Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Fringe Festival can be tough for families with young children.
This year's Fringe Festival, as always, offers more than anybody could possibly see in its 16-day run.
The Buena Vista Social Club album, which came out in 1997, may not have had a direct impact on this summer's changes in the political...
Alexander R. Greene, 23, a promising Curtis Institute of Music trumpet student who made an impression as both charmer and role model...
The usual favorites were not in favor at Monday's announcement of the Barrymore Awards nominations for excellence in theater.
Karl O. Karhumaa, 90, a sculptor who taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for more than 20 years, exerting a quiet but...
Theater Professional/ semi-professional 1812 Productions: The Shoplifters Philly premiere of Morris Panych's comedy as part of the...
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri....
In the 2000s, gallery owner and painter Perry Milou was a regular on the Rittenhouse Square scene and in Philadelphia gossip columns...
Theater Professional/ semi-professional 1812 Productions: The Shoplifters Philly premiere of Morris Panych's comedy as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Closes 9/20. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org/the-shoplifters.html.   $28-$42.
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
In the 2000s, gallery owner and painter Perry Milou was a regular on the Rittenhouse Square scene and in Philadelphia gossip columns. If a sports team was whipping the city into a frenzy with a championship run, Milou was on the case, painting populist portraits, variously, of the 2001 76ers, the 2005 Eagles, the 2008 Phillies, and even Triple Crown contender Smarty Jones.
JemCon, a convention celebrating the 1980s cartoon Jem, hits the Philadelphia area this weekend.
Marion Boulton "Kippy" Stroud, 76, the seemingly indefatigable founder and director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and the Acadia Summer Arts Program - a.k.a. "Kamp Kippy" - in Maine, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 22, at her home in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
If music is the universal language it's often proclaimed to be, why has nothing close to a consensus emerged on the two high-profile opera openings of the summer?
Sunday Heavy stuff The intriguing Boston doom-rock quintet Fórn brings its textured, seeping-feedback, dark-matter sound to a four-band bill at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. Tickets are $10. Call 215-291-4919.
Production of a Play Caught (InterAct Theatre Company) The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane (InterAct Theatre Company) In the Blood (Theatre Horizon)
Every summer, Larry Becker Contemporary Art hits on an esoteric theme for a group show that somehow manages to illuminate shared attributes among its artists that you've never thought of before while simultaneously revealing how very different their work is. It's a neat trick, considering that most of the gallery's artists are painters working in minimal, often geometric, abstraction, if not producing entirely monochromatic canvases.
Echoes of Matisse. Network for New Music's February concert at the Barnes Foundation featured several new commissions inspired by works in the museum's collection, and Network has been putting videos of these new works up on YouTube. The latest is Jeremy
While the noisy and very visible construction for the Museum of the American Revolution is underway at Third and Chestnut Streets, virtually every item in the museum's 3,000-object collection is quietly being conserved at locations all over the Philadelphia area.
Philadelphia Orchestra associate conductors are like U.S. vice presidents: They have huge exposure, a bit of dirty work to do, and ascend to the boss' job only in dire circumstances.
Theater Professional/semi-professional 1812 Productions: The Shoplifters Philly premiere of Morris Panych's comedy as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Closes 9/20. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org/the-shoplifters.html.   $28-$42.
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
Classical once spread the word in a setting largely unknown as a musical venue to listeners today: Home.
In his martial arts studio in a strip-mall in Bensalem, Ryan Wagner, 29, is better known as "Master Ryan," the teacher who gives out gold stars to "A" students and drills disciples on core values such as humility and respect for parents before teaching them how to, gently but firmly, slam an opponent to the ground.
Although not a musician, Bucks County’s Bonnie MacLean was a crucial part of the rock‘n’ roll scene in 1960s San Francisco.
Continuing Reviewed by Jim Rutter (J.R.), David Patrick Stearns (D.P.S.) and Toby Zinman (T.Z.). The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse). Six kids face unfamiliar words and life issues in William Finn's popular musical. Through Sept. 4.
It's one of those stories that has lodged in the minds of many for its injustice and irony. Nina Simone - before she was Nina Simone, when she was still an aspiring classical pianist named Eunice Waymon - auditioned for the Curtis Institute of Music and was rejected on grounds of her race.
Chances are you see and interact with Zenos Frudakis quite often. You don't know him, and you probably haven't read about the 64-year-old sculptor unless you've glanced at captions on photos of his famous work in The Inquirer and elsewhere: the 10-foot-tall bronze Frank Rizzo sculpture at the Municipal Services Building