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Gospel music & un-birthday presents

This past winter, I decided on a whim to go to a Gospel music concert in a pretty little chapel in Old Montreal; the reviews of the choir were good – it had a few awards listed – its credentials seemed legit. 825 more words


Famed Actor, Choreographer, Geoffrey Holder, Has Died

Critically claimed actor and dancer, Geoffrey Holder,  died at 84 from Pneumonia on Sunday.

A resident at the Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey., Holder’s staggering 6’6″ frame was seen on television in various commercials and films such as ‘Doctor Dolittle’ and the musical adaptation of ‘Annie’. 108 more words

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Definition #7 Credit

Who gets credit? show?

choreographer? dancers?

musicians? Ailey?

On Stage: The Incomparable Carmen de Lavallade

When Kelly Strayhorn Theater executive director janera solomon stepped out onto the stage, she mentioned that the Pittsburgh landmark was celebrating its 100th anniversary. As a result of that, she talked about the process of finding the perfect opening for such a historic season. 588 more words


Wade in the Tsunami

I’ve been away for five weeks, and many of you have kindly read what became “Daily Gallon of Good News” in my postings from South Africa and Istanbul.  105 more words

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Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade visits with her one-woman show

By Steve Sucato

Pittsburgh dance audiences are treated to a host of great performances annually from new and established artists, some with global renown. Rarer are visits by living legends. 413 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper