Friday, July 3, 2015
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...
A 20-year-old Curtis Institute of Music student is the top winner of the venerable International Tchaikovsky Competition in the violin...
Erich Weiss is a mensch. His grandfather John M. Taxin - late co-owner of Walnut Street's legendary Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant...
Theater Professional/semi-professional Defending the Caveman One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes...
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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)...
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...
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.
Misty Copeland made ballet history Tuesday: She was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
New This Week Bitter Homes and Gardens (Bearded Ladies Cabaret) A botanical hoedown in the great outdoors. Preview Wednesday, opens Thursday.
Extraordinary buzz surrounded the final concert in the Crossing's Month of Moderns Festival on Saturday: The program contained only Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, a piece the choir first sang in 2009 and has only gained in international stature since. Torrential rain and absent SEPTA trains couldn't dampen that.
Sunday Good folk Husband-and-wife duo Mike + Ruthy play power-pop Americana on a three-band bill at 8 p.m. at Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. Second St. Tickets are $10.
Tom Doyle is not the sort of artist who craved success, but it seems to have found him anyway.
Tchaikovsky was unstoppable at the Philadelphia Orchestra's return Tuesday to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in the annual 1812 Overture performance with fireworks, though the program was curtailed due to the violent thunderstorm that hit two hours before concert time.
Shawn Theodore, better known on Instagram as XST (pronounced “Exist”), is currently an on-the-rise Philadelphia creative.
It was an offer you couldn't refuse: a classic film, a great score, a great classical orchestra.
A nude Blanche du Bois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
Theater Professional/semi-professional 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tween
Pop quiz! Settle down! 1. The name of the Seattle-based band Recess Monkey is an example of what kind of groan-inducing joke?
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