Tragedy about murder of gay student now on Hill stage

Arts | April 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Deidra Lyngard This October is the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay university student who was beaten and left to die in a field near Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Following this tragic event, members of the New York City Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie to interview residents about how […]

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Shakespearean tragedy brilliantly played in Mount Airy

Arts | April 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter I have seen Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” before but never a production so riveting as the one now running at Quintessence in Mt. Airy. Paul Hebron plays a stolid Julius Caesar, a dignified man though somewhat addled and dense. The play is more about the tragedy of Brutus and the meaning of politics. […]

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Local artists to talk craft at Gallery on the Avenue

Arts | April 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Gallery on the Avenue will host an “Artists Talk”  from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, April 8. The gallery can is located at 8433 Germantown Ave. Three artists will speak about their artwork, what inspires them, and how they do it. The artists include: painter Judy McCabe Jarvis, sculptor Christopher Ward and painter Noelle Wister.

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CHC course on tattoos; is there a right to bare arms?

Arts | March 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brenda Lange When Lauren Barrow, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice at Chestnut Hill College, first conceived of the special topics course, “Social Construction of Deviance Through Tattoo Art,” she had only a framework of how the semester would unfold. The intent was for students to examine the history, culture, art and misconceptions of […]

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From Spain to Germantown: playing a pioneer seeing stars

Arts | March 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston The Drama Group is currently presenting the Philadelphia area premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky.” Directed by Robert Bauer, the play continues through March 24 and tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an American astronomer who started working at the Harvard College Observatory as a “computer” in the early 1900s. While […]

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Localite plays 300-year-old, $1.7 million Stradivarius

Arts | March 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear One of America’s most beloved violin soloists, Philadelphia area native Elizabeth Pitcairn, who has toured the world with her legendary $1.7 million “Red Mendelssohn,” a 300-year-old Stradivarius, will be performing this Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m. She will be joined by pianist Louise Thomas in the Great Hall at Glencairn Museum, 1001 […]

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Great, obscure female scientist revived on G’twn stage

Arts | March 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter I often have a problem with plays that center on a historical figure, then create fictitious persons and events to enhance the drama. “Silent Sky” (2011), by Lauren Gunderson, now running at the Drama Group in Germantown, is a case in point. The real Henrietta Leavitt was hired in 1902 to catalog […]

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Message from Allens Lane actress: fight for the arts!

Arts | March 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “The Most Deserving,” a play written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Nancy Kreider, continues at the Allens Lane Art Center Theater, 601 W. Allens Lane, through March 18. The plot centers on five members of the arts council in Ellis County, Kansas. The council has $20,000 to award to a deserving […]

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