CHC sister wins first prize at Philadelphia Sketch Club exhibit

Arts | August 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Some artists live in obscurity without ever being recognized for their talents: Sister Cathie Meighan is not one of those artists. Meighan, instructor and adjunct coordinator for the art studio at Chestnut Hill College, recently garnered her first award as a painter when her abstract work won first prize in “Absolutely Abstract,” […]

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Founded by Hiller, aerial women perform circus theater

Arts, Events | August 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Tangle Movement Arts, Philadelphia’s aerial storytellers, founded by Chestnut Hill native, Lauren Rile Smith, 32, will present “In Transit,” a new circus-theater show that explores the ordinary and extraordinary moments found on public transportation. Nine women climb silks and hang from trapezes as subway rides and bus stops become a platform for […]

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Atlas Obscura Society Philly: Run away with the circus

Arts, Events | August 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

Philadelphia is considered to be the birthplace of the American circus, predating the now infamous Barnum and his museum of living wonders by almost 60 years. John Bill Ricketts, an accomplished English equestrian, established the first circus in North America at the southwest corner of 12th and Market streets on April 3, 1793. “Rickett’s Circus” […]

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Chestnut Hill Friday Night Movies – Avengers: Endgame

Arts, Events | August 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Friday Night Movies Under the Stars series concludes this Friday, Aug. 23, with “Avengers: Endgame,” the sequel to last year’s blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War,” in which arch-villain Thanos used the power of the Infinity Stones to wipe away half of all living things in the universe. The heroes who remain […]

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Local soprano on a mission to revive late father’s music

Arts, Events | August 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear A local opera singer whose father was a beloved composer and Holocaust survivor will star this weekend in the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival’s production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” at the Unitarian Church of Delaware City, 145 West Rose Tree Rd., Media, on Friday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.; Rosemont’s Presby’s Theater, […]

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Former Mt. Airyite talks about living in a Muslim world

Arts | August 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Chivvis Moore, 74, who lived in Mt. Airy in the 1980s, has earned her living as a journalist, carpenter, general building contractor, editor and teacher. She is a lesbian and feminist who lived for 16 years in the Arab world, including 11 years in the Palestinian West Bank, controlled by Israel. Most […]

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