The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that four death row inmates in Oklahoma have failed to prove that the state’s execution protocol violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The decision makes it unlikely that the court will review a similar challenge filed by death row inmates in Missouri.
St. Louisans will get to see three former Alvin Ailey dancers — who now live in the Gateway City — in a Dance St. Louis showcase next February. The performance will feature St. Louis native Antonio Douthit-Boyd, his husband, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, and dancer Alicia Graf-Mack. Last January, the Douthit-Boyds announced they were leaving the prestigious Ailey company and moving to St. Louis to work at COCA. Graf-Mack had already made a new home in St. Louis.