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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:56:23 GMT2017-06-28T16:56:23Z


He's transported more than 30,000 prisoners. Now he's starring in 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:56:23 GMT2017-06-28T16:56:23Z

By day, he's a member of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office. By night, he hits the stage.

Renowned violinist Midori to join Curtis Institute faculty

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:06:40 GMT2017-06-28T01:06:40Z

Though an established star soloist, she has been an advocate for community engagement for decades.

For an edgy treat, catch the Crossing's 'Month of Moderns' finale

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:31:14 GMT2017-06-27T23:31:14Z

The ensemble is in the midst of one of its more provocative festivals.

Philadelphia Museum of Art hangs massive tree banners to mark new wildlife photography exhibit

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:23:12 GMT2017-06-27T22:23:12Z

The exhibit runs June 27 through Sept. 17.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers come to South Philly and 14 other things to do this weekend in Philly

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:17:34 GMT2017-06-27T20:17:34Z

Need something to do this weekend? We got you covered.

Stairwell fire closes artists' space Vox Populi

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:59:16 GMT2017-06-27T19:59:16Z

The early-morning fire on N. 11th St. was small, but the tenants must relocate their businesses and arts spaces.

The world's largest foam party and three other things to do down the shore, June 30-July 2

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:12:02 GMT2017-06-27T18:12:02Z

Collectibles fair, EDM foam parties, Peter Max' psychedelic paintings on the shore this weekend.

Decay, rot on display at Chemical Heritage Museum

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:44:47 GMT2017-06-27T15:44:47Z

Exhibition explores the inexorable decay of everything - and the human urge to stop it.

MOVE bombing will be the subject of Philadelphia opera fest world premiere

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:37:27 GMT2017-06-27T15:37:27Z

We Shall Not Be Moved heads Opera Philadelphia's O17 festival with a piece that looks back at the notorious 1985 MOVE disaster.

On the receiving end for a change, the Lenfests win the Carnegie Medal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:57:11 GMT2017-06-27T05:57:11Z

The Lenfests join past medalists like the Rockefeller and Gates families.

Theater Beat: Drunken Bard; Theater with a View out in the open; FringeArts curated schedule

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:31:47 GMT2017-06-27T05:31:47Z

The Bard of Beer. We've had Drunk History, The Drunk Makeup Challenge, My Drunk Kitchen, and now . . . ShakesBEER in Pretzel Park: Twelfth Night. It staggers on at 7 p.m., July 8, at Pretzel Park Farmers' Market, 4300 Silverwood St. Free (donations encouraged). "What happens if the actors are drunk?" the Facebook page asks. Fair question.

Brandywine explores Andrew Wyeth's oft-overlooked role as chronicler of black life in Chadds Ford

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:17:48 GMT2017-06-27T02:17:48Z

The Chadds Ford painter, well known for his renderings of memory infused rolling hills and grizzled white farm faces, also returned again and again to portray his African American neighbors and their now-vanished community.

U.S. Postal Service honors Andrew Wyeth with commemorative stamps

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:54:26 GMT2017-06-26T21:54:26Z

The U.S. Postal Service will issue commemorative stamps representing scenes from the Chadds Ford painter's work.

'Project Dawn' shines at People's Light

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:20:58 GMT2017-06-26T21:20:58Z

"Project Dawn," through July 9 at People's Light in Malvern, is one of the very best productions of this season. Set in a real-life Philly court for women repeatedly arrested for sex trafficking, it's more adult and has fewer illusions, and yet believes harder, than the next five plays you'll see.

Dali's bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:09:11 GMT2017-06-26T17:09:11Z

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run foundation that manages the artist's estate.

'Evita' at Pennsylvania Shakespeare: Superbly sung, visually gorgeous, tender

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:40:25 GMT2017-06-26T14:40:25Z

Don't look for political parallels in the sumptuous, glittering, tender production of "Evita" now in performance at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Tender is really the word for it, a tenderness that transcends questions of strict accuracy and politics. It is wonderfully done, with fine singing, equally fine dancing, and the character of Evita as a twilit shooting-star.

Pa. Shakespeare's 'Baskervilles': Loving send-up of theater itself

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:38:59 GMT2017-06-26T14:38:59Z

"The Hound of the Baskervilles," through July 16 at De Sales University, is a parody full of good will. It parodies not only the Arthur Conan Doyle adventure of Sherlock Holmes, but also it lovingly, entertainingly questions theater itself, right down to the audience.

Surflight Theatre's 'Footloose' opens summer at the Shore

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:07:56 GMT2017-06-25T21:07:56Z

The reopening show for the two-years-dark Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven was "Footloose." Despite gremlins in the set, a cranky sound system, a not terribly distinguished musical, and vocal uncertainties in the first act, it won over the audience. Pleasure and happiness - happiness just to be here - ran throughout the game cast.