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  • 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....
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY Trike-A-Thon The parent council of the Newport Coast Child Development Preschool will hold its 2nd annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    SATURDAY Flea Market The Pelican Courtyard Open Air Flea Market for New and Vintage Finds is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information,...
  • Rising Star Dancing Off to NYC

    Rising Star Dancing Off to NYC
    This past spring Fox 4 News profiled a tremendous ballet dancer as our Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever of the Week. At about the same time we learned of another fabulous area dancer and put him on our radar screen for the future. We're glad we did...
  • 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...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    MOVIES OPENING (Friday) I Don’t Know How She Does It Drive The Lion King 3-D Straw Dogs NOTABLE TV Monday: Anderson (talk-show premiere; syndicated) Monday Night Football: New England at Miami (season premiere; 7 p.m.; ESPN) Bachelor Pad...
  • 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...