Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
A legendary Philly wall-writer wants to see his story told true and right.
Last Friday, hundreds of aesthetes arrived at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) to see Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson’s "Easternsports." The multilingual, four-channeled, absurdist soap opera piece has been written up in various international publications. However, despite this global attention, the sub-tone the articles register as bewildered.
The Academy of Music stage all but bursts with inviting, primary colors, with shades of yellow and orange covering walls and floors. The village square's cotton-candy vendors have never been so bright. Police wear candy-colored uniforms.
The classical music world is full of stories about great musicians suffering heart attacks in mid-performance but soldiering on because the repertoire was so great they didn't want to stop.
Perfect. Night on Bald Mountain sounded both malevolent and playful on organ, in a recording wafting out of the Media Theatre speakers that set the scene for The Addams Family - the musical version that was the delightful near-death experience it was meant to be.
 
Free shows, big names for Kimmel's Jazz Season
Conducted by Corrado Rovaris, direction by Michael Shell, stage designs by Shoko Kambara, lighting by Driscoll Otto. Performances: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at the Academy of Music.
 
Free shows, big names for Kimmel's Jazz Season
Old City art gallery, Vivant Art Collection (60 N. 2nd St.), is preparing to shut its doors for good, seven years after opening.