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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey, the Obamas and America

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

The Obamas won the White House in part because of their ability to move with that studied grace and confidence through the rutted, booby-trapped landscape of race in America. In that sense, Ailey and others literally helped lay the groundwork, by showing the beauty (and not just the fear and discord) of our distinct but intertwined roots as a polyglot nation.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's Breathtaking Opening Night

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.29.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Over at Rockefeller Center they were lighting the Christmas tree, and a few blocks away at New York City Center, another much-cherished ho...