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September 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84. Mitchell died Wednesday at a New York City...
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Attorney Jordan Merson, center, is joined by attorney Jaclyn Ponish, right, and law clerk Jesste Mautner, as he speaks to reporters about text messages shared by Chase Finlay during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Merson represents Alexandra Waterbury, who filed a lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court against her ex-boyfriend, Finlay, and the New York City Ballet where he had been a principal dancer, after he inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of her. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 18, 2018 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants. A lawyer for Alexandra Waterbury said Tuesday that dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro as well as donor...
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September 15, 2018 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two dancers have been fired from the New York City Ballet amid accusations that they were part of a ring of male dancers who inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of women. The ballet company announced the firings Saturday of principal dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary...
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September 12, 2018 - 6:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds adult Americans are reading fewer novels and short stories, but showed a big jump in poetry and increases in attendance at arts festivals, concerts and plays. The National Endowment for the Arts published its report Wednesday. According to the NEA, the...
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Louis Farrakhan, from left, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 31, 2018 - 6:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend and family member. "Aretha's singing challenged...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story July 28 about a Mexican theater company's street performances, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the photographer who inspired the performances was named Oscar Rodriguez. His name is Omar. A corrected version of the story is below: Ballet to cure the...
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