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  • Dance review: Ronald K. Brown's Evidence at the Ahmanson Theatre

    Pacing through his latest work, “On Earth Together,” to the music of Stevie Wonder, Ronald K. Brown's glowing expression made us consider what a grim business most contemporary dance has become. Beauty radiated from the Ahmanson stage, as Evidence, a wonderful
  • Lula Washington: A life changed by dance

    Lula Washington: A life changed by dance
    "There is no gum chewing allowed anywhere inside Lula Washington Dance Theatre," a sign warns on the dance academy's front door. Dwarfed by the big-box retail stores of Crenshaw Boulevard, the unassuming low-rise shell belies its explosive contents --...

    Legendary singer, civil rights activist Lena Horne dies

    Legendary singer, civil rights activist Lena Horne dies
    Her luminous beauty -- seen in doe-like eyes set against perfectly chiseled cheekbones -- helped make her one of the first black women to triumph in Hollywood. Her radiant vocals -- tinged with the sorrow of the blues -- placed her in an elite class of...

    Talking with Dance Theatre of Harlem's co-founder Arthur Mitchell

    “I didn’t want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals,” says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century’s noblest classical dancers, who grew up in New York City in the 1940s enamored of Broadway. “Vaudeville was incredible. The...