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Smithsonian explores 'cool' from Whitman to Jay-Z

...the cut include musicians, actors, athletes, comedians, activists and writers. At the roots of cool, there's Fred Astaire, Ernest Hemingway and Geor gia O'Keeffe, followed by the birth of cool in the jazz era with Young, Holiday, Muddy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-02-17/smithsonian-explores-coo
Ruth White

...conquering those challenges throughout her life. After losing the love of her life, her husband John, she joined Fred Astaire and derived great pleasure participating and competing in ballroom dancing. Mrs. White is survived by two daughters...

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Funny Face

Opens Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Synopsis: This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Juilliard returns to Aiken for fifth year of celebrating arts

...Whitney-Vanderbilt estate where, in its heyday, artists including Enrico Caruso and Nellie Melba, pianist Jozef Hofmann and dancer Fred Astaire once performed.During the week, Juilliard artists will also visit area schools.Events ? some ticketed, many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2013-03-06/juilliard-returns-aiken-fifth
Distraction makes cars dangerous

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. -- Fred Astaire Highways are dangerous places, made more so because three-fourths of drivers on the road are probably distracted. According...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/09/kir_287955.shtml
Bill Kirby
Holiday TV specials answers

...1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2. The Jefferson Starship 3. A Rocky Mountain Christmas starring John Denver 4. Fred Astaire 5. Hermey, although he is sometimes credited as Herbie 6. Jimmy Durante 7. The Year Without A Santa Claus 8. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/07/liv_175753.shtml
Life & style
Nancy Lemenager is coming back to Broadway

...returning to Broadway. Lemenager starred earlier this season in "Never Gonna Dance," a short-lived homage to all those Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movies that used some of Kern's loveliest melodies. Now the performer will find herself dancing to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/12/art_411840.shtml
Arts
'Gypsy' and 'Never Gonna Dance' slated to close

...several long-running shows. "Gypsy," starring Bernadette Peters, and "Never Gonna Dance," a homage to the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film "Swing Time," will both close before the end of the month, done in by declining box-office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/04/art_403279.shtml
Arts
'Obituary' is really about lives

...his book The Portable Obituary. It's "the most poignant snapshot" of a life. Come on. So when he tells us that Fred Astaire died of pneumonia and Ginger Rogers of a heart attack, what does that really reveal about the essence of these graceful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/09/liv_142746.shtml
Life & style
Artists return for 4th Juilliard in Aiken

...Whitney-Vanderbilt estate where, in its heyday, artists such as Enrico Caruso and Nellie Melba, pianist Jozef Hofmann and dancer Fred Astaire once performed.Some of the outreach programs include Juilliard musicians visiting area schools and young people's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-03-06/artists-return-4th-ju