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Fred Astaire

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  • Talking with Dance Theatre of Harlem's co-founder Arthur Mitchell

     
    “I didn’t want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals,” says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century’s noblest classical dancers, who grew up in New York City in the 1940s enamored of Broadway. “Vaudeville was incredible. The.......
  • 'The Biggest Loser': The worst-case scenario

     
    The unthinkable happened: Father and daughter fell below the yellow line. Together. Before we get to that, the contestants faced a Texas-sized challenge — raising awareness about obesity in the Lone Star State, which lays claim to five of the......
  • An epic restoration effort

    An epic restoration effort
    There will be a lot of history on display Monday night when the American Cinematheque presents Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic "The Ten Commandments" starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as the power-mad pharaoh, Rameses — and not just...
  • Hot Property: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw sell Beverly Hills Post Office home for $9.5 million

    Hot Property: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw sell Beverly Hills Post Office home for $9.5 million
    Country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have sold their Beverly Hills Post Office spread for $9.5 million. The two-story Mediterranean, with panoramic canyon and city views and a swimming pool with a spa, sits on 4.85 gated acres — a...
  • Review: Mixmaster Mickey Mouse makes a mixed debut in Disney California Adventure show

    Review: Mixmaster Mickey Mouse makes a mixed debut in Disney California Adventure show
    If the employees at the Disney Archives have a time capsule, they'll want to file the Disney Dance Crew under "The Way We Were" circa 2010. Decades from now, the archivists will want to pull out the video of Mixmaster Mickey Mouse hip-hop dancing to mash-...
  • Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?

    Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?
    "Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British...
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame: Fred Astaire

    Hollywood Walk of Fame: Fred Astaire
  • Sold: Ginger Rogers' former home in Hollywood Hills

    Sold: Ginger Rogers' former home in Hollywood Hills
    Update: A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer Ginger Rogers and her actor husband, Lew Ayres, has sold for $1,905,000. Set behind a wrought-iron entry and walls, the 1927 Spanish-style house has a vintage kitchen, a second-floor...
  • It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears

    It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears
    Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
  • Neil Patrick Harris sells Studio City home

    Neil Patrick Harris sells Studio City home
    Often-tuxedoed actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the Tony Awards next month, has sold a ranch-style house in Studio City for $1,535,000. Built in 1950, the home sits on more than a half-acre with mountain and valley views. The interiors feature...
  • Hendrix scores a gig at Altamont - 38 years late

    Hendrix scores a gig at Altamont - 38 years late
    The worst part about being a departed celebrity (besides the whole "departed" thing, we suppose) is the inability to come back and throttle the clowns who have licensed your legacy for something like dancing with a Dirt Devil (Fred Astaire) or...