Local son of refugees from Nazis stages ‘Roses in June’

Arts | June 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Although Timothy Kolman says his play, “The Roses in June,” currently being staged at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place in Center City, through July 1, is not strictly autobiographical, it does deal with undeniable similarities to his own family history. Kolman was born and raised in London. His parents were […]

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A marriage of Shakespeare and screwball comedy on Hill

Arts | June 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Hugh Hunter Stagecrafters winds up its season with an eye-popping version of “Shakespeare in Hollywood” (2003) by noted farceur, Ken Ludwig. It blends Ludwig’s love of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with an homage to Hollywood screwball comedy of the 1930s. From the start, Director Yaga Brady is determined to keep a light-hearted tone. You […]

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Hill actress very lucky because ‘I’m never not on stage’

Arts | June 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, “Shakespeare in Hollywood” by playwright Ken Ludwig premiered in Washington D.C. in 2003 and won the Helen Hayes award for Best New Play of the Year. In Ludwig’s play, now being presented by the Stagecrafters Theatre, 8130 Germantown Ave. on weekends through June 25, the […]

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St. Martin’s musical act triumphant on the road

Note-Worthy | June 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso Erik Meyer, Parker Kitterman and the Choir of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, took their musical act on the road Sunday, June 11. Joined by the parish’s rector, the Rev. W. Jarrett Kerbel, they sang Choral Evensong in the Episcopal Cathedral of Philadelphia at 38th & Ludlow Sts. in […]

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‘Community of Pride’ murals beautify Mt. Airy schools

Arts | June 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  Mt. Airy Art Garage’s Community of Pride mural project, “What makes you proud,” transformed two barren elementary school hallways last week into vibrant, beautiful works of art. Approximately 25 students from Henry H. Houston and Eleanor C. Emlen elementary schools participated in the roughly $18,000 community project that began last fall. […]

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Hiller sings at festival this weekend with Bob Dylan

Arts | June 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Len Lear Anna Shoemaker, 22, of Chestnut Hill, is a terrific singer/songwriter who has entered the cauldron of the music industry that can chew up and spit out singers as if they were after-dinner mints. But Anna, who triggered lots of positive vibes when she performed her “dark pop” every week last summer at […]

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Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) opens Pastorius Park Concerts Wednesday

Arts, Featured Post | June 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona A version of the following article appeared last year before Stace played the July 13 show at Pastorius Park.T You may have run into singer/songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) at Hideaway Music, Weaver’s Way, Kilian’s Hardware, Palladio Custom Frames or the Top of the Hill Farmers Market – a few of […]

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