Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spring shows at local galleries: Under-recognized artists come to the fore

Friday, January 29, 2016, 3:33 AM
This spring's gallery shows are neatly divided between local artists and out-of-towners. No particular mediums seem to be overwhelmingly favored by artists or galleries, as have photography, video, and installation over the last few years. Painting is as ubiquitous and diverse as ever; sculpture is... Read more

Spring literary readings: Apes, 'Mad Men,' poetry, and much else

Friday, January 29, 2016, 11:20 AM
The Philadelphia literary world is vibrant and alive. Writers love stopping by. Here is just a small sample of this spring's abundance of great reads. Check out more of our Spring Arts Guide here. Read more

A great spring for theater in the Philly area

Friday, January 29, 2016, 2:13 AM
I wonder what's going to happen.... Not knowing. Suspense. Surprise. I mean, when you see Hamlet, you know it's going to end with a stage full of corpses. When you see A Doll's House, you know the door's going to slam at the end. But with a new play, there's the pleasure of not knowing, of waiting... Read more

From favorites to new sounds, classical music blossoms in all its glory this spring

Friday, January 29, 2016, 1:29 AM
The challenge of any classical music season is to emerge from the masterpiece-du-jour syndrome and into an event that says "See me - now!" Some of these occasions take care of themselves, such as Opera Philadelphia's Cold Mountain, the Jennifer Higdon opera in February that's said to be the most expensive... Read more

Art museums offer a spring abundance of work old and new

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00 AM
Two of the most promising museum shows of the spring take a global perspective and seek to upend what we think we know. International Pop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks to demonstrate that pop art - fascinated as artists were by American commercialism and Cold War-era mass consumption - was... Read more

Spring dance offerings in our area

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00 AM
February could be frigid - but it'll be a hot month in dance. With 10 concerts, the shortest month has one-third of the 30-plus dance events planned through June. And in March, the highpoint of the spring dance calendar arrives, with Ángel Corella's reworking of the Marius Petipa classic Don... Read more

Spiders, tarantulas, Pixar & King Midas: What a spring at local museums

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00 AM
With the Democratic Party scheduled to gather in Philadelphia for its presidential nominating convention in July, it is no accident that things presidential are on the minds of some of the city's major nonart institutions. The National Constitution Center has completely redesigned its Headed to the... Read more

Weekend Picks: 2 ways to laugh, 1 way to learn why we laugh

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:56 PM
Need something to do this weekend? We got you covered. My Best Girl International House (3701 Chestnut St.) 7 p.m., Friday, $9; $7 seniors and students. In the early days of the movies, nobody had their name above the title -- actors weren't identified at all. That changed with Mary Pickford... Read more

4 things we learned at 'Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close'

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 12:00 PM
When you write about science for a living, you get into some pretty gross and/or creepy stuff. But all the gore and weirdness doesn't bother me. In fact, it's part of the reason I got into this line of work. There's one place I draw the line, though. Spiders. Don't like them. No, really, I get my... Read more

Coldplay announce Philly tour stop

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:46 AM
Coldplay announced a U.S. stadium tour this morning with a stop in Philly. On August 6, Chris Martin and crew will hit up Lincoln Financial Field. Tickets go on sale February 5 at 10 a.m. at The jaunt is in support of the band's seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, released in... Read more
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