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Interview with creative director & photographer Emmanuel Whajah on taking his passion behind the lens

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Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera.

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Stray off the beaten path this fall with Blue District’s “Nature’s Realm” collection

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Let yourself wander through the enchanted forest as we take a walk through Blue District‘s Nature’s Realm collection. You’ll find yourself among earth tones, floral prints, lush textures and patterns inspired by nature in these whimsical and captivating pieces. From puff jackets, chunky sweaters, elegant coats, bodysuits, flowing skirts, fairy dresses, and even unique statement heels, there’s something here to dress your enchanted side.

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Behind the scenes of Luka & Jenalyn’s historical collaboration with World of Dance friends Les Twins & Aidan Carberry in Toronto (exclusive)

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Blackpool Dance Festival was the place for Canadian duo Luka & Jenalyn to compete against the biggest names in the world in ballroom dance. After nearly one hundred years, it is still the most prestigious and longest-running ballroom dance competition in the world. The historic Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens Theatre in Blackpool, England on June 1st was standing room only with bow ties and gala gowns surrounding the ballroom floor.

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World of Dance Canadian duo Luka & Jenalyn breakaway from cabaret ballroom

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WORLD OF DANCE -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: Luka & Jenalyn -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC)

Luka Milacic-Perusina (21) and Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco (17), popularly known as Luka & Jenalyn, are cabaret ballroom dancers from Toronto, Canada. The dynamic duo have mesmerized audiences with their unique and innovative spin on cabaret; a combination of ballroom dancing, cabaret, cirque and theatre arts.

“Being dancers is our passion and our dream,” says the duo.

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An emotional interview with Kim Berry, Prince’s hair stylist of twenty-nine years

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Kim Berry stands by "Le Petit Prince" By Troy Gua at the Weisman Art Museum during the Prince Exhibit. Photo by Breakaway Daily.

Last month, Breakaway Daily joined people from around the world at Paisley Park in Minnesota as Celebration 2018 honored music legend Prince Rogers Nelson. The four day event marked Prince’s passing for the second year in a row, with the first being Celebration 2017. Since his untimely death on April 21, 2016, visiting Minnesota has become bittersweet.

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Prince Celebration 2018: Exclusive coverage from Paisley Park in Minnesota

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Celebration 2018 official poster.

Fans, friends and family marked the second anniversary of Prince’s passing with a four-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Celebration 2018 honored the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. In its second year, the four-day special event took place between April 19th and 22nd at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis at Paisley Park.

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French duo Les Twins win NBC’s World of Dance

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WORLD OF DANCE: "World Final" Pictured: (l-r) Les Twins, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Les Twins, the wildly talented twin brothers who made their way from performing on the streets of Paris to sharing a stage with BeyonceJay-Z and Missy Elliot, have been crowned the best dancers in the world and the first champions of NBC’s “World of Dance,” summer’s #1 new entertainment series.

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