November 2, 2013 |
Wise Dan became the third repeat champion of the day as he surged late to win the Breeders' Cup Mile going away. He joined Groupie Doll, winner of the Filly and Mare Sprint, and Mizdirection, who took the Turf Sprint, as repeat Breeders' Cup champions. Wise Dan was seventh with a quarter-mile to go on the turf and made up enough ground to enter the stretch third, running on the outside. The 4-5 favorite then left no doubt through the stretch that he was the best on Saturday. Jose Lezcano picked up the ride when Wise Dan jockey John Velazquez was injured in the Juvenile Fillies race.
October 19, 2013 |
On the struggling and often confused American dance scene, the companies that make up Nederlands Dans Theater might seem to inhabit an alternative artistic universe. Think ballet line and virtuosity fused with modern dance weight and power. Think a commitment to the deepest European art-making traditions with no pandering to pop culture. Above all, think a super-ensemble: dancers who can form a superb corps one moment and perform just as superbly as principals the next. The proof was rapturously evident at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday when the main contingent (NDT1)
October 12, 2013 |
For more than two decades, the Nederlands Dans Theater's international profile was defined by longtime artistic director Jiri Kylian. Since Kylian stepped down, the company has begun to show the world the face it always presented at home in the Hague: that of a consistently creative troupe with a repertory showcasing a variety of choreographers, many of them current or former company members. All three works on Nederlands Dans' program at the Music Center from Oct. 18-20 fit that description.
October 11, 2013 |
Bill Weir, the co-host of "Nightline," is leaving for " another opportunity in the news business," said ABC News' president Ben Sherwood on Friday. He did not say where Weir is going. Weir, who has co-hosted "Nightline" since 2010, said on his Twitter account that he would be saying "goodbye" on Friday night's program. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Sherwood said that "Good Morning America" co-anchor Dan Harris will take over Weir's "Nightline" hosting duties, effective immediately.
October 9, 2013 |
The Lakers waived two centers on Wednesday, cutting ties with Eric Boateng and veteran Dan Gadzuric. Both were training-camp invites with long odds of making the roster. The Lakers now have 17 players under contract. The league maximum to start the season is 15, which means at least two more will be cut. The Lakers must carry at least 13. Currently the team has 11 guaranteed players: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Hill, Chris Kaman, Jodie Meeks, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Wesley Johnson and Robert Sacre.
October 3, 2013 |
Second baseman Dan Uggla is being paid $13 million this season by the Atlanta Braves, so you'd think he would have a prominent role against the Dodgers in the National League division series starting Thursday night. You can imagine the Dodgers going over scouting reports, discussing how to neutralize the Braves' highest-paid player. They needn't worry. The Braves have left Uggla off their playoff roster because he isn't one of their best 25 players. Uggla is hitting .179 this season (and he weighs 205 pounds, so he truly isn't hitting his weight)
September 28, 2013 |
Dan Clements reached into his bag for a roll of a blue duct tape. Dodger blue. Then he pulled out a pack of baseball cards, so shiny that the glare blinded you for a moment. He flipped through the cards, one Dodgers star after another. He had room for only one card, so it needed to be just right. Mike Piazza? Never won a postseason game with the Dodgers. Eric Karros? Same thing. Jackie Robinson? On the one hand, who can go wrong with Jackie Robinson? On the other hand, he never knew of something called a "postseason.
September 27, 2013 |
Doug Aitken's roving, cross-country art show “Station to Station,” which is nearing the end of its three week journey, made a stop at Union Station Thursday night - and the event started with a snap. Whip-cracker Chris Camp, who has performed with Aitken three times before in the past, led a procession of about 50 people from Track 13 into the central area of the station, cracking two long bullwhips at each of his sides the entire way. The parade -- musicians banging drums, journalists with video equipment recording the event, other artists and performers as well as curious onlookers filming the scene with their iPhones -- wound its way past the restaurant Traxx and into the courtyard featuring multicolored art yurts with installations by Kenneth Anger, Urs Fischer, Liz Glynn, Carsten Holler and Ernesto.
September 27, 2013 |
On the eve of training camp, the Lakers have added former UCLA and NBA veteran center Dan Gadzuric. Announced Friday by General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Gadzuric increases the roster to 19 players. The Lakers cannot carry more than 15 into the regular season, which starts Oct. 29 with a home against the Clippers. The roster minimum is 13, but the Lakers are expected to have under contract at least 14, and probably the maximum of 15, on opening night. The details of Gadzuric's contract were not released, but he'll make a minimum salary of $1.4 million if he sticks for the entire year. More likely than not, Gadzuric has a non-guaranteed deal.
September 25, 2013 |
When comedian, writer and producer Dan Levy learned he would be a new father, he solicited parenting advice from an unsung group of experts: actual kids. In April, Levy collaborated with Jensen Karp, a producer and former rapper, to create "Baby Talk" - a monthly comedy show based around three to four comedians asking children between the ages of 5 and 10 questions like "What should I name my son?" (one child suggesting the name Ritzy Skittles) and "What should I do if my kid wakes up in the middle of the night and says he had a nightmare?"