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ABT Fancy Free Jerome Robbins

American Ballet Theatre: A History

Company History

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope, and outreach. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT is the only major cultural institution that annually tours ...

 Book Excerpt from <em>Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia</em>: His Carnegie Hall Debut

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

Book Excerpt from Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia: His Carnegie Hall Debut

Sixteen-year-old Jascha Heifetz’s American debut, Carnegie Hall, October 27, 1917
Book excerpt courtesy of Indiana University Press. All rights reserved.

On the day of Jascha’s American concert debut, people filed into the building until they were turned away: “The audience that witnessed the debut at Carnegie Hall Saturday afternoon was not only ...

 Filmmaker Statement: Three Key Assets for the Documentary

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

Filmmaker Statement: Three Key Assets for the Documentary

Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen describes his three key assets for making the documentary Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler: the home movies by Heifetz that Rosen discovered; a set provided by Heifetz's reconstructed music studio; and the person of musician Ayke Agus, Heifetz's student, accompanist and longtime companion.

 Jascha Heifetz Biography and Timeline

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler - Full Film

Jascha Heifetz Biography and Timeline

From the Jascha Heifetz Biography at www.JaschaHeifetz.com, © 2010 John and John Anthony Maltese

More than a century after his public debut, the name Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987) continues to evoke awe and excitement among fellow musicians. In a performing career that spanned 65 years, he established an unparalleled standard ...

 Top Performers Pay Tribute to Judy Garland

Judy Garland: By Myself

Top Performers Pay Tribute to Judy Garland

The artistry of singer and actress Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) is a living legacy upheld by the great singers of our time. American Masters asked performing artists who hold Garland's work close to their hearts and in their own personal repertory what inspires them most about "the hardest working ...

 Director Bruce Sinofsky: An In Memoriam Tribute

Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

Director Bruce Sinofsky: An In Memoriam Tribute

Bruce Sinofsky (1956 - 2015) wrote, directed and produced the two-hour American Masters documentary Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records (2001).

In this filmmaker interview, he says his reason for making the film was to pay tribute to the musicians who formed the foundation of Sun Records and rock ...

 Filmmaker Interview with Sam Pollard

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Filmmaker Interview with Sam Pollard

Filmmaker Sam Pollard's latest documentary for American Masters is August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand. In this interview Pollard speaks about August Wilson's relevance, interviewing actors, surprises and more. "[Wilson] stands head and shoulders with Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller," says Pollard.

"He stands head and shoulders with Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller," says Pollard. "People know their works and I want them to know the works of August Wilson."