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"Romeo and Juliet

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."

Romeo and Juliet, Together Again, Thanks to San Francisco Ballet

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

When a company's principal dancers and soloists are this excellent, your choice of casts often comes down to those whose acting ability or personal style/charisma grabs you.

Outbursts of Genius in San Francisco Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet made a comeback at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House last night, buoyed by a vivid and sensitive performance of the Prokofiev score by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, under the electrifying baton of Martin West.

Helgi Tomasson on His 'Romeo and Juliet' - An Anniversary at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.01.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Ballet finishes its programs at the War Memorial Opera House with eleven performances of Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet beginning Friday, May 1 and concluding Sunday, May 10.

Does Love Fade as We Grow Older?

Brett Gleason | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I used to fall hard. Those all encompassing loves that take your priorities and replace them with himhimhim -- your internal voice becoming a narration of everything you can't wait to tell each other, every moment lived without their witness wasted.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Romeo Is a Dirtbag. So Why Is Romeo and Juliet Our Favorite Love Story?

Lois Leveen | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Lois Leveen

A story in which a 13-year-old girl is seduced by a deceiving cad who turns out to be a killer, then is convinced by a prevaricating priest to fake her own death, and finally ends up committing suicide for real -- this should not be a global model of a love story.

Changing of the Guard: Five Prima Ballerinas Reflect on the Biggest Change in the Dance World

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is an extraordinary time in the dance world, when five of the greatest ballerinas of our time, from leading American ballet companies, have, coincidentally, all announced their retirement within months of each other.

Grace Helbig Owns This Rap Battle As Shakespeare's Juliet

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy

Couples who rap battle together, stay together. Right? The theory is put to the test in the latest "Epic Rap Battles Of History" face off between B...

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

It's Pink Martini and Balanchine for Oregon Ballet Theatre at 25

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The legendary Bart Cook was on hand Saturday to whip Agon into shape -- that 1957 masterpiece that, after Apollo and The Four Temperaments, cemented the classic Balanchine style: cerebral, steely, stripped down.

REVIEW: Mats Ek's 'Juliet & Romeo' by Royal Swedish Ballet

Meghan Feeks | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

What's in a name? In the case of Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo, which Royal Swedish Ballet presented last week at Sadler's Wells, the switched-up name is just the first of many nuances that make a poignant case for this new version of an old classic.

ISIS vs ISIL -- What's in a Name?

Howard Barbanel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Within any given newscast, we can see Administration spokespeople wax on about ISIL while the anchors, analysts and correspondents keep saying ISIS, sometimes directly to one another within the same conversation. How are we to agree on a long term strategy to eradicate this evil if we can't agree on what to call them?

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Lee Hall Compares Translating 'Shakespeare in Love' From the Screen to the Stage to Doing an Enormous Suduko

Jim Hill | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Now that Shakespeare in Love has officially opened in the West End and been hailed by the critics as " ... a grand adaptation" and " ... a swooning delight," Lee Hall is ready to talk about how tough it actually was to translate the Academy-Award winning screenplay to the stage.

A Pox on Both Their Houses: The Impeach Obama Drama or Why Americans Are So Fed Up With Washington

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

It would almost be amusing if it wasn't for the fact that the world is in chaos. And things aren't much better at home where, among other things, we've got a humanitarian crisis at the border.

'Romeo and Juliet' Review: Classical Theater of Harlem Earns Its Stripes

Mark Canavera | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Mark Canavera

The production never sacrifices the centrality of the spoken word in its endeavor to bring the story to life. The supporting cast members are largely effective, confident with language and deliberate in their performances.

6 Get-Ready-for-Summer Family Ideas for the Weekend

Sarah Bowman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Let's Go JULY -- Romance with Romeo and Juliet, great music at the Hollywood Bowl and the Santa Monica Pier, and a fascinating lecture about what we...

Enter The Enchanting World Of A Brazilian Ballet Master

Crane.tv | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

World Cup fever might have you thinking that Brazil is only the home of football. But it's more than just a football nation. It's a breeding ground fo...

A Conversation With Pianist Roman Rabinovich

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.11.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Pianist Roman Rabinovich is currently on a cross-country tour with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. It is the orchestra's first appearance in the United States and is being led by its Principal Guest Conductor, Boguslaw Dawidow.

This New CW Show Is 'Dawson's Creek' Meets 'Roswell'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 03.10.2014 | TV

Back in the glory days of The WB it felt like almost every show on the teen network took place in a high school. From "Dawson's Creek" and "Buffy" to ...

Spend Your Wintry Day Binge-Watching These Classic Movies

Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment

If Netflix doesn't satisfy your craving for vintage cinema, we suggest you give Warner Archive Instant a try. The collection of rare and forgotten fil...

From Ballet Novice to Ballet Lover With Romeo & Juliet

Raj Thandhi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Raj Thandhi

Until last week I was a ballet novice, but when the opportunity presented itself to watch my favorite love story played out by the Royal Winnipeg Ball...

Broadway Revival Heads To Theaters

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — This Valentine's Day, why not offer your loved one a timeless Broadway romance — without ever leaving your neighborhood? Content ...

A Grave Man: A Short Interview with Romeo and Juliet's Christian Camargo

Danny Groner | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

The Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet offers a new view on a storied tale. Among the standout performers is Christian Camargo, in the role of Me...