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Miley Cyrus was veritably born into the industry – as the daughter of famous country singer Billy Ray, she was a household name by the time she was 15, starring as Hannah Montana in her very own Disney channel show. There, she cultivated a persona as a modern southern belle: fresh-faced, down-to-earth, and unpretentious. If you’ve paid attention the last couple of years, she’s been busy doing what plenty of teenaged starlets do as they transition into ... Read More
If you like to dance, Sónar is the perfect place for you to nod your head till it falls off. Also known as the Sónar Festival for Advanced Music and New Media Art, the electronic-dance fest is one of the most exciting music events in Barcelona. This June 13th-16th, Sónar celebrated its 20th birthday and it was no less than a complete success. Over the course of four full days of fresh indie jams from all over the world, the festival boasted ... Read More
As far as I can tell, spontaneous musical numbers in the 1940’s were as common as explosions in a Michael Bay movie (though I'm judging solely from the trailers--I have too much self-respect to watch those). The following clip from the movie Broadway Rhythm, however, has a twist: three gorgeous contortionist sisters who turn themselves into human pretzels. Think I’m kidding? Damn, girl. The ladies in question are the Ross Sisters: Aggie, Elmira, and ... Read More
One year ago today, V-Day, a global activist movement, began a call to action based on the statistic that one in three women in the world will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, adding up to one billion women and girls. V-Day organized a One Billion Rising campaign that is taking place today, February 14th, 2013. Women and men in 203 countries are uniting in the largest day of mass action to stop violence against women and girls everywhere. Participants will ... Read More
Adrienne Truscott, whose performance art and choreography have earned her international acclaim, is debuting her improvisational solo piece “…Too Freedom…” a show that aims to confront and challenge the norms of human interaction and self-presentation. Truscott touches on many different genres with her work and has been creating in NYC for over 15 years. She has recently produced several short and evening-length dance theater pieces, ... Read More
Omaha-based trio Icky Blossoms think of themselves as multi-dimensional artists, rather than simply a band. Their debut video for "Babes" was shot in black and white with neon text across the screen and is visually stunning, certainly looking like the product of art-minded individuals. The song itself, with its simple and catchy chorus, is the kind of hook that gets stuck in your head for hours. Days, maybe.  Singer Sarah Bohling is quite the babe herself, ... Read More
                           We're not all cat videos and vintage sitcoms over here at BUST--we appreciate the classier things in life as well (said while holding a cup of tea and straining to push our pinkies outward). Modern-dance lovers will be thrilled by Co(te)lette, an award-winning, emotionally charged dance film all about the feminine experience. Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) adapted ... Read More
Now, I’m no Trekker – I was raised on Star Wars – but I do love me some George Takei. Whether he’s sassily taking on basketball player Tim Hardaway’s homophobic comments or brokering Star Peace and ridiculing Twilight, he’s proven himself over and over again to be a (fabulous) man among men. And he has done it yet again, posting a video of his “happy dance” in celebration of over $158,000 raised for Allegiance, his ... Read More
Searching the words “ballet” and “feminism” in tandem is unlikely to yield many inspiring results. After all, ballet has a unique rep in people’s perceptions of the dance world—as a rigorous discipline that celebrates only traditional femininity and promotes unhealthy body-image standards. There's even a belief that ballerinas spend most of their stage time supported by their male partners (an assumption that I, a longtime ... Read More
                 Every teacher I’ve had since I was about ten years old has been giving me the plagiarism speech. It’s ingrained in my brain. Never steal someone’s words without giving them credit. In print the rules seem clear, but what if it’s something like a dance move? It seems like copyright gets a little more difficult to define. When it was brought to everyone’s attention that ... Read More
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