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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:31:17 GMT2016-12-08T06:31:17ZJust blocks apart on North Fifth Street, the two halves of Taller Puertorriqueño - home to Latino arts, culture, education, engagement, and organization in the Philadelphia area - have long been united in commitment. But now the halves are becoming a whole, in the new El Corazón Cultural Center at 2600 N. Fifth St., dedicated Wednesday and having its open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:17:19 GMT2016-12-05T14:17:19ZMention a literary genre and it's likely Michael Chabon, 53, has mastered it. Nearly 30 years after becoming an overnight publishing sensation with his best-selling debut, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, the brilliant stylist has shown he can spin magic out of any genre he touches. Horror, fantasy, cultural history, children's tales - Chabon has played with them all.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:31:19 GMT2016-12-05T06:31:19ZIt was a strange feeling to watch Philadelphia Artists' Collective's production of All's Well That Ends Well this week. The best thing about Shakespeare, what keeps us coming back to him century after century, is how adaptable his work is to our present circumstances, whatever they may be. But pretty much everyone can agree that right now, no matter which side of the political divide one occupies, all is not well.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:24:11 GMT2016-12-04T18:24:11ZNEW YORK - In worlds where hits are never assured, songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are looking at double-barrel success with possible Oscar and Tony Award nominations - even if they're too busy to think that far ahead.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:39 GMT2016-12-03T06:30:39ZSeasoned concertgoers know what they're in for at a Prokofiev/Shostakovich program, though not this week: The Philadelphia Orchestra's Friday concert at the Kimmel Center showed both composers far out on distant artistic limbs, Prokofiev with his Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich with his Symphony No. 4. They retreated, but what fascinating acts of artistic brinksmanship these two works are.
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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:17:24 GMT2016-12-02T21:17:24ZThe clarinetist, who died Nov. 30, was a link to the Philadelphia Orchestra's emergence as an ensemble of distinct personality.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:20:16 GMT2016-12-02T19:20:16Z'John O'Hara never tired of complaining about how underestimated he was, and he had a point, even if he made it far too often." So writes Charles McGrath, the editor of this much-needed new collection of O'Hara's stories.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:47:20 GMT2016-12-02T18:47:20ZWe've all felt it, the desire to run away from the tedium of our lives. As Playing Dead author Elizabeth Greenwood speculates, we may be even more inclined to dream of disappearing now, in the age of trackable smartphones and constant surveillance. "We are burdened with our search histories and purchase histories and data sets that constitute our profile, to then be lumped and farmed out and sold to the highest bidder," she writes, and she has a point.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:46:56 GMT2016-12-02T18:46:56ZCarli Lloyd is all business. That's the self-portrait that emerges from her blunt, no-nonsense autobiography, When Nobody Was Watching. The 34-year-old soccer star from Delran, who led the U.S. Women's Soccer team to a World Cup championship in 2015 and was named female world player
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:02:00 GMT2016-12-02T14:02:00ZNew This Week An American Christmas Songbook (Bristol Riverside Theatre). It's sing-along time as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band take the stage for holiday favorites. Thursday through next Sunday, and Dec. 14-18.