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Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ delights 20-thousand in downtown Santiago, Chile Special

Santiago - With the facade of Chile’s Presidential Palace as a backdrop awash with lights and colors, the Ballet of Santiago de Chile presented the famous classic ‘The Nutcracker’ in front of about 20,000 people.

Interview with American keyboard whizz Derek Sherinian Special

The prodigiously talented musician has helped put together an exciting new show — a combination of ballet and live rock music — entitled "Heart of Storm." He discussed it with Digital Journal from a recording studio in Burbank, southern California.

Review: 'The Nutcracker' shines and shimmers in Toronto Special

Toronto - Wonder, whimsy, delight, and fantasy — The National Ballet of Canada’s annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is sheer delight. The production retains its splendor and beauty close to two decades years after making its debut.

Review: The Moscow Classical Ballet at its best in 'The Nutcracker' Special

Folsom - Classical ballet enthusiasts were served up a huge helping of great classical dance with a big side of frolic the day after Christmas with the Moscow Classical Ballet's “The Nutcracker.”

Injury sidelines ballerina for remainder of 'Nutcracker' shows Special

Sacramento - On Thursday, Dec. 19, Alexandra Cunningham was at the barre going through the normal warm-ups and routines along with the other dancers in Studio 1 at the Sacramento Ballet studio complex.

Ballerina comes out of retirement to dance as Sugar Plum Fairy Special

Sacramento - Ballerina Kirsten Bloom-Allen danced with the Sacramento Ballet from 1995 until her retirement four years ago. She began her professional career as a ballerina at age 17 — a career that spanned 19 years.

TopFinds: Reviewing The Nutcracker, Angelou's Mandela poem

Tis the season for reviewing the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker. Maya Angelou's poem for the late Nelson Mandela spread across the Web. Did a Chinese man commit suicide because his girlfriend wouldn't stop shopping? Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: Sacramento Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' was on pointe opening night Special

Sacramento - “The Nutcracker,” the popular ballet set to music composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, opened in at the Community Center Theater, Sat., Dec. 7, with an afternoon matinee followed by an evening show.

Sacramento Ballet fine-tunes 'The Nutcracker' Special

Sacramento - Last night, the Sacramento Ballet dancers did a run through of the popular seasonal ballet, “The Nutcracker,” which opens Saturday, Dec. 7th, for a 13 performance run .
 

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Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda watch from above the orchestra pit.
Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda watch from above the orchestra pit.
Lauren Breen dazzled the audience with her Spanish routine.
Lauren Breen dazzled the audience with her Spanish routine.
The Nutcracker turned leader of the toy soldiers fires a cannon at the mean mice as the battle begin...
The Nutcracker turned leader of the toy soldiers fires a cannon at the mean mice as the battle begins.
Elena Lobsanova and McGee Maddox in The National Ballet of Canada s much-loved production of  The Nu...
Elena Lobsanova and McGee Maddox in The National Ballet of Canada's much-loved production of 'The Nutcracker.'
Bruce Zinger
the Sacramento Ballet dancers
the Sacramento Ballet dancers
Lauren Breen as a Maid (left) to the Governess (Ava Chatterson.
Lauren Breen as a Maid (left) to the Governess (Ava Chatterson.
Maid (Maggie Rupp) tends to Grandma (Sarah Britton Hicks).
Maid (Maggie Rupp) tends to Grandma (Sarah Britton Hicks).
Ava Chatterson in perfect form as the Rose.
Ava Chatterson in perfect form as the Rose.
Rex Wheeler has fun with his Chinese role.
Rex Wheeler has fun with his Chinese role.
Alexandra Cunningham as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Richard Porter as her Cavalier.
Alexandra Cunningham as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Richard Porter as her Cavalier.
Moscow Classical Ballet — “The Nutcracker
Moscow Classical Ballet — “The Nutcracker"
Robert Friedman / Moscow Ballet
Artists of the Ballet in  The Nutcracker.
Artists of the Ballet in 'The Nutcracker.'
Bruce Zinger
The Soldier (Rex Wheeler) and Vivandiere (Karina Hagemeyer) are all wound up.
The Soldier (Rex Wheeler) and Vivandiere (Karina Hagemeyer) are all wound up.
A pair of Kirsten Bloom-Allen s pointe shoes retired to a corner after years of dancing.
A pair of Kirsten Bloom-Allen's pointe shoes retired to a corner after years of dancing.
These mice aren t jumping for joy - their mouse King is dead.
These mice aren't jumping for joy - their mouse King is dead.
Mother Ginger appears to be outdone with her ginger children.
Mother Ginger appears to be outdone with her ginger children.
Sarah Britton Hicks defies gravity as she sails through her hula hoop.
Sarah Britton Hicks defies gravity as she sails through her hula hoop.
Soloists Richard Porter (left) and Alexandra Cunningham talk to the orchestra conductor about tempo.
Soloists Richard Porter (left) and Alexandra Cunningham talk to the orchestra conductor about tempo.
Moscow Classical Ballet — “The Nutcracker
Moscow Classical Ballet — “The Nutcracker"
Robert Friedman / Moscow Ballet
Alexandra Cunningham exhibits perfect form despite suffering from a knee injury.
Alexandra Cunningham exhibits perfect form despite suffering from a knee injury.

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