Major talent bringing her ‘Love Police’ to Hill stage

Arts | April 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Andrea Carlson, a multi-talented guitarist, vocalist and artist who has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, will be performing with her band, Love Police — Rich Rudin on piano, Arturo Baguer on double bass and David Bopdrummer on percussion (yes; Bopdrummer is actually a drummer!) — on Thursday, April 25, […]

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Meet multi-talented Mt. Airy author at book festival

Arts, Books | April 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear According to her author biography, Amy Ignatow, who has lived in Mt. Airy for 10 years, has worked as a teacher, a farmer, a florist, a short-order vegan cook, a ghostwriter for Internet personal ads, a telefundraiser, a wedding singer and an air-brush face and body painter. But she has apparently had […]

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‘Timeless’ mother of two shines on Hill in ‘Much Ado’

Arts | April 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Much Ado About Nothing,” one of Shakespeare’s perennial favorites, continues at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., through April 20. The plot is brimming with deceptions of all kinds including masquerading, eavesdropping and trick playing, in which Shakespeare has created enough romance and villainy to have delighted audiences for more than 400 years. The […]

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Nature scenes by Hill artist, 93, at local gallery

Arts | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear One does not have to be an art professor or aficionado to be impressed by Chestnut Hill artist Michael Ciliberti’s stunning renderings of nature scenes inspired by visits to Morris Arbortetum, the Wissahickon Woods and Pastorius Park. But even more mind-blowing is the fact that Michael, who paints for four or five […]

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Shakespeare is enchanted by Stagecrafters’ production

Arts | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter It took 20 years, but I finally found a “creative” re-staging of a Shakespeare play that actually improved on the original. At Stagecrafters, co-directors Yaga Brady and Jane Jennings move “Much Ado About Nothing” from Messina, Sicily to the outskirts of Morelia in Central Mexico and achieve some colorful effects. The flowers, […]

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Broadway star comes to Mt. Airy stage for ‘King Lear’

Arts | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston An aging king creates a succession plan that divides Britain between his three daughters. Requiring each child to flatter him in order to receive their gifts, King Lear is publicly embarrassed when his youngest, most beloved child refuses. Indignant, Lear disinherits her and splits the county between the two eldest daughters, setting […]

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Diplomat/author/human rights icon speaks at area church

Arts, Books | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Bob Goff, author of two New York Times Best-Selling books, “Love Does” and “Everybody Always,” who also founded Love Does, a non-profit human rights organization operating schools and pursuing justice for children in war-torn countries, will speak at St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh at 7020 Camphill Rd. in Fort Washington on Wednesday, April […]

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