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Tallchief, Maria(Encyclopedia)Tallchief, Maria, 1925–2013, American ballerina, b. Fairfax, Okla., as Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief. Tallchief, of Osage descent, was trained both as a pianist and a dancer. Deciding on a career in ba...
New York City Ballet(Encyclopedia)New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the foremost American dance companies of the 20th and 21st cents. It was founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine as the Ballet Society in 1946. In 1948 th...
Maria II(Encyclopedia)Maria II (Maria da Glória), 1819–53, queen of Portugal (1834–53), daughter of Peter IV (Pedro I of Brazil). Pedro, having succeeded to the Portuguese throne on the death (1826) of his father, Joh...
Molina, Maria de(Encyclopedia)Molina, Maria de: see María de Molina.
Mulock, Dinah Maria(Encyclopedia)Mulock, Dinah Maria: see Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock.
Tingo María(Encyclopedia)Tingo María, city (1993 pop. 43,152), capital of Leoncio Prado prov., Huánuco dept., central Peru. The region's subtropical forest supports a variety of wood-processing indusries. The city is the si...
Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado de(Encyclopedia)Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado de: see Machado de Assis, Joaquim Maria.
Eça de Queiroz, José Maria(Encyclopedia)Eça de Queiroz, José Maria: see Queiroz, José Maria Eça de.
Santa Maria(Encyclopedia)Santa Maria sän´t mr´ [key], city (1991 pop. 217,592), Rio Grande do Sul state, S Brazil. It is a major railroad terminus and the site of an important military base. Foodstuffs and rail mac...
Maria I(Encyclopedia)Maria I, 1734–1816, queen of Portugal (1777–1816), daughter of Joseph I. She was married (1760) to her uncle, who assumed joint rule with her as Peter III. Neither of them was much interested in a...
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