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ADF 2017: ‘Thresh’ a meditation on wheat, harvesting

When Natalie Marrone began research for her dance, “Thresh,” a meditation on wheat and the old ways of harvesting it, she did not have to go far afield. “My dad grew up threshing wheat,” Marrone said in an interview at Duke Studios where dancers Lucas Melfi and Rachel Mehaffey had just finished a run-through of the 10-minute work selected from 18 entries to share an ADF program with Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co.

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight' is Michael Bay’s robot-orgy swan song

Michael Bay’s previous film was a cranked-up, little-seen dramatization of the 2012 Benghazi tragedy called “13 Hours.” By sheer coincidence – or, for all I know, by diabolical design – that title also sums up how long it would take you to watch all five of Bay’s “Transformers” movies back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back, not counting the occasional break to use the bathroom, pop another Advil or hurl yourself off the nearest cliff.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins, reports say

Beyoncé has given birth to twins, according to multiple media reports. She and Jay Z welcomed the twins sometime in the last week, a source close to the couple told CNN. The superstar singer, 35, and her mogul husband, 47, who married in 2008, are also parents to 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

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Friends, dancers pay tribute to the late Baba Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis, the late founder of the African American Dance Ensemble, was honored and remembered during a celebration of his life at Hayti Heritage Center. The African American Dance Ensemble performed during the event to play tribute to the man known as Baba Chuck.
Cliff Bellamy cbellamy@heraldsun.com
Friends, dancers pay tribute to the late Baba Chuck Davis 1:01

Friends, dancers pay tribute to the late Baba Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble 2:13

Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble

Scenes from the drum thumping, Bluegrass playing, hula-hooping Shakori Hills Festival 1:04

Scenes from the drum thumping, Bluegrass playing, hula-hooping Shakori Hills Festival

'Chicago,' featuring NFL legend Eddie George, is arriving at DPAC 1:45

'Chicago,' featuring NFL legend Eddie George, is arriving at DPAC