November 19, 1986
American Ballet Theatre has announced casting for principal roles in its eight-performance run of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 9-14 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The roles in Mikhail Baryshnikov's production of Tchaikovsky's ballet are of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and Drosselmeyer. Dec. 9, 8 p.m.: Alessandra Ferri (Clara), Kevin McKenzie (the Nutcracker Prince), Victor Barbee. (Drosselmeyer). Dec. 10, 8 p.m.: Marianna Tcherkassky, Johan Renvall, Michael Owen. Dec.
March 11, 1988 |
American Ballet Theatre turned mid-season to Sir Kenneth MacMillan's familiar staging of "Sleeping Beauty" but mustered only a low-voltage performance Tuesday in Shrine Auditorium. Amanda McKerrow was the lucid, precise Aurora, demonstrating consistent, some might say implacable, fineness of line, placement and balance.
June 14, 2002 |
*--* 4:30 a.m. at Niigata, Japan TV: Ch. 34. Delayed: Ch. 7, 12:30 p.m.; Ch. 46, 2:30 p.m How they got here: Denmark (2-0-1) won Group A; England (1-0-2) was runner-up in Group E Sidelined: Denmark's Christian Poulsen (two yellow cards); England's Owen Hargreaves (injured) Denmark update: Striker Jon Dahl Tomasson, who has four goals and is the tournament's second-leading scorer with Brazil's Ronaldo, might miss the game because of a thigh injury.
March 4, 1991 |
American Ballet Theatre has announced casting for the second week of the company's March 12-24 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Subject to change, the casting will be: * March 19, 8 p.m.: "La Bayadere" (Makarova-Petipa/Minkus): Susan Jaffe, Ricardo Bustamante, Leslie Browne. * March 20, 8 p.m.: "La Bayadere": Amanda McKerrow, Julio Bocca, Cynthia Harvey. * March 21, 8 p.m.: "La Bayadere": Marianna Tcherkassky, Danilo Radojevic, Harvey. * March 22, 8 p.m.
December 25, 1985 |
A Cheryl Yeager performance is almost always deeply informed stylistically, generous in both scale and energy, polished in technique--yet oddly unsatisfying dramatically. Thus her portrayal of Clara in the American Ballet Theatre "Nutcracker," Monday afternoon in Shrine Auditorium, proved at once praiseworthy and disappointing.
March 1, 1991
American Ballet Theatre has announced casting for the first week of the company's March 12-24 engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Subject to change, the casting: * March 12, 8 p.m.: "Ballet Imperial" (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky): Susan Jaffe, Ricardo Bustamante, Amanda McKerrow. "Fall River Legend" (De Mille/Gould): Cynthia Gregory, Victor Barbee, Georgina Parkinson. "Sinfonietta" (Kylian/Janacek): Company. * March 13, 8 p.m.
August 13, 1989
Two highly unusual exhibitions are now being presented at the Long Beach Museum of Art. "Hidden Assets: Selections from the Permanent Collection" and "Reconstructed Realms" will be on display through Sept. 17. "Hidden Assets" will feature paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from three categories. One group will contain work by American artists before 1950, including of George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Ralph A. Blakelock, George L.
October 20, 1992 |
The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state cannot force an insane inmate to take drugs that will make him sane enough to be executed for the deaths of five of his relatives. The 5-2 ruling came in the case of Michael Owen Perry, 37, a schizophrenic convicted of murdering his mother, father, nephew and two cousins in 1983 in the small Louisiana town of Lake Arthur. The court affirmed that Perry is insane and thus incompetent to be executed.
March 19, 1985 |
American Ballet Theatre has presented a galaxy of star-crossed lovers in its newly acquired staging of "Romeo and Juliet." Sunday night at Shrine Auditorium it was Susan Jaffe's turn to shine, opposite the previously reviewed Kevin McKenzie. Initially a kittenish Juliet, Jaffe turned strangely glamorous in the throes of true love--her mannered port de bras less an expression of feeling than a glossy symbol of it.