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2009-11-06 08:57:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Elie Hirschfeld of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC announces their lease partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Located at 328 East 61st Street, the 3,000 square foot property was built to include a new, state-of-the-art wood dance floor built over foam construction to cushion impact for dancers and buffer sound below. For the past 60 years, the studio, which is part of an International Franchise based on the original teaching methods of Fred Astaire, has...

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2009-05-06 20:47:02

U.S. singer, composer and jazz pianist Buddy Greco has announced he is selling on eBay his memorabilia collection, which includes rare photos of Marilyn Monroe. Among the items hitting the auction block are some of the last photos taken of the iconic actress. They were snapped at the Cal Neva Lodge just five days before her death in 1962, The Presence Group said in a news release. I've been collecting memorabilia throughout my career, Greco, 82, said while preparing for his show in Buddy...

2008-09-09 00:00:17

The story of one of the most famous dancing duos ever paired is to be told during a special event at Meade King Hall in Plymouth College. The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association at Hyde Park Infant School is inviting the public to attend an evening of dance music telling the story of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on Friday, September 19. The music will be supplied by the Tony Harris Band and interspersed with stories of the era and the dancers, with the audience invited to don period...

2008-08-08 00:00:27

Want to beat the heat but not break the bank as summer winds down? The Clay Center is giving families the chance to do just that with its free series of classic Hollywood matinees. The films, all from 1950 or earlier, begin at 2 p.m. in the Clay Center classrooms and are free. The series begins Sunday with 1932's "Tarzan, the Ape Man" starring Johnny Weismuller in the iconic role. Maureen O'Sullivan co- stars as Jane. On Aug. 17, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers pair up for 1935's...

2008-06-27 15:02:39

Three of the top films of leggy dancing star Cyd Charisse, who died in Los Angeles last week at the age of 87, will be shown tonight on Turner Classic Movies. As a tribute, TCM host Robert Osborne said, "Cyd Charisse was one of the few who managed to have it all: a great career, a place in movie history, respect from her peers and a husband who adored her. "My last time seeing her just a few months ago in New York said it all, with photographers snapping pictures of the movie star...

2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Manohla Dargis New York Times News Service Some stars shine, others flicker, lingering in your consciousness and dreams in flashes, favorite scenes and frozen moments. Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who in the 1950s gave Fred Astaire some midcareer oomph and Gene Kelly his match in pure animal vitality, wasn't a Hollywood immortal. She never transcended the movies in which she appeared -- her breakout musical, "Singin' in the Rain," could certainly have been produced without her....


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.