Friday, November 21, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
NEW YORK (AP) - A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
Seven months ago my best friend and I started sending each other nude photos of ourselves.
Mike Nichols, 83, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary, and wicked absurdity to such films, TV, and stage hits as The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Angels in America, and Monty Python's Spamalot, died Wednesday evening.
From Richard Villaverde's opening rond de jambe in Matthew Neenan's Increasing to Jorma Elo's dramatic ending in Gran Partita, BalletX launched its seven-show fall run (with an added Sunday-night performance) at the Wilma Theater on Wednesday with the confidence and artistry of a world-class ballet company. That's what it is, really, though there wasn't a pointe shoe in sight.
Theater Professional/semi-professional 11th Hour Theatre Company: Dogfight Concert staging of the Benj Pasek-Justin Paul musical. Closes 11/23. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; 267-987-9865. www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org. $25.
In the lofty trilogy that is Beethoven's last three piano sonatas - Opus 109, 110, and 111 - each feels like a continuation of the last, into ever more uncharted musical realms. They'll never feel like home: Their strangeness is so specific to the inner world of a composer who had withdrawn into deafness and, in any case, was among history's most singular human beings.
Friday-Sunday Love and death Federico García Lorca's 1932 revenge tragedy Blood Wedding, a tale of a deadly vendetta between two families, is staged by Philadelphia Artists' Collective and the Co-Op Theatre Company at Drexel University's Mandell Theater, 3201 Chestnut St. Times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25. Information: 215-895-2000 or www.philartistscollective.org.