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First Nighter: 'The Band Wagon' Is Worth Jumping on

David Finkle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The list of delightful ingredients in the Encores! Series revival of The Band Wagon is so long that not only is it pleasing the crowds attending at City Center, but it has the usual show-biz-insider suspects talking about a transfer for a longer Broadway run.

The Business of The Band Wagon at Encores!

Barry Singer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

News that Encores! here in New York is mounting a "new stage adaptation" of The Band Wagon as a "Special Event" beginning Thursday filled my girls with wonder, and not a little moral outrage. "Why?" they cried! All I could think to reply was: Why not?

Shut Up And Dance!

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

In my tweens, teens and twenties, dancing and music were the nucleus of my existence. Together, they fed my soul and heart, and were the outlet for my self-expression (along with hairpieces and eyeliner).

At 60, The Best Movie Musical Ever Deserves Another Look

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Singin' In The Rain is certainly the funniest musical ever produced. Beyond the succession of peerless gags and zingers, the zany tone and breakneck pacing, the movie skewers all the hype and make-believe of Tinseltown, but does it with considerable affection.

RIP Tony Martin, The Last Link to the Pre-Sinatra Era of Crooners

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When I saw him perform in person, he was in his mid-90s, and his voice was a frail, delicate husk of the booming, powerful instrument it had been in decades past. But the technique, the style, remained virtually unchanged. It was like witnessing a music history lesson in the flesh.

A Pin-Up Worthy Valentine

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse smi...

1950's Beach Style

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of model, actress and dancer Cyd Charisse on th...

Final Close Ups on Faces Framed in Classic Films: Gone With the Wind, Casablanca

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Two actors from Gone With the Wind--Evelyn Keyes who played Suellen O'Hara and Fred Crane who played Stuart Tarleton one of Scarlett's many beaus passed away in 2008.

Actress-Dancer Cyd Charisse Passes Away

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire ...