| Jun 27, 2011
| 12:46 PM
For Columbia's Alex Ketley, the dance road leading to this week's national TV exposure on "So You Think You Can Dance" began under the tutelage of the late Anne Allen as a member of her Columbia Multi-Media Dance Theater Company.
That training opened...
| Nov 29, 2011
Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84.
Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 7:26 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's the season when yoga classes are canceled and gyms go on holiday schedules, so to avoid the fitness consequences of all those Christmas parties, experts suggest making a workout plan and sticking to it.
"I tell my clients to...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Since nearly every dance-related film and television project in this century has involved a contest or competition, however bogus, it was a good idea to make a documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix, a genuine, internationally recognized event...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Dance movies are officially cool again thanks to "Black Swan," the nightmarish thriller starring Natalie Portman that is set in the world of New York's classical ballet. The Darren Aronofsky film has been racking up award nominations while proving to........
| Feb 17, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Christopher Knight reviews Agnieszka Brzezanska at Michael Benevento Gallery...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
When MTV’s iconic cartoon “Beavis + Butt-head” returns to the air Thursday after a 14-year hiatus, it will be in all its original glory – including the hard rock bands’ names emblazoned across the T-shirts of its characters....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Jean Lenihan reviews Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center. A dance review for the Los Angeles Times....
| Jun 13, 2012
Coming off the success of the film "Black Swan," ballet is going main stream. There are few TV shows which pay homage to the art form and there are more coming. The CW's newest reality show "Breaking Pointe" follows dancers in Salt Lake City, while the TV...
| May 29, 2011
The Greater Journey
Americans in Paris
Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $37.50
For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. He garnered...
| Mar 23, 2009
When Michael Holroyd takes on a subject, you know his sweep will be wide. This is not to say that he forfeits depth -- far from it -- but rather that he puts things in the fullest possible context. His groundbreaking biography of Lytton Strachey more than...
| Nov 20, 2008
Marion Scott, a noted dancer, choreographer and teacher who returned to the stage at the age of 62 and in her 80s mounted concerts that displayed the talents of aging artists like herself, died Oct. 5 in Los Angeles. She was 86.
The cause of death was...