving or being thrown out of school will be taught bounces, body ripples and butt spins to the music of Kanye West and 50 Cent in a bid to spark their enthusiasm in learning. Educational experts believe the pilot project will re-engage troubled youngsters who have been playing...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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