October 7, 2013 |
It's called a Ravine, but on this night it was an ocean, thousands of flapping blue towels washing over the visiting Southerners in giant roaring waves of Dodger. Hanley Ramirez blasting, Carl Crawford tumbling, Chris Capuano dealing, Yasiel Puiging, the old house alive and roaring, run after run after run. "Sends chills up your body," said A.J. Ellis. "Freaking constant pressure all night," said J.P. Howell. Postseason baseball returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time in four years Sunday, and the ensuing mixture of quaint tradition and relentless play resulted in four hours of joyful swagger that could be defined in a single declaration Welcome home.
October 4, 2013 |
It's not often today that a rising DJ team argues that it should get out of its own spotlight. But that's precisely what the D.C. dance duo of Benoit & Sergio do on their loungey new single, “Adjustments.” Atop some melancholy, tropical production that sounds like a vacation winding down, the duo claim that today's wave of pyro-shooting superstars has it all wrong: “Sometimes I think that DJs don't understand / that we've been waiting around...
October 4, 2013 |
BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Frago sat with a cup of coffee at a small table on the edge of the dance floor, explaining the art of the tango. "It's not about the man and the woman," the 55-year-old Buenos Aires hairdresser said. "It's about the driver and the driven. " Frago had come out to celebrate the eighth birthday of Tango Queer, a weekly party where women dance freely with women, and men dance freely with men. It's one of several popular gatherings in Buenos Aires that cater to gay and lesbian tango enthusiasts, as well as straights who want to test the dance's traditionally heterosexual gender roles.
October 1, 2013 |
It's Hollywood Night in the “Dancing With the Stars” glitterdome, and the remaining 11 couples added a little extra splash and dash to the ol' Tinseltown glitz and glamour. And while “DWTS” celebrated this business called show, science lost a couple of crucial entertainment elements this week, as Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein were the second couple eliminated from the Season 23 competition (just a day after “Breaking Bad” ended its run!). Despite the boos in the crowd and the subsequent chants of “Bill!
September 26, 2013 |
Warner Music Group Corp. has tapped Bart Cools to lead its electronic dance music strategy as it pushes to take advantage of the growing EDM genre. Cools, a key architect of EDM star David Guetta's dramatic rise, will hold the newly created position of executive vice president for global A&R and marketing for dance music at Warner Recorded Music. Cools, who will report to Atlantic Records Chairman and Chief Executive Craig Kallman, came to Warner when the record company closed its acquisition of Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group in July.
September 25, 2013 |
The most startling - and stunning - moment in David Roussève's latest dance-theater hybrid, "Stardust," came an hour into the 80-minute intermissionless piece, which premiered Tuesday at REDCAT. The 53-year-old choreographer appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, to perform a heartwrenching solo set to Johnny Mathis crooning the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria.” With his jerking, swooping arms and quasi-angelic face, Roussève, bathed in Christopher Kuhl's amber light, and bending and dipping as if the world's weight were on his shoulders, was spellbinding.
September 24, 2013 |
In this super-concentrated “Dancing With the Stars” format, this jam-packed parade of fringe and sparkles, paddles, the Troupe, a glimpse of the Harold Wheeler band and the dreaded elimination can seem like quite the bedazzled swirl. But on Monday night, Season 17 sent its first star out of the glitterverse, a casualty of having the lowest combined total of judges' scores and viewer votes. Turns out the latest entrant into the Losers' Club were Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess.
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September 20, 2013 |
The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful. It was 1980, and Don had moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of auditions. Then he found the note from his mom. It began, "Donny," and followed with a laundry list of all the awards he'd ever received. Remember when you won the second grade spelling bee? Remember the Pee Wee World Series in baseball?
September 19, 2013 |
The chefs of the future will put on a culinary show and a popular hip-hop dance troupe will perform as well at a night of food tastings at the Luxor in Las Vegas. The Luxor Hotel & Casino will host the Epicurean Charitable Foundation's M.E.N.U.S. fundraiser on Oct. 4. The proceeds from M.E.N.U.S., which stands for Mentoring and Educating Nevada's Upcoming Students, will help fund scholarships for underprivileged high school students wanting to pursue careers in the hospitality and food and beverage industries.
September 19, 2013 |
Documentary filmmakers have become Hollywood's hottest farm team: The directors Paul Greengrass (the upcoming "Captain Phillips"), José Padilha (the new "RoboCop" remake) and Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") all hail from the nonfiction world. Benson Lee is another doc director leaping into features, but with an atypical twist: His fictional movie "Battle of the Year," out Friday and starring Chris Brown, is a scripted remake of his own 2007 nonfiction break-dancing film, "Planet B-Boy.