Thursday, April 17, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
Richard Greenberg's 1997 Three Days of Rain poses challenges for any company, and Quince Productions illustrates these difficulties in its unbalanced staging at Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5.
Edward J. Sozanski, 77, art critic for The Inquirer, who over three decades became a major figure in describing and documenting the city's cultural transformation from regional byway to the national main stage, died suddenly Monday, April 14, in Gladwyne. The cause of death has not been determined.
Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, of Philadelphia, a freelance artist, died Friday, March 28, of an infection at Symphony Square, an assisted-living facility in Bala Cynwyd.
Expectations are always best checked at the door with the Prism Quartet. But when a screen descended on the World Cafe Live stage on Friday, did anybody think the saxophone quartet's latest premiere would be heralded by a seemingly demented video rant by a man running for office in Ohio?
One significant voice will be absent Friday at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's Minimalist Jukebox festival: Jeffrey Dinsmore, 42, a tenor with the Philadelphia choir the Crossing. He died Monday, April 14, of an apparent heart attack at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, just before a rehearsal for the prestigious engagement he had helped arrange.
Metal furniture is an acquired taste. Unlike wood, metal can seem cold, austere and industrial, the antithesis of domestic coziness.
 
Home is where the art is
It was a year for beauty. The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes in the arts, announced Monday, included awards for a colossal musical response to nature, a blockbuster novel about art, exquisite poetic architecture, and beautifully told true stories of slaves in the early colonies, Margaret Fuller, and toxic pollution.
 
April 16 will henceforth be known as ‘Wawa Day’ in Philadelphia