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Apr 11, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Don’t miss Chloe Arnold’s “SYNCOPATED LADIES” at Aaron Davis Hall!
-Mr. Wiggles in NYC April 10-14th 2008- Private lesions available!
-Master Tap Workshop Series with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold
-Secret Talents of the Stars Blog on www.tapdanceman.com

*EAST COAST*
-The Lion King 10th Year Anniversary Exhibit
- Music Industry Seminar 2008
- Angela Davis at PRATT- BROOKLYN Campus
- Support Little Billy Entertainment
-Electronic Recycling Event

*MID WEST*
-"All Things Chi" featuring M.A.D.D. Rhythms
-Teen Summit and Awareness Fair

*WEST COAST*
See World-Wide News Updates & Events

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Hip Hop International announces America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 Auditions
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*DRP ARTISTS*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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DON’T MISS CHLOE ARNOLD’S, “SYNCOPATED LADIES” in NYC!

2008 E-Moves Showcase

Saturday, April 12th
7:30 PM

Aaron Davis Hall

www.harlemstage.org
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E-Moting, E-Volving and Tipping Toward Tap

By GIA KOURLAS
Published: April 7, 2008
This year's E-Moves showcase, now in its ninth year, is devoted to tap, though it represents only a sliver of the offerings. On Friday night Harlem Stage presented E-Merging and E-Volving artists, the first of two programs, which featured an array of choreographers taking on ballet, flamenco, voguing, postmodern dance and, of course, tap.

Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times
Mina Nishimura, one of E-Moves' E-Merging choreographers, performing her work called "Tunasolo" on Friday.
Organized by Brad Learmonth, Simone Eccleston and Charmaine Warren, the two-weekend festival seems positioned as an audience builder. On Friday's program 10 choreographers — perhaps an attempt to find something for everyone? — made for an exhausting evening. (E-Gads.)
There are some gems, mainly confined to the less-experienced E-Merging group. Corey Baker's "Colors on a Canvas," performed by Ballet Noir, the company Mr. Baker directs with Leyland Simmons, is accompanied by three musicians and features eight bare-chested men sweeping the stage with virtuosic pirouettes and leaps. Though cluttered with too many steps and the occasional overwrought gesture — arms raised high, eyes directed toward the heavens — the ballet demonstrates Mr. Baker's daring and affinity for structure.
Mina Nishimura's "Tunasolo" is a real delight. An adaptation of her quartet "Tuna," the solo features Ms. Nishimura, a striking figure in a billowy white skirt and an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit T-shirt who begins with the words "I'm very angry." Emitting eerie meows and sharp, yelping barks, she moves in jerky steps, striking awkward poses. Thoroughly captivating and without artifice, Ms. Nishimura creates an imaginative and highly rhythmic inner world in which repression and self-expression battle to a charming resolution.
In "Syncopated Ladies," Chloe Arnold's sweet three-part work highlighted by a tap solo for the masterly Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, dancers dressed in garish 1980s ensembles click their heels in time to thumping music by Sean Paul. There is more tap on the E-Volving portion of the program with Alexandria (Brinae Ali) Bradley's "Stono Rebellion." Yet her dance-and-music spectacle, ending with the phrase "You need to rebel against negativity," teems with pedanticism.
Others play with rhythm too, notably the flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado, who seemed to have trouble remembering that she was sharing a program. As sharp as her footwork was, Ms. Tirado tested the patience of the hilariously vocal audience with a false ending or two in "37 años." One man, practically pleading, said, "Work it out, work it out." When she finally did, though, the wait seemed worth it; the crowd, a cheering mass, leapt to its feet in euphoria.
E-Moves continues Friday through Sunday at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue; (212) 281-9240, Ext. 19; harlemstage.org.
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HIP HOP LEGEND MR WIGGLES IS IN NYC FROM APRIL10th-14th 2008...

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE NOW
(act now as slots fill up fast!)

Focus on: ONE ON ONE POPPIN, TUTTING, or BRONX FREESTYLE TOP ROCK CLASSES

CONTACT ELKA SAMUELS SMITH AT:

E-MAIL: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com
PHONE: 212-262-1394
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!

VISIT WWW.MRWIGGLES.BIZ for new products, history, footage and so much more!

*Catch MR.WIGGLES as featured in Scene Interactive's "IN THE SCENE" with Kelly Peters on www.SceneInteractive.com!

