The Arts Archive: December, 2012

A Philadelphia Christmas

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When he wasn't reporting for The Bulletin, teaching English at Haverford College or lecturing in Japan on a Fulbright, John Ashmead was taking... Read more

Galina Vishnevskaya, 1926-2012

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The great Russian singer Galina Vishnevskaya has died, the New York Times reports. The widow of cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich... Read more

Gangnam Santa, Peter Nero style

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In these parts, it’s not Christmas time until the man in the white beard says so. That would be Peter Nero. For more than a dozen years... Read more

Shafer and Goode in recital

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Though deeply loved as the city’s chief musical importer, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society strikes a thoughtful balance between... Read more

Art is where you find it, part 26

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Ninth and South Streets, Dec. 8, 9:03 p.m. Read more

Gustavo Dudamel charms Kimmel Center audience

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They just couldn’t let him go. As Gustavo Dudamel basked in audience love along with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra... Read more

Chamber Music for cheap, one-day sale

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Here at ArtsWatch, we don't like to equate money with art, but we can't help notice that $10 to hear mezzo Stephanie Blythe is an awfully good... Read more

Philadelphia Orchestra goes pops

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The orchestra is a remarkable chameleon. At Saturday's second family concert of the season, the Philadelphia Orchestra kept changing form -... Read more