March 2, 2004 |
No one goes to a cockroach zoo, but people will stray out of their way to visit a butterfly house. Locating one of these lepidopteran Edens is a fast click on this easy-to-navigate, fact-loaded site that neatly balances sales with serious info on butterfly biology, rearing and conservation, including links to suppliers and ideas for family activities.
December 11, 1988 |
TUESDAY, FOR THE FIRST time in 20 years, Los Angeles audiences will have an opportunity to see the Moscow Circus, when it arrives at the Forum in Inglewood for a six-day engagement. The 200-year-old circus is the most popular entertainment in the Soviet Union and an art form regarded as seriously as ballet or opera. Operated by the government agency Soyuzgoscirk, the nationwide circus employs more than 22,000 people, including 6,000 performers, and features 7,000 animals.
March 9, 2006
The iconic Magritte-like headless figure holding an umbrella. The key appearance of a black bowler hat to guide the action along zany and bizarre paths.
April 2, 2001 |
In the terraced, three-story showroom of the Key Club on the Sunset Strip, tango dancers Sandor and Parissa stalked one another in intricate, rhythmic choreography on Saturday, backed by a forceful piano and string quintet upstage. Meanwhile, 25 feet over their heads, a different tango continued--between aerialists Bianca Sappetto and Russ Stark, dangling from long skeins of colored cloth and looking just as hotly obsessive as the dancers below.
March 24, 2013 |
It was a close call, but here's the moment in “Cavalia's Odysseo” that delighted me and my young companions the most: Clusters of horses were trotting obediently around the ring when one black stallion tossed his mane, broke away and took a lap alone. He quickly got back in line. But his rebellion, while appealing to our desire for a dramatic narrative otherwise absent from this glowing and muscular exhibition, served as a reminder of the sheer horsepower that “Odysseo” has marshaled for our pleasure.
November 5, 2001 |
With its high-energy dancers, actors, aerialists, martial artists and rock musicians crammed onto the tiny stage of the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, "Avalon" looked like a stadium spectacle or Las Vegas showroom production in miniature at its premiere Friday. Laser effects and some sort of revolving or telescoping set may have been missing, but otherwise, Josie Walsh's multidisciplinary fantasy had big ambitions and plenty of talent to realize them.
July 12, 2007
It's Summer in the City once again, as Giant Village takes over downtown Los Angeles for one of the city's biggest and hottest nighttime dance parties. The main attraction for this second summer edition of Giant Village is Dutch trance DJ Armin Van Buuren, creator of one of the genre's key tracks, "Blue Fear." Van Buuren's 2007 world tour has taken him from Ibiza, Spain, to Buenos Aires to Ibiza to New York before stopping in L.A.
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April 26, 1998
More than 300,000 people are expected to attend what is billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the nation, being held today in downtown Los Angeles. The ninth annual AT&T Fiesta Broadway will feature recording artist and film performer Chayanne, Banda Arkangel R-15 and more than 40 other acts, including mariachis, ballet folkloricos and ranchero bands, performing on six concert stages.
July 17, 1987 |
This year, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will have us believe the circus wonder is "King Tusk." The Asian-born pachyderm, billed as the "largest traveling land mammal," may not be any more exciting than the goat-like "Unicorn" of two seasons ago but he made an impressive leader of the circus parade, upper right, Wednesday night at the Anaheim Convention Center--the opening of Ringling's Southern California run.
February 24, 2010 |
Cypress Mountain does not care about your aerial ski jumping credentials. Olympic gold medal on your resume? Who cares? Outstanding World Cup form among your references? Yawn. None of it has guaranteed a thing. Not on Cypress. On the men's side, the defending gold medalist as well as the No. 1-ranked aerialist failed to make the 12-man final, both botching their second jumps in qualifying. Evelyne Leu of Switzerland, the defending Olympic gold medalist, also fell by the wayside in women's qualifying, as she somersaulted on her landing and lost her skis.