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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?

Psst! Look Who's Sitting At That Table!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

We're at a crowded restaurant on the Upper West Side waiting to be seated when I spot a familiar-looking man at a table near the front. It hits me w...

Click: Happy Birthday, Richard Avedon

Jack Meyer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

While Avedon's fashion photography is certainly his most celebrated and recognizable work, it is his portraiture that acutely reveals the psychological complexities of both the subject and the artist.

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

LOOK: Can You Guess Which Icon's Son This Is?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty

Seems like Fred Astaire's legendary moves were genetic. This photo captures the actor and dancer mid-swing with his son, Fred Jr., for a 1941 i...

Curtis M. Wong

A Real-Life Disney Princess Gets Huge Honor In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts

He was an animator, film producer, entrepreneur and all-around international icon without parallel. But to Marge Champion, Walt Disney will always be ...

First Nighter: Holland Taylor as Ann Richards in Ann a Landslide Vote-Getter

David Finkle | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Talking about her demanding and usually disapproving mother, Holland Taylor's Ann Richards remembers the old dame saying, "If we rest, we rust." Well, Richards fans and those who should be, there's no resting and no rusting here.

The Mallomar: Better Than Cookies

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.05.2013 | Taste
Maggie Van Ostrand

Those not in the know, call a Mallomar a "cookie." They don't understand.

Older Movie Couples With Chemistry

Michele Willens | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Maybe it was just the particular media I happened to watch this week, but I have been thinking about chemistry. (No, not the kind I couldn't pass in high school.) But a different kind of chemistry. And what I am finding is that coupling among 'mature' adults does not necessarily connote sedate or boring.

The Sartorialists Discuss Savile Row (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

It could be argued that one cannot be a true English gentleman without a stiff upper lip and a suit from Savile Row. Built between 1731 and 1735 this ...

A-Sides Interview: Cool 'Kids' Blondfire Set to Make 'Waves'

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Blondfire is about to breakout like your prepubescent younger brother.

Everybody's Talkin': A Conversation With Derek Trucks and Kat Edmonson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a lot of ways to do a live album; you can just record a few shows and throw a quick mix on it and throw it out there and if the playing is good enough, it'll hold up."

National Tap Dance Day: Show Us Your Moves

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 05.25.2012 | Home

Today marks the 22nd annual National Tap Dance Day, as well as the 134th birthday of tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. In fact, May 25th w...

National Tap Dance Day: Everything's Copasetic

Constance Valis Hill | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Constance Valis Hill

If you wake up on National Tap Dance Day, hearing rat-a-tat-tapping in the air, know it's not the dementia of hearing "The Raven" at the door but the sound of a million feet celebrating America's oldest vernacular dance form.

Ginger Rogers' Blings It Out

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Ginger Rogers, best known for dancing alongside Fred Astaire, is one of classic Hollywood's most beautiful stars. In this photo below from 1936, Roger...

Who Is The "Fred Astaire" Of Painting?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts

Titian was exalted for his mastery of color and the luminosity of his works. His flesh glowed, his figures danced. The 16th century Venetian master fo...

A Valentine In Dance

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

As a word, love is thrown hither and thither with abandon, but do we ever really know what is meant? The only thing that's certain, it seems, is that like dance, love is different every time.

Gary Susman

25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Funny Face'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment

"Funny Face" shouldn't have worked. It was a musical with a borrowed score, based on a stage play its author had failed to sell, with a leading man pa...

What Would Fred Astaire Wear Today?

www.esquire.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Fred Astaire could sing, he could dance, he could act — and he wore a top hat, tuxedo, and tails like nobody else on the Silver Screen. Since then, ...

Why Judy Garland Is So Beloved

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

She is an empath. That is, she is someone who can not only feel others' pain but make the pain go away. I believe this quality is what makes Judy Ga...

Rise Up, Men, to the Glorious High-Waisted Pant!

Cator Sparks | Posted 08.16.2011 | Style
Cator Sparks

High-waisted is the way to go. My legs look Amazonian in length, my posture is perfected and my silhouette is much more streamlined.

Fame and Death in April

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norman MacAfee

If you go to The New York Times' obituary page, you will see the list of deaths of famous people who died in any given month and were written about in...

Celebrating A Musical Journey: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Lately, says Sergio Mendes, "a whole new audience that has been exposed to my songs because I have guests like will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend... I love doing that."

On Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What

Elvis Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elvis Costello

These days it might court shallow mockery to sing so openly of our humanity, mortality and divinity but not with music to make these themes fly or words containing such wit, grace and humility.