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Alvin Ailey Dance - 20 Years Under Artistic Direction of Judith Jamison

It has been more than forty-five years since Alvin Ailey, a product of itinerant, working class Texan parents, founded his eponymous company and introduced the world to an innovative dance troupe that celebrated the African-American experience…
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Y'all Get Fat Now, Hear?

Southerners, perhaps more than any other Americans, have a love affair with their food. Of late however, the relationship between Americans south of the Mason/Dixon line and their food has become more complicated and by many measures, downright…
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CHARLOTTE VIEWPOINT - No brakes on her career – An interview with Lily Tomlin

America’s love affair with Lily Tomlin began in 1966 when she made her first national television appearance on The Gary Moore Show. According to Tomlin, it was her ability to “tap dance barefoot” that landed her the job and took her…
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Jazz Composer Gives Back To Area Youth

Claire Ritter has studied and performed with legendary Jazz greats Ran Blake and Loonis McGlohon to name a few. She is most comfortable when she's teaching others, especially area youth. Read my profile on Ritter and Composers Charlotte…