While there is much interpretation in the world of dance, ballet can be relied upon to stick to classic, beautiful and appealing artistry. Such is the case with the Moscow Festival Ballet, whose renditions of classic pieces such as "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty" and "Giselle" created by lege…

If the walls of a hotel room could talk, what would they say? Maybe they’ve witnessed the unraveling of a midlife crisis, or a run-in of two former flames, or maybe even a bride with cold feet. In Neil Simon’s 1968 play "Plaza Suite," all three of those situations occur within the walls of S…

Parents, we are told, are not meant to survive their children. Sometimes they do, and there’s a journey towards whatever peace is to be found in the aftermath. John Gunther relates just such a journey in the classic "Death Be Not Proud."

Ayelet Waldman has tried a lot of things as a writer. She’s the author of the Mommy Track Mystery series. Her most recent novels are the very moving "Red Hook Road" and "Love and Treasure." She continues to stir up a bit of controversy with "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor …

Bluegrass artist Valerie Hines has led a charmed, musically saturated life. "My father was a great gospel singer, and a great tapper. My mother was an educator. She exposed me to a lot of culture," said the South Carolina native.