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Nimbus Dance Works performance and gala coming to Jersey City’s White…

first_imgJERSEY CITY – Nimbus Dance Works, the local dance troupe that focuses its work on the intersection between high-level dance and innovative ways of involving communities and audiences, will present “Proliferate,” a special evening of dance at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.This co-presentation of Nimbus Dance Works and Jersey City Theater Center features the company in “All Star Ball Passing Redux,” Charles Moulton’s renowned masterwork; audience favorite “Mapping,” by UK Choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller; Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott’s “Surface Tension”; plus a guest appearance by internationally-acclaimed PeiJu Chien-Pott in a preview of Mr. Pott’s “Esther.”The performance will be immediately followed by a gala reception honoring the Dance To Learn Program, a statewide creative movement program that Nimbus Dance Works provides for over 350 Jersey City students annually, while raising funds for Nimbus’ Dance Programs in the Jersey City Schools.Gala honorees will include Laura Marchese, Dance To Learn Curriculum Author; Michelle Marigliano, Special Projects/Assessment, Young Audiences of New Jersey;Wendy Liscow, Education Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Lisa Grimes, Executive Director, Dance New Jersey; and Raegan Wood, Director, Taylor School, Dance To Learn Curriculum Author.The Nimbus Award for Service through the Arts will be given to Justin Perez, Nimbus Company Dancer and Company Manager.The evening includes drinks, light fare, a live and silent auction, and dancing. Requested attire is “festive.”Tickets are available at www.jctcenter.org for the gala and performance at $85-$125.Performance only, $25-$55. The event is sponsored by Ben Lopiccolo Development Group ×last_img read more

China’s new spacecraft returns to Earth: official

first_imgChina’s new prototype spacecraft “successfully landed” on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon.The spacecraft — which was launched Tuesday — arrived safely at a predetermined site, the China Manned Space Agency said, after a hitch in an earlier part of the key test.It said the cabin structure of the spacecraft had been confirmed on site as being intact.In video: The trial version of China’s new-gen manned spaceship successfully made its re-entry to Earth and returned to its designated landing site at 1:49 pm Friday. (Video: CCTV) pic.twitter.com/dDywgEYXVv— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) May 8, 2020 The test vessel was launched with a cargo capsule aboard a new type of carrier rocket from the Wenchang launch site on the southern island of Hainan.The space agency said the vessel was in orbit for two days and 19 hours and had completed a number of experiments.Its return has also verified the spacecraft’s capabilities such as its heat resistance.It is hoped the spaceship will one day transport astronauts to a space station that China plans to complete by 2022 — and eventually to the Moon.Friday’s safe landing follows a snag in an earlier part of the test when an unspecified “anomaly” occurred during the return of the cargo capsule.Topics :last_img read more

Miley Cyrus sued by Jamaican entertainer for “We Can’t Stop”

first_imgEntertainer Miley Cyrus has been sued for US$ 300 million by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer’s 2013 smash “We Can’t Stop” closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, said his 1988 song “We Run Things” has been a favorite for lovers of  reggae music worldwide since reaching number one in his home country, and that about 50 percent of  We Can’t Stop comes from him.He accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corporation, of misappropriating his material, including the phrase “We run things. Things no run we,” which she sings as “We run things. Things don’t run we.” Representatives for Cyrus and Sony have not responded to requests for comment. According to his complaint filed with the US District Court in Manhattan, Flourgon is also seeking a halt to further sales and performances of  We Can’t Stop.last_img read more