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Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The careers of Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were celebrated Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

Caroline Kennedy to preside over 'Honors'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy has agreed to act as host of the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors" in Washington for the sixth year running, CBS announced.
Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

Freeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand and Twyla Tharp are among those to be feted at the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors," CBS announced Tuesday.

Creature creator Kermit Love dead at 91

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Kermit Love, a former costume designer who helped create some of the most memorable non-human characters on TV's "Sesame Street," has died in New York.

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Former champ Ali gets honorary degree

PRINCETON, N.J., June 5 (UPI) -- Three-time heavyweight boxing champ Mohammad Ali was honored with an honorary doctorate of humane letters Tuesday at Princeton University's 260th graduation. Ali, 65, who suffers from debilitating Parkinson's disease, made a surprise on the Princeton camp

The Bob Dylan musical shuts its doors

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Broadway musical based on the music of Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are A-Changin," directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, will close Sunday.

Bob Dylan praises Twyla Tharp musical

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Folk singer Bob Dylan says Twyla Tharp's Broadway show based on his songs is the "best representation" ever of his music.

Dylan and Tharp musical moves to Broadway

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- The Twyla Tharp-Bob Dylan collaboration, "The Times They Are A-Changing'," is set to begin previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York Sept. 25.

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Today is Saturday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2006 with 183 to follow.
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Dancer files second $100 million suit

MIAMI, June 30 (UPI) -- Dancer Alice Alyse has filed a $100 million suit in Miami, saying New York Actors Equity failed to defend her against harassment because of her breasts.

Billy Joel's 'Movin' Out' to close

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Billy Joel's musical "Movin' Out" will be moving out of Broadway before the year's end, it was announced Thursday.

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Twyla Tharp
NYP2003060804 - NEW YORK, JUNE 8 (UPI) Tony Award nominees Twyla Tharp (Choregraphy) and Billy Joel (Orchestrations) arrive for the 2003 Tony Awards ceremonies held on June 8, 2003 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Twyla Tharp (born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer and choreographer, who lives and works in New York City.

Tharp was born in 1941 on a farm in Portland, Indiana, and was named after Twila Thornburg, the "Pig Princess" of the 89th Annual Muncie Fair in Indiana.

Tharp's family—younger sister Twanette, twin brothers Stanley and Stanford, mother Lecile and father William—moved to Rialto, California, in 1951. Her parents opened a drive-in movie theater, where Tharp worked from the time she was 8 years old. The drive-in was on the corner of Acacia and Foothill, the major east–west artery in Rialto and the path of Route 66. She attended Pacific High School in San Bernardino and studied at the Vera Lynn School of Dance. Tharp, a "devoted bookworm," admits that this schedule left little time for a social life. Tharp attended Pomona College in California but later transferred to Barnard College in New York City, where she graduated with a degree in Art History in 1963. It was in New York that she studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. In 1963 Tharp joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

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