Swan Lake

Precious Adams interview: 'Ballet people have strong ideas about tradition, but it's natural to question things'

Precious Adams is not a fan of pink tights. That might not sound so surprising — but Precious Adams is a ballet dancer, and baby-pink tights are …

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Blue-winged teal never fail to turn heads during Minnesota's duck opener

These ducks are a highly sought game because they are so tasty and challenging to shoot.


Leanne Cope talks 'An American in Paris' — in movie theaters this week

When Leanne Cope took to the stage in “An American in Paris,” she had to do something outside a ballet dancer’s wheelhouse: Talk.<p>“It was quite scary …


The Cleveland Orchestra Opens Its Severance Hall Season and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

It’s back to school time for <b>The Cleveland Orchestra</b> and music director Franz Welser-Möst, who will open the Severance Hall season on Thursday, …


Use This 10-Minute Leg Workout to Get Toned While Channeling Your Inner Ballerina

This routine will help you get the definition of a dancer.<p>Even if it seems like a lifetime since you stopped going to those ballet classes you took …


Hotel Bel-Air Lists Prestigious Suites With Million Dollar Listing Stars

Bel Air, Los Angeles, California<p>What do Paul Newman, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe have in common? Other than being some of Hollywood’s most beloved silver screen darlings, they all shared an affinity for a certain Bel-Air hotel way back when.<p>We’re …

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Joffrey Ballet welcomes seven new dancers to its ranks

When the Joffrey Ballet opens its fall season on Oct. 17 with Christopher Wheeldon’s production of “Swan Lake,” the stage will be a little more …


Keira Knightley Continues Her Colette Press Tour

This time, it's NOT all Chanel.


19 curtain raiser

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Any number of composers could have penned a piece for the Cleveland Orchestra centennial.<p>Only one, though, could have written …


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo review – all-male hammy parody of Swan Lake

Founded in 1974 and still going strong, the all-male Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have become almost as classic as the ballets they perform. Their special mix of travesty, tribute and unselfconscious sincerity appeals to newbies and old hands, and is nowhere more balanced than in their …


'Royal' title is off-putting to the public, head of Royal Opera House says

The inclusion of “Royal” in the name of the Royal Opera House is “off-putting” to the general public, its chief executive has claimed, ahead of unveiling a project to “open up” the building.<p>Alex Beard, who has been in post since 2013, said the Covent Garden opera house suffered judgments about its …

Royal Opera House

Fall classical music and dance preview 2018: Cleveland Orchestra looks far and wide on 2018-19 season

CLEVELAND, Ohio - If you can't find something - make that several things - of interest on the performing arts calendar this year, you simply aren't …


The Week Ahead | Upcoming Events In Marietta

See what's happening in Marietta - check out the Patch Calendar<p>Monday, September 17 at 10:00 am<p>World of Zumbini music classes combine sounds from all …


Fall arts preview 2018: Top 10 dance picks this season

The fall dance season celebrates America’s diversity, with a sensual “Bolero” danced to a Cuban band, athletic Hungarian folk dancers kicking up …

San Diego

30 Beautiful Color Portraits of a Young Annette Funicello in the 1960s

Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, …

Walt Disney Company

Top 15 parties, luncheons and galas of 2018 so far, plus the best September and October events

A look back at the most talked about events of the year and the upcoming parties you don't want to miss<p>Image 1 of / 38<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Did you miss …


'Theater magician' Christoph Marthaler wins prestigious International Ibsen Award

Swiss director Christoph Marthaler, who currently heads Germany's Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival, has been awarded the 2018 International …

Royal Opera House

Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at All-Male Comedy Ballet Co Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The award-winning all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or "The Trocks," as they've become known) heads back to The …

Monte Carlo

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 14–16

This week featuring: two takes on ballet, a Big Show, and a book sale.


Authorities ‘shift focus’ to criminal investigation in search for Kotzebue girl

Authorities say they are shifting focus to a criminal investigation in the disappearance of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, the girl missing for a …


'It’s more fun to dance in a tutu': Tory Dobrin of the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - interview

Forty years on from its beginnings as part of New York's gay lib movement, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is playing to a global, largely …

Monte Carlo

Why the satire of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is on point

A MAN in a tutu might elicit a quick laugh. A man <i>en pointe</i> in ribboned slippers, knocking off 24 <i>fouettées</i> with technical precision and <i>élan</i>? That …

Monte Carlo

Preview: Atlanta Ballet's 'Return to Fall' Sept. 14-16

Robert Barnett, artistic director emeritus of Atlanta Ballet, is finally seeing the company grow to a size that befits its place as the longest …


Playlist: 5 Classical masterpieces to celebrate Classical Music Month

Classical Music. Some love it. Some hate it. And some just love to hate it. Whatever your feelings are on classical music, keep in mind that it’s …


Ballet superstar Misty Copeland will tell her story at Northrop

World-renowned dancer Misty Copeland is coming to Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis on March 31 to share her story.“Inspired: A Conversation with …


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13 Pieces Of Ballet-Inspired Workout Gear For Barre Addicts

The ballerina trend is here to stay.<p>When it comes to finding an exercise that works out every part of your body (and we mean, <i>every</i> part), it's hard …

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The week ahead in SoCal dance, Sept. 9-16: Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's 'Carmen' and more

<b>Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Fall Festival</b> The company opens its 42nd season with a new contemporary piece, plus Act 2 of “Swan Lake” and more. Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15751 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $16, $20. (714) 895-8150.<p><b>Kybele Dance Theater</b> Modern-dance company …

The Theatre

25 Sexy Horror Movies For Adults Only

You may feel a little strange for finding eroticism in a horror movie, but you shouldn't — sexy horror films are absolutely a thing, and with so many good ones to choose from, they probably deserve their own genre. We've picked the sexiest horror flicks out there, featuring everything from …

Horror Movies

Japan shows climate change is a real threat

An earthquake and storm prone island nation, Japan seems to have to cope with more than its share of disasters. It is also good at it. Its enduring …

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