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  http://www.thecityreview.com/dance1.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Flatley, who at times seems to be aping Christopher Walken in his poses, has loosened up his routines even more, now resorted to occasional facepaint and crawling and creeping when he is not strutting and acting as a understudy for the Who or Kiss.
Flatley has discovered the joy of "hits," which in music are very loud multi-instrumental one-note accents that are accompanied here by strobe lighting, smoke and razor-sharp pointing by Flatley.
Flatley spends a fair bit of time playing and twirling a flute and the 25 cameras that recorded the event gave the editors far too much to play with as once again the rapid cuts did not focus enough on the remarkable footwork although the overhead shots were good.
www.thecityreview.com /dance1.htm   (966 words)

 Michael Flatley - Uncyclopedia
Michael Flatley is a large hunk of rendered fat that condensed and hardened in the British Isles.
Flatley, just after learning to 'dance', takes this walk and teaches it to 55 other random Irish people, however, unlike the fl people, who danced in disarray, Flatley decided to line these people up so as each one can make an apparent ass of themselves.
As an aging, and curdling (somehow), chunk of butter, or something, Sir Michael Flatley (for he was knighted shotly after the Dance Dance Revolution), fell incredibly ill, with, some doctors believe, a rare and fatal disease.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Michael_Flatley   (478 words)

 Michael Flatley
Michael was the recipient of the prestigious Master of Dance Award for his exceptional contribution to the art of dance.
Michael became the youngest person in history to be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from President Ronald Reagan and the National Endowment for the Arts, recognizing him as one of America's greatest living artists.
Michael was declared a living treasure by the National Geographic Society and was featured in an article in the January issue of National Geographic Magazine, titled Masters of Traditional Arts.
www.michaelflatley.com /awardsandhonors.cfm   (1309 words)

 Michael Flatley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michael Ryan Flatley (born July 16, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Irish-American step dancer from the south side of Chicago whose parents were from County Mayo and County Carlow.
Flatley and Butler then starred in the full-length show that was developed from the original seven-minute act.
Flatley received the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship in 1988 and was named one of National Geographic Society's Living Treasures in 1991 for mastery of a traditional art form, the youngest person at that time ever to receive this accolade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Flatley   (713 words)

 Michael Flatley Biography (Dancer/Choreographer) — Infoplease.com
Dance impresario Michael Flatley was raised in Chicago by Irish parents and took up dancing in earnest at age 11.
Flatley's quick feet and bare-chested flair made him a star, but he left the show eight months later after disputes with the show's producers over money and his part in the show's creation.
Flatley also set a world record for tap-dancing speed in 1998, with a pace of 35 taps per second.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/michaelflatley.html   (199 words)

 TechnoFILE Reviews "Michael Flatley Gold" on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Still, on the whole, this is a high energy tribute to Michael Flatley and his brand of Irish dancing that has taken the world by storm.
Flatley comes across as a likeable enough person, though he seems to carry his own talent on his sleeve and seems to dwell on his "rags to riches" story.
You could describe this as an exhaustive history of Michal Flatley, but by the time you're finished watching and tapping your feet along with these energenic dance routines, you'll be as exhausted as Flatley after a spirited performance.
www.technofile.com /dvds/michael_flatley_gold.html   (436 words)

 Michael Flatley
Speaking after the ceremony Michael Flatley said that the ceremony was one of the most moving events he had ever attended.
Michael is delighted to bring you a preview from his new flute CD which is a double CD collection of contemporary and traditional music.
Michael Flatley flew to France last week for the opening night of his sell-out Lord of the Dance tour.
www.michaelflatley.com /specialfeature.cfm   (439 words)

 MetroActive Arts | Michael Flatley
MICHAEL FLATLEY'S "Lord of the Dance" is one of two wildly popular dance reviews based on traditional Irish step dancing; "Riverdance" is the other.
Flatley, one of the stars of the original "Riverdance," split with that company to form his own troupe; publicity materials cite the usual "artistic differences" as the reason (in fact, Flatley was fired).
Flatley is careful to display his ethnic pedigree--his parents are Irish--and thus prove his artistic authenticity.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/06.05.97/tv-dance-9723.html   (910 words)

 Michael Flatley News
Lord of the Dance and Riverdance star Michael Flatley married his longtime costar Niamh O'Brien in a ceremony in County Cork, Ireland, on Saturday.
LISA Murphy, ex-fiancee of Michael Flatley, has told the Sunday Independent that she is "shocked" at the haste with which her former lover is getting married.
Michael Flatley has won a court ruling that allows him to sue a woman who claimed he had raped her.
www.topix.net /who/michael-flatley?scoring=r   (666 words)

