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paige keely, 6, who charmed audience in school’s ‘nutcracker,’ dies


log in to see video st. james elementary school principal mary grace lynch, on friday, jan. 12, 2018, talked about how the school memorialized paige keely, a first-grader who loved to dance and charmed the audience in the school's "nutcracker" production. paige died monday, apparently from a rare, undetected brain condition. photo credit: barry sloan by nicholas [email protected] @spanglernewsday updated january 12, 2018 2:41 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailpaige keely, a first-grader who danced in st. james elementary school’s christmas production of “the nutcracker,” took her family’s pet chicken for walks and loved collecting seashells on fire island, died monday at stony brook university hospital. she was 6. the cause was believed to be complicatio






vocalist keely smith dies from apparent heart failure at 89


keely smith has died at age 89. here is a press release regarding her death:“keely smith, the iconic singer/performer known for her many solo recordings as well as her musical partnership with first husband louis prima died in palm springs, ca on saturday, december 16.  she was 89 and under physicians’ care at the time of her passing from apparent heart failure. born dorothy jacqueline keely in norfolk va on march 9, 19 28 of native american (cherokee) and irish parentage, smith showed a natural aptitude for singing at a young age. at 14, she sang with a naval air station band and at 15, she got her first paying job with the earl bennett band.smith, still a teenager, auditioned to be the “girl singer” in prima’s band, got the job and hit the road with them in 1948.  she and prima married i






5 classic minnesota 'nutcracker' productions (and 3 funky ones)


“nutcracker” season has officially arrived for minnesota dance lovers, with the annual rush of productions starting this week. many of these shows look a lot like the tchaikovsky ballet’s 1892 premiere, with clara (or marie in some versions) unwrapping a gift nutcracker who comes alive to lead an enchanted journey. cue the tutus, tin soldiers and acrobatic russians!then again, there are plenty of fresh spins on the classic. take the hip-hop version opening tuesday at the state theatre. or james sewell ballet’s irreverent version with barbie and ken. or st. paul ballet’s feminist take.5 traditional shows‘loyce houlton’s nutcracker fantasy’the full orchestra does wonders for the “nutcracker” experience. that’s a huge selling point for minnesota dance theatre’s “nutcracker fantasy,” featuring






what 'nutcracker' are you? breaking down 5 classics and 3 funky ones


“nutcracker” season has officially arrived for minnesota dance lovers, with the annual rush of productions starting this week. many of these shows look a lot like the tchaikovsky ballet’s 1892 premiere, with clara (or marie in some versions) unwrapping a gift nutcracker who comes alive to lead an enchanted journey. cue the tutus, tin soldiers and acrobatic russians!then again, there are plenty of fresh spins on the classic. take the hip-hop version opening tuesday at the state theatre. or james sewell ballet’s irreverent version with barbie and ken. or st. paul ballet’s feminist take.5 traditional shows:‘loyce houlton’s nutcracker fantasy’the full orchestra does wonders for the “nutcracker” experience. that’s a huge selling point for minnesota dance theatre’s “nutcracker fantasy,” featurin






jazz and pop singer keely smith dies of heart failure at 89


palm springs, calif. — keely smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with louis prima, has died of apparent heart failure in palm springs. she was 89.according to a news release from her publicist bob merlis, smith was under a physician's care when she died saturday.smith was born dorothy jacqueline keely in norfolk, virginia on march 9, 1928, and got her first paying job singing with the earl bennett band when she was just 15. she later auditioned to sing with louis prima's band, and began touring with them in 1948. she and prima married in 1953, and together they won a grammy for their hit, "that old black magic" in 1959.in 2001 — 42 years later — smith was nominated for a grammy for her album "keely sings sinatra."i






ballerina dusty button visits woodbury's royal oaks elementary school


the ballerina arrived almost incognito to royal oaks elementary school in woodbury, her tutu and pointe shoes tucked out of sight.but even in an oversized hoodie and leggings, dusty button looked the part of a dancer, with her dark hair pulled into a tight bun.when a young boy exclaimed, "are you the sugar plum fairy?" many of his classmates had already guessed her answer long before she called back, "i am!"button is one of two nationally renowned principals in town to guest star in ballet minnesota's 30th anniversary performance of "the classic nutcracker." button will be performing as the sugar plum fairy, joined by rasta thomas as her cavalier. the milestone production kicked off friday at the o'shaughnessy auditorium at st. catherine university in st. paul, with the final performance t






