Local artist/musician extraordinaire exhibiting on Hill

Arts | February 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear If I saw Henry Martin’s work on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I would not be surprised. It is simply gorgeous. Martin, 53, of Mt. Airy, who is also a talented musician, currently has an exhibit of his stunning work on display at Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, One E. Gravers […]

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The Hill is alive with the sound of music

Note-Worthy | February 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will be even more alive with music this weekend than the norm — and that’s saying something. The church will host the third in its series of “Five Fridays” Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., then celebrate Choral Evensong Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. The featured artist Friday […]

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Famed klezmer music composer returns to Mt. Airy roots

Arts | February 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When Hankus Netsky, now 61, was growing up in Mt. Airy (first at 6933 Ardleigh St. and after age 12 at 625 Burnham Rd., near Hortter Street), no one could possibly have predicted that he would eventually become a nationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and ethnomusicologist who has collaborated musically with such giants […]

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‘Surprise’ score by St. Paul’s choir flawless

Note-Worthy | February 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, celebrated Choral Evensong Sunday, Feb. 12. The musical program chosen by music director Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway included choral pieces the church’s choir will sing during its July residency in London at both St. Paul’s Cathedral and the “original” Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The afternoon’s “surprise” score was […]

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Valentine’s Day kiss: the best thing to do with your lips

Arts | February 8th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio A cordon bleu dinner can’t top an adulterous embrace in deliciousness, judging from the lovers in Auguste Rodin’s sculpture, “The Kiss.” A plaster version of the work shown in 1887 at an exhibition in Brussels shocked viewers because of the erotic subject matter, even though the man has a blur instead of […]

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