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  • Spring arts preview: Performance and dance

     
    A look ahead at the spring season in performance and dance. Lemi Ponifasio/MAU The Samoan-born, New Zealand-based choreographer and theater artist pays homage to Shakespeare and explores more contemporary ideas about personal freedom and political tyranny...
  • Opera review: 'Nixon in China' at the Metropolitan Opera

     
    Mark Swed reviews John Adams' "Nixon in China" at the Metropolitan Opera...
  • Debbie Allen's new 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' gets Goldstar award

     
    The early returns are in, and "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a Tchaikovsky-free original variation written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and performed by her Debbie Allen Dance Academy, appears to have crowd-pleaser potential. It had its...
  • Grant Gershon extends contract with Los Angeles Master Chorale through 2014-15

     
    The Los Angeles Master Chorale said Tuesday that Grant Gershon has extended his contract as music director through the 2014-15 season. Gershon assumed the role of music director in 2001; his current contract was set to expire at the end......
  • Good news for dance fans: a Miami City Ballet special is announced for PBS

     
    Miami City Ballet will get a national showcase when PBS airs a "Dance in America" program this spring of the company performing two works by George Balanchine and one by Twyla Tharp. There was a time when "Dance in America"......
  • PASSINGS: Phillip Walker, Robert M. Jaffe, Denise Jefferson, Mac Foster, Kaye Cowher

    PASSINGS: Phillip Walker, Robert M. Jaffe, Denise Jefferson, Mac Foster, Kaye Cowher
    Phillip Walker Blues guitarist and singer Phillip Walker, 73, a blues guitarist and singer who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, died of heart failure Thursday in Palm Springs, said Marc Lipkin, publicity director for Alligator Records....
  • Music Center dance series' 2010-11 season will be its biggest ever

     
    The eighth season of dance at the Music Center will be the biggest yet. The 2010-11 series -- now named Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center -- will feature troupes from Europe and Latin America, a collaboration with......
  • Shen Wei Dance Arts marks 10th anniversary

    Shen Wei Dance Arts marks 10th anniversary
    There comes a time in an artistic prodigy's life when youth gives way to middle age and terms like "wunderkind" and "enfant terrible" cease to apply. Shen Wei -- who at age 22 became a founding member of China's first modern dance company -- turns 42...
  • Dance: The 21st century awaits its next cue

    Dance: The 21st century awaits its next cue
    Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, impatient dancers, choreographers, critics and audience members all hoped that a new breed of innovators would appear to transform theatrical dance the way that Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev radically...
  • Monster Mash: Former Guggenheim director jailed; Washington National Opera's financial woes; Iraqi theater's comeback

     
    -- Busted: The former director of Spain's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has been sentenced to 32 months in jail for stealing about $750,000 from the museum between 1998 and 2008. (Agence France Presse) -- Trouble looming: Are layoffs and other......
  • Susan Graham experiences Dido's hard life with a lounge lizard

    Susan Graham experiences Dido's hard life with a lounge lizard
    Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan have never collaborated before. But when they get together, the Texas-raised mezzo-soprano and British conductor behave like an old married couple. On a recent afternoon in Berkeley, the home base of the Philharmonia...