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On January 30 , 1878, rower and runner William B. Curtis founded what became the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in New York City. The name was formally adopted in 1887. The AAU governed the sport of track & field until 1979, when the first Amateur Sports Act decreed that the AAU could no longer hold international franchises for more than one sport. The Athletics Congress/USA (TAC/USA) became fully operational in late 1979 with its first annual meeting, conducted in Las Vegas in conjunction with that year's AAU Convention and a constitutional convention held in Dallas/Fort Worth in 1980. The first stand-alone annual meeting occurred in Atlanta, Georgia, in late fall of 1980. In 1992, the name was changed to USA Track & Field (USATF) to increase recognition for the organization and the sport in the United States.

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CaltechLive! Watson Lectures Continue With Mandi Kasliwali Photo CaltechLive! Watson Lectures Continue With Mandi Kasliwali
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Mansi Kasliwal (MS '07, PhD '11), assistant professor of astronomy in Caltech's Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season by exploring “What Cosmic Fireworks Unveil About the Universe.”...
VALENTINE'S DAY DINING in NYC-Treat Yourself and Loved Ones Photo VALENTINE'S DAY DINING in NYC-Treat Yourself and Loved Ones
by Marina Kennedy - February 05, 2021

It’s that time of year to celebrate the people we adore. There’s good news for galentines, valentines, and everyone who wants to share the love with tasty cuisine. Indoor dining will return to NYC on Friday, February 12 at 25% capacity. So whether you wish to dine in, take out, prep a meal kit, or g...
Chapel Hart Share Music Video For New Single 'I Will Follow' Photo Chapel Hart Share Music Video For New Single 'I Will Follow'
by TV News Desk - February 05, 2021

Chapel Hart welcomes a little love and positivity into 2021 with the release of a music video and single, “I Will Follow.” The video premiered today on CMT, CMT Music, and CMT.com....
Landmark Collection Of Powerful Field Recordings From Witch Camps In Ghana Released Photo Landmark Collection Of Powerful Field Recordings From Witch Camps In Ghana Released
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2021

Six Degrees Records is proud to announce a landmark new album from Witch Camp (Ghana); I've Forgotten Now Who I Used to Be released via Six Degrees Records on 12 March 2021. ...
American Composers Orchestra Appoints Melissa Ngan as President and CEO Photo American Composers Orchestra Appoints Melissa Ngan as President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2021

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Melissa Ngan as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 16, 2021....
Governor Cuomo Reveals Details of NY PopsUp, Including Participation from Hugh Jackma Photo Governor Cuomo Reveals Details of NY PopsUp, Including Participation from Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2021

NY PopsUp, an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances (many of which are free of charge and all open to the public) that will intersect with the daily lives of New Yorkers, has been announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. This series of events, intended to revit...
Altin Gün Release New Track 'Kara Toprak' Photo Altin Gün Release New Track 'Kara Toprak'
by TV News Desk - February 08, 2021

Grammy-nominated Amsterdam sextet Altin Gün will release their new record Yol later this month on ATO Records, and today they share a new song, “Kara Toprak.”...
Craft Recordings to Reissue Sarah Jarosz's 'Build Me Up From Bones' on Vinyl Photo Craft Recordings to Reissue Sarah Jarosz's 'Build Me Up From Bones' on Vinyl
by TV News Desk - February 09, 2021

Craft Recordings announces the vinyl reissue of Build Me Up From Bones, the chart-topping third album from acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and 2021 GRAMMY® nominee Sarah Jarosz....
Dance/NYC Announces 2021 Symposium Full Schedule And Keynote Speakers Photo Dance/NYC Announces 2021 Symposium Full Schedule And Keynote Speakers
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2021

Dance/NYC has announced the full schedule and lineup of speakers and sessions for the 2021 Symposium. The Symposium will take place virtually from Wednesday, March 17 - Saturday, March 20, 2021. ...
Dance/NYC Announces 2021 Symposium Full Schedule And Keynote Speakers Photo Dance/NYC Announces 2021 Symposium Full Schedule And Keynote Speakers
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2021

Dance/NYC has announced the full schedule and lineup of speakers and sessions for the 2021 Symposium. The Symposium will take place virtually from Wednesday, March 17 - Saturday, March 20, 2021. ...
Winter Teams Up With Jorge Elbrecht for 'Violet Blue' Photo Winter Teams Up With Jorge Elbrecht for 'Violet Blue'
by TV News Desk - February 10, 2021

“Violet Blue” is a heavenly slice of shoegaze. Where her album invoked Melody's Echo Chamber and the Cocteau Twins, the new track mines the gauzy bliss of My Bloody Valentine. The product of a collaborative relationship with indie pop alchemist producer Jorge Elbrecht, 'Violet Blue' will be followed...
Indie Electronic Artist MISHEGAS Shares New Single 'Feel It All' Photo Indie Electronic Artist MISHEGAS Shares New Single 'Feel It All'
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2021

