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May 1, 1987 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music/Dance Critic
The dressy first-nighters who greeted the Joffrey Ballet Wednesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion weren't prepared for Gerald Arpino's "The Clowns." The partygoers expected something light and bright, something cheery, something funny. They laughed, at the beginning, when dummy corpses dropped from the sky and sounds of atomic explosions erupted in the pit. They tittered when the pathetic little hero gathered the fallen bodies in a heap and emitted the first of many silent screams.
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November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jack Gleeson, the young Irish actor internationally known as the sociopathic King Joffrey on HBO's "Game of Thrones," doesn't plan on pursuing any more high-profile roles when his time on the hit fantasy series comes to an end. During a recent interview with the Irish Independent newspaper, Gleeson said, "It was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing 'Game of Thrones' perhaps the reality was made too real for me. " ...
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May 11, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
It's a truism to say that Diaghilev revolutionized and reformed ballet in the early decades of the century, giving the art form back its seriousness while extending its possibilities by incorporating radically new choreographic, musical and theatrical elements. As danced Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, however, familiar works by Massine, Nijinsky and Nijinska proved anything but museum pieces.
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April 8, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Young Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) can no longer walk. But as we see in Episode 22 (“Dark Wings, Dark Words”) of the HBO hit “Game of Thrones,” the Stark lad has the rare ability - in his “black magic dreams” - to run like a wolf or fly like a raven. Also possessing the gift of seeing through the eyes of animals is fellow “warg” Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), who joins Bran's entourage on their flight from Winterfell. Protecting Jojen with her blade and wits is older sister Meera (Ellie Kendrick)
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April 28, 1989 | LEWIS SEGAL
Invaluable but congenitally uneven, the PBS "Dance in America" series sometimes meticulously preserves the form and content of stage choreography and sometimes trashes it with disorienting camera work and incoherent editing. The newest episode, "A Night at the Joffrey," includes samples of both extremes. Studio-taped in Denmark, the hour-long telecast is scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight on Channels 28, 15 and 24; Saturday at 9 p.m. on Channel 50. Frederick Ashton's serene trio "Monotones II" (1965, music by Satie)
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December 30, 1989
Having read "ABT Cancels L.A. Dates; Frozen Out by Joffrey?" (by Lewis Segal, Dec. 20), I feel compelled to, if not set the record straight, at least clarify it as to the role of the Music Center Operating Co. The Operating Co. administers the Music Center Complex pursuant to a sublease from the County of Los Angeles. The charge given to the Operating Co. is to operate the center so that the citizens of the county shall have the benefit of a wide array of the finest "performances essential to the educational and cultural development of the community."
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April 15, 2011 | Mary McNamara, Television Critic
The first 10 minutes or so of HBO's new epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" are spent celebrating the glories of cable, i.e. bloody violence (beheadings, hacked off body parts, eviscerated guts steaming in the snow) and HBO sex (female semi-frontal nudity, non-missionary position intercourse and unnecessarily graphic sound effects.) Unless you are a minor, you should not be deterred by any of this because "Game of Thrones," written and produced by David Benioff and D.B Weiss, quickly becomes a great and thundering series of political and psychological intrigue bristling with vivid characters, cross-hatched with tantalizing plotlines and seasoned with a splash of fantasy.
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April 8, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Young Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) can no longer walk. But as we see in Episode 22 (“Dark Wings, Dark Words”) of the HBO hit “Game of Thrones,” the Stark lad has the rare ability - in his “black magic dreams” - to run like a wolf or fly like a raven. Also possessing the gift of seeing through the eyes of animals is fellow “warg” Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), who joins Bran's entourage on their flight from Winterfell. Protecting Jojen with her blade and wits is older sister Meera (Ellie Kendrick)
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May 19, 1989 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
"Something went wrong," said an injured Glenn Edgerton, 29, who dislocated a toe and never got to take his curtain calls for the Joffrey Ballet's "Petrushka" Tuesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. "Apparently, I hoisted myself too high over the partition and used too much force getting there. Instead of flopping over from the waist I hung from the hip and my weight pulled me down." Of all the perils that can befall a dancer, pitching over a wall while in relative non-motion has to be the least likely.
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November 19, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
With the holiday season in full swing, local and out-of-town ballet companies are busily preparing their annual offerings of "The Nutcracker," the first of which takes place tonight in Fullerton. The number of performances this season is staggering: A die-hard fan of the ballet could easily average two or three a week throughout the month of December.
