Jack Reed

Edward Villella inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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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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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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