Alvin Ailey Announces Saturday Family Matinee Series During The Holidays

- By Bossip Staff

Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle invites audiences of all ages to The Family Matinee series –performances on Saturdays at 2pm featuring a rousing Revelations finale, followed by Q & A with Ailey’s acclaimed dancers. Young readers can learn how Robert was first inspired by Revelations through Simon & Schuster’s new picture book biography MY STORY, MY DANCE, available for purchase at every performance.Whether watching for the first time, or as a family that has made seeing the Company at New York City Center a joyous holiday tradition, all will be inspired from the stage to the page by Robert Battle’s heart-warming story and the magic of Ailey… Since its premiere in 1960,more people have seen Revelations than any other modern dance work. The work has been enjoyed by over 25 million people in 71 countries across six continents, and continues to bring audiences all around the world to their feet.

Toni Braxton Biopic Gets January Premiere Date

Lifetime recently released the first photos from Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, and it looks like it could be quite interesting. One photo depicts actress Lex Scott Davis, who has been cast as Braxton, during a performance scene. Another shows the real Toni with Lex and the four actresses who have been cast to play her sisters. The Grammy Award-winning singer’s long-awaited biopic is set to premiere on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and as previously reported, will document the singer’s professional and personal journey to superstardom. “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart follows the singer’s journey from her discovery by mega producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds to her battle with Lupus,” the network explains in a press release. “The movie also delves into how she made it through her public divorce all while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles…”

Kendrick Lamar Should Win Album Of The Year Grammy But Won’t

… Lamar’s nomination for Album of the Year was most notable and while he should win for the brilliant To Pimp A Butterfly, the industry isn’t ready to crown an album with that much unflinching Blackness just yet. Every bit of praise that To Pimp A Butterfly has garnered is deserved. Even the criticism of the record has its place. It isn’t an extremely polarizing record given the amount of white fans Lamar has, but it does firmly draw a line between the have and have nots’ respective experiences. The album is Black Power Fight Music, essentially a revived relic of the message music that flourished in the late 1960s and early 1970s. And that’s precisely why the Grammy nominations will not yield the coveted top honor…

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