four elements create ‘nutcracker’s’ magical ‘snow scene’


effects combine to help audience experience a convincing winter wonderland indoors.audiences love those six magical minutes in every production of george balanchine’s “the nutcracker” when it snows onstage. but how does the snow happen? pacific northwest ballet relies on four theatrical elements to create that enchanting scene (officially titled “a forest in winter” but affectionately referred to as “snow scene”). they are: dancers, costumes, snow and music.dancersrehearsals begin each september for “snow scene.” dancers rehearse on and off for months to perfect their part leading up to opening night of “the nutcracker.” there are 16 dancers in every “snow scene” performance, but as many as 60 dancers learn the parts because not every dancer will dance as a snowflake for every performance.






what's it like to dance 'the nutcracker'? a marathon of pain


by sarah l. kaufman | washington posther calves are cramping and her back is aching, but if megan johnson, a new york city ballet dancer, peers through her false eyelashes at the first rows of the audience during any given “nutcracker” performance, she remembers why she’s there.standing onstage as a flower in her fluffy pink skirt and rose headpiece, she can see faces in the nearest rows, little children and even grown men who are completely caught up in the ballet. and she sees their joy.seo hye han, a boston ballet dancer, massages her feet backstage. (josh reynolds/for the washington post)maybe this is their first ballet, and the tickets are expensive — all this passes through her mind as she stands there, which is a good thing, because if she were to think instead about the painful cor






ballerina dusty button visits woodbury's royal oaks elementary school


the ballerina arrived almost incognito to royal oaks elementary school in woodbury, her tutu and pointe shoes tucked out of sight.but even in an oversized hoodie and leggings, dusty button looked the part of a dancer, with her dark hair pulled into a tight bun.when a young boy exclaimed, “are you the sugar plum fairy?” many of his classmates had already guessed her answer long before she called back, “i am!”button is one of two nationally renowned principals in town to guest star in ballet minnesota’s 30th anniversary performance of “the classic nutcracker.” button will be performing as the sugar plum fairy, joined by rasta thomas as her cavalier. the milestone production kicked off friday at the o’shaughnessy auditorium at st. catherine university in st. paul, with the final performance t






'fiesta navidad,' 'the nutcracker' and more – la times


the nutcracker american ballet theatre performs the holiday favorite accompanied by pacific symphony. segerstrom hall, segerstrom center for the arts, 600 town center drive, costa mesa. ends sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787.the nutcracker ballet repertory theatre performs. golden west college mainstage theater, 15751 gothard st., huntington beach. sun., 1 and 5 p.m.; thu.-fri., 7 p.m.; sat., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends next sun., 1 p.m. $15, $19. (714) 895-8150.advertisementthe nutcracker festival ballet theatre and guest artists from san francisco ballet, american ballet theatre and new york city ballet perform. irvine barclay theatre, 4242 campus drive, irvine. sun., 1 and 6 p.m.; wed.-thu., 6 p.m.; fri., 7 p.m.; sat., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends next sun., 11 a.m. $42-$75. (949) 854-4






a hip-hop nutcracker? peninsula troupe's edgy new interpretation


on the afternoons of dec. 16 and 17, at redwood city’s fox theatre, audiences will be in full christmas glow, as peninsula ballet theatre presents its classic version of the beloved “nutcracker,” with choreography by carlos carvajal.but on the evenings of dec. 15 and 17, our correspondent paul freeman reports, the company will offer a very different sort of holiday magic — a hip hop version of the timeless tale. it’s not only enchanting, but explosively energetic.“hip hop nutcracker” was choreographed by isaac “stuck” sanders and ale martinez. they bring 17 hip hop artists from their troupes the tribe and poise’n to join peninsula ballet theatre’s students and young company members on stage.gregory amato, peninsula ballet theatre’s artistic director, said, “it’s fresh and it’s exciting. al






