Pittsburgh well-represented in new African American History Museum
... from the 372nd National Guard Infantry Regiment in 1942, men playing checkers at Babe's Place, Homestead Grays players posing for a team photo, and Pittsburgh jazz musician Billy Strayhorn making music with Duke Ellington and Charles 'Honi” Coles.
Commencement speaker Julieanna Richardson '76: 'You may end up being the best generation yet'
There she interviewed a handful of African Americans, including actor Thelma Butterfly McQueen, tap dancer Charles "Honi" Coles and historian John Henrick Clarke. These interviews and others sowed the seeds of The HistoryMakers, which has recorded ...
Floored: Tap dancer Savion Glover and drummer Jack DeJohnette
Santa Fe New Mexican
As a teenager — Glover was born in 1973 — he introduced contemporary funk into the tap dance canon, even as he employed the steps of tap innovators Lon Chaney, Charles “Honi” Coles, and others. His beats, both funk and traditional, are based on ...
Michelle Dorrance, the Tireless Ambassador of Tap
New York Times
Michelle Dorrance talks like she dances: fast. Her sentences start in one direction, pause for a quick, somewhat related observation or a random aside — “On the horizon: Eliot Feld/Michelle Dorrance collaboration. I can't wait to do that” — and pick ...