| May 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's hard today to imagine a ballet causing an audience to riot, but that's what happened 100 years ago when the well-heeled Parisian spectators at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées revolted against Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:15 AM
A dance season has tended to be defined by one or two international companies of hefty size that have the selling power equivalent of a blockbuster movie. As with the blockbuster, however, that model has morphed.
It has become prohibitively expensive...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino, who came to fame as winner of the third season of “American Idol,” is heading to Broadway to star in “After Midnight,” producers said Thursday.
The jazzy musical revue celebrates Duke Ellington&...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Long Beach Opera announced Wednesday its 2014 season will include works by Duke Ellington, John Adams and Wynton Marsalis. The season will feature four productions -- the same as the current season -- at venues around Long Beach and San Pedro.
| May 28, 2013
| 7:48 AM
One hundred years ago on Wednesday, the score that revolutionized music in the 20th century had its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The first performance of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" – or "The Rite of Spring," as most...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" will turn 100 next year. To celebrate the occasion, music groups around the world will hold festivals and special performances in honor of the piece's tumultuous 1913 premiere in Paris.
In Los Angeles, the Music...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:30 PM
UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that.
Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
| Jan 9, 2012
As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
| Apr 12, 2011
Daniel Catán, an opera composer and librettist whose works including "Il Postino" and "Florencia en el Amazonas" have been praised for their lyrical romanticism and humane generosity of spirit, died suddenly Saturday in Austin, Texas. He was 62.
| Sep 18, 2011
The arts world craves star power. Locally, we're covered. Opera? No problem — Plácido. Classical music? Dudamel. Dance? There's ... well, anyone there? Anyone at all?
This s explains why perhaps the most important dance figure of the past quarter...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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| Feb 19, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Kennedy Center boss Michael Kaiser bemoans lack of excellence in the arts and says timid arts managers are to blame...