Unique Hill ballet dancer ends her extraordinary career

Arts | August 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear In 2012, the acclaimed Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine, which tours internationally, had about 60 dancers in all of their touring groups, of whom Carinthia Bank of Chestnut Hill was the only non-Ukrainian. After attending primary school at Germantown Friends School, Bank went to the prestigious Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C., a private […]

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Stunning brushwork by Hiller at new Gallery on Avenue

Arts | August 17th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Len Lear If you have recently walked past the new Gallery on the Avenue, 8433 Germantown Ave., then you have probably been captivated by the beautiful paintings of Chestnut Hill artist Judith McCabe Jarvis. The graduate of Springside School (1977) and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (1981) who told us, “I like to […]

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Artist, GFS grad, has powerful childbirth exhibit at MoMA

Arts | August 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Deborah Curtis In “Being”, the photography show currently at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Mt. Airy native Carmen Winant makes childbirth the theme in an arresting site-specific installation. She stays on focus with some 2,000 images of women giving birth, taped informally to both sides of the floor-to-ceiling gallery […]

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Local mezzo-soprano has exhibit of her still-life paintings

Note Worthy | August 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso When local music lovers hear or read the name Suzanne DuPlantis, they immediately think of the resplendent East Falls mezzo-soprano who, along with Chestnut Hill pianist Laura Ward, founded and directs Lyric Fest. The pair present fascinating programs that combine poetry set to music spanning the centuries. Many of Lyric Fest’s performances […]

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Fifty from Hill church travel to England to perform

Note Worthy | August 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The past 12 months have been special and memorable for the musical forces of Chestnut Hill’s Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. During a relaxed conversation several weeks ago, parish music director Erik Meyer looked back with more than a little satisfaction. “The musical highlight for me and the choir,” he said, “was […]

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Out of genocide: Magnificent sculpture in Chestnut Hill

Arts | July 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Part Two Innovative self-taught sculptor Vanny Channal’s wonderful “Steel Mantis” is currently on display at Morris Arboretum through October of this year. Channal’s parents are survivors of the Cambodian genocide from 1975 to 1979. •Did your parents often talk about what they went through with the Khmer Rouge? “Never directly to me. […]

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Ben Arnold to close Pastorius Concert Series on July 25

Arts | July 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill favorite Ben Arnold closes out the 70th Anniversary “Best of the Best” free Pastorius Park summer concert series on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. To celebrate the occasion, singer/songwriter Arnold will rock the park with a four-piece electric band augmented by a four-piece horn section. Performing with […]

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