Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners awarded by MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO - A tap dancer who has spent her life demanding respect for the art form. A writer...have to create what I have created," said Michelle Dorrance, a tap dancer and choreographer. "But what is so much more important is this will...

Westobou Festival rounds up art, music, more

...Saturday, Oct. 3, at Imperial Theatre.The performance explores the relationship between dancers and musicians with several small groups of dancers on stage with musicians. Tickets are $10 for students and military. Regular tickets are...

Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival showcases art, food, heritage

...drew artists showcasing a variety of skills, including woodworking, blade smithing and oil painting. Local musicians and dancers performed for crowds at five stages throughout the festival area, with performances ranging from jazz to Celtic folk music...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Newberry Opera House has another season of hits

...Carpenters, classic soft rock, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, $25.Live From Nashville, featuring 12 musicians, singers and dancers doing hit country songs, 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, $35.The New Christy Minstrels, classic folk music group...

Rio's most famous spots will be near some venues at Olympics

...neighborhood that's transformed yearly by the all-night Samba parades, the floats, the wildly costumed musicians, and the dancers coated with feathers and sequins and little else.The hulking venue, build by famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer...

American Pharoah goes for his ninth consecutive win, at Travers Stakes

...500,000 King's Bishop, $700,000 Forego, $1 million Sword Dancer and $400,000 Ballston Spa. Winners of the Personal Ensign, Ballerina, Forego and Sword Dancer earn automatic spots in a Breeders' Cup race in their division.

2015 Arts Preview: Dance

ABATSU AND AJADACO: (706) 832-6001; ABATSU, African Drummers and Dancers and AJADACO (ABATSU Juniors African Dance Company), perform and teach in the community AIKEN CIVIC BALLET: (803) 648-5771...

Bask in Basque culture in Boise

...course in all things Basque. A sprawling mural along a brick wall depicts seafaring Basques of the 1500s as well as traditional dancers in red and white attire. The Basque community is largely Catholic, and the mural also depicts Boise's St. John's Cathedral...

Veteran dancer sees herself as emissary of New York City Ballet

...Wendy Whelan, the principal dancer in the New York City Ballet...other New York City Ballet dancers, including principal male dancer Albert Evans, at the Augusta...25 years as a professional dancer in the demanding New York City...

Dancer fills Juliet's shoes again after four years

Augusta dancer Julia Morgan is resurrecting the perpetually...and Juliet in its schedule with another dancer in mind for Juliet. Peter Powlus, the...Ballet's resident choreographer, said that dancer's departure from the company has proved...