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He Helped Revitalize Ballroom
Dancing in US, Abroad
Apr 24, 2023 7:28 AM CDT
He Helped Revitalize Ballroom Dancing in US, Abroad
Len Goodman, judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing,' 'Dancing With the Stars,' dies at age 78
- Len Goodman, a long-serving judge on ABC's
Dancing With the Stars
Strictly Come Dancing
who helped revive interest in ballroom dancing on both sides of the Atlantic, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 78. Agent Jackie Gill said Goodman "passed away peacefully," per the...
Going to Jail After
Dancing in Video
Feb 1, 2023 11:45 AM CST
Iranian Couple Going to Jail After Dancing in Video
Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, Astiazh Haqiqi convicted of promoting prostitution, corruption
- A young Iranian couple filmed dancing in front of Tehran's Freedom Tower have each been sentenced to more than 10 years in jail. A video shows Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, 22, picking up and twirling Astiazh Haqiqi, 21, who is not wearing a headscarf, allowing her long hair to flow...
Sweden Plans to
Abolish Dance Permits
Jan 16, 2023 2:44 PM CST
Sweden Plans to Abolish Dance Permits
'It is not reasonable for the state to regulate people’s dance'
- Sweden's center-right coalition government wants to cut red tape when it comes to dancing by abolishing a decade-old requirement for restaurants, nightclubs, and other venues to obtain permits before they let patrons shimmy and sway. The proposal means that venues no longer would need a license to organize dances....
Aug 22, 2022 7:34 AM CDT
Defiant Dancers Party for Sanna Marin
Clips emerge in solidarity with Finnish PM, criticized after video leaked showing her partying
- Sanna Marin's political rivals may be up in arms about her dance routines at parties, but women in Finland and beyond are now lending their support to the Finnish prime minister with pictures and videos of their own. After footage of the 36-year-old dancing at a private party over...
Finnish PM: 'I Resent' That
Videos of Me Partying Leaked
Aug 19, 2022 6:43 AM CDT
Finnish PM: 'I Resent' That Videos of Me Partying Leaked
Some have even called for Sanna Marin to be drug-tested after clips of her dancing emerged
- Sanna Marin is known to enjoy the nightlife , but her most recent foray into fun is drawing a good deal of criticism. Finland's 36-year-old prime minister has found herself "in hot water" over videos now circulating on social media that show her partying at a private get-together, "...
'I Was Feeling
Sep 20, 2021 11:37 AM CDT
Mayor Defends Maskless Dancing: 'I Was Feeling the Spirit'
San Francisco's London Breed appears to have violated her own city's rule
- San Francisco Mayor London Breed had a fun weekend. And she's remaining defiant about that fun even as critics accuse her of violating her own administration's mask mandate. On Friday night, video emerged of a maskless Breed dancing indoors at a crowded club, reports CBS San Francisco . According...
In DC, Couples
Decry 'Extreme' Ban
May 8, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
In DC, Couples Decry 'Extreme' Ban
Wedding dances aren't permitted due to COVID, per an order by Mayor Muriel Bowser
- What's a wedding without dancing? In Washington, DC, an unfortunate necessity in the age of COVID, per an order by Mayor Muriel Bowser, and it's an order that's now facing backlash. Last week, Bowser loosened restrictions over holding weddings in the nation's capital, allowing 25% of...
Maskless Conga Line at Party
Puts GOP Club on the Defense
Dec 23, 2020 12:10 PM CST
Maskless Conga Line at Party Puts GOP Club on the Defense
'There's no pandemic clause in the Constitution,' the Whitestone Republican Club posted
- Maskless holiday parties with exuberant conga lines aren't exactly de rigueur this year, but that doesn't mean there haven't been any. Per the
New York Times
, journalist Matt Binder posted a video online Monday that showed members of the Whitestone Republican Club—including club President Vickie Paladino,...
After COVID Vaccine's Arrival,
Hospital's 'Rare Moment' of Joy
Dec 15, 2020 7:28 AM CST
After COVID Vaccine's Arrival, Hospital's 'Rare Moment' of Joy
Staff at Boston Medical Center bust out the dance moves to Lizzo's 'Good as Hell'
- Boston Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in Massachusetts to receive a shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Monday, and the 1,950 doses will start to be divvied out to front-line health care workers starting Wednesday, NBC Boston reports. After the delivery was made, however, something else happened:...
