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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Icon Derek Hough Soars Into Albany

The dance standout, who's currently starring on NBC's 'World Of Dance,' is coming to the Palace Theatre on April 26.

Derek Hough
Derek Hough, currently a judge on NBC's 'World Of Dance,' will be bringing his pro dancing chops to Albany's Palace Theatre on April 26.

Let’s get this out of the way: Yes, for what seems an eternity now, I’ve been watching Dancing With The Stars. OK, OK…have at it. Look, DWTS is one of the only television shows that I get to bond with my mother-in-law about—how could we not?—and this Utah-bred, glistening-when-shirtless, towheaded wonder, six-time Mirror Ball Champion, slice of dreamy American pie, Derek Hough, is a huge reason why mom-in-law and I (and tens of millions of others) love this impossibly happy show, now entering its 28th season(!), so damn much. His aw-shucks humility mixed with his Wow! acrobatic dance moves make Hough the perfect object of post-millennium pop cultural fascination: sexy for a G-rated audience.

Serving currently as a judge (along with R&B singer Ne-Yo and superstar Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez) of NBC’s wildly popular World Of Dance, Hough has struck reality-competition-show gold once again. His chemistry with the ageless, stunning Lopez is palpable, yet clearly friendly (their partnership doesn’t tread anywhere near the smoldering Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper zone).

And now, all of Hough’s cream cheese goodness wrapped in seriously mind-blowing dancing ability is heading to Albany’s Palace Theatre on Friday, April 26. Oh, yes, I’ve already called my mother-in-law. Let the bonding begin!

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Richard Pérez-Feria

Richard Pérez-Feria is the President, CEO and Editor in Chief of saratoga living. He was the former Editor in Chief of ELLIMAN, Now It Counts, VEGAS INC, HudsonMOD, People en Español, 7x7 and many others.

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