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DWTS2014 Karina Smirnoff And Tony Dovolani To Be On Good Morning America Next Week And Other News

Just a couple of TV Heads up! Wednesday, Feb. 12th, Karina Smirnoff will be a guest on Good Morning America. Let’s hope she talks of the new season of Dancing With The Stars and gives some info on the cast announcement? Also, Tony Dovolani will be on Good Morning America on Thursday, Feb. 13th to give a dance lesson. From ABCMedia Net.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – Lucky Magazine’s Eva Chen with her favorite picks for Valentine’s Day; “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Karina Smirnoff; GMA’s Epic Wedding Showdown

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – Actors Bruce Dern and June Squibb (“Nebraska”); singer Francesca Battistelli performs; “Deals and Steals” with contributor Tory Johnson; GMA’s Epic Wedding Showdown: the winning couple gets a dance lesson from “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Tony Dovoloni

And speaking of Karina, it appears she may have a new part in a new movie called “In Light of the Dance”. Below are a few details….

In Light of the Dance, a feature film being produced by Curliss Entertainment and Hey Girl Hey Entertainment has attached Karina Smirnoff, ballroom’s top female dancer to the production. Smirnoff best known for her accolades on Dancing With The Stars has recently branched out as an actress, starring in the lead role in the theatrical short Across Grace Alley that was produced by her former DWTS partner Ralph Macchio.

The film evolves around the stage show hit Burn The Floor. Since 1999 Burn the Floor has thrilled audiences around the world. Years before Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, this sizzling Ballroom and Latin dance spectacular was setting stages ablaze and will now be making its debut on the silver screen.

Too cool! More at PRlog.

February 7, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing with the Stars Welcomes New Musical Director And Band To Season 18

Ok, so I know there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the nixing of the Dancing With The Stars orchestra. I loved them too, but, I think this change is going to be a good one. If you watched the recent Emmy Awards, then you know what I mean. More below from BroadwayWorld.com on the new musical director for Dancing With The Stars Ray Chew…and his BAND. Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the heads up. Let us know what you think.

“Dancing with the Stars” will welcome Music Director and Composer Ray Chew to the ballroom with the premiere of season 18 on Monday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Chew’s band will feature a new line-up of live musicians and singers performing music ranging from the latest pop hits to the great standards of the past.

Conrad Green, Executive Producer of “Dancing with the Stars” said, “Live music is the lifeblood of DWTS and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Ray and his talented band. Ray is one of the most versatile and dynamic musicians working today. It promises to be a spectacular season.”

Ray Chew commented, “I’m looking forward to continuing the musical legacy established on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ a show that respects live music and musicians. It is important to me and to the producers to maintain the integrity of the music presentation for the dancers as well as for the viewers. Towards that end, my approach will be to utilize first class live vocalists, arrangers, copyists and musicians of all instruments.”

Chew has most recently served as the Music Director of the 65th Annual Emmy® Awards. He has also been seen on such network television series and specials as “American Idol,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” and additional historic landmark events ranging from President Obama’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball to the Democratic National Convention. Chew also conducted a 63 piece orchestra for Carnegie Hall’s sold out “A Night of Inspiration,” a live event he produced as part of their diversity series.

To read the article in full, see BroadwayWorld.com.

ETA: Ray Chew has been tweeting about his new position on DWTS. He tweeted;

Much respect to the legacy of Harold Wheeler and what he’s done on Dancing With The Stars! I’ve spoken to Harold – my good friend and mentor for many years -and he’s given me his blessings moving forward. I look forward to supporting the dancers w/ live musicians of various configurations, determined by the style & genre of each perf. This will be an exciting season for all of us – tune in to #DWTS March 17th on @ABCNetwork!!!

Awesome. Let’s wish him the best!

I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.