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[Interview] The Ensemble Español’s Kim Grigsby: “In ‘Flamenco,’ There Is A Constant Effort Of Seeking The Duende”

BTSCelebs: Who is Kim Grigsby professionally?  Kim Grigsby: I am the Associate Executive Director of the Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater. I work directly under Jorge Perez in running the organization. I work in external affairs, development, educational programs, and … Continue reading

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Megan Nicole On Tour This Month

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Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini Embrace Next Chapter

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2021 Update: Val Warner Is Getting Married In The Roaring 20s

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“The Bowmakers” Plans Thanksgiving Premiere in Midwest

From November 26 to December 6, 2020, the brand new documentary “The Bowmakers” will enjoy its fall run. Chicago audiences can experience this film directly through Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) due to the pandemic hindering its initial release earlier this … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Dara Holmes: My Most Unforgettable Performance Was Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

After 9 successful years with The Joffrey Ballet, Dara Holmes continues to make her hometowns of New Jersey and North Carolina proud. The 2015 3Arts Award nominee has danced in a host of well-known Joffrey productions including: Incantations, Son of … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Valentino Moneglia Zamora: ‘Born To Be Wild’ Made Me Want To Pursue Ballet As A Profession

In 2016, Valentino Moneglia Zamora joined the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company and scored coveted parts in Swan Lake and Don Quixote. He even landed lead roles in George Balanchine’s Viva Vivaldi and Suite Saint-Saens, Bournonville’s Napoli, and Alexander Ekman’s Episode … Continue reading

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The Joffrey Ballet Cancels Performances For The Rest Of The Year

Chicago’s top dance company made the tough decision to postpone their first season at the Lyric Opera House. According to a recent press release, they are cancelling Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon (October 14-25, 2020) and Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker (December … Continue reading

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Review: The 2020 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is a must see! BTSCelebs was given the golden opportunity to attend the show for the 5th year in a row, and it was magical. On opening day, the vehicle exhibits were alive with games the … Continue reading

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[Interview] Story Jam’s Stephanie Rogers: “This Is An Incredibly Exciting Time For The Art Form.”

“Story Jam” returns to Chicago,IL this Sunday! Learn more about the artistic and expressive event now. BTSCelebs: How was Story Jam created? Stephanie Rogers: Story Jam started in 2014, when I was leading an event band and attending live lit … Continue reading

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