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A Troupe of Nashville Youth Tackle Slavery and Racism Through the Art of Ballet

Friday, February 16, 2018 Nashville Public Radio

Dance alumnus Gerald Watson (B.F.A. '12) is director of Saam Psalms: Together Songs, a dance production that takes on the history of American slavery and racism, at Nashville’s Rejoice School of Ballet, a multiracial youth ballet company whose mission is to make ballet accessible to all.

Get to Know 'Come From Away’s' De’Lon Grant

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Playbill

Alumnus De'Lon Grant (M.F.A. '09, musical theater) made his Broadway debut in a starring role in Come From Away, also starring fellow alumnus Chad Kimball (B.F.A. '99, musical theater).

 

Bruins Anthem Singer Rene Rancourt to Retire

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 The Boston Globe

READ: After a legendary career as the national anthem singer for the Boston Bruins, alumnus Rene Rancourt (M.M. '69, voice) announced he will retire at end of the 2017-18 season.

3 Promising Musical Theater Writers Receive $100,000 Prizes

Monday, January 8, 2018 The New York Times

Amanda Yesnowitz (M.M. '96, musical theater) won the Kleban Prize in Musical Theater—one of the most prestigious and generous awards in the field. Yesnowitz’s lyrics for the 2013 musical Somewhere in Time earned her the $100,000 prize in the lyrics category.

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