But for the efforts of several art historians who sought her out in the last decades of her life, Theresa Bernstein would have been just another forgotten female artist. Fortunately, one of those historians was Gail Levin.
When leaders of the Pennsylvania Ballet grew weary of a seemingly endless loop of financial strain, they turned to Michael M. Kaiser. With unpaid vendors knocking on the Philadelphia Theatre Company's door and its chances of surviving increasingly in doubt, it was Kaiser who was tapped to gauge how bad the crisis was, why it existed, and what could be done.
Barrymore Awards competition for excellence in local theater is back on the boards.
Theater Professional/semi-professional 1812 Productions: Intimate Exchanges "Comedy of chance" where the course of the play is influenced by the audience. Closes 9/21. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-592-9560. www.1812productions.org. $26-$40
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville, NJ; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
In a show of strength, Philadelphia's smaller theater companies this year rival the city's usual prize magnets in nominations for the newly revived Barrymore Awards, announced on Thursday.
Somewhere on the path to immortality, Maria Callas and Leonard Bernstein transcended boxed-set recording anthologies. Now they have shrines. For the price of more votive candles than you can count, La Divina (Callas' canonized name) rises again in the 69-disc Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings, arriving in September with her own artist page on iTunes (a rare tribute in classical circles). And that doesn't include her prized live recordings.