February 6, 1992 |
Eddie Brown has been hoofing it for nearly seven decades now. "I been dancing ever since I was 5 years old," said Brown, 73, a tap master who will appear Saturday at Orange Coast College with Rhapsody in Taps, a troupe of five dancers and five jazz musicians based in Los Angeles. An Omaha native, the Los Angeles resident learned to tap on street corners, jamming all day with buddies. "A bunch of us got together and just traded steps."
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January 7, 1993 |
Old masters and young phenoms brought their tap shoes and memories to Los Angeles' Ebony Showcase Theater on Wednesday to do "the Eddie Brown," a dance chorus named for the generous genius who died of cancer last week at 74. They remembered Brown, a master of rhythm tap improvisation, as an innovator who--unlike most accomplished dancers--was more than willing to teach them each new step as it came whirling from his imagination.
July 24, 1992 |
It's OK if you know, but don't tell tap master Eddie Brown about the foot-stomping, rhythm-dancing benefit show planned in his honor Sunday at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica. The 73-year-old dancer doesn't usually read The Times so it's safe to report that the show will feature plenty of tap colleagues who care about Brown, including Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers and Fred Strickler for starters and groups including Rhapsody in Taps and the Jazz Tap Ensemble.
September 18, 1989 |
Eddie Brown was slow to sign with Cincinnati this season, but he brought some quickness back to the Bengals' sputtering offense once he did. Brown, fresh from a contract holdout, scored a touchdown on his first catch Sunday, sparking Cincinnati to a 41-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals' offense, ranked No. 1 last year in the NFL, sputtered without Brown in the exhibition season and in an opening loss to Chicago.
October 8, 1990 |
When Cincinnati wide receiver Eddie Brown suffered a knee injury in last Monday night's game at Seattle, quarterback Boomer Esiason knew who his new main man was. "I grabbed Rodney Holman and told him that with Eddie out, he better find a way to get open," Esiason said. Holman found a lot of ways to get open Sunday, catching 10 passes for 161 yards in a 34-31 overtime victory over the Rams at Anaheim Stadium.
January 2, 1986
Wide receiver Eddie Brown of the Cincinnati Bengals, who had 53 receptions for 942 yards and 8 touchdowns, was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.