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These Hip-Hop Dancers Are Remixing A Classic Ballet

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

This December, New York City's United Palace of Cultural Arts is adding some urban flair to Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in “The Hip Hop Nutcracke...

A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classi...

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.

'Nutcracker' Season Is The BEST Time Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style

Sure, the gifts and eggnog are nice. But we love the holiday season for one reason: "The Nutcracker." Who doesn't get caught up in the merriment after...

This NSFW Version Of The Nutcracker Is The Greatest Holiday Homage Ever

Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

This is the holiday performance extravaganza we've been waiting for. Don't get us wrong, we love the traditional Nutcracker ballet as much as the next...

Happy Birthday, Tchaikovsky!

Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Famous for hummable masterpieces like "1812 Overture" and "Swan Lake," the classic...

An Update From Miami

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Eight months ago, the Miami City Ballet was a mess. The remarkable Edward Villella was beginning his last season as artistic director, the organization had run out of cash, its executive director had left and the survival of the institution was truly in doubt.

New Year's Fiscal Cliff Hangover

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.

The Nutcraker Comes Alive for the Youngest Children

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.27.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

I grew up enchanted with The Nutcracker. Thanks to the Puppet Co. at Glen Echo I was able to take two of my children to a Nutcracker production this year.

PHOTOS: Maurice Sendak's Illustrations From 'The Nutcracker'

Posted 11.17.2012 | Books

We know it's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas (Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet!), but we can't help but get excited when we think about ...

A More Intimate 'Nutcracker'

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- "Intimate" isn't a word you normally think of to describe "The Nutcracker," that classic holiday tale of a girl and her dreamlike adventur...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker: Now With Live Music

Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Ballet announced on Wednesday that this year's performance of "The Nutcracker" will feature live musicians. Why the big f...

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.

Gov. Paterson And Rev. Al Sharpton Crackdowns On Sale Of Alcoholic 'Nutcracker' Punch

nydailynews.com | By Edgar Sandoval and Simone Weichselbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State officials and cops vowed Sunday to crack down on bodegas and bootleggers that illegally sell fruit punch spiked with booze. ...