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Saturday, October 29, 2011

2001 Scholarship Recipient Cast In Upcoming Duke Ellington Tribute at New York City Center

Jared Grimes, along with Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon and Adriane Lenox have been cast in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, opening November 18 at New York City Center. Cotton Club Parade is a celebration of Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and early ‘30s. With Ellington's music as the centerpiece, Cotton Club Parade reimagines one of the composer's Cotton Club floor shows when the joint was jumping with revues featuring big bands, swing and blues, dancers, singers and novelty acts. Read more.

Jared Grimes is a 2001 Donna Reed Foundation National Scholar (Dance) from High Point, North Carolina.

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