Tag Archive: The Nicholas Brothers

May 25

It’s Also National Tap Dance Day!

  Another of the Who Knew?-type posts. It’s National Tap Dance Day.  When I was a little kid, I took the “required” ballet and tap classes for a year.  My mom has a picture of me in my tutu and one in my majorette costume for the tap recital.  I imagine I only took for the year …

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May 25

Happy National Tap Dance Day!

  Another of the Who Knew?-type posts. It’s National Tap Dance Day.  When I was a little kid, I took the “required” ballet and tap classes for a year.  My mom has a picture of me in my tutu and one in my majorette costume for the tap recital.  I imagine I only took for the year …

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Feb 04

Cab Calloway

Since I’ve done the Nicholas Brothers and Busby Berkeley, it’s time for Cab Calloway, another old movie favorite of mine. I think the first time I ever came across anything related to Calloway was in the late 1960s when I was watching That Girl on TV – Ann’s father (Lew Parker) sang Minnie the Moocher …

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Dec 04

The Nicholas Brothers

I know that I promised in Major Excitement to post about the Nicholas Brothers and this is it!     I can’t remember the first time I saw the Nicholas Brothers in a movie but I’ve sought them out ever since.  I even bought their biography in 2010, Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers. …

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Nov 18

Major Excitement!

  Most people who know me know that I just love Busby Berkley. Earlier tonight, I had seen a video by chance on Facebook and one of the scenes mentioned Busby.  So, I looked him up and came up with this great 4 part series.  I’m not sure when it was made but some of …

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