Mt. Airy singer soars to the top of the operatic world

Arts | July 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear For a young opera singer in-training, the prospect of one day singing with the Metropolitan Opera, the world’s Mount Everest of opera (along with La Scala in Milan) has to be like a Little League baseball player dreaming of one day playing center field for the New York Yankees. These are the […]

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Her adjustment to Zoom music lessons an overall success

Arts | July 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When the coronavirus pandemic began, many local musicians and music teachers were devastated and/or depressed for obvious reasons, but creative people are resilient and find ways to cope and adjust to new circumstances. Take West Mt. Airy resident Rachel Cama Nemer, 39, for example, who has been a journalist, singer, teacher, cellist […]

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Summer interns at Woodmere

Arts | July 2nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by William Valerio When I was in college, my internships at the Just Above Midtown gallery in New York and New Yorker magazine were formative experiences that gave me an insider’s view into professions that I ultimately decided were and were not meant for me. So I’m delighted that, in the spirit of giving back, […]

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GFS grad to conduct Philly’s ‘Celebration of Independence’

Arts | July 2nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston At the age of just 14, he began conducting and went on to study with people like world-renowned classical music figures like Leonard Bernstein and Nadia Boulanger. He earned degrees from such prestigious institutions as Yale University and the Juilliard School after intensive study of viola, piano and composition. Over the years […]

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Localite, just 21, named consulting chef at restaurant in Japan

Arts | July 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Ambler native Zachary Kelberman’s parents, Ira and Esther (“ the most sincere, genuine, kind and supportive people imaginable,” Kelberman  says), are both medical doctors, but if they give out prescriptions for fine Italian food, the prescriptions could be filled by Kelberman. However, you’d have to go to Kyoto, Japan, about 7,000 miles […]

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Hill musician brings joy to all, thanks to pandemic

Arts | June 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Like many people, my wife and I would normally celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special event by splurging at a fine restaurant. Last month, however, that was impossible, so I had to think of another idea since our 55th wedding anniversary was coming up. As fate would have it, when my […]

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