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  • REVIEW: 'West Side Story' by Drury Lane Theatre

     REVIEW: 'West Side Story' by Drury Lane Theatre
    "West Side Story," that ever-astonishing work of musical theater, is justly famous for the gangland rumblings between the Jets and the Sharks, stunning Jerome Robbins feats of 1950s choreography that advanced the Arthur Laurents narrative like no dance in...
  • A 'Billy' that leaps with boundless charm

    A 'Billy' that leaps with boundless charm
    The sheer joy of musical performance dances through “Billy Elliot the Musical” at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Although this surefire production of Elton John and Lee Hall’s Tony-winning adaptation of the Stephen Daldry...
  • Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
    It would be difficult to overestimate the melodic grace, harmonic allure and lasting eloquence of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Universally loved songs such as "Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba" only hint at the mountain of...
  • Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join 'Dance'

    Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join 'Dance'
    Paula Adbul, who was with "American Idol" in its most popular years, will become a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance," Fox announced Thursday. Singer-dancer Jason Derulo and Abdul will join Nigel Lythgoe as judges on the Fox show, which starts its...
  • DANCE REVIEW: 'Restless Creature' with Wendy Whelan at Harris Theater

    DANCE REVIEW: 'Restless Creature' with Wendy Whelan at Harris Theater
    Wendy Whelan's "Restless Creature" made its one-night, all-too-brief Chicago debut Wednesday at the sold-out Harris Theater, which was jammed to the rafters. A kind of chemistry experiment for former New York City Ballet dancer Whelan, who performed...
  • 'Mambo dame' Barbara Craddock dies

    Barbara Craddock was born to dance. And though she came from a different culture, she defended the mambo, son, guaguancó, cha-cha-cha and other Latin rhythms on dance floors around the world. Craddock, who danced, choreographed and lectured alongside...
  • Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79

    Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79
    Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • AP PHOTOS: In Pakistan, cross-dressing men and those transgendered dance on in spite of fear

    By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a...
  • Early win buoys South Florida skaters at nationals

    Early win buoys South Florida skaters at nationals
    The U.S. Figure Skating Championships were barely underway this week when South Florida skaters made their presence felt with a national championship. Sophia Chouinard, of Coral Springs, became the second skater from the Panthers Figure Skating Club...
  • 'Trading Spaces' Host Paige Davis Remodels Career For TheaterWorks' 'Dancing Lessons'

    'Trading Spaces' Host  Paige Davis Remodels Career For TheaterWorks' 'Dancing Lessons'
    For most of her adult life, Paige Davis has been acting, singing and dancing in roles as varied as playing the feather duster in "Beauty and the Beast" to the fame-obsessed Roxie Hart in Broadway's long-running "Chicago." But most would recognize her by...