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Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 23:35:30 GMT2017-05-15T23:35:30Z

 



Philharmonic honcha to Curtis grads: “You are the elite of the micro-kingdom of classical music”

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:35:30 GMT2017-05-15T23:35:30Z

“Together we have to forge a more profound and timely connection between our music, the music that we love, and the rest of the world,” said orchestra management leader Deborah Borda.



Erykah Badu, Sheila E., Babyface & Fantasia highlight Dell Music Center's summer lineup

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:41:25 GMT2017-05-15T22:41:25Z

The Thursday night series kicks off with Jaheim, Johnny Gill and After 7 on July 6.



With ‘Empire,’ ‘Star,’ Philly’s Daniels to own Fox Wednesdays

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:33:30 GMT2017-05-15T21:33:30Z

Next season, the two music-fueled shows will be paired for 18 episodes apiece.



Drexel exhibit toasts Howard Pyle, father of American illustration

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:29:15 GMT2017-05-15T21:29:15Z

The man known as the father of American illustration made his mark at Drexel. With his students, including the notorious Red Rose Girls, he created the Golden Age of American illustration.



'Fargo' star: It's 'Downward Dog' not downward trajectory

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:18:13 GMT2017-05-15T21:18:13Z

“People are going to think, oh my God, after ‘Fargo,’ she panicked and took the first thing that came along. And it was a talking-dog show,’ ” says Allison Tolman.



'Witness for the Prosecution at Bristol RIverside: Stylish but staid

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:07:16 GMT2017-05-15T21:07:16Z

Bristol Riverside Theatre has exhumed "Witness for the Prosecution" as the concluding show of its 30th-anniversary season. The question is why. What was once thrilling, even shocking, now seems rather staid and old-fashioned.



'Morning Joe' hosts: Kellyanne Conway secretly hates Donald Trump

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:05:41 GMT2017-05-15T21:05:41Z

It’s no great secret that "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough aren’t the biggest fans of Kellyanne Conway — but they say the White House counsellor complained to them off-camera about Trump and suggested she was only backing him publicly for the paycheck.



John Oliver on kidney dialysis, Taco Bell, and death

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:02:04 GMT2017-05-15T20:02:04Z

"Essentially we have universal health care in this country, for one organ in your body," the late-night comedian said. "It's like your kidneys, and only your kidneys, are Canadian."



NBC hopes Tina Fey can help bring back ‘must-see TV’

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:09:49 GMT2017-05-15T19:09:49Z

Rise, the NBC series inspired by Michael Sokolove’s book, Drama High, about the theater program at his Bucks County alma mater, won’t be on television until midseason, but the network’s plans for 2017-18 include other shows with Philadelphia connections.



Why Howard Stern went missing last week

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:41:32 GMT2017-05-15T17:41:32Z

After the popular SiriusXM host went off the air last Wednesday with no explanation, loyal fans flooded social media with concerns that something happened to the 63-year-old host known for his incredible work ethic.



Philly’s Bryshere Gray, ‘Empire’ star, jams out to Taylor Swift on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:39:03 GMT2017-05-15T15:39:03Z

West Philadelphia’s Bryshere Gray, AKA Yazz the Greatest, is already known for his vocal stylings thanks to his role as rapper Hakeem Lyon on Fox's Empire. But this week, Gray will show that his talent for music doesn’t end with hip-hop.



Kevin Hart, wife Eniko Parrish expecting first baby together

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:27:35 GMT2017-05-15T15:27:35Z

Philly native Kevin Hart and his wife, model Eniko Parrish, are expecting, and they picked an appropriate day to make their announcement.



Katy Perry to bring ‘Witness’ tour to Wells Fargo Center in September

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:20:16 GMT2017-05-15T15:20:16Z

This fall, Katy Perry is coming to town.



'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:14:56 GMT2017-05-15T14:14:56Z

Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the movies "Tombstone," ''Sin City" and "The Avengers," has died. He was 68.



Philadelphia Orchestra lands new national radio deal

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:12:21 GMT2017-05-15T14:12:21Z




Avenged Sevenfold to make up for cancelled Philly show on Metallica tour with date in Camden

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:01:39 GMT2017-05-15T14:01:39Z

A baby got in the way of the California metal band's scheduled Friday night show at the Linc. They'll play the BB&T Pavilion to next month as a make up date.



Chamber Orchestra inspires love and loathing with new "Pictures"

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:42:50 GMT2017-05-15T12:42:50Z

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia finished its season with excellent Beethoven and a new work by its music director Dirk Brosse that listeners either loved or hated.



Hugs, roses, and humor as Amy Aldridge retires from Pennsylvania Ballet

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:44:46 GMT2017-05-15T10:44:46Z

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Amy Aldridge retired from the stage Sunday after 23 seasons.