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Singer Killed in the Middle of Late-Night Performance
Singer Dies in Onstage
Fireworks Explosion

Singer Dies in Onstage Fireworks Explosion

Joana Sainz Garcia was only 30 years old

(Newser) - A Spanish singer lost her life Sunday when an exploding firework struck her onstage and left the audience in stunned silence, the BBC reports. Joana Sainz Garcia was performing near Madrid with a 15-member group of musicians, singers, and dancers when the cartridge knocked her unconscious at about 2am local...

Black Teen: My Ex-Coach Wrote Text That 'Sickened' Me

Camille Sturdivant's suit says she was told she was 'too dark' to dance, faced retaliation for complaining

(Newser) - What should have been one of the best years of Camille Sturdivant's life turned into one that left her "sickened." That's per a lawsuit the African-American teen has filed against her former Kansas school district, an ex-dance coach there, and others after she says she was...

Hottest Dance Moves? They're All in the Hips
Shakira Was Right:
When Dancing,
Hips Don't Lie

Shakira Was Right: When Dancing, Hips Don't Lie

Science finds that women's hottest dance moves are in the hips

(Newser) - Science is confirming what many women on the dance floor already seem to know: that shaking their hips is, well, hot. Researchers are following up on a 2011 study that asked women to rate top dance moves among men (it's all about neck and torso fluidity). Reporting in the...

Beyonce's Dancer Leaves Odd Message, Disappears

Shirlene Quigley told friend to 'sub for me'

(Newser) - A professional dancer who's busted moves with Beyonce and Rihanna is missing after making an odd comment to a friend. According to her landlord, Shirlene Quigley, 32, seemed unwell while leaving her New Jersey home around 3pm Saturday, reports NBC New York . She was last seen boarding a bus...

Live and Let Die Villain Dead at 84

Geoffrey Holder was an artist with a varied career

(Newser) - Geoffrey Holder, a multi-talented dancer, artist, director, actor, and composer best known for his role as a Bond villain, died in New York yesterday of complications from pneumonia, the New York Times reports. He was 84. An unmistakable presence, Holder stood 6'6" and possessed a booming voice with a...

In 'Anaconda' Rehearsal, Minaj Dancer Bitten by ... Snake

It has been an eventful run-up to the VMAs

(Newser) - By the time the MTV Video Music Awards roll around tonight, there may not be many people left willing to attend: In the wake of Suge Knight's shooting overnight at a pre-VMAs party comes the news that during a rehearsal Friday for Nicki Minaj hit "Anaconda," a...

Black Eyed Peas Dancer Tied to Student Death in Tokyo

James Jamari Blackston is being held for sex assault as probe continues

(Newser) - One of two American men being held after the suspected homicide of an Irish exchange student in Tokyo has reportedly worked as a dancer for the Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, and Jennifer Lopez. James Jamari Blackston, 23, and a 19-year-old musician pal were busted after Nicola Furlong, 21, was...

Cops Pepper-Spray Dancers at Ballgame

Polynesians had traveled 200 miles to honor player

(Newser) - Want to host a Maori tribe dance anytime soon? Well, don't try it at a high school in Utah. A group of Polynesian men and boys spontaneously started a Haka dance at Union High school in Roosevelt, Utah, last week and met with an unpleasant surprise: police pepper spray...

Cops Slam, Choke Dancers at Jefferson Memorial

Park police do a number on demonstrating dancers

(Newser) - An investigation has been launched after DC park cops were filmed roughing up Jefferson Memorial ... dancers. Some 5 people slowly danced among amused spectators over the weekend to protest a court decision banning dancing at the memorial. When police asked dancers to identify their leader, one pointed to the statue...

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