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Prom 60: Denk, San Francisco Symphony, Tilson Thomas | Classical music reviews, news & interviews

One astonishing creature was missing from the cavalcade of meerkats and whatnot featured in Sunday afternoon’s Life Story Prom introduced by Sir David …

Classical Music

Johan Renvall, American Ballet Theater Principal, Dies at 55

Johan Renvall, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater whose range there from 1978 to 1996 could stun audiences with spectacular classical technique and — in dramatic ballets — powerful intensity, died on Monday in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. He was 55 and lived in Manhattan.

The cause …

Performing Arts

Ccan you tell the difference between the Bard's verses and rap lyrics?

• Royal Shakespeare Company has launched app aimed at schoolchildren• 
It aims to help new hip-hop generation relate to the playwright's work

Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

If you've never tried making your own dairy-free ice cream at home before, this is the place to start! This dreamy vegan treat harnesses the power of …

Vegan Recipes

Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

The well-established soundscape at Burning Man is an audio layer cake of dubstep and techno. More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual arts festival — and many of them will spend their nights at post-apocalyptic raves, spinning fiery hula hoops and passing …

The Arts

Making ballet shoes is a delicate form of art

Ballet shoes are dainty and thin and totally unique. Jack Flynn and Nick David filmed this short documentary of the Freed of London ballet shoe …

Cool Stuff

Celebration as last Ebola patient released from hospital in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone releases its last confirmed Ebola patient from hospital and begins a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus.


Chocolate, Caramel and Peanut Treats

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The ooey, gooey no-bake bar made with crisp rice cereal and marshmallows is a lunch box, after-school and bake sale standby. Try …


Game Of Thrones: 5 Deadliest Places In Westeros

HBOLet’s face the facts, if you’re looking for a nice family holiday with sun, sea and a low death toll, Westeros probably isn’t for you. Game of …

Game of Thrones

Ice Cream Sandwiches With Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies [Vegan]

I have no words to describe these guys. These ice cream sandwiches are just amazing! Since peanut butter is the main ingredient in the ice cream, you …

Vegan Recipes

Watch 'Game of Thrones' fan's amazing tribute to Jon Snow

This "Game of Thrones" superfan made a pretty awesome tribute to the now former lord commander of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow, who may or may not be …

Jon Snow

The Dance of Dior

With choreographer Justin Peck and New York City Ballet, Raf Simons's psychedelic fall collection hits new heights.

Dance is about freedom, as is fashion, at its best. There are few more exciting voices in the international ballet world right now than Justin Peck, New York City Ballet's resident …


Interest in women's history began much earlier than is assumed

Today, feminism is often associated with the political protests of the 1960s or the earlier women's suffrage movement, but Stanford historian Paula …

Women's History

The Easiest, Most Delicious Salted-Chocolate Toffee You’ll Ever Make

WHAT IS IT: Salty, chocolatey, buttery toffee made with saltines and ready in minutes

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: It’s a childhood treat I haven’t had in years, and I realized it’s been missing from my life

When I was a kid, I always …


George R.R. Martin says Stannis is alive 'beyond a doubt' in his books

Just call him Schrödinger's Baratheon.

In a comment on his website, Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin confirmed to readers that while Game of Thrones' Stannis Baratheon may be dead, his book-Stannis is indeed alive.

"In my books? Alive, beyond a doubt," writes Martin, about the …

George R. R. Martin

Matthew Brookes’ new book spotlights the male ballet dancers of Paris

“In a century past, these dancers may well have modelled for Rodin’s sculptures,” writes French choreographer Marie Agnus Gillot in her foreword to …


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ECHO Klassik Prizewinners Announced | Classical Music


The winners of this year’s ECHO Klassik awards have been announced. The ever-expanding list of prizes reached fifty-eight this year, chosen by a …

Classical Music

Prom 49: Hardenberger, Boston SO, Nelsons | Classical music reviews, news & interviews

So here he was in town with his top American team, the already great conductor whose premature departure from Birmingham has left the players in …

The Arts

Ballet Programs Look For More Boys To Step Up To The Barre

A beautiful ballerina and a handsome prince are at the heart of the world's most famous ballets. Sleeping Beauty. Swan Lake. The Nutcracker, of course.

And at training grounds for future dancers, plenty of girls hope to someday wear the prima ballerina's tutu.

But it's become a challenge to find the …

Performing Arts

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cones With Peanuts Recipe


Combine chocolate and oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth, stirring …

Ice Cream

Beetroot and chocolate cake


Preheat the oven to 180C.

Bring the olive oil and coconut oil up to a low heat in a saucepan then add the brown sugar and chocolate and stir …


Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Finishing your cookies with a delicate, flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack.

Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 375°. Whisk flour, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda in a …


A Shakespeare for All Seasons

For many theatergoers, summer is the season of Shakespeare, in the way it’s the season of corn and tomatoes for those who want these foods fresh from the garden. Like such comestibles, Shakespeare can be devoured in hearty single sittings — and often alfresco — what with a crop of productions that …


Salted Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Bark

This bark can be thrown together in no time, and the only really necessary ingredient is quality dark chocolate to melt and some salt to sprinkle on …


Ballet Life, Unfiltered and Uploaded to Instagram

Deformed toenails, eating disorders and backstabbing jealousy — that’s a quick survey of ballet stereotypes. But with Instagram, dancers have found a way to break through the tulle and tiaras by presenting backstage life on their terms.

Devin Alberda, a member of the New York City Ballet corps …


MUSIC - Britain’s Prom concerts keep classic charm after 120 years

MUSIC > Britain’s Prom concerts keep classic charm after 120 years

LONDON – Agence France-Presse

Star soloists and concert-goers alike hail the …

United Kingdom

Easy children's recipe for this yummy Chocolate Tray Bake

Looking to keep the children busy during summer holidays? Get them making this easy chocolate tray bake recipe.

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25g cocoa …


Yes, You Can Make Cappuccino Chocolate Cupcakes!

Cappuccino-Chocolate Cupcakes

Cappuccino doesn’t always have to be sipped from a cup – try this flavor in a a cupcake! Update your cupcake skills from …