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  • Michael Trusnovec, Paul Taylor Dance Company poised to strike

    Michael Trusnovec, Paul Taylor Dance Company poised to strike
    NEW YORK — In "Banquet of Vultures," veteran Paul Taylor Dance Company member Michael Trusnovec, dressed in a crisp black suit with a red power tie, yanks his bent knee toward his ear, conjuring up a bird of prey as he steps shrewdly through a mass of bodies. As he unfolds his talon-like hands, he evokes both a predator and a profiteer. Hands on hips, elbows splayed wide, he thrusts his leg back and swivels around a woman holding a candle, then tosses her overhead and onto the floor. With startling urgency, Trusnovec executes the sharp, scythe-sweeping movements of the choreography.
  • SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival

    SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. This spring’s National Football League draft will tell us who the most prized college players are. It’s thought to be a good year for quarterbacks. College and university talent...

    Same-sex marriage moving swiftly back toward Supreme Court

    Same-sex marriage moving swiftly back toward Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON — The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking up speed, moving at a pace that has surprised even longtime advocates and increasing the likelihood of a definitive Supreme Court test as early as next year. Efforts by some...

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words. "Compared to the trivialities of...