 USATODAY.com - Michael Flatley wins court ruling in extortion case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Flatley has won a court ruling that allows him to sue a woman who claimed he had raped her.
Flatley, 48, is the former star of the Irish dance spectacle Riverdance.
The lawsuit was triggered by a January 2003 letter Flatley received from the woman's attorney alleging the dancer had raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2002.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-07-28-flatley_x.htm?csp=34   (445 words)

 Michael Flatleys Ireland
She replied that she didn't, and added 'But I hope it was Michael Flatley, because I'd like him to have it.' However, she did not get her wish, and reports continued to pop up for the next year about Michael's continued search for his Irish home.
Michael's appreciation for history at once came into play and work was halted, Cork University was contacted and the experts summoned.
Michael's fine and diverse collections of wine, rare flutes, Irish literary masterpiece first editions, great paintings and antique furniture, are gradually filling the house and making it a home.
www.michaelflatleyireland.com /castlehyde.htm   (2088 words)

 Michael Flatley Facts, Photos and Interviews
Michael Flatley has shown the world that he's got what it takes to rise to the top and stay there.
Born in Chicago's East Side and having lived in Ireland when he was a little boy, Michael Flatley grew up to become a Golden Gloves champion as well as a champion in the world of Irish Dancing.
On March 2000, Michael Flatley launches the Feet Of Flames World Tour 2000 in Germany, proving once again, that he is the lord of the dance.
www.celticcafe.com /archive/artists/flatley/index.htm   (189 words)

 Michael Flatley weds his beautiful bride in Ireland
Michael gives his beautiful wife a kiss in front of a 3,000-strong group of well-wishers.
She accessorised the empire-line affair with a simple fish-tail veil, a strand of large white pearls and a bouquet of deep-red roses.
Niamh's retired schoolteacher father Thomas walked his daughter up the aisle and her two sisters were bridesmaids while Michael's brother Patrick was the best man. "I feel ecstatic," said her mother after the service.
www.hellomagazine.com /celebrities/2006/10/16/michael-flatley   (420 words)

 Michael Flatley Collection
While Michael Flatley is no longer with Riverdance -- The Show, I have included below the shows that he appears in starting with The Original Dublin Production of Riverdance leading up to his latest.
Michael Flatley takes to the stage in a stunning Celtic dance spectacular which re-tells Irish folk legend in a dazzling and updated style.
With new music, dance, costumes and sets, feet of flames pushes Michael Flatley to the limit -- and takes you on a spectacular jouney, through light and dark, good and evil, passion and despair, to an astonishing finale that will leave you gasping for breath.
members.tripod.com /danceriver/store/videos/flatley.htm   (439 words)

 Amazon.ca: Lord of the Dance : My Story: Books: Michael Flatley,Douglas Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
After winning virtually every major American Irish dancing competition, Michael went on to become the first American ever to win the All-World Irish Dancing Championship, catching the attention of some producers who were looking for step-dancing performers for their upcoming televised song contest.
In his own words, Michael tells what it's like to ride a rocket to stardom, and he addresses some of the drama and controversy that surrounds his success, like the 2003 rape charge, his turbulent love life, and the illness and injuries that have threatened his career.
Filled with commentary from family, friends, colleagues, and celebrities and brimming with Michael's Irish charm and good humor, this book is the very personal story of a man who has lived life to the fullest according to his own credo: Nothing is impossible.
www.amazon.ca /Lord-Dance-Story-Michael-Flatley/dp/0743291794   (563 words)

 Michael Flatleys Ireland
The Flatley family established strong roots in Chicago, developing their own successful construction company, against which background Michael and his brother and sisters were raised with a solid work ethic.
Michael, however, was too creative and artistic to follow in the family business footsteps without also continuing to pursue his own true dreams.
Even Hollywood wanted it, and Michael and his troupe were the talk of the town, as well as the estimated three billion TV viewers worldwide, when they performed the title dance from the show on the 1997 Academy Awards.
www.michaelflatleyireland.com /bio.htm   (3557 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Dancer Flatley sues rape accuser
Flatley was born in Chicago to Irish immigrants
Mr Flatley is filing the $100m (£53m) case for extortion and defamation following her $35m (£18m) civil claim against him earlier this year.
Before she made the claim, the woman had threatened to sue Mr Flatley in a letter and subsequent phone calls via her lawyer, according to court papers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/5223176.stm   (376 words)

