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Misty Copeland, whose openness about race in ballet helped to make her one of the most famous ballerinas in the United States, was promoted on Tuesday by American Ballet Theater, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
Her promotion — after more …Performing Arts
Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.
Preheat oven to 350˚. Butter two 9"-diameter cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper rounds. Butter parchment and dust with flour, tapping out …Chocolate
In recent years a remarkably high number of British choreographers have been working internationally: Richard Alston, David Bintley, Christopher Bruce, Michael Clark, David Dawson, Wayne McGregor, Ashley Page, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon. I’ve even heard New Yorkers suggest that there …Performing Arts
“I started dancing at three, but it was only when I reached 12 that they found I had curvature of the spine,” says Wendy Whelan, one of America’s greatest ballerinas. “The orthopaedist lined me up, then put me in traction, casts and in a brace. Until I was finished growing I was in a brace.”
Whelan …Performing Arts
Every week, we’re spotlighting a different food blogger who’s shaking up the blogosphere with tempting recipes and knockout photography. Below, Meike …Recipes
BECKET — Joy upon joy: The annual international dance smorgasbord that is the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival has begun, and Ballet BC (that’s British …Performing Arts
It turns out that cats have been licking their butts since (basically) the beginning of time — and humans have always watched them, like big ol' weirdos.
A collection of images from early illuminated manuscripts, dating back to the middle ages, is featured on the Tumblr Discarding Images. Every …Middle Ages
Philippe Conticini’s espresso eclair Photo: La Patisserie des Reves
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THE AVERAGE 11-YEAR-OLD’S first attempt at baking tends to be a slapdash affair. Not Philippe Conticini’s. Under the watchful eye of his mother in their kitchen outside Paris, he crafted a …Chocolate
Will Jon Snow return to Game of Thrones? I have argued that he will, and now Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson has rounded up various tidbits from recent …Jon Snow
Jean-Georges Vongerichten himself created the Valrhona chocolate pudding at Perry St (176 Perry Street, 212-352-1900), a confection topped with a …Chocolate
The Royal Ballet remains one of the world’s finest ballet companies. The season it’s presenting at the David H. Koch Theater — the first time in that theater, and its first visit to New York in 11 years, the city that was its second home from 1949 to 1976 — is in some ways problematic. But at the …Performing Arts
Albert Evans, a retired principal dancer with New York City Ballet who was praised by reviewers and sought after by choreographers for his almost singular combination of fluid elegance and sinewy muscularity, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 46.
His death, at Mount Sinai Hospital, was announced …Performing Arts
It’s sometimes said that British theatre is “the envy of the world”. Without wishing to rain on anyone’s parade, this is news to the rest of the world. But, if theatre really is some sort of absurd jealousy contest, it often feels that we Brits can only compete at all for two reasons: 1) the plays …Shakespeare's Plays
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the “Game of Thrones” season five finale.Even the stars of “Game of Thrones” aren’t immune to …Emilia Clarke
Every now and then I get into a situation with some over-ripe bananas, and it usually begins like this. Someone who shall remain nameless says, "Mom, …Dessert
This recipe comes from Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck’s grandmother, Kathy. The story goes that in a house devoid of sweets, this was the only dessert she ever made. It remains a family—and Bon Appétit Test Kitchen—favorite.
Combine walnuts, chocolate chips, brown sugar, …Dessert
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Vega Performance Protein)
8 raw almonds
3 ice …
Just 4 ingredients and no baking are all it takes to achieve fudge nirvanceVegan Recipes
Misty Copeland’s Debut as Odette-Odile
When I started to watch American ballet companies in London and New York in the late 1970s, one of the four ballerina roles in George Balanchine’s “Symphony in C” at New York City Ballet was filled by the African-American dancer Debra Austin. Suzanne Farrell, …Performing Arts
Kirill Petrenko has been announced as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor designate and artistic director of the Berliner …Classical Music
Promotions usually mean higher pay, maybe a fancy title. But for Misty Copeland, it means breaking a color barrier in the elite world of ballet.
Ms. Copeland is a soloist, a notch just below principal dancer, with American Ballet Theatre. If promoted to principal, she will be the first …Dancing
Colette Marchand, a French ballerina whose long-legged glamour made her an international star in Roland Petit’s ballets in the 1940s and 1950s, and who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in John Huston’s “Moulin Rouge,” died on June 5 at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France. She was 90.
Laurent …Performing Arts
Surprise your mom with scones for brunch or tea this year. These crumbly gems are from author Rosie Daykin's book, "Butter Baked Goods" (Appetite by …Chocolate
And how likely they are to return
Plenty of people have lost their lives on Game of Thrones, and most have met a violent end. While this list doesn’t record every named soldier who’s had his throat slit, it is a comprehensive account (in chronological order) of now deceased characters who had some …Jon Snow