Tag Archives: dancing

NYC Council Repeals Nightclub Dancing Ban

The New York Daily News reports: You can dance if you want to. A law that has banned dancing at the vast majority of the city’s bars and nightspots for nearly a century was struck down Tuesday by a City Council vote. The Council voted to repeal the cabaret law, which prohibits dancing without a cabaret license — which fewer …

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Rick Perry: I’ll Be Dancing For The Veterans

The lineup and pairings for the next season of Dancing With The Stars were formally revealed today. Former Texas Gov. Rick “Oops” Perry just tweeted out a photo of his partner, announcing that he will be competing to raise awareness for veterans. More from Variety: After weeks of speculation, the network confirmed that Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie …

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Music Journalist Barry Walters Looks Back At Manhattan’s Legendary Saint Disco

Veteran music journalist Barry Walters has penned a fascinating look back at Manhattan’s much-storied Saint nightclub. It begins: From September 1980 to May 1988, The Saint defined gay nightlife in New York during its most tumultuous and literally plagued decade. Conceived by off-Broadway impresario Mailman, who had just scored a runaway success with The New St. Marks Baths, The Saint …

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Maya Angelou – Harlem Hopscotch

Via Jezebel: One of Maya Angelou’s final projects before her death earlier this year was a collaborative hip hop album called Caged Bird Songs. The album was released last month, and now one of the songs “Harlem Hopscotch” has a music video, featuring all sorts of dancers including some familiar faces from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You …

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BRITAIN: Same-Sex Couples Could Be Banned From Ballroom Dancing

Via the Guardian: It is a pursuit that – behind the glitz, sequins and sashays – is known for fierce rivalries and cut-throat determination. But the strain behind the smiles in the world of ballroom dancing is beginning to show, as its governing body pushes to ban same-sex couples from ballroom dance competitions, provoking outrage among competitors. The British Dance …

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100 Days Of Dance (And Outfits)

Clip description: I had a GoPro camera set up on my cabinet and i just recorded myself doing the same dance routine every day. I wanted to do something along the lines of take a picture of myself everyday for a year but different. I eventually came up with the idea of 100 days of dance, I really didnt want …

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Ben Cohen Voted Off Dance Show

LGBT ally and anti-bullying advocate Ben Cohen was voted off Strictly Come Dancing last night after a nine week run. Former England rugby star Ben Cohen has said playing in a World Cup final was easier than taking part in Strictly Come Dancing. The 35-year-old was booted into touch from the ballroom contest on Sunday night after failing to out-tackle …

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Ben Cohen’s Ninth Week On SCD

From a report on tonight’s show: Strictly Come Dancing’s Ben Cohen took an unfortunate tumble to the bottom of the scoreboard as Strictly Come Dancing returned from Blackpool. While Mark Benton remains the favourite to leave the competition this weekend after two consecutive weeks in the dance-off, the rugby ace failed to impress the judges as he tackled the Charleston …

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Ben Cohen’s Eighth Week On SCD

Here’s a review of tonight’s performance: Strictly hunk Ben Cohen hit the bright lights of Blackpool for week eight of Strictly Come Dancing tonight. The ex-Saints rugby star and Kristina performed the American Smooth to ‘Fallin’’ by Alicia Keys at Blackpool Tower ballroom. They gained a total of 32 points, equalling their previous best score, which was six points higher …

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Ben Cohen’s Seventh Week On SCD

Radio Times recaps: Hello sailor! This week saw rugby star Ben Cohen try backflips instead of stripping. It seems the audience loves big Ben even when he keeps it buttoned up – they rewarded his gymnastic efforts with a standing ovation – but the judges weren’t so easily persuaded. Bruno stayed true to form, saying “I don’t know why but …

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Ben Cohen’s Sixth Week On SCD

Oh emm gee, he went shirtless. Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ben Cohen caused quite a stir on the Strictly dancefloor after he shed his shirt to perform the paso doble. The rugby ace had previously made an impact when he stripped to a vest to perform the salsa with partner Kristina Rihanoff – but took things one step further with …

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Ben Cohen’s Fifth Week On SCD

About last night’s show: Ben Cohen has survived week five of Strictly Come Dancing for his bopping quick step performance after narrowly escaping the dance-off. Ben and Kristina’s fast paced act gained 27 points last night which, combined with the public vote, saved the pair, but only just. It went down to the last two pairs of the evening when …

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Ben Cohen’s Fourth Week On SCD

Here’s a review of tonight’s performance: Former Saints strongman Ben Cohen put in another good performance on Strictly Come Dancing, impressing the judges with his bulging biceps as well as his twinkling toes. The ex-Franklin’s Gardens star, born and bred in Northampton, scored a total of 31 points. He received scores of eight from three of the judges and a …

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Ben Cohen’s Third Week On SCD

Here’s a review of last night’s performance: Ben Cohen produced a raunchy rhumba on Strictly Come Dancing for Love Week. He won unanimous praise for his dance in a dress shirt and undone bow tie to Adele’s Make You Feel My Love and his performance with Kristina Rihanoff earned a standing ovation. The pair scored straight sevens from the four …

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Ben Cohen’s Second Week On SCD

From a live blog about tonight’s show: “6-6-7-6 from the judges. A total of 24 for Ben, which is higher than the judges comments suggested that it would be. Kristina and Ben will definitely take that score and run.” (Tipped by JMG reader Darryl) RELATED: You might want to also view tonight’s dance by Robin Windsor, the openly gay professional …

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Twerking Record Set In Herald Square

Gothamist reports: Big Freedia had plans to set a new world record for most people twerking at one time and in one place. At 12:15 this afternoon in Herald Square she made good on that claim, with the help of over 300 twerkers. Big Freedia led a crowd that brought together hip hop kids, well-dressed businessmen, over-eager tourists, and even …

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