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[09/08/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Television Network Brings "Dancing with the Stars" to the Streets of New York

[via press release from ABC]

MEDIA ALERT

ABC TELEVISION NETWORK BRINGS �DANCING WITH THE STARS� TO THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

ABC Television Network is literally bringing dancing stars to the streets of New York, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, with over one hundred dancers showcasing their talents around iconic city landmarks, including Times Square, the USS Intrepid, the Staten Island Ferry, the Brooklyn Bridge, The New York Public Library and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The female dancers will be �dancing with a star,� a male partner dressed as a gold star, to celebrate the season premiere of ABC�s hit series �Dancing with the Stars� on September 12 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET). In addition, dancers will be traveling around the city on a double-decker bus, with live music provided by the band Marques Young and The Show Stoppers.

Crews and reporters can be star struck at the following approximate times and locations:

Hard Rock Caf� (Time Square) � dancing on balcony facing Times Square 7am � 3pm

Brooklyn Bridge � dancing on top of bridge 8am � 9am

USS Intrepid � dancing aboard flight deck 10am�10:15am

NBA Store � dancing in the windows of the world�s only NBA store on 5th Ave 11am � 12noon

ESPN Zone � dancing inside restaurant noon � 3pm

Dancing on roof across from Madison Square Garden noon � 3pm

John�s Pizzeria (Times Square) � dancing in front of famed pizza place noon � 3pm

Pescatore Restaurant � dancing on balcony facing Second Avenue noon -- 3pm

South Street Seaport � Pier 17 Stage, Third Floor Atrium, Third Floor deck noon � 3pm

ABOUT DANCING WITH THE STARS

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (�America�s Funniest Home Videos�) and Samantha Harris (�E! Entertainment�), an exciting third season of �Dancing with the Stars� returns to ABC TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET). An American football legend, a talk show icon, an award-winning country music singer, a movie star and two former teen heartthrobs are among eleven celebrities vying for a chance to be crowned champion of �Dancing with the Stars.�

ABOUT MARQUES YOUNG AND THE SHOW STOPPERS

Marques Young and The Show Stoppers is a hot new band heating up the New York music scene. The band is versatile and competent in Jazz, Funk, Latin and anything that will make you dance. Formed four years ago under the musical direction of Marques Young (band leader/trombone) while attending the Juilliard School of Music, it includes Shareef Clayton (trumpet), Marion Felder (drums), Paul Vinton (guitar) and Matt Garrison (saxophone/reeds).





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· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)





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