moving ‘nutcracker’ 200 years into a hip hop future – the mercury news


on the afternoons of dec. 16 and 17, at redwood city’s fox theatre, audiences will be in full christmas glow, as peninsula ballet theatre presents its classic version of the beloved “nutcracker,” with choreography by carlos carvajal.but on the evenings of dec. 15 and 17, the company will offer a very different sort of holiday magic — a hip hop version of the timeless tale. it’s not only enchanting, but explosively energetic.“hip hop nutcracker” was choreographed by isaac “stuck” sanders and ale martinez. they bring 17 hip hop artists from their troupes the tribe and poise’n to join peninsula ballet theatre’s students and young company members on stage.gregory amato, peninsula ballet theatre’s artistic director, said, “it’s fresh and it’s exciting. almost everybody has seen ‘the nutcracker.






the week ahead in l.a. dance, dec. 3-10: 'the nutcracker,' 'fiesta mexicana' and


dancecompiled by matt coopera night in triana iv dancers fanny ara, reyes barrios, alejandro vega and daniela zermeño perform in this forever flamenco presentation. odyssey theatre, 2055 s. sepulveda blvd., west l.a. sun., 8 p.m. $40-$55. (323) 663-1525.the nutcracker ballet etudes performs. huntington beach high school auditorium, 1905 main st., huntington beach. sun., 1 p.m.; sat., 2 and 7 p.m.; next sun., 2 p.m.; ends dec. 10. $15-$35. (855) 222-2849.the nutcracker westside ballet performs the holiday favorite with a live orchestra and guest dancer and alumna joy womack. the broad stage, 1310 11th st., santa monica. ends sun., 1 and 5 p.m. $45. (310) 828-2018.tesseract futuristic multimedia collaboration from choreographers rashaun mitchell and silas riener and video artist charles atla






twirl into the season with ‘nutcracker’


pacific northwest ballet’s production of “george balanchine’s the nutcracker,” featuring sets and costumes by author/illustrator ian falconer (“olivia the pig”) and the pacific northwest ballet orchestra performing tchaikovsky’s timeless score live every night, returns to mccaw hall at seattle center for 39 performances from nov. 24 to dec. 28.related storiesmore photo galleries






space gifts 2017 - the best gift ideas in the universe


for space fans who are also fond of christmas traditions, this amazing astronaut nutcracker from nasa's gift shop is the perfect gift. ($30 from nasa)why we love it: the astronaut is planting a flag on the moon!buy astronaut nutcracker here.next: to boldly go where no cats have gone before…






medicare news, 'nutcracker' and holiday camps


free medicare seminara free overview of options available to medicare beneficiaries will be presented nov. 30, 1:30-3 p.m.,  at the los gatos adult recreation center, 208 e. main st.the seminar is free and open to the public.the talk is sponsored by the santa clara county health insurance counseling and advocacy program, and lgs recreation’s 55 plus program.call 408-354-1514 to rsvp and for more information.los gatos ballet’s ‘nutcracker’join clara, the mouse king, snow queen and sugar plum fairy for los gatos ballet’s holiday presentation of “the nutcracker,” dec. 8-10 at cupertino’s flint center. members of the san jose youth symphony will perform tchaikovsky’s famous score.in addition to “the nutcracker” performances, there’s a peppermint palace that gives audiences an opportunity to me






what's up for christmas weekend: lots of singing and dancing


audience participation is the theme for the weekend before christmas, with caroling and film sing-alongs.pasadenathe lythgoe family panto’s “beauty and the beast: a christmas rose” encourages audience participation in this slightly wacky retelling of the fairy tale. kids can follow the plot, but the jokes are for adults.when: through dec. 24cost, info: from $29. family-friendly. no dogs. (626) 449-7360​​​​​glendalelos angeles youth ballet’s “nutcracker” adds energy and enthusiasm to the traditional choreography featuring two principal dancers from the joffrey ballet.if you want more of the memorable score, on christmas eve the russian grand ballet performs the “nutcracker” in the same venue.when: youth ballet at 7 p.m. dec. 22 and 2 and 7 p.m. dec. 23, russian ballet at 2 p.m. dec. 24cost,






