Fatal Stabbing Ends 'Voguing' Competition

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A dispute between two young men over who was better at a trendy dance called "voguing" ended Tuesday with one rival killing the other, police said.

Escoban de Jesus, 19, was stabbed in the abdomen with a pair of scissors near a Hudson River pier that neighborhood residents said is used as an open-air dance club. Fitzgerald Billips, 24, of Brooklyn, was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The dance, which mimics the movements of fashion models, got its start in Harlem in the mid-1980s. Madonna brought it national attention with the song, "Vogue."

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