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The Philadelphia Orchestra continued its season of “virtual” concerts from Dec. 3 through 6 with a chamber music arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. more
We have all heard the cliché that in show business, no matter the obstacle, the show must go on. And so,with marks on the ground to make sure they stayed socially distanced and facially … more
Karen Singer, who has had a tilemaking studio in Germantown for 37 years, is arguably one of the most talented tilemakers in the country. more
El Fairworth, 62, admits his dream in life when he was much younger was “to become a rock 'n' roll star.” He is remarkably candid about why he never hit the big time. more
As I sit here contemplating what I need to make for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, I can’t help but wonder: what if I had some of it catered? more
Sandy Day is a triple threat, a talented artist whose paintings have been exhibited in many venues in Northwest Philadelphia and beyond, an acclaimed opera singer and president of the Delaware Valley Opera Company (DVOC). more
Talk about a multi-talented couple! Authors, opera singers, artist models, hospital “patients,” songwriters and more. That's John Rudolph Quinn, 63 (“I'm past the point where I lie … more
Although Woodmere Art Museum galleries are closed, the website is increasingly full of video, digital experiences, and educational art activities, and the grounds are open, safe, and free. more
In all the years that I've been writing about classical music for the Chestnut Hill Local, no concert of Christmas music has ever been more highly anticipated that the annual "Lessons and Carols" offered by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. more
The Len Pierro Jazz Orchestra just released “The Third Quarter,” a CD of jazz standards like “Jitterbug Waltz” by Fats Waller and originals by Pierro. more
How does a passionate, talented musician, composer, painter, author, dancer, singer, etc., pursue his/her passion while still making enough money to live a comfortable life, pay for necessities, children, etc., since the artistic passion rarely pays all the bills except for those at the very top? more
Mt. Airy jazz cabaret singer Gemma Sherry made history earlier this year, you might say, although it was in a way she would never have chosen voluntarily. more
Andrea's newest musical release, "Out of My Dreams," a collection of 10 songs dedicated to the musical genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Over 50% of the proceeds of the CDs' sale will go to #SaveOscarsHome. more
The weekend leading up to Thanksgiving Day presented me with the opportunity of hearing two virtual concerts of sacred choral music. I took in Matthew Glandorf and Choral Arts Philadelphia’s … more
Ira Levin's “Deathtrap,” produced by Allens Lane Theater and directed by Ryan Walter, will stream online Dec. 4, 5 and 6. more
The Academy of Vocal Arts continued its virtual season with its most hopeful program of the year: the New Artists Recital. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s most recent series of virtual concerts featured three scores focusing on woodwinds. more
Ever wonder why the town just north of Chestnut Hill is named Lafayette Hill? more
Not too many local musicians have memories of playing with two legendary American innovators and composers whose music is still performed all over the world, but Ron Lipscomb, 77, who previously … more
Liz Kinder, 50, a Mt. Airy resident for six years, opened her pottery studio at 7111 Emlen St. in West Mt. Airy just as the pandemic hit in March. “I had a new kiln to explore,” she told … more
An artist whose work is deeply embedded in Woodmere’s collection is Walter Elmer Schofield (1866–1944), who became known in Chestnut Hill as “Uncle Elmer.” This was because … more
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