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5/22/2021

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The 15th Annual Dance Parade has been scheduled to take place online, Saturday, MAY 22, starting at 1 PM under the theme, "Dance Brings Us Together".

Heading the event will be Grand Marshals LISA LISA; the Latina Pop Music Legend, Dance Theatre of Harlem founding member and current Artistic Director Virginia Johnson; and H.T. CHEN & DIAN DONG, founding directors of Chen Dance Center.

A $20 donation is suggested, and viewing is free for artists and low income viewers. Visit www.danceparade.org.

"Each of this year's Grand Marshals embodies positive persistence in the face not only of the pandemic but a persistent history of marginalization," noted Dance Parade's Grand Marshal Committee Chair DJ McDonald. "Their presence as heralds of hope and love brings a special significance to the 15th annual Parade's celebration of the re-emergence of dance as an activity and pursuit that brings us together. Alongside these artistic and hopeful heroes, we embrace a creative approach of awareness, sensitivity, inclusion and social justice in the nascent post-pandemic moment."

LISA LISA
One of the greatest Latin Hip Hop/Freestyle/Pop divas to come out of the 1980's music scene, the legendary Lisa Velez, also known as Lisa Lisa lead the 80's supergroup Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam.

The group shot straight up the charts and went platinum several times over with their first few albums. Starting with Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force, they repeated with their second album Spanish Fly by crossing over to the pop charts, sealing that success with Straight to the Sky, their third album. In the 90's, their fourth album Straight Out of Hell's Kitchen was named after Lisa Velez's childhood neighborhood.

The youngest of ten children, Lisa aspired to be a singer early on. In one visit to a nightclub Lisa met Mike Hughes, one of the music producers who would launch her career, Together with Alex Mosley, the trio christened Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, began their rise to super-stardom.

Lisa Lisa became the first Latin platinum artist to be recognized nationwide, paving the way for such later female artists as Selena and Jennifer Lopez. Lisa showed her acting ability with appearances in West Side Story on stage; the Nickelodeon series Taina on TV; and an appearance on Law & Order. he artist continues to tour the world with her band SoDisrespectful and her dance ensemble, and continues to create new tours, new music, and more TV appearances.

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