Foreign News: Gav Blades

Wearing all his decorations and an opera cloak lined with white silk, the Marquis de Cuevas, 72, strode before the curtain of Paris' Champs-Elysées Theater. Announced Cuevas: "I have received a letter forbidding my company to dance the ballet Black and White. I am not angry at France [the country of liberty], but at one man. The show will go on!"

While ballerinas floated through the intricacies of Black and White, the ballet's choreographer. Russian-born Serge Lifar, 53, sat shaking with rage in a box beside France's No. 1 model. Marie-Hélene Arnaud. Lifar...

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