Tuesday, July 7, 2015
It's a privilege to observe a dance rehearsal.
Although he was one of Philadelphia's ultimate behind-the-scenes musicians, James Holesovsky, 72, who died Saturday, June 27, after...
Moon Man Walk is the first of six productions of Orbiter 3, a new playwrights' collective in Philadelphia, created to give new scripts...
Cary Elwes, star of ‘The Princess Bride,’ to regale fans with tales from the film.
NEW YORK - When the call came to do On Golden Pond together at Bucks County Playhouse, Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon asked each other...
Would it matter to you if Mona Lisa smiled more? This sounds like a stupid question. Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile is inseparable from...
In between the beach trips and block parties, indulge in a bit of artistry at new and upcoming exhibitions at local galleries and museums...
The Philadelphia Orchestra, which knows the way to London and Vienna, could use a little help these days finding the neighborhoods...
New This Week Closer Than Ever (Mezappa Productions). Dialogue-free, this musical is just one great Maltby & Shire song after another...
In between the beach trips and block parties, indulge in a bit of artistry at new and upcoming exhibitions at local galleries and museums.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, which knows the way to London and Vienna, could use a little help these days finding the neighborhoods of the city in which it lives. In 15 years, the orchestra's wonderful free neighborhood concert series has brought it to North Philadelphia, the Navy Yard, Drexel Hill, and elsewhere.
New This Week Closer Than Ever (Mezappa Productions). Dialogue-free, this musical is just one great Maltby & Shire song after another. Preview Wednesday, opens Thursday.
Sunday Green notes "If plants had voices, what would they sing?" How often we've pondered that question. Well, the theatrical troupe Bearded Ladies provides an answer, in cabaret form, in the show Bitter Homes and Gardens: A Botanical Hoe-Down. The sho
There's some strange plant life putting down roots at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Pop-Up Gardens this summer: a human-size sprig of poison ivy; a couple of familiar-looking, but unidentified, plants named Mary and Jane Hash.
ANY TOWN can have fireworks as the linchpin of its Independence Day revelries, but Stone Harbor's annual observance is one-of-a-kind.
The endearing, talented, always-a-pleasure Bearded Ladies have concocted a new show, Bitter Homes and Gardens: A Botanical Hoedown. In it, they ask this question: If plants had voices, what would they sing?
A 20-year-old Curtis Institute of Music student is the top winner of the venerable International Tchaikovsky Competition in the violin category.
Erich Weiss is a mensch. His grandfather John M. Taxin - late co-owner of Walnut Street's legendary Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant, who started life as a huckster selling produce from a horse-drawn wagon - also was a mensch.
Karen Warrington is anything but a shrinking violet. She resists categories. Early on, back in the 1950s and 1960s, she studied dance with Sydney King and then became a member of Arthur Hall's Afro American Dance Ensemble.
Theater Professional/semi-professional Defending the Caveman One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes 8/30. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469 (HIT SHOW). www.cavemania.com. $45-$65.
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
Sure, the local recruiting office for S.H.I.E.L.D. (code name: the Marvel Experience) at Lincoln Financial Field (fan name: the Linc) has had some glitches (we blame Hydra). But you can't keep heroes down. We figure (well, we hope) the technical difficulties are cleared up, and we can all get back to the business of saving the world.
Also in Tattle: Ben and Jen split and the latest on Donald Trump and Miss USA.
It definitely wasn't something Jeanne Buerkel would have tried in the corporate world, even having reached an age when you can say almost anything and get away with it.
With all the hubbub this Saturday — we’re looking at you 4th of July — one might easily forget that this Friday has some significance as well. First Friday, July 3, is so totally on.
Though most outdoor performances would benefit from being indoors, the new choral/dance work Turbine unquestionably belonged where it was Sunday evening, at the Fairmount Water Works overlooking the Schuylkill - even though Saturday's downpour had cost it one of two planned performances.
Every immigrant's story begins with a journey.
Many Philadelphia theater practitioners do several things well, and sometimes they do them simultaneously. Even so, James Ijames stands out.
The hard-core classical lover isn't exactly settling when he goes to hear an entire evening of Gershwin. As a melodist, Gershwin is right up there with Schubert. It is especially true that when orchestrated, and orchestrated well, his songs strike a particular vein in the American spirit that is more breathlessly optimistic than Irving Berlin, more urbane than Copland, and yet retains its sincerity to the tender core.