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  • Graf was still off the charts when ranking dance stars

    Graf was still off the charts when ranking dance stars
    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...
  • PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master

    PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master
    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...
  • For a swingin' ride, catch this Cab

    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...
  • Ailey dancers coming to O.C.

    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...
  • UCI to pay tribute to a master

    UCI to pay tribute to a master
    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. Since then,...
  • Las Vegas: Curtains to open on Smith Center for the Performing Arts

    Las Vegas: Curtains to open on Smith Center for the Performing Arts
    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...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    SUNDAY 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...
  • Auditorium Theatre announces 2012-13 schedule

    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....
  • Sapphire talks about the difficult birth of 'The Kid'

    Sapphire talks about the difficult birth of  'The Kid'
    A vast national audience rooted for Precious, the heroine of the film of that name and of Sapphire's novel "Push," as she learned to read with a dedicated teacher's help. Profoundly abused, obese, barely literate and HIV-infected, Precious set about...
  • Following the steps for another fabulous season

    Following the steps for another fabulous season
    Dance companies see winter coming long before the rest of us. Many of their performance dates have been booked since May, and their season brochures have long since gone to the printers for distribution to potential subscribers. The Washington Ballet was...
  • Chinese ballet finds 'Art' on a more modern footing

    Chinese ballet finds 'Art' on a more modern footing
    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...