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Come Fly With Her.

When Twyla Tharp was 8 years old, her family moved from rural Indiana to a small town near San Bernardino, Calif., and opened a drive-in movie theater. Tharp's...

Dance: Ballet with a Savvy Street Beat

It's rare to hear a wolf whistle from the crowd when the curtain goes up on an evening of ballet. But that's what happened last week at Minneapolis' Northrop...

Books: Blind Tributes BEHIND THE SCENES

During his four years as White House deputy chief of staff, Michael Deaver was the protector and projector of Ronald's and Nancy Reagan's public images. He was...

Music: Plaster Bonbons

New York's Joffrey Ballet is often matchless for sheer glitter and sensuous invention. But virtuosity pursued for its own sake can be a vice, and showmanship...

Rahm Emanuel

When Barack Obama asked Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be his White House chief-of-staff, few political insiders were surprised. The Chicago politician and chairman...

Fall Preview

Autumn arrives with a fresh crop of things to see, read, hear and wear. Click below for our choices; The Buzz captures what's hot, while The Picks describe what...

Dance: Bringing Back a Debacle

One of the great 20th century culture shocks -- right up there with the Armory Show and Elvis on Ed Sullivan -- took place in Paris on May 29, 1913, with the...

Dance: Rival Romeos HIT THE ROAD

Montague and Capulet. John Cranko and Sir Kenneth MacMillan. The Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Verona and Washington, D.C. Romeo and Juliet. The...

Dance: Dark Nights At the Opera

A Swan Lake that is set indoors. A ballet version of Henry James' Washington Square, featuring, among many other intrusions, cartoon black minstrels and cowboys...

Music: Verve, Nerve and Fervor

Up from the orchestra floats a vaguely medieval sound: thick, sonorous and brassy. The dancers parade in solemn sequence across the softly lit stage, looking...

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