| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where patrons of the New York City Ballet peer at a massive photograph on linoleum flooring featuring over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the Lincoln Center. The work of French-born...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Classic ballets change over time---sometimes radically. Take "Giselle," the antique, tragic two-act dance drama about a peasant girl driven mad by a nobleman but who rises from her grave to save his life.
In the 1841 French original, Albrecht (her...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, Glenn Weyant bangs mallets against the border fence in Sasabe, Ariz., turning it into a musical instrument. The sound is created by the metal posts vibrating when struck by the mallets. Weyant, a Tucson resident, has...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The bid to revive the stately old theaters of downtown L.A. has intersected with hopes for boosting the city’s chronically undernourished scene for major resident dance companies.
L.A. Dance Project, launched in 2012 by star choreographer...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:47 PM
After the last Grammy was handed out Sunday, the dash toward one of the night’s countless post-show parties was immediate. It was the last night of partying till the wee hours to celebrate big wins -- or drown those losses with an open-bar cocktail....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Did Duke Ellington want to write an opera? Absolutely. He was working on "Queenie Pie" when he died in 1974.
Did he have an opera in him? We will never know. He had been intending to write one for four decades and never did.
Still, the notion of an...
| Jan 19, 2014
There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Bill Nye might rightly be called a swing-dancing fanatic. So he sounded none too pleased at having to leave the floor after a stint on "Dancing With the Stars" left him with a painful tear to his quadriceps tendon.
Weeks of physical therapy and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Mrs. Carter goes to Washington — again! Beyonce helped pal Michelle Obama, you know, the first lady of the United States, celebrate her 50th birthday at the White House on Saturday.
The "XO" singer, 32, who also performed at President Obama's...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
It's a girl and a big reveal for Anna Trebunskaya of "Dancing With the Stars." The ballroom pro welcomed her first child and finally named the child's father.
The Russian hoofer, 33, gave birth to daughter Amalya Millan on Saturday at home, her rep told...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:30 AM
NEW YORK — Between them, Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg have performed in dozens of "Giselle" productions over the years. Kobborg alone estimates he's danced in 25 versions of the beloved Romantic classic, created in 1841.
So when these stellar...