Touching Dance to
Also Comes With a Mystery
Nov 11, 2020 10:15 AM CST
Touching Dance to
Also Comes With a Mystery
Ballerina with Alzheimer's puts in a moving performance, but her identity is puzzling
- She was on death's doorstep. And still she danced. A moving video shared by the Asociacion Musica para Despertar, a Spanish organization that supports music therapy for those afflicted by memory loss, claims to show a former prima ballerina with Alzheimer's dancing a routine to Tchaikovsky's
a Big Call
in case you missed it
Jul 25, 2020 7:00 AM CDT
She Blends Irish Dance, Hip-Hop, Gets a Big Call
'Riverdance' wants Virginia's Morgan Bullock
- Morgan Bullock is a 20-year-old resident of Richmond, Va., who posted a video of herself dancing to hip-hop on TikTok. Not so unusual. But in Bullock's case, she accompanied the music with traditional Irish dancing, her passion since she first saw it performed as a young girl, reports the...
Madonna Posts Son's George
Floyd Tribute, Gets Slammed
May 29, 2020 7:00 AM CDT
Madonna Posts Son's George Floyd Tribute, Gets Slammed
Teen son David's dance honoring Floyd is deemed 'exploitive,' 'tone-deaf'
- Madonna likely meant well with a tribute to George Floyd that she posted on social media Thursday, but the video featuring one of her sons has received more backlash than applause. E! News reports on the three-minute clip , which shows David Banda—the 14-year-old adopted by Madonna in 2006 from...
a New Tourist
Oct 21, 2019 8:05 AM CDT
Has Created a New Tourist Attraction. Locals Aren't Happy
Fans are flocking to the Bronx to re-create a scene on the 'Joker stairs'
is no joke at the box office, setting a record in previews and taking in nearly $250 million in the US so far. It only makes sense, then, that the film would serve as some sort of meme generator, and thanks to one pivotal scene, people are flocking to...
Theresa May's Dance Moves
Do Not Go Over Well
Aug 28, 2018 2:21 PM CDT
Theresa May's Dance Moves Do Not Go Over Well
Critics see a 'wobbly fridge' and worse
- British Prime Minister Theresa May is on a tour of Africa, and Tuesday found her dancing with a group of schoolchildren in Cape Town. See video here , or a different version here . What dance was she doing? It's tough to say, but the
christens it the "...
Cops Warn of
Jul 30, 2018 9:30 AM CDT
Cops Warn of Drake-Induced Dance Challenge
People have already gotten hurt, arrested for dancing outside moving cars
- Drake's "In My Feelings" is catchy enough to make people want to get up out of their seats and dance. But some should be staying in their seats, specifically those who are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The
reports many aren't heeding that sage...
Science Decrees the
Most Danceable Songs
Jul 23, 2018 10:15 AM CDT
Science Decrees the Most Danceable Songs
Timbaland is on top in new analysis
- It's got a good beat and you can dance to it. Researchers have taken that old line to a whole new level with a study published in the
American Sociological Review
, reports Quartz . You can dig into the particulars here , but the upshot is that researchers from the Columbia...
She's Accused of
Dancing During Surgery.
Jun 8, 2018 10:30 AM CDT
She's Accused of Dancing During Surgery. Now, Repercussions
Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte defends herself: 'I'm a surgeon, I'm supposed to be able to multitask'
- She boasts on her site that she's "[discreetly]" a "doctor to the stars," but there was nothing discreet about what Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte allegedly did while operating on some of her patients. The
reports the Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the dermatologist's...
Cambodia Arrests Foreigners
for 'Pornographic Dancing'
Jan 29, 2018 5:26 AM CST
Cambodia Arrests Foreigners for 'Pornographic Dancing'
10 Westerners could get a year in prison
- Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in the town of Siem Reap, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex. Police say they raided a rented villa on Thursday where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers...
NYC Will Soon Resemble Town
Oct 31, 2017 7:14 PM CDT
NYC Will Soon Resemble Town From
Council votes to repeal 1926 law banning dancing in bars
- Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots, the AP reports. The anti-dancing law was first enacted in 1926 and prohibited dancing in bars and restaurants that don't have a cabaret license. Critics...
Saudi Kid Arrested After
Dancing to an Old Hit
Aug 23, 2017 10:10 AM CDT
Saudi Kid Arrested After Dancing to an Old Hit
It was the 'Macarena,' and he did it on a public street
- Doing the "Macarena" in traffic is a no-no in Saudi Arabia. That's what one hip-swirling teen learned after being caught on a video since gone viral, jamming to the hit tune from the mid-'90s. Saudi police said they arrested the 14-year-old on Tuesday for "improper public...
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