Misty Copeland becomes ABT's first African-American principal ballerina
Zita Allen Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News
When American Ballet Theatre announced the promotion of Misty Copeland to principal ballerina Tuesday, the highest rank in the company and the highest ever achieved by an African-American dancer with one of this country's elite ballet companies, she told reporters at a press conference, "I'm just so extremely honored to be a principal dancer, to be an African-American and to be in this position."
PLOTTING: CEO Asa "Ace" Rice on New Brand and Gallery
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Ask this question – who owns the culture that a person represents?
When one puts on a new pair of shoes, buys music, or grabs a quick bite to eat, how much of that purchase actually benefits people that look like the consumer? These are questions that were presented to CEO and creative brand director Asa "Ace" Rice as he began building his new space PLOT with several business partners in South Minneapolis. PLOT exists both as a gallery and a lifestyle brand. In a recent interview with Aesthetically Speaking, I spoke with Rice about his endeavors and the future of Minnesota's arts and culture scene.
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