An in depth conversation with In the SCENE Host Kelly Peters. From The Bronx to Paris, The Legendary Mr. Wiggles has been a force unparalleled. Not only in Dance but as part of the very fabric of pop culture itself.

http://www.sceneinteractive.com/podcast_video.php

So much of the movement we see globally today in studios, stages, music videos and movies can be traced directly to this man. He is the energy and creative force behind much of what we may frequently take for granted in the world of Dance. We are honored to present to you a true master of his craft. A Conversation with Mr. Wiggles and our host Kelly Peters

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The Ailey Extension and Divine Rhythm Productions present

MASTER TAP WORKSHOP SERIES with

Jason Samuels Smith

and

Chloe Arnold

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY!

http://www.alvinailey.org/page.php?p=arti&v=125

MAY 24th 2008

1-2pm - Intermediate Advanced Level - Chloe
2-3pm - Intermediate Advanced Level - Jason
3-4pm - OPEN FLOOR/TAP JAM
4-5pm - Advanced Beg Level - Chloe
5-6pm - Beginner Level - Jason

1- class = $20
2- classes = $35
All four = $70
*Any Class Purchase Includes Open Floor/Tap Jam with the
artists hour
*Tap Jam with Artists only - $5 entry

***STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING REGULAR TAP PROGRAMMING AT THE
AILEY EXTENSION***
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
www.alvinailey.org
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A message from Terrence Bennett:

Secret Talents of the Stars

Hi everyone,

If you watched or performed on "Secret Talents of The Stars", head over to "The Tap Dance Blog" and post a comment (or vent) about the performance (incredible) and the outcome (disappointing!):

http://www.tapdanceman.com/blog/secret-talents-of-the-stars-features-tap-dancers

It's a great way to support Mya and the art of tap dancing.

Thanks to all who were a part of it! You really represented tap well to millions of people!

Taps
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*EAST COAST*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Disney Presents:

The Lion King

10th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit

Inspiration

Production

Evolution

April 7-27

Time Warner Center -
The Shops at Columbus Circle, NYC

Open to the Public

9 AM- 10 PM DAILY

For more information, visit

DisneyonBroadway.com

Explore the inspritation and evolution of the groundbreaking production.

Featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, costume design models and several full-scale puppets and figures from the show, the 10th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit reveals the extraordinary vision of Julie Taymore and the passion of the composers, designers, cast members, musicians, and backstage crew who perform THE LION KING around the world every day.

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Music Industry Seminar 2008

As requested the Music Industry Seminar is back May 10th 2008 in Orlando, FL. The Urban music game is changing rapidly and the importance of learning and networking with the leaders in the Urban Music industry has increased drastically. We are also bringing out the major labels (Bad Boy, Shady Aftermath, Def Jam/Rock-A-Fella, and Atlantic) to listen to YOUR MUSIC. If you're ready, and only if you're ready...this is your chance to get signed. It's your job to be amazing. Check out the performance packages and independent label packages on our Seminar website.

http://fourthquarterent.info/seminar2008/videos/EWebOut.htm


To your Success in 2008,


Bobby Franchise
Fourth Quarter Entertainment/CEO

PS: Models interested in the "Straight Stuntin Bikini Contest" at the after party please visit www.myspace.com/Profitdoe and click on the flyer. Also, if you want a booth at the seminar...there are only 5 left ($1000/each)
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ANGELA DAVIS AT PRATT- BROOKLYN CAMPUS
ANGELA DAVIS TO PRESENT EVENTS AS LAS SPRING 2008 SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE 4/22 AND 4/23
Educator, writer, and activist Angela Davis, a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of California Presidential Chair in African American and Feminist Studies, will serve as the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences spring 2008 Scholar in Residence on April 22 and 23.
Her visit begins on Tuesday, April 22, at 5 PM, with a screening of the documentary film The Farm: Angola (1998), which depicts day-to-day life in Angola Prison in Angola Louisiana.
At 7 PM, she will deliver the keynote address, "Identifying Racism in the Era of Neoliberalism," in which she addresses the persistent yet mutating dynamics of racism.
On Wednesday, April 23, at 12:30 PM, Davis will lead a roundtable discussion with New York-based artists Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas, Alain "KET" Mariduea and Amy Sananman about aesthetic practice, cultural politics, and social justice. All three events are open to the public and will be held in Memorial Hall on the Brooklyn campus.
Announcements are also available on the web at http://announce.pratt.edu/ and via RSS at http://announce.pratt.edu/atom.xml
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Support Little Billy Entertainment
If you haven't already, there's still time to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 by May 31, 2008 with a contribution of $30!

Contributions support the development of
my new production featuring Drumadics.

