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Valley 610Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has nearly $189,000 at the ready for his 2013 bid for a third term in office, despite the fact that a challenger has yet to come forward. According to Pawlowski’s most recent campaign finance report, the mayor’s...
Jimmy Fallon is really in the holiday spirit these days. On Tuesday he teamed up with the Roots and Mariah Carey on a classroom-instrument version of her hit "All I Want for Christmas is You." His latest seasonal offering is a reading of Clement C....
The Crooked Tree Arts Center will host a new holiday event for 2012 -- the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea on Saturday, Dec. 8. The tea will take place at the Carnegie building, located next to the arts center on Mitchell Street in downtown Petoskey. Participants...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts, Awards and Prizes
On a recent frigid and blustery night in Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet's Joy Womack was talking about her farewell visit last summer with influential Los Angeles teacher Yvonne Mounsey. Womack had traveled to Mounsey's West Los Angeles home in August...
Crooked Tree Arts Center is launching its new "Just Us!" series of children's programming with Sugar Plum Fairies cookie decorating this week. Megan DeWindt will kick off the series with cookie decorating tips, tricks and techniques from 10-11 a.m. on...
A fight scene for the boys. Romance for the preteen girls. Nostalgia for the parents. Plus, the Sugar Plum Fairy and that scary mouse. The team behind Festival Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker" has a simple theory for why the show has such...
Even with all the warning, I just can't see to get up to speed with the holidays. Way back around Halloween when the first hints of Christmas decorations were sprouting like too-early crocuses poking through a February snow, I looked around and figured...
Seeking to scare up some spooky sparkles and spectacular spangles? Now in its 33rd year, the seasonal Sugar Plum Festival bring local artisans direct to the public on select weekends at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Their annual Halloween...
Tags: Christmas, Arts and Culture, Arts, Fine Arts, Festive Events
Culture MonsterIt's Oscars season and feathers have been ruffled. While Darren Aronofsky’s ballet thriller, “Black Swan,” received five nods, terpsichorean talk has again turned to the issue of weight. Best actress nominee Natalie Portman reportedly lost 20 pounds...
Visions of sugarplums are dancing in the heads of area craft enthusiasts, who are opting to shun the mall this weekend in favor of one-of-a-kind gifts. The Sugar Plum Festival opens its holiday arts and crafts extravaganza this weekend at the OC Fair &...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Festive Events, Holidays
Drive. Dedication. Passion. Giggles. Friendship. Youth. Such different words, yet they all fit together for the dancers at Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in Laguna Hills. I had a chance to sit down and talk with a dozen of the students...
KIAHToo fat to dance? Forget the Sugar Plum Fairy more like the Sugar Plump Fairy. New York Times dance critic, Alastair Macaulay criticizes New York City Ballet's principal dancer for her weight. After reviewing George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Macaulay...
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