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Venice Biennale Dance 2014's Sweeping Showcase Of Contemporary Dance

Debra Levine | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Debra Levine

When the Festival's theaters were fully booked, out into the street poured dance, invading Venice's many campi and piazzas.

Marsha Hunt's Wartime Saturday Nights at the Hollywood Canteen

Debra Levine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Debra Levine

It was a touching and exceptional march back through time. Wednesday night at the historic American Legion Hall (Hollywood Post #43 ) just south of the Hollywood Bowl, we attended a marvelous event mixing military veterans and classic film buffs, members of Hollywood Heritage.

Russ Tamblyn, Child Star of Gun Crazy, Featured on Film Preservation Festival Opening Night

Debra Levine | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

A restored print of the soul-throttling film-noir, which concerns an outlaw couple who bond over their mutual affection for artillery, provided a jangling opening night choice for UCLA Festival of Preservation 2013.

Why the recent interest in choreographer Jack Cole

Debra Levine | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

There's been a flurry of interest, and an upcoming tribute on Turner Classic Movies on September 10, 2012, for a choreographer whose name is not widel...

TCM Fest: "Frankenstein's Gonna Bite Me and Kill Me," Said Five-Year-Old Mel Brooks

Debra Levine | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Debra Levine

In conversation with Turner Classic Movies creative exec, Tom Brown, prior to the TCM Fest screening of his great comedy classic, Young Frankenstein (1974), director Mel Brooks dug deep into his memory bank. "They were playing Frankenstein at the Commodore Theater in Williamsburg [Brooklyn]. My mother took me ... You know, the big guy who scared the shit out of us?"

After "The Artist" Wins Best Picture, Mary Pickford, Silent-Film Icon Orphaned by Parent Foundation

Debra Levine | Posted 05.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Debra Levine

Mary Pickford (1892-1979), Hollywood's original "Artist," was the world's first movie superstar, known internationally as the original "America's Sweetheart."

Dance Review: Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Koch Theater

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

Last week was heady for American modern dance in New York. The Martha Graham Dance Company performed historic works from the great one's canon at the Joyce Theater.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Moves Uptown

Debra Levine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A joyous event for modern dance takes place at Lincoln Center next Tuesday evening, March 13, when the Paul Taylor Dance Company will plant its coll...

Highlights & Milestones: HuffPost Arts Celebrates 2010

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

2010-12-31-Screenshot20101231at8.54.45AM.pngIt's hard to believe we launched HuffPost Arts less than six months ago.

Introducing Haiku Reviews

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Haiku reviews are a quick and easy way for our bloggers to express their opinions -- a series of Tweet-able art reviews coming to you every Friday.

VOICES THIS WEEK: Cherie Louise Turner, Todd Reisz and Rory Hyde, Debra Levine, and Mat Gleason

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

REVIEW: DAVE EGGERS AND DAVID BYRNE AT SF ELECTRIC WORKS by Cherie Louise Turner This is not about Dave Eggers, the best-selling author and founder/e...