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November 18, 1989
Glasnost came to Long Beach Friday, when city officials welcomed a family of Russian ballet dancers who are among the first Soviet citizens to be allowed to come to this country specifically to dance with an American ballet company. Vitaly Artyushkin and his wife, Alla Khaniashvili-Artyushkina, both principal dancers in the Bolshoi Ballet, will play leading roles in the Long Beach Ballet Company's production of the "Nutcracker." Their 6-year-old daughter, Katya, also will appear.
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June 20, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vladimir Malakhov, 23, can boast a dazzling array of medals from the world's most prestigious ballet competitions: * Grand Prize, junior level, International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria, 1986. * Gold Medal, International Ballet Competition, Moscow, 1989; Grand Prix, Lausanne, 1987 * Bronze Medal, International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., 1990.
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June 20, 1991 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vladimir Malakhov, 23, can boast a dazzling array of medals from the world's most prestigious ballet competitions: * Grand Prize, junior level, International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria, 1986. * Gold Medal, International Ballet Competition, Moscow, 1989; Grand Prix, Lausanne, 1987 * Bronze Medal, International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., 1990.
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February 3, 1990 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Caught up in the euphoria of East Berlin's liberation, Long Beach Ballet director David Wilcox barely knew what to do first. For starters, he dedicated his production of "Coppelia," which has its premiere this afternoon, to the German people. Then came a wave of nostalgia. He remembered walking across Checkpoint Charlie several times--as a dancer with the (West) Berlin Ballet--to see the Komische Oper Ballet.
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February 3, 1990 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Caught up in the euphoria of East Berlin's liberation, Long Beach Ballet director David Wilcox barely knew what to do first. For starters, he dedicated his production of "Coppelia," which has its premiere this afternoon, to the German people. Then came a wave of nostalgia. He remembered walking across Checkpoint Charlie several times--as a dancer with the (West) Berlin Ballet--to see the Komische Oper Ballet.
NEWS
November 16, 1989
Long Beach residents on Friday will get a glimpse of the latest results of perestroika. They are Vitaly Artyushkin, his wife, Alla Khaniashvili-Artyushkina, and their 7-year-old daughter, Katya, a family of Russian ballet dancers who say they are the first in their country to be allowed to come to the United States specifically to dance with an American ballet company.
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December 12, 1990 | ALLAN MALAMUD
The Raiders are America's team. They have sold out every road game this season. Now, if they can just become Los Angeles' team. They haven't sold out the Coliseum once this season. . . . Pro Bowl voters no longer can ignore Raider defensive end Greg Townsend. . . . The instant-replay snafus were bad enough, but did the officials really have to call 14 penalties Monday night? . . . I still would like to know why the surprise guest, Eric Dickerson, was on the sidelines at the Silverdome. . . .
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February 15, 1988 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Ballets about pop idols destroyed by fame are always good for a few cheap thrills, whether they feature stellar classical dancers working at being funky (Alvin Ailey's lurid dance dramas on Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison) or are created as terminally solemn full-company vehicles (Christopher Bruce's lugubrious tribute to John Lennon for Ballet Rambert).
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December 7, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good thing Willie Gault is fast, otherwise he'd never be able to outrun his schedule. Last summer, he pulled on his tights and conducted a summer camp for the Long Beach Ballet Company, during which he attempted to convince troubled inner-city youths they can dance their way to the top. Tough sell. "Some of them were borderline gang kids," Gault said. "They had a lot of questions, like 'What did my friends say when I first started to do ballet? Did they call me a sissy?' " Good question.
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March 6, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
DANCE L.A. Classical Ballet Folds: After 14 "Nutcracker" seasons and other periodic performances dating back to 1982, Los Angeles Classical Ballet has disbanded and will file bankruptcy papers this week, according to artistic director David Wilcox. Originally named Long Beach Ballet, the company had accumulated about $1 million in debts, Wilcox said; for several years all its sets and costumes have been held on lien by a creditor who lent the items back to the company as needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1989
Glasnost came to Long Beach Friday, when city officials welcomed a family of Russian ballet dancers who are among the first Soviet citizens to be allowed to come to this country specifically to dance with an American ballet company. Vitaly Artyushkin and his wife, Alla Khaniashvili-Artyushkina, both principal dancers in the Bolshoi Ballet, will play leading roles in the Long Beach Ballet Company's production of the "Nutcracker." Their 6-year-old daughter, Katya, also will appear.
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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 1, 1985 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
The ballet teacher, wearing the black leotard, skirt and sweater with the sleeves characteristically rolled up, walked over to the record player in the corner of the rehearsal studio in the basement of a downtown Santa Ana church. Beethoven's Seventh Symphony filled the room. "First position, and . . . " instructed the teacher, Sister Beth Burns, a Catholic nun who has the unlikely distinction of being a trained ballerina.
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