| May 26, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Vincent Lancisi stands in a pile of rubble sweating under his hard hat, while all around him — board by board, pipe by pipe and hammer blow by hammer blow — a theater is taking shape.
It's still nearly eight months until the opening of...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Laurence Fishburne of "Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith" on ABC
Q: "Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith," in which you play a real-life felon-turned-minister, is grittier than many Hallmark Hall of Fame projects. Did you find it that way when you first...
| 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...
| May 4, 2010
David Sefton has made it his mission to introduce cutting-edge contemporary dance from outside the United States to Los Angeles audiences. So it's no accident that he started noticing how the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based company,...
| Feb 28, 2010
Judith Jamison can recall vividly the April 1989 lunch in St. Louis when Alvin Ailey designated her his artistic heir. "He said, 'I'm not doing well; you know I'm sick, and I'd like you to take over the company.' I said, 'Sure, of course, Alvin.'
| May 1, 2008
The West Coast premiere of a Twyla Tharp collaboration with rock star composer Elvis Costello, "Nightspot," and the return of the Kirov Ballet will highlight the 2008-09 series.
"Nightspot," to be danced by Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, will...
| Dec 29, 2008
| 3:43 PM