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10 Black LGBT Icons Who Changed History

10 Black LGBT Icons Who Changed History

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 19, 2018

As we continue to celebrate Pride throughout the month of June, EBONY acknowledges LGBT African-Americans who’ve changed the course of history. From dance and... Read More

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Alvin Ailey Dancers Protest for Higher Wages

by Jessica Bennett   May 29, 2018

Alvin Ailey is one of the biggest dance companies in the world, but dancers for the organization still feel as if they’re being paid... Read More

Alicia Keys to Produce Biopic on Choreographer Alvin Ailey

Alicia Keys to Produce Biopic on Choreographer Alvin Ailey

by Jessica Bennett   Mar 23, 2018

The work of Alvin Ailey has long been revered, imitated and praised. Because of his unquestionable impact on the art of dance, the choreographer’s... Read More

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Alvin Ailey’s Hope Boykin on How MLK Inspired Her New Work

by Erickka Sy Savané   Dec 01, 2016

Two years ago, Hope Boykin, the powerhouse dancer and choreographer who has been a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the... Read More

‘Great American Dance’ Marks Alvin Ailey’s Major Movie Debut

‘Great American Dance’ Marks Alvin Ailey’s Major Movie Debut

by #teamEBONY   Oct 21, 2015

Four outstanding works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s leading modern dance companies, will come to the big screen on... Read More

Alvin Ailey Spirit Gala Rocks Lincoln Center! [WATCH]

Alvin Ailey Spirit Gala Rocks Lincoln Center! [WATCH]

by #teamEBONY   Jun 12, 2015

Led by artistic director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on... Read More

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5 Questions With Alvin Ailey’s Artistic Director Robert Battle

by Riley Wilson   Feb 25, 2014

With nearly ninety performances slated for its North American tour, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has a long three months ahead. Artistic Director Robert... Read More

Misty Copeland Films “A Ballerina’s Tale”

Misty Copeland Films “A Ballerina’s Tale”

by Souleo   Dec 15, 2013

While the atmosphere was festive at last week’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opening night gala benefit at New York City Center, there were... Read More

Celebrating Black LGBT Pioneers [PHOTOS]

Celebrating Black LGBT Pioneers [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY   Jun 24, 2013

As we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month this June, Ebony.com wants to give props to African-American pioneers, who not only... Read More

Alvin Ailey Kicks Off Apollo Spring Gala [PHOTOS]

Alvin Ailey Kicks Off Apollo Spring Gala [PHOTOS]

by #teamEBONY   May 22, 2013

Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater opened its doors to host the annual Ailey at the Apollo Gala this past May 6. Author Terry McMillan,... Read More