‘Frank Sinatra’s musical spirit’ at Hill site this week

Arts | July 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Bruce Klauber, journalist, author, public relations professional, drummer and a working jazz musician since childhood almost six decades ago, brings his “Bruce Klauber Swings Frank Sinatra” to the stage of Chestnut Hill’s Paris Bistro, 8229 Germantown Ave., for the first time on July 12. “Although I usually play the drums at my […]

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Celtic band RUNA returns to Pastorius Park

Arts, Concerts | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona In August, award-winning Celtic band RUNA will celebrate its 10th anniversary of bringing traditional Irish, Scottish, Americana and bluegrass music to audiences around the world. The band will combine the celebration of its anniversary with that of the Pastorius Park concert series at a free show on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 […]

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Close is open about role in profound play on local stage

Arts | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston An old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson. This is the basis of “Tuesdays With Morrie,” a play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by newspaper sports columnist Albom and being staged July 10-29 at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave. Albom recounts the […]

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Erdenheim couple pied pipers for ethnic folk dancing

Arts | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf When Bill Wadlinger came home one evening after a long day at work, his wife, Carol, handed him a catalog from Cheltenham Adult Evening School with International Folk Dancing circled on the page. “I was really hesitant, as I broke up with a girlfriend in college over the issue of dancing,” said […]

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Woodmere gift; 300 works by ‘radical colorist, prophet’

Arts | June 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Three hundred works on paper by the belatedly recognized 20th century Philadelphia modernist painter Arthur B. Carles have been bestowed to the Woodmere Art Museum in what the museum’s director lauds as a “transformational’’ gift. The 300 works by Carles, hailed posthumously by art historians as a radical colorist and a prophet […]

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A compelling, suspenseful drama, ‘Race,’ on Hill stage

Arts | June 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter When it comes to the question of race, our 200-year national theater has gone full circle. After a long history of ignoring the role race plays in American life, modern day theater is now preoccupied with its importance. In “Race” (2009), now running at Stagecrafters, playwright David Mamet tosses his penny into […]

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Sex, guilt and race all factors in thriller on Hill stage

Arts | June 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “Race,” a provocative tale of sex, guilt and wild-eyed allegations, is the final production of the season at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., running through June 30. The thriller by multi-award winning playwright David Mamet focuses on two partners in a law firm known for getting their clients off the hook. In this […]

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Hill beauty avatar: artist, floral buyer, former model

Arts | June 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When it comes to beauty, Ginger Garrett Arthur rocks — in more ways than one. In the first place, Ginger, a 60-ish Chestnut Hill resident was discovered by the prestigious Wilhelmina Modeling Agency a few decades ago. They signed her to a contract, and she wound up doing lots of print work […]

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