a holiday ballet tradition returns to two orange county stages


it’s december in orange county. the holiday lights are up, the christmas songs are jingle-jangling in stores and on the radio, and “the nutcracker” is back in town.two major productions of the world’s best-known ballet will grace orange county stages this season: american ballet theatre’s “nutcracker” at segerstrom center for the arts in costa mesa, dec. 7-17; and festival ballet theatre’s version at irvine barclay theatre in irvine, dec. 9-24.the abt production is the third time the esteemed new york-based company will pirouette and fouetté to the music of pyotr tchaikovsky on the segerstrom hall stage. this year, misty copeland — abt’s first african american principal dancer, who grew up in southern california — will perform as a lead dancer in three segerstrom performances (dec. 7, 13 a






bolshoi ballet’s ‘the nutcracker,’ arrives in cinemas on december 17th the globa


share thistagsartballetbolshoi balletfathom eventsmoscowrussiathe nutcrackertheaterthe unparalleled bolshoi ballet brings the holiday spirit to audiences throughout the u.s. with a magical performance of the timeless seasonal tale, “the nutcracker,” in cinemas nationwide on sunday, december 17 only. captured live from moscow’s legendary bolshoi theatre, the production is the third in fathom events’ 2017-18 bolshoi ballet in cinema series, presented in partnership with by experience and pathé live.a festive treat for the entire family, bolshoi’s presentation of “the nutcracker” is inspired by e.t.a. hoffman’s fairytale and enchants audiences as marie and her nutcracker prince embark on a dreamy adventure full of wonder. featuring the cherished score by pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky and choreogr






eric sondheimer's predictions for 2018 in high school sports


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the week ahead in l.a. dance, dec. 24-31: long beach ballet's 'the nutcracker' a


the nutcracker ballet repertory theatre performs the holiday favorite. golden west college mainstage theater, 15751 gothard st., huntington beach. ends sun., 1 p.m. $15, $19. (714) 895-8150.the nutcracker festival ballet theatre performs with guest dancers from new york city ballet. irvine barclay theatre, 4242 campus drive, irvine. ends sun., 11 a.m. $42-$75. (949) 854-4646.the nutcracker los angeles ballet performs. dolby theatre, 6801 hollywood blvd., hollywood. sun., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. also, redondo beach performing arts center, 1935 e. manhattan beach blvd., redondo beach. fri., 7:30 p.m.; sat., 1 and 5 p.m.; next sun., 1 p.m.; ends dec. 31. $31-$119; discounts available. (310) 998-7782.the nutcracker long beach ballet performs with a full symphony orchestra and guest dancers from pac






uc berkeley calls off ann coulter talk for security reasons


paige st. johnhundreds of pro-trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed saturday at a “patriots day” rally in berkeley, the third time the groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.fistfights broke out near martin luther king jr. civic center park, where trump supporters... (paige st. john)






the week ahead in l.a. dance, nov. 26-dec. 3: 'tesseract,' 'a night in triana' a


dance to the holidays family-friendly show features pros from “dancing with the stars” and “so you think you can dance.” cerritos center for the performing arts, 18000 park plaza drive, cerritos. sun., 3 p.m. $65-$85. (562) 916-8500.the nutcracker westside ballet performs the holiday favorite with a live orchestra and special guest dancer and alumna joy womack. the broad stage, 1310 11th st., santa monica. sun., sat., next sun., 1 and 5 p.m.; ends dec. 3. $45. (310) 828-2018.an irish christmas traditional irish dance with “riverdance’s” scott doherty, et al. irvine barclay theatre, 4242 campus drive, irvine. mon., 8 p.m. $36-$49. (949) 854-4646.tesseract futuristic multimedia collaboration from choreographers rashaun mitchell and silas riener and video artist charles atlas. redcat, 631 w.






l.a. girl-about-town paige elkington launches handbag line


los angeles-based pyt paige elkington is off to the races. the model-slash-actress — who recently appeared in one of playboy magazine’s new fashion-inclined photo shoots — has launched a handbag line inspired by equestrian competition ribbons.the pin-tucked mementos provided strong visual reference to elkington — a former equestrian herself.“i did [ride horses] but i also just love the ribbons so much. it’s more about a love for those ribbons. everyone has been doing a fun clutch, a fun bag [recently] and that kind of took over — those bags really spoke to me, i’ve never carried a normal purse. i wanted to make something that represented me and my style,” she said.model paige elkington launches handbag line.wwdmodel paige elkington launches handbag line.model paige elkington launches handb






