Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weird Pittsburgh Connection

I troll for stories about Pittsburgh outside of PA media. Most of them are inconsequential. Some are instructive. A few I don't understand:

It’s hard to imagine anyone calling the multitalented Bill Shannon “regular,” but the world-renowned Nashville-born dancer, best known for his moves with crutches (maybe you’ve seen his Visa commercial), bristles at any suggestion that his art has emerged from his disability – Legg-CalvĂ©-Perthes disease, with which he was diagnosed at the age of 5 and which has a profound effect on hip development.

“Somebody wrote in New York magazine one time: ‘Disability is the soul of his career.’ And I almost threw up,” Shannon, 39, says from New York, where he is developing a new work (he lives on an urban farm in Pittsburgh).

Toronto newspaper. New York City location. Pittsburgh urban farm?

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