Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:53:03 GMT2016-09-28T09:53:03Z
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:53:03 GMT2016-09-28T09:53:03ZMemorial service planned for October
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:37:14 GMT2016-09-28T05:37:14ZAt the People's Paper Co-op, when one woman shares a story, the others empathize. Often, the narrative hits hard, and someone cries. As the tears stream down her face, fake eyelashes fall out of place. She turns to her orator-friend and claims, "Girl, you owe me some eyelashes."
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:03:54 GMT2016-09-28T01:03:54ZLittle did many of us know: Friday was Mongolia-Philadelphia Friendship Day. And that proclamation seemed quite literal to Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj at a City Hall ceremony, who said: "I'm happy to call all of you friends of Mongolia. Let's work together!"
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:32:39 GMT2016-09-27T21:32:39Z
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:32:49 GMT2016-09-27T05:32:49ZThese days, it's not so easy to shock the public. But somehow, Italian director Romeo Castellucci, who this year made his third appearance in the curated arm of the Philly Fringe festival, keeps finding new ways to do so. In Julius Caesar. Spared Parts, which ran Sept. 22-24, Castellucci presents three performers, each of whom "orates" Caesar's misfortune, but none actually speaks, at least not in the traditional sense.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:32:45 GMT2016-09-27T05:32:45ZAfter a half-hour with Maurice Hines, I needed a nap. At 72, this dancer / singer / actor / choreographer / director / mentor still radiates the energy of a teenager and the excitement of a novice performer. But Hines is no beginner.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:20:10 GMT2016-09-26T14:20:10ZOpera Philadelphia and FringeArts import a South African take on the classic
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:55:37 GMT2016-09-26T11:55:37ZLONDON (AP) - A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:31:35 GMT2016-09-26T05:31:35ZJust because Opera Philadelphia has so many new-opera projects doesn't mean the company is neglecting the crowd-pleasing front. Opening on Friday at the Academy of Music, Puccini's Turandot arrived in a determinedly high-impact production that - with expenses shared with companies in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and others - would not be dwarfed by the Metropolitan Opera's famously lavish Franco Zeffirelli extravaganza.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:26:09 GMT2016-09-24T20:26:09ZUnquestionably, Opera Philadelphia has developed, produced, and premiered a powerful, fully realized, artistically significant piece with Breaking the Waves. The creative team of long-promising artists - composer Missy Mazzoli, librettist Royce Vavick, director James Darrah, and soprano Kiera Duffy - all seem to surpass themselves simultaneously and with a common dramatic purpose.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:10:18 GMT2016-09-23T19:10:18ZSeeing is all fine and good, but listening is believing
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:05:36 GMT2016-09-23T13:05:36ZDaniel Sullivan, the protagonist of Irish author Maggie O'Farrell's latest offering, This Must Be the Place, is a beleaguered man. As the story begins in 2010, his wife, Claudette Wells, once a world-renowned film star, has stopped loving him, and he remains haunted by the tragic death of his onetime girlfriend Nicola.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:05:27 GMT2016-09-23T13:05:27ZSo often missed in his absence, the ever-probing, ceaselessly charismatic conductor Sir Simon Rattle is about to be as ubiquitous as he has ever been around these parts.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:05:24 GMT2016-09-23T13:05:24ZNew This Week A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Bristol Riverside Theatre, Tuesday through Oct. 16). The story of the crossover country/rockabilly/torch songstress, with 20 of her hits.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:05:21 GMT2016-09-23T13:05:21ZMike Love is acutely aware that he is perceived as a villain. In his new autobiography, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, Love puts the conventional public framing of his relationship to his cousin and musical collaborator Brian Wilson simply: "For those who believe that Brian walks on water, I will always be the Antichrist."
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:05:18 GMT2016-09-23T13:05:18ZI n 2013, 9-year-old Joshua Chamberlain wrote Alan Moore a letter. Joshua gushed about how much he enjoyed some of Moore's most celebrated comics, including V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:04:57 GMT2016-09-23T13:04:57ZIn the 1920s, Robert Frost was widely regarded as one of America's greatest and most beloved poets. He won the first of four Pulitzer Prizes in 1924. Many of his poems, including "Mending Wall," "The Road Not Taken," and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," had become classics.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:33:27 GMT2016-09-22T19:33:27ZOur readers chimed in and shared with us their best books of the summer.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:11:58 GMT2016-09-22T18:11:58ZRomeo Castellucci has a way of making Philadelphia Fringe Festival audiences struggle to put together what they have just experienced.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:20:39 GMT2016-09-22T13:20:39ZJulia Wolfe draws inspiration from rock, folk – and Pennsylvania coal country