Wyndmoor native one of just two Jewish country music stars

Arts | December 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Ray Benson, 68, who was born Ray Benson Seifert in Wyndmoor, is almost unique. The towering (6-foot-7) musician is, according to Wikipedia, one of only two Jewish country music stars in the U.S. (The other one is Richard “Kinky” Friedman, 75, whose band is called The Texas Jewboys.) Benson, who is currently […]

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A cabaret-style spoof at Stagecrafters for adults only

Arts | December 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter If you are in the mood for irreverent, seasonal humor, check out “Who’s Holiday” (2016) by Matthew Lombardo, coming to Stagecrafters theater for one day only, this Saturday, Dec. 14, with 2 and 8 p.m. shows. Leave the kids home; this cabaret style entertainment is strictly for adults. “Who’s” is a one-woman […]

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Animals love pizza, thanks to honored Hill illustrator

Arts, Books | December 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When Chestnut Hill illustrator Liz Lynch, 37, won the first place prize for drawing at the recent Fall for the Arts festival on Germantown Avenue, it could not have surprised anyone who is familiar with her whimsical, brilliant artwork, most recently featured in her latest book, “Pandas Love Pizza,” which officially came […]

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Hill director’s fifth feature film screening at Woodmere

Arts | December 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear We often tend to think that movie makers ply their craft either in New York or Hollywood, but Chestnut Hill native Andrew Repasky McElhinney, a movie director whose fifth feature film, “Christmas Dreams,” screens Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Woodmere Art Museum, is an exception to the rule. (“Christmas Dreams” […]

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