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  1. A comedy legend has died. Comedian, actor, screenwriter and director, Jerry Lewis passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 91. He worked tirelessly for the cause of muscular dystrophy and many charities. His brash, frank style, and his physical slapstick wasn't for everyone, but he was a mentor to many comedians who perform today. The Nutty Professor will be sorely missed. Mr. Lewis, RIP.
  2. Thanks Volcanohunter for your post. I'm ITA with you. If I had my druthers, WBD would have never left youtube for Facebook live.
  3. The "Rhinestone Cowboy" is no more. Glen Campbell RIP. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40870474
  4. Blessings to you Xander. Congratulations and much love!
  5. French actress Jeanne Moreau has died. She was 89. She worked with directors Louis Malle and Francois Truffaut. She appeared in many films and was the recipient of an honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar. RIP Mme. Moreau https://apnews.com/36bffa057c84408b8be550a6e64bf940/Award-winning-French-actress-Jeanne-Moreau-dies-at-89
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    Tiler Peck

    Congratulations to Tiler on a successful "BalletNow" weekend in Los Angeles! Tiler was the curator of the project. Today's review: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-balletnow-review-20170730-htmlstory.html
  7. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard has died. May he rest in peace. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_SAM_SHEPARD_BAOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  8. John Heard, versatile character actor with many credits, and best known as Macaulay Culkin's dad in the "Home Alone" comedy films has passed away. He was 71. May he rest in peace. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-heard-dad-home-alone-dies-at-72-report-1023577 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z3S7OXyr4A
  9. Oscar winning actor, Martin Landau has passed away at age 89. He played many roles on stage and screen and was in the original cast of "Mission Impossible." He will be missed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/martin-landau-oscar-winning-actor-who-played-heroes-and-villains-dies-at-xx/2017/07/16/310a5ee6-6a86-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.74536a6c58dc
  10. Brava! Congratulations Sara, Christine, Devon and Calvin!
  11. Congratulations to Elisabeth Beyer! BRAVA! The final results: http://moscowballetcompetition.com/en/rezultatyi
  12. I feel blessed to have lived in the time of Uliana Vyacheslavovna Lopatkina's, career and to have seen her IRL on many occaisions. She is and will always be a magnificent prima ballerina and I add the title "assoluta." As she retires from the stage, she has set a standard of artistry and professionalism for all aspirants to emulate. Since her graduation from Vaganova Academy in 1991, Uliana never ceased to polish her art, and for that I will be forever grateful! Spasibo Uliana and brava forever!
  13. The Bat Signal's light has dimmed. Adam West, best known as "Batman" in the 1960s TV series has died at the age of 88. He found that he was typecast after the series ended. However, he was able to make the transition to voiceover work. His most recent voiceover character was the Mayor of Quahog in "Family Guy." Caped Crusader, RIP. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adam-west-dead-batman-star-832264
  14. Re "Sleeping Beauty," the Prologue's scenery was sometimes used for the masquerade scene of the Mariinsky Opera's 1984 production of "Pique Dame." Other than that, it has been rarely deployed (if ever). Now there's a new production of that opera which premiered two years ago. When Vikharev produced "Beauty" in 1999, the production's realization was a costly enterprise, as the country was in the middle of financial crisis and devaluation of the rouble at the time. The extravagance of the production was debated in the midst of economic uncertainty and upheaval. I guess that was another point of contention against the production in addition to Sergei's revelatory work. The Mariinsky's management wasted the opportunity to film "Beauty," "Bayadere" and "Flora." They all should have been filmed for the sake of record, ballet history, and posterity.
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