| 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.
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
| 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."
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Dance review: Laura Bleiberg reviews American Ballet Theatre in Orange County, including world premiere of new "Firebird." A review for the Los Angeles Times....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Jean Lenihan summarizes the weekend's casting for the world-premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's "Firebird" for American Ballet Theatre at Segerstrom Center....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Upcoming dance performances of note this spring, by Laura Bleiberg. The dance season picks up steam with some tantalizing "firsts": Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève makes its debut appearance and introduces Los Angeles to works by Benjamin Millepied of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:46 PM
The most beautiful bird in the world is flying into Costa Mesa.
The American Ballet Theatre's world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of "The Firebird" takes off at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Thursday night and...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 10:44 AM
This Weekend@ 10am Spring Spectacular Americas Teaching Zoo 7075 Campus Road Moorpark (805) 378-1441 www.moorparkcollege.edu/zoo Its Spring, so why not a SPRING SPECTACULAR. Thats whats happening in Moorpark at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states.
And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...