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Resident Theatre Company’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor': Inspired song and silliness in West Chester

Few people today would publicly bemoan the loss of blackface makeup, so, in looking at Ken Ludwig’s 1986 comedy, Lend Me a Tenor, here we go.

Finally! A Philadelphia Orchestra performance of ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ — still gorgeous

The chamber opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, who studied music in Philadelphia at Curtis, premiered on national TV in 1951.

Finally! A Philadelphia Orchestra performance of ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ — still gorgeous

The chamber opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, who studied music in Philadelphia at Curtis, premiered on national TV in 1951.

‘Stay the Course’: John Bogle’s commonsense, plainspoken investment wisdom

The longtime head (now retired) of Malvern-based Vanguard Group has written his 12th book, full of the pointed, direct advice he's known for, plus a look back (and forward) at the history, future, and mission of his company.

‘Stay the Course’: John Bogle’s commonsense, plainspoken investment wisdom

The longtime head (now retired) of Malvern-based Vanguard Group has written his 12th book, full of the pointed, direct advice he's known for, plus a look back (and forward) at the history, future, and mission of his company.

7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from Dec. 16 to 22

'Elf' at the Troc, Lindsey Stirling, a holiday-themed interactive art experience and more.

7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from Dec. 16 to 22

'Elf' at the Troc, Lindsey Stirling, a holiday-themed interactive art experience and more.
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Walnut Street Theatre names New Foundations Charter and four other Philly schools for Disney Musicals program

The five schools -- New Foundation Charter, New Foundations Charter School, Henry C. Lea Elementary, Russell Byers Charter School, MAST Community Charter School II, and H.B. Hackett Elementary -- will do a free 17-week theater residency, culminating in a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at each school.

Philly artist Noségo brings his surreal style back home with first local exhibit in three years

That style, Goodwin says, is rooted in his childhood toy box. Inside, GI Joe figurines would overlap with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and amalgamate inside Goodwin’s mind into whole new toys that never existed.

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Arden Theatre’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’: Charming, kid-friendly tribute to the power of friendship

The E.B. White classic, brought to vibrant life on stage, has abiding values of friendship, acceptance, and sacrifice that, though it may not be technically a holiday show, make it ideal family theater for the holidays.

Historic Stenton to honor enslaved housekeeper who saved the house from burning by the Brits

Little is known of Dinah, who lived in the 18th century, but her name is, in a sense, legend.

Philadelphia Art Museum’s best design show in years is now on exhibit

Dieter Rams' designs for Braun are iconic. You may have some in your house.

Best of 2018: Our critics pick the best of music, movies, TV and more

Our critics pick the very best pop culture and fine arts had to offer in 2018.

Can art save Atlantic City, this time?

In A.C., murals have been painted on the side of liquor stores, beauty salons, restaurants, and a lone house across from Ocean Resort Casino, the old Revel.

Babe Ruth, the Beastie Boys, e-mail follies, and romance for today: Our staffers recommend the best reads of 2018

The staffs of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com recommend books they loved in 2018. There are stories, themes, and characters here for all gift-giving and reading tastes.

Rufus Wainwright, ‘Glass Handel’, ‘Nezet-Seguin and DiDonato,’ and more of Philly’s best classical performances of 2018

The Network for New Music tribute to Linda Reichert was another highlight, as was rising-star-conductor's Karina Canellakis' appearance with the Curtis Orchestra.

Nutcracker a tough nut for orchestra, too

Classical ballet has a sound, too, and the orchestra of the Pennsylvania Ballet gives 'The Nutcracker' its magic.

Broadway Beat: Free kids' tix and more hot tips for Philadelphians hitting NYC soon

Kids' Night on Broadway is a great deal. New shows include "True West" and "The Choir Boy."

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Regional premiere ‘Sign of the Times’ at Delaware Theatre Company: Nostalgia, electric performances, but could be sharper, funnier

A woman moves to the city -- and discovers the social upheaval and heady pop music of the 1960s in this world-premiere juke-box musical. It could be funnier, and it doesn't tell us much we don't know -- but there's undeniable energy and polish to this show.

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