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Nearly a thousand times this year, an American police officer has shot and killed a civilian. Whereas U.K. police have only shot and killed 51 people over the 95 years. In 2013, only six bullets were fired in total by police in Finland and in Iceland, and only one fatal police shooting has to be recorded in the 71 years of the country’s existence.
Examining Symoné and Lemon’s recent string of controversial comments, the site points out that while folks are campaigning for their dismissal, the pair will ultimately end up still attached to their respective networks and shows, ABC’s “The View” and “CNN Tonight” on CNN.
“Why? Because of ratings of course,” Shadow and Act expressed as it referenced “The View’s” surge in ratings with Symoné as part of its panel. “You may hate her, but she’s the smartest move that the producers on “The View” have made in a long time. As of last month, “The View,” according to TV by Numbers, posted its largest total in viewers and women 25-54 in over 8 months, beating CBS’ “The Talk,” which had been topping “The View” for almost a year.
Since her arrival on “The View,” Symoné has generated headlines for her opinions on the show’s hot topics. Most recently, she caught major criticism for stating that she would not hire black people with ghetto names, in addition to seeming to support the violent treatment given to a Spring Valley High School student by a South Carolina resource officer.
“’The View’ needed Raven-Symoné because she is controversial (or it could be some sort of bizarre art performance or experiment) which means she’ll bring in viewers,” Shadow and Act noted while citing a report it did about Symoné in May. “People naturally gravitate towards controversy, said Sergio, the author of the article. “And the producers on the show knew exactly, in advance what they were getting with her. She’s no accident. They were not going to pick anyone who was safe and conventional. They intentionally wanted someone who would get people riled up.
The 2014 Alvin Ailey Tour kicked off on February 4, 2014 in Washington D.C., and is currently live on stage throughout the South East region. In a recent showcase in Atlanta, Georgia, The dance company amazed the audience with new and innovative dances, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle, “who understands the limits of a company’s past, even if that past is still popular beyond belief” (Time Out Chicago), he is pushing boundaries by presenting new works from leading international choreographers in addition to Company favorites such as “Revelations”.
The new dance numbers celebrated the life of Mr. Alvin Ailey, with a musical soundtrack to Jazz artist Duke Ellington. This year’s dance ensemble included dancers from various backgrounds and races. The diversity of the dance company, has offered audiences a unique look to various dance forms, shapes, and styles brought to life on stage. It is a great eye popping, and insightful experience for all ages. This year tour celebrates diversity in dance, music, and culture.
During a matinee Q&A segment, the dancers shared inspirational comments and feedback to aspiring young dancers. The rich history of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company has played a major role in the dancers’ decision in joining the world renowned company. One dancer shared that she would work in the theater in New York as an attendant, to get more familiar with the dance company. This allowed her to study the company’s style , and prepared her for audition, which worked perfectly.
The 2014 Alvin Ailey Dance Company North American Tour is one of the greatest dance experiences that one can view. The diversity of the show, the smooth moves, and the signature choreography is worth it. You can see the following remaining dates of the 2014 Dance Tour below (It’s a must see!)