The New Philharmonia Orchestra will wrap up its 18th season Saturday, May 18.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Two weeks left of Aly & Mark and four other celebrity-professional dancing couples vying to win the DWTS prize.
Dancing pairs have gotten picked off — by Dancing with the Stars judges and by viewership votes — for eight weeks. Now, let the semifinals begin! When last we saw Needham-based Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and her dancing partner, Mark Ballas, on last Tuesday's Results Show, they were one of five pairs who survived until Monday night's semifinals. The full list: DWTS viewers voted Afro Jazz as the dance Aly & Mark will tackle tonight for the semifinals. One more couple gets cut by the end of the results show Tuesday night. Dancing with the Stars airs tonight at 8 p.m., with the Results how Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Viewers vote for the dance she and her dance partner will do next week.
Aly Raisman has survived an eighth week on Dancing with the Stars, proving she may turn out to be as much of a champ on the dance floor as on the gym floor. Raisman and her dance partner Mark Ballas found out Tuesday night that they've made it to next week's Dancing with the Stars semifinals. DWTS viewers voted Afro Jazz as the dance Aly & Mark will undertake next week for the semifinals. Who did not make it to the semifinals: Sean & Peta (The Bachelor reality show star Sean Lowe and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd). At the end of Week 8, Aly & Mark are in second place with a judges' score of 56 out of 60. The Needham-based gymnast — who attends synagogue in Newton — and her partner did well in in Monday night's show, nailing a 29 …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Raisman and her partner did well on the Monday, May 6 edition of Dancing with the Stars.
Aly Raisman earned near perfect scores on Monday's edition of Dancing with the Stars. The local Olympian and her partner Mark Ballas strutted their way to a 29 out of 30 score during their first dance of the night. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba gave the pair a score of 9 while Len Goodman and Bruno Tonilo each gave them a 10. For the second dance, Raisman, Ballas and a third dancer performed a trio dance which earned them a score of 27 out of 30. Each judge gave Raisman a score of 9. In total, Raisman received 56 out of 60 possible points. Viewers still have time to vote. To vote for Mark and Aly, visit ABC's website and the DWTS Facebook page. Voting closes at 11 a.m. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show starts at 9 p.m. tonight, May 7 on…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The 29th annual Friends of the Newton Free Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held on May 10, 2013.
One of the show's remaining actors went home last week, and the show announced a tribute to one Boston Marathon bombing victim.
Pineapple salsa won Aly Raisman another week in the "Dancing with the Stars" runnings. That is, a Salsa routine that involved pineapples. Which means that the local Olympian, who got her start in Newton, will be on the show again tonight, at the same old time and channel: ABC, 8 p.m. to 10:01 p.m. She was declared safe about a third of the way into last week's results program. However, the team that wasn't safe was that of actor Andy Dick and his partner Sharna Burgess, who went home. During last week's results show, Host Tom Bergeron announced that the program would also follow the recovery of Adrianne Haslet, a ballroom dancer and instructor who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Haslet is putting together a routine to …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Needham's Olympic medalist survives another round of Dancing with the Stars, another star is not so lucky.
She's still dancing, and she's dancing for Boston. Aly Raisman, Needham's own gold-medaling Olympic gymnast, survived another round of ABC's Dancing With the Stars with her pineapple-throwing performance. "I never shimmied that much in my life." Raisman said behind the scenes, "and I liked it a lot." She was declared safe about a third of the way into last night's program. However, the judges and fans scores end up sending actor Andy Dick and his partner Sharna Burgess home. Burgess was reportedly angry about the judge's treatment of her partner. Following the Boston Marathon bombing, a ballroom dancer and instructor who lost her leg in the attack did announce her intention to dance for the competition. Host Tom Bergeron said they …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
But they did not win immunity from being eliminated this week.
Going into Monday night's live Dancing with the Stars performance, Needham native Aly Raisman wasn't even sure who her partner would be, after Mark Ballas this week hurt his back doing a lift of Aly. The Olympic gold-medaling gymnast trained much of the week with someone else. But Ballas was back Monday night, and Aly & Mark were in fine form, dancing a hot salsa for a score of 29 out of 30 in week 7 of the season. Then, DWTS threw in a fresh competitive twist: a dance-off among six of seven competing couples. Aly & Mark won a cha-cha dance-off against another couple, which scored the gold-medaling Olympic gymnast and her professional dancing partner some extra points from the panel of judges. That means they ended Monday night at the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" returns this week, and local Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman returns as well.
Evidently, the fans of Dancing With the Stars still think local Olympian Aly Raisman really is lovely. Her dance to Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" earned her and dance partner Mark Ballas 27 out of 30 points from the judges. In last week's Results Show, she and her partner were among the first duos to be declared safe. Combined with her scores from the previous week, Ballas and Raisman have earned 172 points, which puts her in third place overall. In the end the result show came down to pairs - former baseball player Sean Lowe and his partner Peta Murgatroyd and boxer Victor Ortiz and his partner Lindsay Arnold. After tallying the votes of the judges and the viewers Ortiz and Arnold were sent packing. The judges rate and rank each …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Riverside Theatre Works will present the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray beginning May 10 and running through May 19.