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Floyd Dixon - Hey Bartender


Floyd Dixon (February 8, 1929 – July 26, 2006) was an American rhythm and blues pianist and singer.

Dixon was born Jay Riggins, Jr. in…

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If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let’s face it. – Alvin Ailey http://ift.tt/20fDBff

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Dance should always be delivered back to the people..

The quote ‘I believe that dance came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people’ is from Alvin Ailey (1931-1989). Ailey started learning dance Lester Horton’s dance classes and Horton, the founder of one of the first racially integrated dance companies in the US became his mentor and after Horton’s death, Ailey became director of the Lester Horton Dance Theater and started choreographing in earnest. 61 more words

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Dance the Day Away

I’ve got two super cool dance-related events to share for today. First up, LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton is hosting a free Family Day today from 11 a.m. 139 more words

Ailey Company’s performances in Cleveland offer up new Revelations

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Programs 1 & 3
State Theatre at Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio
April 29 & May 1, 2016

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I’m attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head. – Alvin Ailey http://ift.tt/1SABOjS

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Two Dance Companies Move Beyond Balanchine

Twenty seconds into Elena Kunikova’s Divertimento at last Saturday’s Dance Theatre of Harlem matinee at the City Center, I whispered to my companion, “This isn’t a company ballet, it’s a school performance.” It would have been more accurate to say, “It’s a teaching tool.” Kunikova has been a superb coach and pedagogue in America for many years, drawing on her experience first as a student and then as a leading dancer at the Kirov (now Maryinsky); she’s been particularly successful staging 19th-century Russian classics for the Trocks, somehow marrying her immaculate renditions of obscure ballets to the company’s parodic predilection. 708 more words