Mariinsky Ballet: Southern California viewing guide

Dance
That life can be difficult is no news. We all have to make tough decisions all the time. The latest? Where to see the great Mariinsky Ballet, also known as the Kirov Ballet, lately reverted to its Imperial Ballet nomenclature, in the ballet-and-orchestra conglomerate’s upcoming visits to Southern California. The Mariinsky ports some of the ...

If the shoes fits … Disney’s “Cinderella” returns to the El Capitan

Film
  Quick before midnight, get thee to Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre for Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece “Cinderella.” It’s a nice hot-weather outing for the kiddies … and their shoe freak moms. Attendees can enjoy a special exhibit of the modern-day Cinderella inspired slipper created by famed red-sole designer Christian Louboutin as well as a ...

Sir Frederick Ashton. Genius. Cigarette smoker. 1

Dance
“He smoked like a chimney. He would always have a cigarette in his fingers. He would walk up to you and he would want to tilt your head for the correct épaulement. I always thought he would burn my ear with his cigarette.” This memory of Frederick Ashton comes from Ashley Wheater, the 50-year-old artistic ...