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  • Talking to Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission

    Talking to  Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission
    "You get some news, and then it's like: OK, all right—it's a new idea, a new thing," says choreographer Kyle Abraham, talking about the turn of events that inspired his Hubbard Street world premiere, commissioned by the Chicago Dancing Festival....
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' tour coming to Norfolk

    'So You Think You Can Dance' tour coming to Norfolk
     The finalists are set for Season 11 of Fox-TV's "So You Think You Can Dance." We don't know who will win it yet - though everyone has his or her own best guess - but we know who the top 10 finalists are.  That means we know who is going to be on the...
  • Steff Bomb and her awesome stuffed creations

    Steff Bomb and her awesome stuffed creations
    Steff Bomb go boom. That is, Stephanie Baum, the 31-year-old artist who became a staple of local craft shows for her eccentric, often bittersweet stuffed creations (made under the name Steff Bomb), has left Chicago. She moved to Los Angeles about a week...
  • Vacant home, part of East Baltimore 'Forever Together' mural, catches fire

    Vacant home, part of East Baltimore 'Forever Together' mural, catches fire
    A vacant home on an East Baltimore block used for a "pop-up" mural that was commissioned by the city caught fire Thursday morning. The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of E. Eager St., where 35 homes were painted earlier this...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more
    A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...
  • Orange County's 'Godfather of Chicano Art' dead at 75

    Orange County's 'Godfather of Chicano Art' dead at 75
    Emigdio Vasquez, a renowned Orange County Chicano muralist and painter whose pieces captured the reality and grittiness of everyday life, has died at age 75. He succumbed to pneumonia early Saturday in an assisted living home in Newport Beach, his...
  • Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth

    Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth
    A spirit of experimentation, one foot in the past and one in the future, has set Christy Matson apart as a weaver. "It's unusual these days not to be working on a commission," Matson says, standing next to a counter brimming with colorful balls of yarn,...
  • Art school strategies differ but goal is same

    The fruit of the labors of summer art school students were on display in Putnam for First Friday. Students from the Summer Arts Academy performed a collaborative number inside the Putnam Congregational Church. Visual art students displayed their...
  • How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision

    How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision
    Too often the Middle East is reduced to just that: the "Middle East" — a blanket term defining a large swath of territory in Western Asia and North Africa, a news-hour shorthand for territorial conflicts and civil unrest. But "Middle East" does...
  • Garrett McNamara's swell season

    Garrett McNamara's swell season
    One day about four years ago, before he rode what he calls "the wave," Garrett McNamara was driving in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Nicole, when a group of teenagers pulled alongside his car and clamored to get his attention. "These kids are all...
  • Classical music: Chautauqua-style festival in Mt. Gretna

    Named after Chautauqua Lake in New York State, where the first was held in 1874, Chautauqua adult education assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s, when their popularity declined. Chautauquas brought entertainment...