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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...

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...

2009-03-17 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...


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