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Edward Villella inducted into American Academy of Arts and SciencesCongratulations, Edward!

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#1 Jack Reed

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:57 PM

Here's the link from today's thread in that forum, for MCB fans who might not frequent it:


Congratulations, Edward! You do deserve it so!

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:49 PM

Well deserved. Interesting that this class of inductees includes Nelson Mandela, Robert Caro and Bono.

Congrats to Mr. V and the others!

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:49 AM

Belated thanks for this story, Jack. The Academy is America's answer to the Academie Francaise, without the huge list of forgettables and losers that have been included over the centuries in that institutions list of "immortals."

Villella deserves it, not only for his achievements, but for his amazing dedication to the art of ballet. He really believes -- and convinces people -- that the arts in general, and ballet in particular, are necessities in any worthwhile civilization. We need more like him.

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