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February 3, 2013 | By Laura Bleiberg
The celebration of the “Rites” has begun. “The Rite of Spring” (Le Sacre du Printemps) is the revolutionary 1913 ballet by choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, composer Igor Stravinsky and artist Nicholas Roerich that clamorously heralded a new age for dance, music and all the arts. The L.A. Music Center and others will spend many months this year marking the 100 th anniversary of this 36-minute Ballets Russes juggernaut, which debuted in scandale and now resides secure in the canon.
SPORTS
January 27, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
+San Jose forward Patrick Marleau opened the season with four consecutive two-goal games as the Sharks went 4-0. That doesn't make up for his disappearing act during their playoff loss to St. Louis last spring, but it's commendable for him and for an aging team whose window of opportunity may soon close. +Edmonton rookie Nail Yakupov's celebration of his score-tying goal against the Kings on Thursday had a lot of hot dog to it, but it instantly grabbed attention. He slid on his knees from the offensive blue line almost to his own net as the crowd roared, touching off a debate over whether it was over the top. It seemed spontaneous, so let the kid express himself — but he should know opponents won't react kindly to repeats of that display.
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January 26, 2013 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
When the Joffrey Ballet debuted its reconstructed "The Rite of Spring" in Los Angeles in fall 1987, it received a seismic welcome - a 5.9 on the Richter scale, to be exact. The morning after "Rite's" opening at the Music Center, a major earthquake struck Southern California. The Whittier Narrows quake, with an epicenter in the San Gabriel Valley, shook buildings in downtown L.A. and could be felt as far away as Las Vegas. The Oct. 1 temblor caused widespread damage in the area, though no subsequent performances of "Rite" were canceled by the Joffrey, then a resident company at the Music Center.
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October 12, 2012 | By Debra Levine
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, for the last 17 years a key purveyor of contemporary ballet, rarely has been seen in Los Angeles, even though the wonderful repertory dance troupe is based in the western U.S. Regularly venturing from its home base in two artistic cities, the company performs at New York's Joyce Theater, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Wolf Trap and, next summer, at the critical ballet outpost of Saratoga Springs. So it was an occasion on Thursday when 11 classically trained dancers (they skew modern)
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November 29, 2011 | By Sid Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— Like Santa's elves, costume shop workers have been racing to meet their deadline, stitching, sewing and hemming away in a small room tucked into a corner of the Joffrey Tower at State and Randolph streets. Four regulars have been joined by four seasonal workers to prepare some 200 costumes for "The Nutcracker," the Joffrey Ballet's annual outing, which will be performed six times at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion starting Thursday before a lengthy run in the Joffrey's hometown of Chicago.
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April 15, 2011 | Mary McNamara, Television Critic
The first 10 minutes or so of HBO's new epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" are spent celebrating the glories of cable, i.e. bloody violence (beheadings, hacked off body parts, eviscerated guts steaming in the snow) and HBO sex (female semi-frontal nudity, non-missionary position intercourse and unnecessarily graphic sound effects.) Unless you are a minor, you should not be deterred by any of this because "Game of Thrones," written and produced by David Benioff and D.B Weiss, quickly becomes a great and thundering series of political and psychological intrigue bristling with vivid characters, cross-hatched with tantalizing plotlines and seasoned with a splash of fantasy.
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April 20, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
At the end of its 19th season, the San Diego-based California Ballet Company resembles many small, regional ensembles in America--with at least one major difference. Typically, it is strong in its mostly home-grown female ranks, and it needs to import many of its leading males. Its choreography ranges from imperishable classics of the 19th Century to new works by an indefatigable artistic director (Maxine Mahon), with an annual "Nutcracker" ensuring some degree of solvency, if not growth.
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April 13, 1987 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music/Dance Critic
It is tempting to think of Laura Dean as a brand-new phenomenon, as a brash young child of the times--or, if you will, as a latter-day enfant terrible . Her choreography--an essentially orderly but ultimately hysterical fusion of spinning maneuver, stamping orgy and geometrical trance--looks mod, mod, mod. Rhythmic reduction remains the primary concern. Her minimalist music--Dean cranks out her own--seems comparably mod.
SPORTS
December 5, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Joffrey Lupul waited a year for this? After undergoing two back surgeries and battling a debilitating blood infection that left him bedridden for almost two months, the Ducks winger on Sunday resumed an NHL career that once seemed lost. And his teammates welcomed him back with what may have been their most listless effort of the season in a 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at the Honda Center. "Pissed off? Yeah, that'll do it," captain Ryan Getzlaf snapped when asked to sum up the mood in the dressing room after the Ducks were shut out for the second time in three days.
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