Review: The Who -- older, but still majestic at Citizens Bank Park

Saturday’s performance in South Philadelphia served as a two-hour-plus reminder of the majesty and brute force of the band’s body of work and Pete Townshend’s sui generis songwriting accomplishments.

Penn Book Center gets a reprieve from May closing

The owners say they will stay open through the summer, during which they will work on a sustainable business plan.

Penn Book Center gets a reprieve from May closing

The owners say they will stay open through the summer, during which they will work on a sustainable business plan.

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

A retrospective of Andy Warhol's work on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art captures his use of artwork to give his subjects public personas the way people do now using social media.

California show explores Warhol’s social, tech foreshadowing

A retrospective of Andy Warhol's work on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art captures his use of artwork to give his subjects public personas the way people do now using social media.

Disney recital at Walnut Street Theatre shows off Philly schoolkids’ new chops

Five elementary schools were chosen to participate in this year's Disney Musicals in Schools program. Their show was the capstone to a $120,000 grant and 17 weeks of practice, practice, practice.

Disney recital at Walnut Street Theatre shows off Philly schoolkids’ new chops

Five elementary schools were chosen to participate in this year's Disney Musicals in Schools program. Their show was the capstone to a $120,000 grant and 17 weeks of practice, practice, practice.
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Ross Gay regales us with all kinds of joy in ‘The Book of Delights’

We learn from delight; we are nurtured. These are among the many lessons Ross Gay brings us. This little book is a summer companion — it will make it summer no matter the season.

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‘Our Man’ by George Packer: The toxic American tragedy of Richard Holbrooke

This is a big, richly detailed biography meant for a great man, but George Packer argues that Holbrooke's defects kept him from true greatness. Although Packer courageously details Holbrooke's demerits, he also engages in near-hero-worship of this strange, accomplished, self-destructive man.

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Ted Chiang’s speculative-fiction mastery on display in new collection, ‘Exhalation’

The author hits the sweet spot all speculative/sci-fantasy writers aim for: the marriage of intellectual depth with matching emorional intensity. This new superb collection shows why Chiang's fame has risen steadily, spiked by the success of the film "Arrival," based on one of his short stories.

What to do about Philadelphia’s buried colonial riverfront? Developer moves cautiously.

Archaeological testing will begin in about five weeks on the Columbus Blvd. site of the West Shipyard, a registered Philadelphia landmark. The developer is moving carefully, keeping the public informed of developing plans.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is 10 years old, with a four-city group show to celebrate

Also in Philadelphia art galleries this month: The city's first solo show by international abstract painter Ruth Ann Fredenthal.

Jeff Daniels on being Broadway’s Atticus Finch for hundreds of shows: ‘Now I know what I’m doing.’

Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird," based on Harper Lee's classic novel, draws lots of schoolchildren to matinees. "You always think, Is there a kid out there who’s going to go into theater?' Daniels says. "Is that kid in this audience?"

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‘Legally Blonde’ at the Walnut Street Theatre: Silly premise redeemed by first-rate cast and direction

Kathryn Brunner makes a supremely likable star turn as Elle, and the rest of the cast is first-rate, too. Director Richard Stafford is a master of comic choreography.

Graves beneath Schuylkill Yards? Developer meets with experts — and Quakers — to discuss what to do

Brandywine Realty Trust is seeking ways to address the possibility of graves lying beneath its huge development site on the west bank of the Schuylkill.

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’Dial M for Murder’ at Bucks County Playhouse: A production distracted by the play’s own razzle-dazzle

Wanting to do a murder mystery, you understand why Bucks County Playhouse found the fiendish, intricate plot of Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott such an exciting prospect. At the same time, it is puzzling their production did not take a deeper interest in its characters.

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‘A Number’ at People’s Light: An intense, engrossing play about a man who finds out that he has been cloned (or might be a clone)

What if you turned a street corner and stood face to face with a genetic copy of yourself? Would you die from shock? Run away in fear?

Can babysitting help retool the Barrymore Awards? Theatre Philadelphia gives it a shot

Awards organizers hope that a new grant to cover childcare will help diversify the ranks of Barrymore nominators and judges — and expand the types of performances that get recognized for excellence.

Head of Jewish Museum resigns

The museum has put together highly regarded exhibitions, but it has struggled financially.

Bradley Cooper will perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Here's why.

Bradley Cooper will narrate all three Kimmel Center performances of Leonard Benstein's 'Candide,' along with Carey Mulligan. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

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