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Sergei Prokofiev

Milwaukee Ballet's Sexy, Thrilling Romeo and Juliet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Millennial audiences would rather watch it in 90-second bursts in television competitions. If Pink's Romeo and Juliet, doesn't contain enough thrills to attract the Millenials, then nothing will.

From Russia, With Musical Love

Lew Whittington | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Unlike a musical like West Side, Nevsky presents challenges of long stretches of no music whatsoever and the dialogue is still dicey in sections. The movie was itself key in bringing back the lost art of live orchestra playing under a film.

Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' - A Sumptuous Revival at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The San Francisco Ballet lifts Shakespeare's complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.

The History Of Animals In Art, Literature And Music

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

The Morgan Library is exhibiting a collection of works illustrating how history's greatest artists, writers and musicians were inspired by animals. ...

Thinking About War and Peace

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.