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PIX11.comComing off the success of the film "Black Swan," ballet is going main stream. There are few TV shows which pay homage to the art form and there are more coming. The CW's newest reality show "Breaking Pointe" follows dancers in Salt Lake City, while the TV...
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...
Tags: Dance, Entertainment, Fine Artists, Documentary (genre), Movies
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...
Tags: Michael Caine, England, D.H. Lawrence, London (England), Science
Culture MonsterJean Lenihan reviews Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center. A dance review for the Los Angeles Times....
Lehigh Valley MusicWhen MTV’s iconic cartoon “Beavis + Butt-head” returns to the air Thursday after a 14-year hiatus, it will be in all its original glory – including the hard rock bands’ names emblazoned across the T-shirts of its characters....
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........
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...
Special to The TimesMarcel Marceau, the great French mime who for seven decades mastered silence and brought new life to an ancient art form, has died. He was 84. Marceau died Saturday in Paris, French news media reported, citing his former assistant Emmanuel Vacca. The...
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