She’s our Yankee Doodle Dandy: Misty Copeland

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, 2015, we salute the lady in red, white and blue. It’s Misty Copeland, recently named as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and one of only four American ballerinas to hold that prestigious title in our national ballet company. In addition to Misty, who was raised ...

Cruising “Corsaire”s

Preparing for four “Le Corsaire” (1856-restaged) performances by American Ballet Theatre next weekend at the Music Center. I’ve not seen anything beyond the warhorse pas de deux of this pirate-themed full-evening ballet. The PDD’s a beloved ballet chestnut, an old and familiar friend, bearing the slight tinge of mothballs. My only-middling enthusiasm for a full-length ...

Double Grammy whammy @ Levitt Pavilion 1

You already live in paradise*, so why leave Los Angeles on Fourth of July weekend? For stay-in-towners Friday July 5 has a great offering at the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, right on the westward edge of downtown. It’s a live (and free) performance by Karla Bonoff and Wendy Waldman, both Grammy-winning singer/song writers. Bonoff has ...

Fred & Barrie for the Fourth 2

Dance · Fashion
The meeting of two slenderellas …. in her red jumpsuit, Barrie Chase looks like a Fourth of July firecracker!