 Michael Flatley MIKEroCosm
He may be the heavy weight champion of the world of dance but Michael Flatley sure aint no light weight when it comes to debate either...
Michael Flatley Honored at Brother Rice High School Awards Dinner.
Michael "serves as a true inspiration for all young persons to reach for their dreams with a willingness to work hard and never give up."Click on the image to learn more.
www.celticcafe.com /mikerocosm   (303 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: Michael Flatley: Feet don't fail him
Michael Flatley stars in "Celtic Tiger," but he insists he's not the title character: "It's the heart and soul of the Irish people."
Not to mention Flatley's wardrobe of choice: The shirts either scandalously unbuttoned or entirely absent, the array of shiny leather goods, the googol of sequins, the revealing trousers.
We spoke with Flatley during the Canadian leg of his massive tour, somewhere between Ontario and Manitoba.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002563471_flatley17.html   (898 words)

 Michael Flatley article from San Antonio News Life 12.21.99
A line has been drawn in the cybersand regarding Flatley, whose choreographed extravaganza "Lord of the Dance" has been touring for a little over three years, a little over one without him.
Flatheads (as Flatley fans call themselves) started meeting in the site's chat room on a daily basis to talk about their lives, "Lord of the Dance" (aka LOTD) and Flatley.
One of the more unusual sites is "Michael Flatley By The Masters", which plants Flatley in famous and contemporary art masterpieces.
www.celticcafe.com /archive/artists/flatley/salife.htm   (969 words)

 Michael Flatley & Lord of the Dance FAQ's
Michael again announced a "retirement," saying this was the last tour for the U.S. (That doesn't mean he'll never dance again.) He completed his U.S. Victory Tour July 29, 2001 in Dallas, TX.
Michael has said June 28, 1996, but a fan that was there, says July 2nd, and then July 6th for the taping.
Michael Flatley's GOLD which has been available to Europe for some time, will be available to the U.S. October 30, 2001.
bbs.annex.com /zamm/mffaq.htm   (3299 words)

 Celtic Tiger Live . com - The Official Website of Michael Flatley's Celtic Tiger
Michael Flatley, the internationally acclaimed master of dance has returned to the stage in Celtic Tiger, his powerful new dance spectacular.
With his unrivalled skill and artistry, Michael Flatley ignites the world of dance once again with a bold, dramatic and daring production which fuses the spirit of Ireland and its history with dance and music.
Michael Flatley returns to The Point Theatre with Celtic Tiger, December 2, 2006.
www.celtictigerlive.com   (120 words)

 Michael Flatley | news : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
For the woman who filed a $35 million lawsuit against former ''Riverdance'' star Michael Flatley this week, accusing him of raping her last fall in his Las Vegas hotel suite, the jig is up.
Flatley's countersuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that the woman complained to the police only to establish a paper trail that she could use later to extort money from him, Reuters reports.
The suit said that Flatley's secretary in the next room heard no cries from the woman, and that the next morning, she kissed him in the secretary's presence and had breakfast with Flatley.
www.ew.com /ew/report/0,6115,430271~10~0~lordofdancecountersues,00.html   (437 words)

 Amazon.com: Michael Flatley's Celtic Tiger: Music: Ronan Hardiman,Nick Ingman,Jason Duffy,Michael Flatley,Dave ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I love anything Michael Flatley does he is the best Irish dancer in the whole wide world.
Michael Flatley's feet fly like a racehorse, but he is really a one trick pony.
Michael Flatley's Feet Of Flames ~ Ronan Hardiman & Michael Flatley
www.amazon.com /Michael-Flatleys-Celtic-Tiger-Ingman/dp/B000B8GT9M   (1963 words)

 Riverdance Star Michael Flatley Weds | Michael Flatley, Marriage, Engagements : People.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Flatley spent about five minutes shaking hands and kissing well-wishers before finally making it through the crowd and into the church.
During the service, which was attended by about 250 invited guests, Flatley was cheered, and at one point the entire congregation rose to their feet and sang "For he's a jolly good fellow."
Flatley was previously engaged for four years to former model Lisa Murphy and was married to makeup artist Beata Dziaba for 11 years before their 1997 split.
people.aol.com /people/article/0,26334,661670_1546636,00.html   (444 words)

 Michael Flatley - Gold: A Celebration of Michael Flatley (2000) (V)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
And since I'm a huge fan of Michael Flatley this was a videotape I just had to buy.
This video contains also a preview of Michael Flatley's new film and some special footage of an old performance from Michael back in 1987 and a reunion with the Chieftains in 1998.
I hope that in the future they will release a video of the entire Feet of Flames World Tour show, but for now we'll just have to do with the 10 pieces of footage that are on this tape.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0285719   (330 words)

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