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Lillias White

   LILLIAS WHITE      by Dale Ricardo Shields Page 1 – 10 Tony winner Lillias White, is known for her performances in Fela!, The Life, Romance in Hard Times, Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Chicago.   “Lillias White is a singer who makes the …

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FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN by Dale Ricardo Shields  Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } Page 1 – 8 Fred Benjamin, an internationally known teacher of jazz dance who was also part of the creative wave of young Black modern-dance choreographers who came to prominence in the 1970s. Benjamin was born in Boston, …

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Louis Johnson

LOUIS  JOHNSON Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director ~ Professor   Legendary Artist 👑 by Dale Ricardo Shields Page 1 of 10 Born: March 19, 1930, Statesville, NC Died: March 31, 2020 Louis Johnson was born on March 19, 1930, in Statesville, N.C., and grew up in Washington. He started out as an acrobat before being discovered by Doris Jones and Claire …

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WALTER DALLAS

  WALTER DALLAS DIRECTOR – MUSICIAN – PHOTOGRAPHER – PLAYWRIGHT – PROFESSOR    By Dale Ricardo Shields   Page 1 – 11 Winner, Best Director Award, of the New York “Viv” Award for                                                      …

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SLIM MELLO

    Slim  Mello  By Dale Ricardo Shields Slim Mello was born in Brazil (Salvador-Bahia). Salvador. Considered the largest Black city outside of Africa with over 80% of the people being of African-Brazilian descent. “The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music, and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil’s Northeast. …

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