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  • Nutcracker Chrismas stamps
    Nutcracker collectors are part of an ancient tradition
    The practice of collecting nutcrackers in the United States began in the early 1950’s when American soldiers returned from Germany after World War II. It was there that they discovered a sturdy and intriguing companion in the nutcracker...
  • Some of the best in the Bay Area this week
    Some of the best in the Bay Area this week
    SFJAZZ is having a tremendously successful week, with all but one of its concerts already sold out. Tickets are still available, though, for Lúnasa - described by The New York Times as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet"....
  • Free holiday performance of The Nutcracker at Lake Eola
    Free holiday performance of The Nutcracker at Lake Eola
    Snowflakes, flowers, and the Sugar Plum Fairy will dance around in Clara's dreams at a free performance of The Nutcracker by The Russian Ballet of Orlando. On Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM the gift to the Orlando...
  • Zaida Johnson and Anthony Jones
    Catch George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker" this holiday season
    One Local Young Lady Lights Up OBT’s “The Nutcracker”Eleven-year-old Zaida Johnson knows all about pressure and poise. Last September, Zaida (pronounced “Zay-da”) gathered with her School of Oregon Ballet Theatre...
  • Memphis Orpheum Theatre announces 'Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes'
    Memphis Orpheum Theatre announces 'Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes'
    The Memphis Orpheum Theatre would like to give you a Christmas present; that is if you are lucky in their "Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes." Here is their announcement."We're celebrating the holiday season by giving you some...
  • San Francisco Ballet's 'Nutcracker' season opens this week
    San Francisco Ballet's 'Nutcracker' season opens this week
    San Francisco Ballet adds some extra sparkle to the Festive Season this Friday with the opening of Helgi Tomasson’s glittering production of The Nutcracker.The Nutcracker holds a special place in the history of San Francisco Ballet, for the...
  • Navigating a number of Nutcrackers across Chicagoland
    Navigating a number of Nutcrackers across Chicagoland
    It hardly seems like Christmas in the city without Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker performed by The Joffrey Ballet through December 28 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on 50 E. Congress Parkway. To learn more about the 27th...
  • Shinichi Iova-Koga and Pamela Z
    Center for New Music will host Pamela Z and Shinichi Iova-Koga
    Later this month the Center for New Music (C4NM) will host an evening of improvisatory explorations of sound, movement, and image through a duo performance by Pamela Z and Shinichi Iova-Koga entitled Sound | Silence | Motion | Stillness. Pamela...
  • The Nutcracker: Classic performances on DVD
    The Nutcracker: Classic performances on DVD
    'Tis the season to enjoy The Nutracker. Dance companies throughout the world are featuring the ballet classic for packed audiences. Not everyone lives near a concert hall, however, while others would like to own some of the classic...
  • A mouse was stirring in the house: A review of 'Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker'
    A mouse was stirring in the house: A review of 'Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker'
    We were honored with the opportunity to attend opening night of “Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker” on Nov. 28, 2014. Although the day after Thanksgiving in the US is known as Black Friday, this ballet production was full of wonder...
  • Banana feet?
    Banana feet?
    There isn't a single ballet student who does not dream of having “banana feet.” Many flat footed dancers feel a twinge of despair, however, when they see a pro like Svetlana Zakharova who was born with arches that seem to rise...
  • BalletRED
    BalletRED Is On Pointe & A Must-See!
    This past Saturday, Josie Walsh's much anticipated and talked about BalletRED show entitled, “BalletRED Presents Urban Angels”, debuted at The Broad Stage Theatre in Santa Monica, California... and the show did not disappoint!Santa...
  • Moscow Ballet
    Moscow Ballet to bring 'Nutcracker' to RVCC Theatre in NJ
    The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will present Moscow Ballet’s staging of The Great Russian Nutcracker, Friday, December 12, at 4 and 8 p.m. The production is part of the Theatre’s Major Artists Series...
  • Jessica Lang Dance Company at Mesa Arts Center, November 2014
    Jessica Lang Dance fuses art forms in Mesa
    Jessica Lang Dance is to movement what music is to sound. Following a residency and several Arizona performances, the rising star company concluded its desert visit with a performance last night at Mesa Arts Center. New York-based founder and...
  • Post:Ballet
    The Living Earth Show will bring a ‘progress report’ to Z Space
    Readers may recall that this past September the Center for New Music hosted a concert/party to raise money for a major project being developed by The Living Earth Show duo of guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson. The title of...