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2006-05-10 19:06:26

By Daisuke Wakabayashi LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Missing: scantily-clad females hawking the latest in electronic toys for the boys. The video game industry's annual trade show in Los Angeles opened its doors to its exhibitors on Wednesday with organizers ordering women staffing the booths to cover up or face a $5,000 fine. Banned are nudity, partial nudity, bikini bottoms or any sexually explicit or provocative conduct, according to the handbook from The Entertainment Software...

2006-05-10 19:05:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Missing: scantily-clad females hawking the latest in electronic toys for the boys. The video game industry's annual trade show in Los Angeles opened its doors to its exhibitors on Wednesday with organizers ordering women staffing the booths to cover up or face a $5,000 fine. Banned are nudity, partial nudity, bikini bottoms or any sexually explicit or provocative conduct, according to the handbook from The Entertainment Software Association, or...

2004-12-01 03:00:11

PORTLAND, Maine - Most don't look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing. A woman in her late 40s is swiveling her hips with the charisma of a teen pop star. A dozen others ranging from petite teens to middle-aged moms swarm around her, ringing out a rhythmic chorus on their finger cymbals. Belly dancing has emerged as a form of exercise for those who find its sultry undulations more their speed than hours of aerobics. As with Pilates and...

2004-12-01 00:00:07

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine - Most don't look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing. A woman in her late 40s is swiveling her hips with the charisma of a teen pop star. A dozen others ranging from petite teens to middle-aged moms swarm around her, ringing out a rhythmic chorus on their finger cymbals. Belly dancing has emerged as a form of exercise for those who find its sultry undulations more their speed than hours of aerobics...

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2004-11-29 15:00:00

PORTLAND, Maine -- Belly dancing has emerged as a form of exercise for those who find its sultry undulations more their speed than hours of aerobics or weightlifting. As with Pilates and yoga, you do not have to be willowy to belly dance. "You get to a certain age where you can't do ballet anymore," said Anne Cornely, 46, of Brunswick, her face covered in a film of sweat after finishing a dance. "This is a dance anybody, no matter your age or your size, can do." Like many of the older, more...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.