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Coverage of the performing arts in Philadelphia.

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:29 GMT2017-01-17T21:15:29Z


The broadside that made the city: Penn Libraries acquires Franklin's first print job

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:15:29 GMT2017-01-17T21:15:29Z

The demise of young Quaker poet Aquila Rose, while surely lamentable, is virtually forgotten. But this obscure death nearly three centuries ago is arguably among the most momentous deaths in Philadelphia's 300-plus years - not for who Rose was, but for what he precipitated.

'Selection Day': Cricket as metaphor for a crushing society

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:54:39 GMT2017-01-17T19:54:39Z

The most obnoxious soccer parent is no match for Mohan Kumar, bullying father of two cricket-playing prodigies in Selection Day, Aravind Adiga's scathingly satiric novel of modern Indian life.

Fathers, sons, baseball: 'Away Game' by Bob Levin brings it home

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:39:35 GMT2017-01-17T19:39:35Z

A single tear joined my son as my company when I finished reading Away Game by Bob Levin. Looking to the left to catch my 5-year-old in a carefree moment, I blinked the drop onto page 214, thanked the book for having prompted it, and focused on my fortune in being a father.

'Lizzie': Great voices, great theme, needs cutting

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:25:45 GMT2017-01-17T19:25:45Z

More than 30 writers resist at NMAJH event

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:54:54 GMT2017-01-17T18:54:54Z

'Aladdin' star James Monroe Iglehart switches to 'Hamilton'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:18:03 GMT2017-01-17T16:18:03Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage.

A ghost world in Gettysburg: 'John' at Arden Theatre

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:54:45 GMT2017-01-16T23:54:45Z

Bruckner - but not a symphony

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:07:36 GMT2017-01-16T22:07:36Z

Broadway's biggest stars to sing on Inauguration Day, in NYC

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:03:29 GMT2017-01-16T21:03:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of Broadway's biggest stars - including Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley, Jessie Mueller and Billy Porter - will be spending Inauguration Day at a concert in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations.

Morning performance packs a lot into an hour

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:37:03 GMT2017-01-16T18:37:03Z

It is like a secret society. If you want to attend a Morning Musicales performance, first you have to find it. The classical concerts are, sadly, no longer held in the Academy of Music's newly restored ballroom but at the Curtis Institute of Music's Field Concert Hall.

'Last of the Red-Hot Lovers' at Walnut: Blistering, funny, timeless

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:06:57 GMT2017-01-13T23:06:57Z

Philadelphia Orchestra opens a sometimes-festive Paris Festival

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:59:55 GMT2017-01-13T22:59:55Z

From U2 to 'Black-ish,' Trump already impacting pop culture

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:22:14 GMT2017-01-13T19:22:14Z

Irish rock band U2 are rethinking the release of their long-planned next album, Songs of Experience, and instead will spend 2017 celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987 release The Joshua Tree.

Dancing FLOTUS: Free Library panel to discuss Michelle Obama's impact on life, culture

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:31:03 GMT2017-01-13T18:31:03Z

She did more than break the mold - she broke the job. She sang and she danced. She danced with Ellen DeGeneres. She danced "Evolution of Mom Dancing" with Jimmy Fallon. She danced with little kids from here to India. She did car karaoke with James Corden, sang "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" and joked about how her husband was in the White House - or at least "he better be, that's where he said he was."

New theater: "Surviving Twin," "Rock of Ages," and more

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:56:20 GMT2017-01-13T15:56:20Z

New This Week Surviving Twin (People's Light). Superb singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III sings of himself and his father in what he calls a "collaboration" between the two. Saturday through Feb. 5.

Sword of Princeton hero to be displayed at American Revolution museum

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:51:11 GMT2017-01-13T15:51:11Z

Classical picks: Ben Wager at AVA; Free Curtis recitals start up again

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:13:01 GMT2017-01-13T15:13:01Z

Can he pull off this one? Local operaphiles will naturally be curious how Ben Wager has developed since his years at the Academy of Vocal Arts, where he graduated in 2009. But his recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the American Philosophical Society (presente

Three kinds of impressionism at Michener Museum

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:45:59 GMT2017-01-13T14:45:59Z