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'Reggie the Hoofer' to appear at BVU

Friday, October 20, 2000

As part of its Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES), Buena Vista University will host Reginald McLaughlin, better known as "Reggie the Hoofer," for a performance on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel.

Reggie the Hoofer has been thrilling audiences on stage and in motion pictures for most of his life. Acrobatic tap, stair tap, the old soft shoe and, of course, "hoofing" are vividly portrayed with powerful prowess skill and agility as Reggie captivates the spirit and flavor of the moment. Audiences members participate in a "line dance" with Reggie and learn about the rich heritage and evolution of tap dance-beginning in Africa and moving on to the streets of Harlem, the Broadway Musicals and the days of Vaudeville.

Reggie recently performed a starring role in "The Sammy Davis Jr. Story" and in "Begger's Holiday" in Chicago, and he has been chosen by Chicago's First Lady Maggie Daley, to participate in Gallery 37, a project which brings the arts to Chicago's inner city high schools.

The performance on the BVU campus Saturday is open to the public, free of charge.