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Feb. 2: Actress Elaine Stritch is 89. Comedian Tom Smothers is 77. Singer Graham Nash is 72. Actor Bo Hopkins is 70. Singer Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 68. TV chef Ina Garten ("Barefoot Contessa") is 66. Actor Brent Spiner ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 65. Bassist Ross Valory of Journey is 65. Model Christie Brinkley is 60. Actor Michael Talbott ("Miami Vice") is 59. Actress Kim Zimmer ("Guiding Light") is 59. Bassist Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 48. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt ("Kissing Jessica Stein") is 44. Rapper T-Mo (Goodie Mob) is 42. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 41. Singer Shakira is 37.
Mikhail Baryshnikov is a master of innovation. This week he utilizes his expertise in both dance and drama to make his Shakespeare Theatre Company debut in "Man in a Case." Adapted from two Chekhov stories by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the multimedia production features Misha, as he prefers to be called, and members of their Big Dance Theater.
"I'm really digging it," says Ronnie Underwood, a buff, tattooed motorcycle enthusiast, auto racer and former football player who also happens to be a ballet dancer.
Sitting in the theater where he's about to showcase his latest work, Mikhail Baryshnikov confesses that even after decades on stage, he still gets nervous before every curtain call.
The dancer in the photograph isn't frozen in time. Her body is the source of light on a darkened stage, and with a blur of muscle, she's dancing straight at the viewer who has stepped into her moment.
What made the ballet dancer jump?
NEW YORK _ When David Hallberg was 9, he brought his brand new tap shoes to show-and-tell at school. The other boys all brought their hockey sticks. It can be lonely being a boy who loves dance, especially in the American heartland.
In honor of the new "Footloose," here are the most notable films that tripped the light fantastic.
Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive New York City's highest honor for achievement in the arts.