| Jan 20, 2012
"So You Think You Can Dance" All-Star, Courtney Galiano to launch dance convention/workshop, THE BEAT in our area. PIX11's Lisa Mateo caught up with her at Alvin Ailey Dance Studio for a dance lesson. The New Yorker was featured on "So You Think You Can...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 2:45 PM
We all know what happens when great composers, writers and artists die: Their work lives on. But what about groundbreaking choreographers — say, Martha Graham, José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Antony Tudor, Alvin Ailey,George Balanchine — those...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 12:51 PM
On the second floor of the Sudbrook Arts Centre in Pikesville, Tim Fox snapped his fingers to live piano music as he watched his three teenage ballet students move elegantly through their growing repertoire of ballet positions.
"This is not brain...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:46 AM
In mid-December, we caught Columbia's Alicia Graf in a premiere program presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Seeing her back performing with Ailey as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations was definitely a...
| Jun 24, 2011
Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1. Mos Def performs, BK; 2. 2Free dance classes from Alvin Ailey; 3. Nail Polish giveaway.
Rosie Perez, Academy Award-nominated actress, hosts the 2011 Fort Greene Festival...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:35 PM
It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame.
But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Without Cab Calloway, it is hard to imagine there would have been a Michael Jackson or a Prince or hip-hop moves.
If that sounds like hyperbole, tune in to PBS' "Cab Calloway: Sketches," an "American Masters" presentation airing Monday, Feb. 27 (check...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:27 PM
A cultural treasure returns to Orange County next week, marking a new period in its renowned history.
"The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958; it was a company for all types of dancers — black, white, Hispanic, Asian. There...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Sixty-three years ago, Donald McKayle had no idea that he would wind up in dance.
All that the kid from East Harlem needed was a spark to ignite a passion in him, which would enable McKayle to establish an ongoing legacy for years to come.
| Mar 4, 2012
Myron Martin was in fourth grade when he attended an opera at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston.
"Our school bus pulled up to the front, and I saw this majestic building, and I knew that we'd gone someplace special," he said of his first...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:56 PM
Winter Bulb Festival
The UCI Arboretum will host its annual Winter Bulb Festival. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2. The arboretum is south of the corner of where Campus Drive intersects Jamboree road. For more information, call...