Tour a Woodmere exhibition with the director, virtually

Arts | March 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by William ValerioDirector, Woodmere Art Museum Woodmere’s exhibition, Fully Saturated is about the many ways that artists step forward with bright color to express emotions and tell stories. We organized the show back in December of 2019, imagining that in the gray days of January, February and March, it would bring joy to our visitors […]

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Local musicians face uncertainty with regular gigs suddenly gone

Arts | March 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear The Local routinely runs feature articles on professional local musicians who perform in Northwest Philadelphia, the nearby suburbs or elsewhere. Now that all such performances have been cancelled for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, how are those musicians faring? We checked in with several of them, and here are […]

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Mermaid Inn jazz favorite, 90, releases autobiography

Arts | March 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear and Elizabeth Coady One of the most popular performers ever to play the Mermaid Inn, Marty Grosz, is celebrating his 90th birthday and his astonishing 70-year career in music with his autobiography, “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.” The memoir, “full of sardonic wit with a touch of vaudeville,” was just […]

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Attending A.A. meetings to play an alcoholic in ‘Child’

Arts | March 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston In Sam Shepard’s 1979 Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Buried Child,” Dodge and Hallie are barely hanging on to their farmland and sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. One day, their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend. However, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. In the play, […]

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