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  • 'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout

    'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout
    In 1947, jazz great Louis Armstrong got himself a new gadget -- a tape recorder, fresh out on the consumer market. It was a big, boxy machine that he set up in concert halls and jazz joints to record his six-piece All Stars so he could listen to each show...
  • Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet

    Gerald Arpino dies at 85; dancer and choreographer co-founded Joffrey Ballet
    Gerald Arpino, who co-founded the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet and oversaw its move from New York to Chicago, died Wednesday at his home in Chicago. He was 85. Arpino, a dancer and choreographer when he established the troupe in 1956 with its namesake, the...
  • Cheryl Holdridge dies at 64; popular Mouseketeer

    Cheryl Holdridge dies at 64; popular Mouseketeer
    Cheryl Holdridge, the beautiful blond actress who first gained fame as a Mouseketeer on TV's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died. She was 64. Holdridge died Tuesday at her home in Santa Monica after a two-year battle with lung cancer, said...
  • Levi's video puts dancers in spotlight

    Levi's video  puts dancers in spotlight
    IT STARTED as a simple back flip. Well, maybe it wasn't that simple. Los Angeles dancer-choreographer Jacob "Kujo" Lyons executed the risky move for a video camera -- tumbling through the air from a bouncing seesaw into a pair of blue jeans. The resulting...
  • Dancer Yvonne Mounsey honored by L.A. County Board of Supervisors

     
    Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' ballet lover Zev Yaroslavsky conferred a scroll of recognition Tuesday to former Balanchine dancer and venerable ballet instructor Yvonne Mounsey. The scroll honors Mounsey’s lifelong contribution to ballet and...
  • NYC Ballet does double duty

     
    Where is the New York City Ballet performing this week? That depends on whom you ask. Forty of the company’s 93 dancers -- including 20 of its 30 principals – are onstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, giving seven......
  • GDA Information December 12th

    Superspandious Poetry The Superspandious Poetry Foundation works to build reading a writing comprehension, public speaking skills, self-esteem and character. This morning the kids read a poem in the FOX6 studio. There will be a dinner on Sunday,...
  • Alabama Ballet Info

    From December 8-16, Alabama Ballet presents its most joyful holiday gift to the southeast when the company begins its sixth annual production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ at the Samford Wright Center in Birmingham, Alabama.                ...
  • Face to Watch in 2010: Dance

     
    Alexei Ratmansky, Choreographer American Ballet Theatre pulled off a coup in late 2008 — and beat out New York City Ballet — when it wooed St. Petersburg, Russia-born choreographer Alexei Ratmansky into its studios with a job and title created......
  • Dance review: Los Angeles Ballet's Balanchine program

     
    Los Angeles Ballet entered a new phase this weekend, its dancers showing increasing mastery with a repertory that, while familiar, is unforgiving. The company opened its fourth season at Freud Playhouse by adding pieces of 20th century master George...
  • Obama confers arts and humanities medals on big names, including Dylan and Eastwood

     
    After deliberating for hours on healthcare in Thursday's summit, President Obama turned to the arts, entertainment, literature and scholarship, conferring the National Medal of Arts -- the nation's highest award in the field -- on 12 recipients and the...