March 19, 1989 |
An admired book of photographs by Walker Evans, one of America's most admired photographers, received its fourth edition recently in conjunction with an Evans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. "American Photographs" was first published in 1938 when perhaps its greatest impact came less as art than as journalism: It was a stark, deeply moving but utterly unsentimental presentation of rural poverty during the Great Depression.
January 10, 1991 |
Ballet School Opening: The School of American Ballet, the dance academy founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, christened its lavish new quarters in Lincoln Center on Wednesday. The influential school, which is affiliated with New York City Ballet and has numerous graduates in the United States and abroad, becomes one of the few ballet academies in the United States that boards students.
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October 9, 2007 |
Nathalie Gleboff, 88, a former executive director of the School of American Ballet, which is affiliated with the New York City Ballet, died Sept. 30 from pneumonia in Santa Barbara, the school announced. She was the last of the women of Russian background hired by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein to run the school or its various activities since its founding in 1934, the New York Times reported.
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April 22, 2011 |
Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter steeped in American history who wrote the Civil War saga "Glory" and the western "Tombstone," died unexpectedly of heart failure April 3 at his Santa Monica home, said his aunt, Patty Briley Bean. He was 56. Jarre had been a self-described "Civil War freak" since childhood, when he received toy soldiers from the era for Christmas. His interest in the 54th Massachusetts, a regiment that was one of first black units during the Civil War, was piqued when a friend, Lincoln Kirstein, observed that a photograph of Jarre on horseback resembled a statue of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment's white leader.
December 6, 1992 |
IT WAS ONLY A GLASS OF VODKA THAT HE LIFTED BEFORE A hushed audience at Lincoln Center last year. But for Peter Martins, artistic director and top boss of the New York City Ballet, the shot glass he grasped on stage that evening might as well have been the Holy Grail. The curtain was about to rise on his ambitious restaging of the classic "Sleeping Beauty."
February 21, 1990 |
The New York City Ballet is "close to concluding" arrangements to return to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in September, according to the company's executive director, William Wingate. Wingate did not say how long the troupe would perform in Orange County, nor did he disclose repertory. But he did confirm that the company is involved "in serious talks" to include Costa Mesa on its first West Coast visit since its one-week stint at the Center in October, 1986.