In the ballet world, the Youth American Grand Prix can make or break a young dancer’s career. In “First Position,” director Bess Kargman follows seven aspiring ballet dancers between the ages of 10 and 17 as they prepare for and compete in the annual New York City event.
Thursday marks the 80th birthday of Paul Taylor, one of America’s most celebrated modern choreographers. Last week, the company visited the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, just outside metropolitan Washington, D.C, for a special debut.
In the appropriately named Cash Room of the Department of the Treasury, Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, along with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, unveiled a new design of the $100 bill Wednesday morning.
NASA announced Tuesday that it would send a final repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, tentatively in 2008, to extend the life of the orbiting observatory to at least 2013. Hubble’s senior project scientist discusses the history and future of the telescope. Continue reading