Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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...
New This Week Bitter Homes and Gardens (Bearded Ladies Cabaret) A botanical hoedown in the great outdoors. Preview Wednesday, opens...
Extraordinary buzz surrounded the final concert in the Crossing's Month of Moderns Festival on Saturday: The program contained only...
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...
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...
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.
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?
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
A garden party need not be a staid, tame affair of tea sandwiches and wine spritzers.
THE BLOCKBUSTER "Discovering the Impressionists" exhibit that opens at the Art Museum tomorrow - after wowing crowds in Paris and London - brings to Philly a cavalcade of the art world's monster hits.
Would you know the moment when you must flee your homeland?
Baltic composers are naturally keen to reclaim the national identity that was so often suppressed under Soviet rule.
It takes a special kind of narcissist to make herself the victim in a story about her own mother's suffering.
Just a few weeks ago, when we were still waking up to chilly June mornings, the neighbor across my back wall put up another radio antenna.
Kirill Petrenko? Didn't the Berlin Philharmonic announcement Monday mean Vassily Petrenko?
The relationship between Los Angeles television and New York theater has changed since Paul Rudnick wrote I Hate Hamlet in 1991. Gone are the days when Rudnick's jokes about Shakespeare as a retreat for washed-up TV and movie actors - "some English guy who can't get a series" - were accurate.
Continuing Reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.), Jim Rutter (J.R.), and Toby Zinman (T.Z.). Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits (Act II Playhouse) This smart send-up of the Great White Way's musical highlights is nonstop-funny. Through next Sunday. - J.R.
He was born in South Philadelphia, married Franco-Russian royalty, and reigned for five decades as one of the great violists of the 20th century. Joseph de Pasquale, 95, died Monday, June 22.
I t's not easy to change the way people look at things. When critics, and most people, first looked at the works of the French painters who, in 1874, began to call themselves impressionists, they thought them perverse, or perhaps deranged. The freedom of the painters' brushstrokes, combined with their study of
Sunday What if? Steampunk: (noun) "Science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology and aesthetic designs, and a 21st-century lifestyle based on the fiction." If anybody could have been or
A Mendelssohn Club concert? An edgy new work by the Leah Stein Dance Company? Or a guided meditation? With Turbine, the new site-specific dance/choral work premiering this weekend at the Fairmount Water Works, all three descriptions apply. Fifty-eight choristers and 18 dancers will perform among the trees, near the gazebo and other Water Works sites - while also (when possible) taking the audience with them.