Mt. Airy multi-tasker does it all at high level: Journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor

Arts | July 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Talk about your talented multi-tasker. West Mt. Airy resident Rachel Cama Nemer, 37, who will be offering free cello introductory workshops on July 26 and Aug. 23 for the Chestnut Hill Music Academy at St. Paul’s Church, has been a journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor, all at the professional level. […]

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‘Frank Sinatra’s musical spirit’ at Hill site this week

Arts | July 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Bruce Klauber, journalist, author, public relations professional, drummer and a working jazz musician since childhood almost six decades ago, brings his “Bruce Klauber Swings Frank Sinatra” to the stage of Chestnut Hill’s Paris Bistro, 8229 Germantown Ave., for the first time on July 12. “Although I usually play the drums at my […]

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Celtic band RUNA returns to Pastorius Park

Arts, Concerts | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona In August, award-winning Celtic band RUNA will celebrate its 10th anniversary of bringing traditional Irish, Scottish, Americana and bluegrass music to audiences around the world. The band will combine the celebration of its anniversary with that of the Pastorius Park concert series at a free show on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 […]

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Close is open about role in profound play on local stage

Arts | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston An old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson. This is the basis of “Tuesdays With Morrie,” a play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by newspaper sports columnist Albom and being staged July 10-29 at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave. Albom recounts the […]

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World premiere at Hill Presbyterian Church a masterpiece

Note Worthy | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Donald Nally and The Crossing brought their 2018 “Month of Moderns” to a spectacular finale Saturday, June 30, with the world premiere performance of Kile Smith’s “The Arc in the Sky.” Heard by an audience that truly jam-packed the main sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, the 65-minute, three-section, nine-movement […]

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Erdenheim couple pied pipers for ethnic folk dancing

Arts | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf When Bill Wadlinger came home one evening after a long day at work, his wife, Carol, handed him a catalog from Cheltenham Adult Evening School with International Folk Dancing circled on the page. “I was really hesitant, as I broke up with a girlfriend in college over the issue of dancing,” said […]

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Woodmere gift; 300 works by ‘radical colorist, prophet’

Arts | June 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Three hundred works on paper by the belatedly recognized 20th century Philadelphia modernist painter Arthur B. Carles have been bestowed to the Woodmere Art Museum in what the museum’s director lauds as a “transformational’’ gift. The 300 works by Carles, hailed posthumously by art historians as a radical colorist and a prophet […]

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A compelling, suspenseful drama, ‘Race,’ on Hill stage

Arts | June 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter When it comes to the question of race, our 200-year national theater has gone full circle. After a long history of ignoring the role race plays in American life, modern day theater is now preoccupied with its importance. In “Race” (2009), now running at Stagecrafters, playwright David Mamet tosses his penny into […]

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