A super Storm with local connection blows into Philly

Arts | November 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Storm Large, whose local connection involves holidays spent at her grandparents’ house in nearby Spring House and relatives who live in Blue Bell and Ambler, may not be a name you are familiar with, but millions of devoted fans around the world are. Her local fan base turned out in droves last […]

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Paralysis sparked spiritual transformation: Mt. Airy superstar soul singer recalled in new film

Arts | November 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me,” which was screened Oct. 26 at the Ritz East and Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St., and selected as the closing-night feature of the Philadelphia Film Festival, is a powerful, compelling documentary that chronicles the spiritual transformation the late Mt. Airy singing star underwent after […]

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Hill native exhibits compelling sculptures this weekend

Arts | November 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Diana Muir’s creative roots started as a child, when on rainy weekend mornings her family would take out art supplies, and together they’d spend the day drawing and painting. Later, the 76-year-old Chestnut Hill native and Springside alumna continued to pursue art by taking classes at a local art center while raising […]

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Graduating from Princeton and Harvard to Ambler stage

Arts | November 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Two strong female characters take center stage in Act II Playhouse’s drama, “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies, playing in Ambler Oct. 23 to Nov. 18. Directed by Jessica Bedford, the play features Susan Riley Stevens as Ruth Steiner, an acclaimed short story writer, and newcomer Sarah Paton as Steiner’s talented student, Lisa […]

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Hill theatrical icon getting lifetime achievement award

Arts | October 31st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Since 2004, Chestnut Hill resident Paul Meshejian has been the founding producing artistic director of PlayPenn, a nationally recognized program that gives playwrights an opportunity to develop their work. Before that he was an active and successful director and actor in Philadelphia and elsewhere around the country. The local theater community will […]

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