Today, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mexico-born and New York City-based artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Emilio Quezada Ibañez, aka Mishegas, pulls the candy coating off of real life ‘sweethearts’ in his emotionally stirring instrumental new single, “Feel It All.” ...
Esther Rose Releases 'Good Time' From Forthcoming Album Photo Esther Rose Releases 'Good Time' From Forthcoming Album
by TV News Desk - February 16, 2021

Today, Wide Open Country highlighted Rose’s third single, “Good Time.” The idea for the song came at the tailend of a 15+ hour solo drive from Wisconsin to New Orleans. She was stopping off in Nashville for a GemsOnVHS shoot, arriving into Music City with her Subaru on the back of a tow truck thanks...
Dance/NYC and Gibney Publish Digital Toolkit: Reopening Dance In NYC Photo Dance/NYC and Gibney Publish Digital Toolkit: Reopening Dance In NYC
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2021

Dance/NYC and Gibney have launched Reopening Dance in NYC (reopening.dance.nyc), a digital toolkit that aims to support the planning process that the dance industry faces while it works toward its eventual reopening. ...
The WOW Foundation Announces WOW Sounds Line-up To Celebrate International Women's Da Photo The WOW Foundation Announces WOW Sounds Line-up To Celebrate International Women's Day
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2021

The WOW Foundation has announced its line-up for WOW Sounds, a series of specially filmed musical performances curated for WOW Festival UK 2021 which will stream online from 1st-21st March as part of the WOW - Women of the World Festival's programme of In Conversations....
Knight Foundation Launches Fellowship To Support Artists Using Tech To Innovate Photo Knight Foundation Launches Fellowship To Support Artists Using Tech To Innovate
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2021

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today the recipients of the 2021 Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship, a new initiative to support artists working with innovative approaches to technology and new media. Administered by United States Artists, the Fellowship's first year will award five ...
Moon Taxi Releases Official Music Video For Latest Single 'Say' Photo Moon Taxi Releases Official Music Video For Latest Single 'Say'
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2021

Originally premiered on MTV, the “Say” music video brings to life the track’s uplifting energy as Moon Taxi, dressed as a school’s marching band, comes together on a high school football field to perform the song. ...
Courtney J. Boddie Honored in Crain's Notable Black Leaders List Photo Courtney J. Boddie Honored in Crain's Notable Black Leaders List
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2021

Crain's New York Business has named Courtney J. Boddie, New 42 Vice President, Education & School Engagement, a 2021 Notable Black Leader and Executive for her creative solutions in bringing performing arts to New York City's underserved communities, and for strengthening schools through New Victory...
Black Opera Alliance and TRG Arts Launch New Partnership to Track and Report Progress Photo Black Opera Alliance and TRG Arts Launch New Partnership to Track and Report Progress Toward Racial Equity in Opera
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2021

Today social justice advocacy group Black Opera Alliance (BOA) and international arts management consultants TRG Arts have announced a partnership to further BOA's mission to expose racial inequity and under-representation of the African diaspora in all facets of the opera sector and promote reform....
Barrington Stage Company Announces Plays and Casting for 10th Annual 10x10 NEW PLAY F Photo Barrington Stage Company Announces Plays and Casting for 10th Annual 10x10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2021

Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the 10-minute plays for the 10th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2021 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. BSC’s 10X10 New Play Festival will be filmed live on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage with no live audience and will stream by demand March 11–...
Composer Scott Wollschleger And Pianist Karl Larson to Release DARK DAYS Photo Composer Scott Wollschleger And Pianist Karl Larson to Release DARK DAYS
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2021

On Friday, April 23, 2021, composer Scott Wollschleger and pianist Karl Larson release Dark Days, an album featuring 10 of Wollschleger's deeply personal works for solo piano, on New Focus Recordings. These introspective pieces give listeners a glimpse into the intimate depths of Wollschleger's work...
Gentleman's Dub Club Release New Single 'Night Shift' Photo Gentleman's Dub Club Release New Single 'Night Shift'
by TV News Desk - February 24, 2021

November 2020’s single release of “Castle In The Sky” started paving the way for things to come, and as of January 29th, they brought us back “Down To Earth” with a brand new album announcement and new single “Honey,” which features the incredible Hollie Cook....
Levar Burton Will Appear on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Photo Levar Burton Will Appear on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - February 25, 2021

“Roots” featured an all-star cast, but it was the then-newcomer Burton, who became the face of the miniseries that began with the kidnapping and enslavement of the Mandinka tribesman. ...
John Clinton Eisner Retires As Founding Artistic Director Of The Lark Photo John Clinton Eisner Retires As Founding Artistic Director Of The Lark
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2021

The Lark, an international play development laboratory dedicated to amplifying the voices of playwrights, announces that founder John Clinton Eisner is retiring after 27 years as Artistic Director, with the intent to hand over leadership to a new generation of theatrical talents. ...
John Clinton Eisner Retires As Founding Artistic Director Of The Lark Photo John Clinton Eisner Retires As Founding Artistic Director Of The Lark
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2021

The Lark, an international play development laboratory dedicated to amplifying the voices of playwrights, announces that founder John Clinton Eisner is retiring after 27 years as Artistic Director, with the intent to hand over leadership to a new generation of theatrical talents. ...