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Judith Jamison on Facebook Live

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Dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterJudith Jamison was the special guest on this week's "Real Conversations With..." series presented by AARP Black Community on Facebook Live. She was interviewed by Harriette Cole, who describes herself as "a life stylist, author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, motivational speaker, media trainer, magazine editor, lifestyle writer, wife and mother."
I have watched Judith Jamison's career through the years since my days as an undergraduate in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute of Music, when Sophisticated Ladies came to town for its pre-Broadway run. During yesterday's conversation, Jamison praised the cast and music of the production, Duke Ellington's band and Gregory Hines, with whom she starred and choreographed the show. This production happened many years after her groundbreaking international success for Cry in 1971. Alvin Ailey choreographed t…