| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Columbia from June 15-30 for the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts.
Most of them will be heading to see the free LakeFest events Friday through Sunday, while others will come during the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell...
| Feb 23, 2012
When you dance in a Twyla Tharp show, you've got to do more than pirouettes or pretty ballet steps. Tharp's choreography is unique. It's gutsy, quirky and Olympics-competition-ready with its bag full of flips, backbends and cartwheels galore.
So it's a...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Dance companies see winter coming long before the rest of us. Many of their performance dates have been booked since May, and their season brochures have long since gone to the printers for distribution to potential subscribers.
The Washington Ballet was...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Medieval knights searching in all the wrong places for the Holy Grail, singing as they go, will help fuel the first full season in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. So will John Waters, Baltimore's champion of all...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:33 PM
"Star Trek" actor Wiliam Shatner will bring his comic show "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a one-night engagement set for March 10, following its Broadway run....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Pantages The new season at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood will feature several prominent Broadway titles, including the previously announced "The Book of Mormon." The 2012-13 season, which was unveiled Tuesday, will also include touring versions of...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Scarlett Johansson wore a black-and-white printed outfit by Preen, Bulgari jewelry and Louboutins when she got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Gucci has given James Franco -- who is one of their celebrity "faces" -- so many suits that...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:11 AM
A little time in Las Vegas, or the symbolic equivalent thereof, is good for all of us, I always say. It worked for Frank Sinatra, who knew to spend a whole lot more time at The Sands than The Plaza.
And a Sin City makeover has transformed Twyla Tharp's...
| May 23, 2012
| 6:00 AM
It's all the rage these days: live, professional musicians and dancers backing pre-recorded vocals by inimitable performers combined with dazzling staging in high-concept theatrical productions. (No, it's not quite holographic Tupac Shakur, but close.) In...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Frank Sinatra had some cool moves. The swagger, the sway, the snap, the cocky tilt of his head, the hat — all signature gestures that exuded swing and sex.
Those movements and the singer's music inspire "Come Fly Away," choreographer Twyla Tharp'...