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April 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on " Dancing With the Stars . " Each week, Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Driver's thoughts about Week 3, which he offered via email. Q: It was an incredibly emotional night for everyone.
October 16, 1999
Lewis Segal must have been totally distracted during the San Francisco Ballet performance of "Giselle" ("Showy 'Giselle' Hides Its Feelings," Oct. 8). Most of his review consisted of complaining about the expensive-looking sets and costumes. Yes, it is disgraceful that Los Angeles does not support a ballet company, and San Francisco seems to have plenty of money for incidentals. Ballet, however, is first and foremost about dancing, and the dancing at this performance was well executed, moving and very entertaining.
May 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Charlotte d'Amboise and Norbert Leo Butz were named recipients Friday of the 2005 TDF/Astaire Awards, given for the best dancing on Broadway. D'Amboise, who filled in for the injured Christina Applegate during the Boston tryout of "Sweet Charity" and during a week of the revival's preview performances in New York, will receive a special award for her "invaluable contribution to Broadway dance during the 2004-05 season." She currently is starring in the long-running revival of "Chicago."
December 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
If there was any doubt that this year's Oscars will have a dance-y quality with Ellen DeGeneres on the stage, it was quelled Thursday afternoon. The Motion Picture Academy has released a trailer for the March 2 ceremony on ABC, and it gets its “Singin' In the Rain On.” The spot features the Oscar host walking down city streets/studio backlot lipsynching to the Fitz and the Tantrum song “The Walker,” particularly its maverick-ish lyrics “(I walk to the sound of my own drum”)
March 2, 2003
"Chicago's" strong lineup of Oscar nominations has led some to predict that the movie musical will tap-dance back to center stage. That would mark the most recent uptick in the form's decidedly cyclical popularity, which author Emanuel Levy tracks in his new book "All About Oscar" (Continuum). Some musical history, drawn from Levy's compilation: First musical to win the best picture Oscar: MGM's "The Broadway Melody" (1928-29), advertised as "all talking, all singing, all dancing."
September 7, 1997 | Dave Jennings, from London
Irvine Welsh is best known for a rather dark world-view in his novels. "Trainspotting," the basis for the international film success, got deep inside the horror of heroin. And his next novel, "Filth," is said to take that theme even further. But with music, Welsh has turned into Mr. Sunshine. Looking for a way to escape the dank depression of his writing, Welsh has formed a disco group with Kris Needs of the dance duo Secret Knowledge, singer Sarah Jane Harrison and drummer Henry Cullen.
May 1, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Let's party. Let's make like Kool & the Gang. Let's throw confetti, imbibe a wee too much, dance until the feet blister, sing lyrics we can't quite remember. You are allowed to be gleeful today. Allowed to overreact, overindulge, over whatever you want. The McCourt era is officially dead. I was going to put on my little sailor cap and run down the street and kiss a nurse, but the wife is funny about things like that. Maybe we could invite Hank Williams Jr. over, and just ask that he skip the political commentary.
After hearing the owners of a restaurant promise to hire three guards to provide 24-hour security, the Planning Commission has granted Nancy and Larry Nguyen a conditional-use permit for their business. The manager of a nearby apartment complex, however, objected to the restaurant, which will feature ballroom dancing, saying she had a sinking feeling that the establishment would ultimately turn into a noise-filled bar.
January 22, 2004 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
For many local dance lovers, the silver cloud created by the first full season of dance at the Music Center has a dark lining: A good seat at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion can fetch $75 or more, as high as at the other premier local dance venues, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. That's a lot even for coveted attractions, much less anything unfamiliar or experimental. There is, however, an alternative. In fact, there are dozens.
February 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
About 200 irate fans denied tickets to a dance broke through police lines, invaded the dance hall and started a free-for-all, injuring 35 people, the Excelsior news service reported Monday. Excelsior said the incident occurred Sunday night at the Benito Juarez hall in Guadalajara.
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