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Prince Donates $250K to ABT


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#1 dancemom101

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:04 AM

See article:

http://latimesblogs....et-theatre.html

#2 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

See article:

http://latimesblogs....et-theatre.html


:lol: When I saw the title of your post, dancemom 101, I thought "Prince" meant Prince-Somebody-or-Other not The-Artist-Formerly-Known-As! Now I have to love him even more. In fact, I think I'll go put on "Sign ☮ the Times" right now.

#3 dancemom101

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:32 AM

So sorry! I think it's wonderful that through his affiliation with Misty Copeland, Prince (the singer!)has extended these funds to ABT for their educational programs.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

Official release:

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE RECEIVES $250,000 GIFT
FOR ARTS EDUCATION FROM POP LEGEND PRINCE

American Ballet Theatre is the recipient of a $250,000 gift from music legend
Prince. The gift, announced at a press conference held on February 7 at Madison Square
Garden, will benefit ABT’s arts education programs. ABT Soloist Misty Copeland, who
performed with Prince during his most recent “Welcome 2 America” tour, presented the
check to ABT Executive Director Rachel S. Moore at this special ceremony. Gifts were
also awarded to the Harlem Children’s Zone and the Uptown Dance Academy.
Scholarship students from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School joined other young
students to meet the seven-time Grammy winner following the press conference.
“This is an incredible gift for American Ballet Theatre,” said Rachel Moore. “To
have Prince champion the cause of furthering the education of aspiring artists shows a
commitment to the next generation and their future success. This significant donation
will go a long way toward achieving our goals of cultivating and nurturing young dancers
through ABT’s training and outreach programs.”

“A function of our love for the next generation is instilling in them our own hard-
fought knowledge,” said Prince. “We can’t wait and see—or only hope for—the future
of those coming after us. We must actively take responsibility for ensuring their success.”


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