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From Outlaw to Beautiful Ballet: ‘Billy the Kid’

By Diane Claytor Most of us have heard of Billy the Kid, who, according to legend, killed 21 men during his days as an outlaw and fugitive, one for each year of his life, though many believe that he likely killed far fewer. He was killed by Sheriff Patrick Garrett in 1881. Shortly after the […]

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‘The Nutcracker’: A Holiday Tradition

By Diane Claytor There’s probably no one reading this that hasn’t seen The Nutcracker performed at least once during a Christmas holiday season. I remember my mom taking me to see it when I was a little girl growing up in Chicago, just as I took my daughter when she was young.  From mid-October through […]

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Diablo Ballet Welcomes Justin VanWeest

By Diane Claytor Introducing Justin Van Weest Earlier this month, two new dancers made their debut performance with Diablo Ballet as it opened its very exciting 20th anniversary season. An earlier blog posting introduced readers to Tetyana Martyanova; this week we’d like you to meet Justin VanWeest who, as you’ll find, began his professional career […]

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Wishing Everyone “A Swingin’ Holiday”

The holiday season has officially begun… and this weekend (Saturday, Nov. 9), Diablo Ballet will kick off its exciting 20th anniversary season at Ohlone College’s Smith Center in Fremont, featuring A Swingin’ Holiday, 2013 edition. Next weekend, Nov. 15 and 16, will find the same repertoire — A Swingin’ Holiday, Our Waltzes Trilogy and Compulsive […]

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