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Comcast’s Time Warner take-over looks more realistic

Jasmine Burch

April 23, 2014

In February, Comcast came to an agreement with Time Warner Cable on a $45 billion deal that, if finalized, will result in the generation of the largest cable company in the US. The proposed deal will be heavily scrutinized by the US Justice Department to address anti-monopoly laws and the Federal Communic...

Walking Dead season finale sees the return of the ‘Ricktator’

Jasmine Burch

March 31, 2014

The gang is back! Just when we thought it was a silver lining to this zombie madness, their post-apocalyptic world takes yet another turn for the worse. Season 4 of “The Walking Dead” may have lagged momentum at times, but the finale unravels many unanswered questions. After a drawn-out series, producer Fra...

Parsons Dance Company trancends time and space with VPAC performance

At the end of the first piece at the Parsons Dance at the Valley Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: Hayley Hill/Contributor)

Jasmine Burch

March 23, 2014

Parsons Dance Company left the audience speechless Saturday night in its hour long performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The production made a fine spectacle, as eight dancers filled the stage with fluidity that defined both unity and individualism. Under the artistic direction of David...

Bahia Orchestra Project delights with mix of contemporary and traditional tunes

Photo courtesy of VPAC

Jasmine Burch

February 20, 2014

Once the Bahia Orchestra Project was on stage at the Valley Performing Art Center Wednesday night, Brazilian pianist and conductor Ricardo Castro won the crowd over with his exciting interpretations of traditional repertoire, contemporary music and live improvisation. Performing Leonard Bernstein’...

Romance and tragedy hit the VPAC with “Romeo and Juliet”

The Moscow Festival Ballet performs Romeo and Juliet on Valentine's Day at the VPAC. Photo by Jasmine Burch

Jasmine Burch

February 15, 2014

The Moscow Festival Ballet wowed audiences again with their Chopiniana and Romeo & Juliet production, this time filling a sold out house at the Valley Performing Arts Center Friday evening. The full-length ballet lasted approximately 2 hours, but was over in the blink of an eye. This action packed...

Moscow Festival Ballet wows with “Giselle” production at VPAC

Moscow Festival Ballet performs Giselle at the VPAC on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins / Photo Editor)

Jasmine Burch

February 14, 2014

The Thursday night ended in a rapturous standing ovation when dozens of audience members rose to applaud the Moscow Festival Ballet at the Valley Performing Arts Center for their rendition of “Giselle”. The two-act ballet tells the tale of a peasant girl named Giselle who falls in love with Count ...

VPAC to host ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet on Valentine’s Day

Photo courtesy of  Columbia Artists Management, LLC.

Jasmine Burch

February 12, 2014

Still having trouble planning the perfect evening for you and that special someone on V-day? Want to switch things up this year? How does a night at the ballet sound? This Valentine’s day, spend the evening enjoying the Moscow Festival Ballet’s romantic classics “Chopiniana” and “Romeo an...

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