joffrey's chicago-set 'nutcracker' has become truly alive


many of the walnuts, ragamuffins, snowflakes and rats are new. but the dancers of the joffrey ballet who form the emotional core of choreographer christopher wheeldon’s revisionist exploration of pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky’s “the nutcracker,” a gorgeously visualized work staged at the historic auditorium theatre, made in and for chicago, and thus ennobling of our complicated, pulsing, beautiful city, have all returned for a second year.most of the staging and narrative kinks that were evident last year now are fixed. and with more time available for what must be at the core of even the rudest and simplest “nutcracker,” the performances of amanda assucena, miguel angel blanco, rory hohenstein, alberto velazquez and, most especially, victoria jaiani, playing the surrogate mother of both a youn






around town briefs week of nov. 17


fall fairthe saratoga youth commission will host a fall fair on saturday, nov. 18, 3-6 p.m. families can enjoy a bounce house, crafts, face painting, games, music and food. entrance to the event is free, and activity tickets are 50 cents each, cash only.the fair is at el quito park, 12855 paseo presada.gala concert saratoga high school is hosting a free gala concert in celebration of its new music building on nov. 21 at 7 p.m. guest saxophonist russell kerns will play in the school’s mcafee center, and a reception will be held in the music building. guided tours will be available.the event is free and open to the public. contact andrew ford with questions at [email protected] saratoga high school is located at 20300 herriman ave.free ‘nutcracker’ the saratoga senior center has a limited n






rejoice! mark morris' 'hard nut' finally back in bay area


1 “the hard nut”: calling mark morris’ rendition of “the nutcracker” story a spoof is not doing this work justice. sure, there are lots of giggles as morris, inspired by cartoonist charles burns’s take on the story, sets his ballet in swinging 1970s suburbia.  but there are also moments of true poignancy, gorgeous production values, sizzling choreography and the tchaikovsky score performed live by berkeley symphony and the piedmont east bay children’s choir. the work is back in the bay area for the first time in five years, for a nine-day run beginning dec. 15.details: presented by cal performances; through dec. 24; zellerbach hall, uc berkeley; $40-$135; 510-642-9988, calperformances.org.2 other “nutcrackers”: some of the bay area’s most revered and notable versions of the holiday classic






rams plan to rest jared goff, todd gurley, aaron donald and others in regular-se


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chargers receiver mike williams works on finding his comfort zone during rocky r


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local roundup: senior paige pappanastos takes larger role for sandburg


senior paige pappanastos was a newcomer for sandburg last season after sticking to club soccer her first two years of high school.the forward made an immediate impact and, with a year under her belt, she's becoming an even bigger presence on the field this season."last year was great," pappanastos said. "the girls were really welcoming. this year, though, it's even better because i know everyone. i'm a senior now, so i know it's my turn to step up."pappanastos, an ohio recruit, scored the lone goal wednesday as host sandburg topped stagg 1-0 in a southwest suburban blue game.pappanastos said she and her fellow seniors rallied the eagles (6-1, 1-0) after a 5-1 loss april 4 to lincoln-way east."that game woke us up a little," she said. "we knew we had to do a lot of work. it was good to get






ucla can't hold onto 10-point halftime lead in 35-17 cactus bowl loss to kansas


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todd gurley carries rams to first nfc west title since 2003 in victory at tennes


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santa anita faces a season of change that may make or break the 83-year-old trac


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gary stevens rides one long shot to victory at santa anita, nearly wins with ano


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injured rams lineman dominique easley takes to the sky to occupy his downtime


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todd gurley doesn't mind taking this one off, even if it costs him rushing title


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fbi releases gamergate file


the fbi released its file on a series of death threats, bomb reports, and other har ment by people claiming affiliation with gamergate. the bureau investigated these actions, which targeted two women in the gaming community, between september 2014 and september 2015. the agency eventually called it quits when it failed to uncover any leads on the individuals who had wreaked havoc on these women and the people around them during that period.gamergate was nominally focused on ethics in game journalism. yet the fbi's investigation showed that people who purported involvement with the movement--gamergators, as one of the emails included in the file said they preferred to be called--were more focused on feminism. the women they targeted, whose identities were redacted from fbi documents but are