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Since nearly every dance-related film and television project in this century has involved a contest or competition, however bogus, it was a good idea to make a documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix, a genuine, internationally recognized event...
Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
Culture MonsterJean Lenihan reviews Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center. A dance review for the Los Angeles Times....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Greater Journey Americans in Paris David McCullough Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $37.50 For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. He garnered...
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews Agnieszka Brzezanska at Michael Benevento Gallery...
Culture MonsterDance movies are officially cool again thanks to "Black Swan," the nightmarish thriller starring Natalie Portman that is set in the world of New York's classical ballet. The Darren Aronofsky film has been racking up award nominations while proving to........
I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
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Culture MonsterReporting from San Francisco By all accounts, San Francisco is in love with Nicola Luisotti -- a 47-year-old conductor from Viareggio, Italy, and very Italian ??? as is he with his new city. Last month he became music director of......
Monster Mash: Banksy's graffiti defaced; Oregon Shakespeare Festival surprise; Caravaggio's self-portraitCulture Monster--Everyone's a critic: A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy was defaced during a vote on whether the artwork ought to be preserved. (BBC News) --Box office surprise: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival says it saw record attendance and revenue for......
'A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families' by Michael HolroydWhen Michael Holroyd takes on a subject, you know his sweep will be wide. This is not to say that he forfeits depth -- far from it -- but rather that he puts things in the fullest possible context. His groundbreaking biography of Lytton Strachey more than...
Tags: Literature, Max Reinhardt, Elizabeth II, John Gielgud, Theater
Marion Scott, a noted dancer, choreographer and teacher who returned to the stage at the age of 62 and in her 80s mounted concerts that displayed the talents of aging artists like herself, died Oct. 5 in Los Angeles. She was 86. The cause of death was...
VarietyThe sights and sounds of thundering hoofers will inaugurate L.A.'s newest green space on Saturday as the Dizzy Feet Foundation hosts its National Dance Day festivities in conjunction with the opening of downtown's Grand Park. "My goal is to get people...
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