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Doug Herren, 58, whose whimsical, Picasso-esque ceramic works are currently on display at Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave., through Nov. 20, is a “very prestigious and cutting edge … more
The red-haired actress came to Philadelphia a few years ago because her husband was cast in a play at Quintessence Theatre, and although she now lives in California, Emily Trask has theater … more
In November 1968, Booker Rowe, a violinist, was living in New York City. He had just completed his Master of Music degree from Yale University a few months prior and had come to New York to freelance … more
West Mt. Airy native Kim Haas is on a mission. She wants the public to know about the significant contributions to the culture and life of Central and South America by people of African origin. … more
“My work often focuses on the things that I presume go unnoticed in the world: the tiny veins of a decaying leaf, the pattern of light bouncing off a flowing stream, the millions of cracks and … more
There’s nothing that pleases me more than receiving questions from the Local’s readers. Recently on these pages, I described that Woodmere’s Straw Journey is built this year around … more
Colleen Quinn, whose politically-themed paintings (portraits of current political figures) are currently on display at Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave., through Nov. 15, wanted to be an … more
If you have lived in the Philadelphia area for quite a while and are a radio listener, then you most likely have heard Steve Martorano at some point. In a career spanning more than four decades, the … more
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, the historical Victorian mansion at 200 W. Tulpehocken St. in Germantown, has just initiated an interpretive docent-led tour, “Deep Rivers,” which can be … more
In April 2019, Whitemarsh Art Center at 100 Cedar Grove Rd. in Conshohocken hired Hadley Yates as a consultant to help market the organization to corporations and funders and to help obtain grants. … more
Although restrictions due to the COVID-19 corona virus continue to prohibit classical music lovers from hearing their favorite musicians performing “live” for in-person concerts, … more
Through a very busy week at Woodmere, I’ve been continually inspired by artists and by the people whose passion it is to share art with others. The exhibition we just opened on … more
When the pandemic shut things down, Mt. Airy photographer Rivkah Walton, 67, who has lived a block from the Weavers Way Co-op since 1978, started taking photos of the spring flowers in the … more
The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion at 200 W. Tulpehocken St. in Germantown just announced that their new interpretive docent-led tour, “Deep Rivers,” is now live via ZOOM. Their docents, Tenea … more
Isabel Hirshberg, 23, is a very bright young lady who has a degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University with a minor in Spanish, but the field she is in right now is as … more
Tangle Movement Arts, Philadelphia’s aerial storytellers, founded by Chestnut Hill native, Lauren Rile Smith, 33, will premiere “The Way Out,” an in-person (not Zoom), socially … more
Debra Wolf Goldstein, 58, grew up in Central Pennsylvania, where she spent many weekends camping and hiking the Appalachian trail and developing a lifelong love affair with nature. A graduate of … more
The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted the Fairmount String Quartet Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, in a live (not Zoom) concert. The ensemble, which has regularly … more
When we think about midcentury modernism in Philadelphia, our first thoughts might go to artists who were part of the Knoll family of designers, figures like Harry Bertoia who could apply his hand … more
Jacob Agar's paternal grandfather, Vladimir Agaronov, died when Jacob was 22 years old. The rabbi officiating at the funeral service suggested that Jacob sing some Jewish prayers because he knew that … more
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