Remember, contributing is easy!
1.   Visit http://www.littlebillyent.org
2.   Click on the donate button at the bottom of the homepage
3.   Fill out the form
OR
Mail a check to:

Little Billy Entertainment
P.O. Box 247
NY, NY 10035

You can contribute $30 at one time or $10 over three months. However you decide to contribute is perfect! (Contributions of other amounts are also appreciated)

Thanks for your ongoing support!

William B. Johnson
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Tekserve's Second Annual Electronic Recycling Event
The Lower East Side Ecology Center is joining us again this year for our second annual electronics recycling drive, where New York City area residents can properly recycle their electronic waste free of charge. Last year, the event collected thousands of pounds of old electronics, which can contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury. You can drop off your eWaste on April 26th and 27th from 10am-4pm and April 28th from 4pm-7pm.

To celebrate the event, anyone bringing electronics to recycle can enter a raffle to win a MacBook Air or one of three 16GB iPod touches. All participants in the event will also receive a $25 coupon towards a new computer purchase.



http://www.tekserve.com/about/recycling.html
Electronic Recycling Event

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CHEAP TICKETS TO EVENTS. CHECK IT OUT!

http://www.goldstar.com/?p=f369683ff24


My thoughts! My mind! : http://madamana.livejournal.com/

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*MID WEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Monday, April 28, 6pm
"All Things Chi"

Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph Street
All Things Chi
presents
three distinct urban dance styles
tap, footworkin' and steppin'
on one stage.
M.A.D. D. Rhythms,

a high energy tap ensemble
teams up with the fast paced, dance battle champions
FootworKINGz
and the smooth- dancing
National Steppers Society
to take you on a uniquely
Chicago dance adventure.

Free admission

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April 7, 2008
Media Contact: Ebony Tillman
773-373-1900
MEDIA ALERT
Harold Washington Cultural Center to Host Teen Summit and Awareness Fair
CHICAGO- In an effort to encourage teens to speak their minds and discuss possible solutions to the many issues they are facing in school, in the community and within themselves, the Harold Washington Cultural Center will host the Positive Life Movement and Awareness Fair. This event is FREE and will serve as a forum for teens to gather information and collectively address the violence that has been plaguing Chicago’s schools and communities.

“We will have counselors on site that will discuss positive choices, how to deal with feelings and conflict, and where to seek help”, says Jimalita Tillman, Executive Director of the Harold Washington Cultural Center. “This is not just about gun violence. We will also address self-esteem, teen domestic violence, and leading by example. This program is designed to encourage our teens to create a positive life.”
This Summit will take place on Saturday April 19, 2008 at 12:00 noon at the cultural center located at 4701 South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. There will be participation from State Agencies, Colleges and Universities, Summer Job Programs, Camps and After School Programs with information on site. Service Learning Credit will be available to all Chicago Public School students. If your organization would like to participate, contact Gimel Tillman at (773) 924-5156.
The Harold Washington Cultural Center houses a state-of-art media center designed for educating youth. Its technical equipment mirrors that of many radio and television studios including HARPO Studio. High School students gain a wealth of knowledge by participating in internships provided by the HWCC. In 2007, Over 3500 youth took advantage of the HWCC learning experience. Community organizations and churches also enjoy the cultural and religious programs featured at the HWCC.
Who: Harold Washington Cultural Center
What: Teen Summit and Awareness Fair
When: Saturday April 19, 2008
Where: Harold Washington Center
4701 South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Media Contact: Ebony Tillman 773-373-1900
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*WORLD-WIDE*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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OPPORTUNITY:

Hip Hop International announces America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 Auditions
MTV in association with Executive Producer Randy Jackson and the creaters of Hip Hop International present:

Randy Jacon Presents
America's Best Dance Crew

Returning to MTV for Seasn 2

AUDITIONS:

New York, NY
Friday, April 18, 2008
Pier 60 www.piersixty.com
60 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011
Line Starts 8 AM - Open Call 10 AM
(April 19th, 2008 - Callback)

Houston, TX
Monday, April 21st, 2008
Planet Funk www.shawnwelling.com
5731 Logan Ln, Houston, TX 77007
Line Starts 8 AM - Open Call 10 AM
(April 22nd, 2008 - Callback)

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
Line Starts 8 am - Open Call 10 AM
Location TBD
(April 30th, 2008 - Callback)

Chicago, IL
Saturday May 3rd, 2008
Line Starts 8 AM - Open Call 10 AM
Location TBD
May 4th, 2008 - Callback)

Crew of 5-7 members MUST be 18 yrs & older

For more info:
1-877-310-CREW
thecrew@mtcnmix.com
dance.mtv.com
www.myspace.com/abdcseason2

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