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  • A few words with ... Blake Shelton, Billy Joel and Bill T. Jones

    Blake Shelton of the 45th Annual CMA Awards on ABC Q: After being named male vocalist of the year in 2010, how is it for you to return to the CMA Awards now? A: You know what? I don't think about it that much, because you can just really get obsessed...
  • Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy

    Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy
    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...
  • 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...
  • Ground Truth: Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport features the work of 15 different artists

    Ground Truth:  Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport features the work of 15 different artists
    Ground Truth: Mapping the Senses / Charting Experience is a new group exhibit opening this Friday at the Housatonic Museum of Art that features the works of fifteen artists, including a few works from Merce Cunningham and John Cage's video collaboration...
  • Youmans: Dancer from Fountain Valley living a dream

    Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states. And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...
  • Merce Cunningham dies at 90; revolutionary choreographer

    Merce Cunningham dies at 90; revolutionary choreographer
    Merce Cunningham, arguably the greatest, most pioneering and widely influential contemporary choreographer of the past half-century, has died. He was 90. A seminal artist whom fellow choreographer Bill T. Jones called "the champion in the struggle to...
  • Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs

    Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs
    Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
  • Dance review: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Carpenter Performing Arts Center

     
    The joking generally begins even before the ballerinas of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo make their startling first appearance, tutu-clad studs with ample chest hair. So it was Saturday night, when the popular Trocks returned to Cal State Long........
  • Monster Mash: Getty's grant money; Shepard Fairey faces criminal probe; top London theater critic stepping down

     
    -- Handing out money: The Getty Foundation is set to award $3.1 million to 26 arts institutions for a 2011 series of exhibitions about Southern California art after World War II. (Los Angeles Times) -- In deep: L.A. street artist......
  • The Dry Garden: Some sage advice for planting the right salvia in the right spot

     
    Many gardens go without sage in California but at the cost of soul. Sage is to the West what lavender is to France. Sage, or in botanical terms salvia, has it all: Its pungent aromas contain the signature scent of the Western chaparral. The silvers, grays...
  • July numbers for latimes.com: 'Strong month for breaking news of all stripes'

     
    Meredith Artley, Managing Editor, Online, gives the latest figures in this memo to staff: Colleagues: Latimes.com drew 142 million page views in July – up 10% over this time last year. And we had more than 23 million unique users,......