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 Post subject: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2001 10:19 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>HINES PAYS ELOQUENT TRIBUTE IN "BOJANGLES"</B><P> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The great tap-dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson receives an affectionate tribute with this Showtime telefilm from star and exec producer Gregory Hines. <BR> We've seen plenty of these biopics before, and the form itself is becoming a bit tired -- they tend to follow the same reliable, and undoubtedly reductive, pattern to condense a life to under two hours. This particular effort, directed by Joseph Sargent, compensates for its standard storytelling with some visual stylishness and Hines' fast footwork.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-19434,00.html?" TARGET=_blank>MORE</A><P> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2001 5:23 pm 
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Image <BR>Gregory Hines as Bojangles<P><BR>And another story:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Hines a Natural in 'Bojangles' Role</B><P>By BRIDGET BYRNE, For The Associated Press <P>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Great dancer portrays great dancer.<P>Sounds easy.<P>But it took more than just natural ability and agility for tap star Gregory Hines to play tap legend Bill ``Bojangles'' Robinson.<P>He had to move in a whole new direction.<P>``I discovered that he was left-footed and that he would start all of his steps on the left side. And I'm right-footed,'' says Hines, who recreates Robinson's routines in the Showtime movie ``Bojangles,'' premiering Sunday (8 p.m. EST).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010131/en/weekend_tv__gregory_hines_1.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2001 10:45 am 
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From the AP:<P><B>HINES A NATURAL IN "BOJANGLES" ROLE</B><P><BR>LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gregory Hines says re-creating Bill ``Bojangles'' Robinson's famous stair dance routine for the Showtime movie ``Bojangles'' was ``fun and exhausting.''<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>At the end of the movie, which airs Sunday (8 p.m. EST), Hines does the classic routine alongside footage of the real Robinson, who danced with Shirley Temple in such 1930s movies as ``The Little Colonel.'<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Gregory-Hines.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE</B></A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2001 12:49 pm 
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A slight controversy, involving Shirley Temple:<P><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010201/en/people-archerd_19.html" TARGET=_blank>Temple distances herself from TV projects</A></B><BR>Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist<BR>via Yahoo! News<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited February 04, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2001 6:58 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>IN THE SHOES OF A LEGEND GREGORY HINES DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE SO HARD.....</B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>TORONTO--Gregory Hines is delicately stabbing at his salad on a restaurant patio in Toronto. The dainty lunch isn't just for show; Hines, usually a lithe, sculpted figure--dancers can't get by on much less--is in the process of working Bill Robinson out of his body. <BR> Hines, 54, has just wrapped "Bojangles," the Showtime-produced biopic about Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most-loved entertainers of the 1930s. While contemporary dancers may slavishly devote themselves to various forms of body-honing, preparing to play one of the greatest tap dancers required a slightly different approach.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-20086,00.html?" TARGET=_blank>MORE</A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:45 am 
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Wilma Salisbury interviews Gregory Hines:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Smooth, suave Gregory Hines is hardly tapped out</B><P>WILMA SALISBURY, Cleveland Plain Dealer<P>Gregory Hines started tap dancing when he was not quite 3. Fifty-two years later, he needs to practice daily to keep on doing what used to come naturally.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/entertainment/98836387019998511.xml" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2001 9:25 pm 
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More on Hines:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Gregory Hines to Perform in Kansas<P>TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Tap dancer and Emmy nominee Gregory Hines believes the time is right to share his art, so he's going ahead with two shows in Kansas this week.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011004/en/hines_shows_2.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory Hines celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:12 am 
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A new project for Hines:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Hines dancing with NBC, Coke<P>Nellie Andreeva, Hollywood Reporter<P>LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Gregory Hines is dusting off his dancing shoes for a drama project at NBC backed by soft-drink giant Coca-Cola.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/bpihw/20011014/en/hines_dancing_with_nbc_coke_1.html target=_blank>More</a>


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