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The Jaded Sing Hallelujah for Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"I am experiencing a kind of crisis," Tchaikovsky wrote gloomily, after being ordered by the tzar's flunkeys to compose a ballet score for a flimsy tale centred around children, rats and a candy kingdom. After the glory of The Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker commission seemed like an insult.

Diary of a Beatlemaniac: 50 Years Later

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Mary Crescenzo

The following contains love sick drool along with reflection on the Beatlemania phenomenon being celebrated this year. It contains transcriptions written with poor spelling, fair grammar, and terrible punctuation, written first-hand by a teenager {me} in a Beatle diary.

Moontower Comedy Festival: Fred Armisen with Special Guest Ian Rubbish

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 06.27.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Countering the long, mixed history of comedians opening for musicians, it was promising to see a Brit-punk trio open for Late Night with Seth Meyers...

Moontower Comedy Festival: Mike Birbiglia

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

In 2003 Mike Birbiglia was just another comedian making the rounds throughout the New York clubs. In 2004 he began workshopping a one-man show called Sleepwalk With Me, and everything changed.

Moontower Comedy Festival: Demetri Martin

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Gone are the videos, the illustrations and the musical instruments. There are still plenty of trademark one-liners.

Moontower Comedy Festival: Maria Bamford

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Austin apparently likes to keep it weird. No huge surprise, then, that Thursday's Paramount Theatre audience would take so kindly to Maria Bamford, weirdest of the weird when it comes to premises, voices and preoccupations.

Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker Brings a Vibrant Community Together

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Lustig reminds us that the company is an integral part of Oakland's vibrant arts community, and cites strong support from the City of Oakland, as well as from his board, that this year has enabled him to commit to three performances of The Nutcracker.

What Not To Miss In Austin This Summer

Greg Garrett | Posted 07.31.2012 | Travel
Greg Garrett

Whether you're a visitor, new Austinite or long-time resident, here are some things you shouldn't miss this summer if you want to keep cool, keep entertained and keep yourself happily fed and watered.

SXSW 2011 Dispatch One: Too Many People Having Too Much Fun

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Congestion is not so unusual for any number of film festivals and undoubtedly indicates a certain level of success, but it is a new development for this one, which seems to be in danger of losing just a little of its scrappy outsider status.

To Do's In Colorado This Weekend (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

There should be plenty to do this weekend as Colorado continued to thaw down. Comedian Aziz Ansari is in town on his new stand-up tour and the Nationa...

Snowstorm Stops Ski Star

Claire Walter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Claire Walter

On November 16, Lindsay Vonn was stuck like everyone else who trying to drive across the Colorado high country when a snowstorm settled in.

Whodunit? Mile High Experience Leaves Roger Daltrey Breathless

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Going above and beyond the call of rock star duty, Roger Daltrey went the extra miles before a not-quite-sellout crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Denver.