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Dancing With The South African Star: Keo Motsepe

Keo Motsepe reflects on what dancing has taught him — and what he's teaching folks about his homeland.
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Septime Webre Steps Down From The Washington Ballet

Septime Webre is stepping down as artistic director of the Washington Ballet, where for the past 17 years he's made his mark with creative energy, original productions, and programs for underprivileged children.


Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.

Misty Copeland Inspires A Barbie 'Sheroes' Doll

Misty Copeland says she played with Barbie dolls until she was 13 — the same year she started ballet.

The Mardi Gras Indian Of 'Lemonade'

In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.

Everybody Has A Prince Story (Or Should). Here Are Ours

These stories are good for sharing any day, but they must be shared today, in honor of The Purple One's passing.

Dance, Dance, Revolution: When An American Fell In Love With Castro's Spy Chief

A fairy-tale romance between a dancer from Connecticut and a young Cuban studying at Columbia turned into a political thriller — and resulted in the unlikely birth of a new art form in Cuba.

As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki

For more than 300 years, children have performed kabuki, Japan's classical theater, in the village of Damine. But as residents age or leave for cities, Damine is running out of young performers.

Misty Copeland Achieves #SquadGoals In The Documentary 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Misty Copeland talks body image, ballet and blackness in the new PBS documentary A Ballerina's Tale.


Video: UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus Whips, Nae Naes, And Slays

The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.