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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - The Fairies Dance for Aurora

By the light of the full moon and candlesticks, six good fairies slip into the sleeping baby Aurora's room. The baby awakes unfrightened and the fairies dance for her.

Apr 15th, 2014 | Comments

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Preview the Ballet

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet, about a young woman who endures a decades-long slumber, is given a Gothic spin by choreographer Matthew Bourne, with fairies, vampires and decadent opulence.

Apr 14th, 2014 | Comments

GP at The Met: Falstaff - Falstaff in Photos: A Feast for the Eyes

Opera director Robert Carsen’s production of Falstaff is a special one you won’t want to miss, with vivid costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel and a setting in 1950s England that winks at the eras of Shakespeare and Verdi. See beguiling photos by Met Opera photographer Ken Howard.

Apr 10th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch the Film

Great Performances presents a look at the British Invasion fifty years after the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit the American shores.

Apr 9th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch Excerpt: Dave Clark's Genius at Mastering the Music Business

Dave Clark was not only a musician, but a manager within The Dave Clark Five. By owning all the early masters to the band's music, Clark avoided the legal rights battles that musicians such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elton John would all face over their own music.

Apr 8th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch Excerpt: A Signature Drum Sound

Drummer Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen and guitarist Steven Van Zandt describe Dave Clark's signature drum style and the influence it had on the Dave Clark Five's records and Weinberg's own drumming.

Apr 7th, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Watch Excerpt: The Beatles vs. The Dave Clark Five

Interviews with Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, plus archival footage, and magazine headlines reveal the hype around the rivalry between The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five.

Apr 4th, 2014 | Comments

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy - Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy wins Peabody Award

Peabody Awards honor "stories that matter," and Great Performances and director Michael Kantor are proud of their award-winning documentary, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. Watch the full film online.

Apr 2nd, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - 10 Famous Fans of the Dave Clark Five

Fans of The Dave Clark Five include music legends, film stars and celebrities you wouldn't expect at the same record-playing party. Read fan quotes by Laurence Olivier, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Elton John, Ian McKellen, Twiggy, Tom Hanks, Dionne Warwick and more.

Apr 1st, 2014 | Comments

The Dave Clark Five And Beyond - Fast Facts About the Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five was one of the first British Invasion bands to hit American shores in the 1960s. Here are fast facts on everything from how the band got their start to the records they set and the records they sold.

Mar 25th, 2014 | Comments
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