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Culture MonsterIn 1965, a tall, 22-year-old dancer was spotted by Alvin Ailey at a fellow choreographer’s audition. She felt she’d flubbed the audition badly – and did not get the job – but Ailey was sufficiently impressed by what he saw,......
Brand XWho would’ve thunk I’d have to trek all the way down to Orange County to get my fix of the sublime? If the TV show wasn’t enough to keep me safely nestled north of LAX, then the prospect of jostling elbows with blond, blue-eyed and sometim...
Monster mash: Rethinking the international art fair; Jonathan Demme's first play; vermin in the West EndCulture Monster-- Bigger picture: Lorenzo Rudolf, the man behind Art Basel and other international art fairs, is trying to push the boundaries of what is shown and who shows it with ArtParis -- now re-branded ArtParis+Guests. (New York Times) -- Stage......
Culture Monster“Celebration” happened to be the unofficial theme for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s opening night program Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the first of four different slates of mixed repertory being presented through...
Culture MonsterThese may be tough times for maintaining excellence in public education, given the condition of the California state government that's primarily responsible for funding it, but that's not stopping the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts from...
Daily PressHere is a complete Virginia Arts Festival schedule. Tickets can be purchased at www.vafest.org or by calling 671-8100. Virginia International Tattoo Sneak Peaks. Noon April 14. A pipe band from the Tattoo will perform a half-hour show. Tidewater...
The TV ZoneNo go, O. A feud! A feud! Goody, goody. It looks like we've got a brand new feud. Here's the latest: Oprah was in NYC at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre last night, where she hosted the 50th......
The Swampby Mark Silva They could have danced all night - the Alvin Ailey dance company, that is - at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where the Obama family, the president, the first lady and their two daughters, spent......
The SwampBy Mark Silva It's Friday night in Washington. And the President's Box at the Kennedy Center will be occupied. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who have an affinity for Friday nights out, plan to take in an......
The Swampby Mark Silva Sure, President Barack Obama made the list. But so did Michelle Obama. And Bernie Madoff, the billionaire king of Ponzi. Rush Limbaugh, too, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and... "the founders of Twitter.'' Sarah Palin's on the list.......
Tags: Foreign Aid, Jay Leno, Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, Demonstration
Special To The SunIf you've never thought much of the dance scene in the Baltimore area, this coming season is going to make you change your thinking. Along with classic traditional ballet and modern standards, this year brings a host of area premieres that feature...
Tribune arts criticThere have been years when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened its annual engagement here with audience-friendly fare. To the company's credit, the works performed Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre were challenging and frequently off-putting....
Tags: Illnesses, Dance, Entertainment, Judith Jamison, Steve Reich
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