24Dec

Celebrating the Holidays with Alvin Ailey During Their 60th Anniversary Season

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's special Family Matinee series in Manhattan at City Center. I took my 14-year-old son to witness the greatness that this group of modern dancers brings to their work and I hope he remembers it for years to come. The program was Timeless Ailey, featuring over a dozen treasures from Mr. Ailey’s wonderfully rich body of work, including highlights of seldom-seen gems Mary Lou’s Mass and The Lark Ascending. The result was electrifying. My son had never been to a modern dance Read More

10Nov

Guest Post: Review of Odd Squad: LIVE!

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How do you make your child, who detests math, tolerate the subject and even participate enthusiastically in solving math problems? You can record Odd Squad on PBS and encourage them be part of the team combatting the villain or if you want them to surprise you and solve math problems enthusiastically, take them to watch the play Odd Squad: LIVE!  If your child loves solving math problems, they will be in heaven. Odd Squad: LIVE! , Is a high-tech agency run by kids equipped with the world’s most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry (some of the kids can Read More

01Dec

Giveaway: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2014-15 NYCC Season

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 3rd, 2014 to January 4th, 2015, 25 years after the passing of legendary founder Alvin Ailey. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015 with exciting performances that have become a Read More

13Nov

Subject: DanceOn Network and Joffrey Ballet School Team Up to Offer the Ultimate Audition Opportunity for Dance Hopefuls

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Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will once again present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker this holiday season with 355 dancers – the largest cast in the school’s 61-year history. Returning to the Skirball Performing Arts Center, Joffrey Ballet School will perform five performances of the holiday favorite with three casts, December 14 – 16, 2014. In addition to delighting in the timeless tale of The Nutcracker, audiences will also enjoy its rich legacy of culture, with dances Read More

02Dec

Giveaway: Joffrey Ballet School’s Nutcracker

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Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will once again present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker this holiday season with 355 dancers – the largest cast in the school’s 60-year history. Returning to the Skirball Performing Arts Center, Joffrey Ballet School will perform five performances of the holiday favorite with three casts, December 13 – 15, 2013. In addition to delighting in the timeless tale of The Nutcracker, audiences will also enjoy its rich legacy of culture, with dances Read More

12May

Strokes of Brilliance in Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”

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I enjoyed every word of Tina Fey's new tell-all called "Bossypants."  I actually call it a tell-all in gest.  She doesn't really rat on anyone in show business.  She's kind of gracious and scathing at the same time.  As someone yet to make my own mark in the world, I was really impressed with her story.  How she joined the cast of SNL at a very young age, after having been out in the world on her own for a very short time.  How she has always followed her heart, having had a love for theater and acting in high school and never left it behind. The book Read More