Often in the vanguard of evolving developments in recording, the Philadelphia Orchestra is now part of the Google Cultural Institute performing arts rollout on Tuesday, which involves a 60-institution partnership representing more than 20 countries and also includes one of Philadelphia's Renaissance band, Piffaro.
The Walnut Street Theatres production of the modern Yultide-movie classic hits all the right notes
Dan Soder finally feels like a comic, which is probably a good thing because that's how he has made his living for more than a decade...
In his 1965 book, A Dialogue With Solitude, Philadelphia-born photographer and master printmaker Dave Heath looked at the loneliness...
Choreographer/dancer Lauren Putty White and husband composer/musician Brent White form the Putty Dance Project. Together with producer/director...
A few weeks ago, City Hall's Dilworth Park opened its ice rink. On Friday, Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing debuted for the season...
Though the annual day-after-Thanksgiving Philadelphia Orchestra concert can often feel like a drowsy tryptophan performance, popular...
Tap dancer Michelle Dorrance recently won a MacArthur Fellowship, one of the nation's most prestigious awards for artists and creative...
New This Week The Bald Soprano (Curio Theatre) An incomprehensible evening with the Smiths and the Martins in Ionesco's first play...
Though the annual day-after-Thanksgiving Philadelphia Orchestra concert can often feel like a drowsy tryptophan performance, popular guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda unleashed a monster of a symphony that, though a century old, had its U.S. premiere Friday and Saturday at the Kimmel Center.
Tap dancer Michelle Dorrance recently won a MacArthur Fellowship, one of the nation's most prestigious awards for artists and creative thinkers. It comes with a $625,000 stipend over five years, which can be used however the recipient chooses.
New This Week The Bald Soprano (Curio Theatre) An incomprehensible evening with the Smiths and the Martins in Ionesco's first play. Previews Wednesday and Thursday, opens Friday.
Retired but never forgotten. Well, it took a while, but Benita Valente Volume 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the retired Philadelphia soprano's Volume 1 on the Bridge label is finally here, and the combination studio and live recordings is certainly amo
The Arden childrens theater production is one of several skating-themed new activities; others include the Dilworth Park and Penns Landing ice rinks.
There are few Philadelphia-area holiday traditions quite as inclusive as People's Light annual musical panto.
It's the second coming of The Book of Mormon's national tour, with a new cast singing that ancient tale of the angel Moroni's appearance in late-1800s Upstate New York. The elders still ring the world's doorbells, shouting out wow, and fight female genita
It's the second coming of The Book of Mormon's national tour, with a new cast singing that ancient tale of the angel Moroni's appearance in late-1800s upstate New York. The elders still ring the world's doorbells, shouting out wow, and fight female genita
Often, it seems that art historians are happy to work like old-fashioned zoologists, preoccupied with classifying every sign of life they see.
Sunday Sweet and sharp South Park honchos Trey Parker and Matt Stone collaborated with Avenue Q creator Robert Lopez on the satirical musical The Book of Mormon, won a Tony, and even got kudos from the LDS. The show goes on at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St., and continues on a varied schedule to Dec. 27. Tickets are $67 to $177. Call 800-872-8997.
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
Theater Professional/semi-professional 1812 Productions: This Is The Week That Is Annual show poking fun at local & national current events. Closes 12/31. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. $28.
We're approaching the holiday entertainment scene this year with a little more Philly attytood. So: Whaddya want for Christmas? Something cold, something hot, something traditional, something not?
New This Week Baskerville (Philadelphia Theatre Company) Heirs to the family fortune are being bumped off, and it's up to a certain deerstalker-topped sleuth to figure out who's doing it. Previews Friday-Dec. 1, opens Dec. 2.
If there's one thing The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical proves, it's that no matter what your position in culture, everyone loves to look down on and make fun of someone else, with the dumb hick the remaining comedic linchpin left to ridicule in our politically correct, status-whoring society.
Writing for string quartet and voice is a tricky thing, and at the basic level of craft, Jennifer Higdon skillfully avoids the pitfalls in In the Shadow of Sirius.
Though he was a master musician on several fronts - violinist, conductor, and educator - to those who knew Joseph Silverstein, he was simply "Joey."
Though the libraries and bookstores of the world are full of great but forgotten music, significant out-of-the-blue discoveries, such as those presented on Sunday by the Delius Society, seem like flukes in the universe.
A quick recap of Billy Elliot: The Musical: Brandon Ranalli, who played the title character on opening night (he alternates performances with Gunar Daniels), gives an exceptional performance in what is one of the best productions I have seen at the Media Theatre in more than two decades of attending shows there.
"Love your penis, Mike." Dr. Ruth is on the phone with her moving man about packing up her apartment, but he suddenly says, as so many have, "Can I ask you something?" And as we all know, Dr. Ruth Westheimer has made her surprising celebrity career out of giving people sex advice. Unembarrassed, straightforward, wise, she's a Jewish grandmother who's an expert, not on chicken soup but on orgasms.