| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Virginia Arts Festival begins its 16th season on Monday, April 16, and the opening lineup of performers says a lot about where the festival has come and where it's heading.
The week ahead is bracketed by two events of international caliber, a recital...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:35 PM
"Sublime Schubert" is what the Los Angeles Philharmonic is calling this week of Schubert and nothing but. The festival began at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night with a performance of the most beloved song cycle, "Die Schöne Müllerin," by...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 2:58 PM
The Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress Pkwy.) is readying a mix of dance, jazz and cabaret offerings for its 2012-13 season, one that will include a production celebrating Cuban art and uniting River North Dance Chicago and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic....
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Someone once said that ballet and modern dance would merge when a contemporary dancer donned toe shoes and ballerinas went barefoot. Well, that did happen in an Alvin Ailey piece years ago, and it was evident again last week in the dance kickoff of...