ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa...
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A museum in Independence dedicated to the late actress Ginger Rogers will close after only one year of operation.
NEW YORK (AP) — The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza.
Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — People call them the "Fred and Ginger" of the dance floor.
Dave Beber, 95, and wife Arlene, 85, dance elegantly, as they have for 66 years. But they downplay the longevity numbers.
"It depends on how you feel," Dave said. "I say I'm 39."
Long ago he asked Arlene to dance at a wedding reception, and they have done so ever since. Their car's license plate: DANCN L8.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the late actress Ginger Rogers now have a reason to head to Independence.
The Ginger House Museum opened this week at the home where the woman best known as Fred Astaire's dance partner was born in Independence in 1911.
The museum is the brainchild of Marge Padgitt, a longtime fan who bought the house with her mother in 2016.
Today in History for June 22nd
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A few years ago, Cheryl Angelelli retired from Paralympic swimming and sought to fill a competitive void in her life. Around the same time, a social media call came out from a Detroit-area dance studio looking for students interested in Para Dance — ballroom dance for those with an impairment affecting their lower limbs.
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's Easter Sunday, there must be hats.
The annual Easter Parade turned Manhattan's Fifth Avenue into a spectacle.
Some people wore elaborate, outlandish hats with flowers and feathers. Others made it a whole look, adding clothes and costumes. And of course, there were pets in festive wear as well.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on English television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died.
The BBC announced that Forsyth, who had brightened its airwaves for decades, died Friday at his home. He was 89.
Dapper and mustachioed, with a toothy smile and cheeky charm, he was a television presence for 75 years, earning him recognition by Guinness World Records in 2012 for having had the longest on-screen television career for a male entertainer.
Today in History for June 22nd
NEW YORK (AP) — An old sketch up for auction May 20 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan is a crude, ink-on-paper drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The artist is almost surely John Lennon. The significance is another story.
The Mavericks, "Brand New Day" (Mono Mundo Recordings)
The Mavericks' "Brand New Day" is skillfully paced for the dancefloor, straddling the southern American borders and shores with a spinning wheel of styles and rhythms.
Led by rhapsodic vocalist Raul Malo, the band displays its usual high standards on tunes brimming with Tex-Mex accordions, Cuban rhythms, sophisticated 1960s pop, sensitive ballads and swirling bossa nova.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Bregman, an accomplished arranger, producer and filmmaker whose credits ranged from albums by Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby to directing dozens of television movies and documentaries, has died.
Bregman died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 86. His daughter, actress Tracey Bregman, confirmed through her manager that he had been battling Alzheimer's disease.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tap dance into yesteryear with the romantic sensibility of Irving Berlin in the lively new show "Holiday Inn — The New Irving Berlin Musical."
It's a stage adaptation of "Holiday Inn," stringing together more than 20 ballads and holiday-themed Berlin songs from the beloved 1942 movie that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. This pleasing update includes memorable songs from that film plus a few other stylish Berlin tunes.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season: