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Bolshoi names new ballet chief to replace acid-attacked Filin

Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre on Monday announced that La Scala’s Makhar Vaziev will take over as ballet director, replacing Sergei Filin, who suffered permanent eye damage from an acid attack. “People who know the theatre, who know about ballet, both Russian and world ballet, know this name well,” the Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin said, presenting Vaziev to journalists. Vaziev was a leading male dancer in the renowned Soviet Kirov troupe

Bolshoi names new ballet chief to replace acid-attacked Filin

Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre on Monday announced that La Scala’s Makhar Vaziev will take over as ballet director, replacing Sergei Filin, who suffered permanent eye damage from an acid attack. “People who know the theatre, who know about ballet, both Russian and world ballet, know this name well,” the Bolshoi general director Vladimir Urin said, presenting Vaziev to journalists. Vaziev was a leading male dancer in the renowned Soviet Kirov troupe

Bowie to release new album 'Blackstar' in January

British musician David Bowie will release a new album titled “Blackstar” on his 69th birthday, and the single of the same name is due out next month, the artist said Monday. “Blackstar” will be launched on January 8, 2016, and the single is expected on November 20, a message posted on Bowie’s website said. The new album follows 2013’s “The Next Day”, one of more than 20 albums Bowie has

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