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  • Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join 'Dance'

    Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join 'Dance'
    Paula Adbul, who was with "American Idol" in its most popular years, will become a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance," Fox announced Thursday. Singer-dancer Jason Derulo and Abdul will join Nigel Lythgoe as judges on the Fox show, which starts its...
  • DANCE REVIEW: 'Restless Creature' with Wendy Whelan at Harris Theater

    DANCE REVIEW: 'Restless Creature' with Wendy Whelan at Harris Theater
    Wendy Whelan's "Restless Creature" made its one-night, all-too-brief Chicago debut Wednesday at the sold-out Harris Theater, which was jammed to the rafters. A kind of chemistry experiment for former New York City Ballet dancer Whelan, who performed...
  • 'Mambo dame' Barbara Craddock dies

    Barbara Craddock was born to dance. And though she came from a different culture, she defended the mambo, son, guaguancó, cha-cha-cha and other Latin rhythms on dance floors around the world. Craddock, who danced, choreographed and lectured alongside...
  • Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79

    Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79
    Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...
  • 'Trading Spaces' Host Paige Davis Remodels Career For TheaterWorks' 'Dancing Lessons'

    'Trading Spaces' Host  Paige Davis Remodels Career For TheaterWorks' 'Dancing Lessons'
    For most of her adult life, Paige Davis has been acting, singing and dancing in roles as varied as playing the feather duster in "Beauty and the Beast" to the fame-obsessed Roxie Hart in Broadway's long-running "Chicago." But most would recognize her by...
  • AP PHOTOS: In Pakistan, cross-dressing men and those transgendered dance on in spite of fear

    By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a...
  • Guide: West Suburban 2015 major venue preview

    The weather outside is frightful, but local stages are heating up for the second halves of their season. Everyone from legendary acts like Natalie Cole to up-and-comers like comedian Mike Birbiglia will be in the area this winter and spring, and you&...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • Early win buoys South Florida skaters at nationals

    Early win buoys South Florida skaters at nationals
    The U.S. Figure Skating Championships were barely underway this week when South Florida skaters made their presence felt with a national championship. Sophia Chouinard, of Coral Springs, became the second skater from the Panthers Figure Skating Club...
  • Yaya Dacosta gained new confidence starring in Lifetime's 'Whitney'; also hosts PBS' 'AfroPop'

    Yaya DaCosta had to dig deep to reach the confidence radiated by Whitney Houston at her peak, especially on stage. But in portraying the legendary performer and recording artist in Lifetime's new TV film, "Whitney," which premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. EST...
  • A clear channel to the Shaker past: Woosters' 'Early Shaker Spirituals'

    A clear channel to the Shaker past: Woosters' 'Early Shaker Spirituals'
    There was no applause. The sweet, simple songs came one after the other, performed a cappella by five accomplished women — one an established recording artist, another an award-winning actress. Yet over 23 performances last spring, the cast...