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Photo Flash: She's One Busy Woman! Chita Rivera Receives DIZZY FEET Award, Attends CHICAGO at The Hollywood Bowl

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Last weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday July 27, Chita Rivera received the DIZZY FEET FOUNDATION INSPIRATION AWARD at a gala to celebrate dance, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. DIZZY FEET was founded by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Katie Holmes. Arthur Mitchell, founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, was also honored. Other guests included Jenna Elfman, Paula Abdul, Jane Lynch, Anna Kendrick, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cat Deeley and Wayne Brady.

On Friday, July 26, Chita attended a performance of CHICAGO at The Hollywood Bowl which was directed by Brooke Shields (see photo). Chita created the role of Velma Kelly in the original Broadway production of CHICAGO, along with Gwen Verdon (as Roxie Hart) in 1975. This production featured Samantha Barks as Velma and Ashley Simpson as Roxie.

Check out photos from both events below!

Chita's upcoming concert appearances are:

August 17 & 18 - The Ice Palace, Fire Island, 8PM Saturday August 17; 9PM Sunday August 18. Performing with her trio. For tix:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/363709

September 7 & 8 - The Arts House, Provincetown, MA performing with Seth Rudetsky. Saturday Sept 7 at 8:30 PM; Sunday Sept 8 at 7 PM http://www.ptownarthouse.com/ticketing/chita-rivera

Chita's Broadway tribute concert - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBARTION, in honor of her 80th birthday, produced by and benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, Monday, October 7, 8PM at the August Wilson Theatre. For tickets to the one-night only event, visit www.broadwaycares.org/chita.

Photos by Rosemary Bentinck / Jesse Grant/Wire Image


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