Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, July 21, 2021 by Kyle V. Hiller

Painting with Mural Arts, discovering folk with People's Light, and the Wilmington Writers Conference highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:30PM

Fighting for civil rights one step at a time with Mural Arts Philly Black Artist fellow Ken Johnston by Jared Michael Lowe

Ken Johnston is putting the movement back into the civil rights movement one step at a time, literally. Johnston uses “walks” to emphasize protecting civil liberties. Jared Lowe profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:00PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Witnessing the Impact: What will post-pandemic life be like for disabled people? by Katie Samson

BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. Writer, educator, and disability self-advocate Katie Samson asks whether we’ll ke…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:47PM

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth by Cameron Kelsall

The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder’s timeless exploration of society’s follies, receives a digital staging from Quintessence Theatre Group that meets our moment. Cameron Kelsall revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:31PM

At The Bower, Philadelphia sculptors take the Pennsylvania landscape to heart by Helen Walsh

The Bower, a new sculpture park and public garden outside Harrisburg, features sculptures from Philadelphia artists in a unique and immersive dialogue with the landscape around them. Helen W…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:17PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

The Delaware Art Museum presents Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 by Gail Obenreder

How does a museum add to its collection? And why? Delaware Art Museum’s Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 has adventurous answers. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:57PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Cameron Kelsall

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival moves outdoors this season with an ebullient, endearingly goofing staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:12PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Skin of Our Teeth, William Penn Summer Music Fest, comedy with Crossroads and The Afternoon After this weekend by Kyle V. Hiller

The middle of July is bringing the heat with a series of comedy events, 80s music from Bristol Riverside Theatre, and a virtual production from Quintessence. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM

Talking photography with Mural Arts Philly Black Artist Fellow Khalif Rivers by Blair Krassen

Khalif Rivers is part of the 2021 Mural Arts Philadelphia Black Artist Fellow class. The photographer, writer, and fine artist spoke with Blair Krassen about his work.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:00PM

Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival offers three inviting performances by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival presents a trifecta. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:00PM

Philadelphia Contemporary brings art to the Delaware River for a chance at reflection by Dara McBride

A series of works being brought to the city by Philadelphia Contemporary will encourage residents to visit and reflect on the Delaware River. Dara McBride previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:00PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

As artists continue to rally against the Walnut, it’s time to ask: who is “America’s Oldest Theatre”? by Alaina Johns

Most coverage of protests against the Walnut Street Theatre ignores a key fact: the building may be historic, but the theater company there started in the 1980s. Alaina Johns thinks that mat…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:13PM

Artists of Wyeth Country by W. Barksdale Maynard by Pamela J. Forsythe

Artists of Wyeth County explores three icons of the Brandywine Valley: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth, honoring their techniques as well as the reasons for their fame. Pamela Fors…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:30PM

Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Dragonbutter by Melissa Strong

Dragonbutter is an inventive hour-long experience from Brian Sanders’ JUNK that inserts participants into a hands-on science-fiction video-game quest. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Ravel and Bizet by Linda Holt

The Philadelphia Orchestra revealed a special flair for French masters Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet in its latest Digital Stage concert. Linda Holt reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:38PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Dance lovers ask why the Pennsylvania Ballet is now the Philadelphia Ballet by Camille Bacon-Smith

As arts producers across town return to in-person performance, the former Pennsylvania Ballet announced a surprising rebrand. Camille Bacon-Smith asks whether it’s moving the company forwa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:46PM

Netflix presents Season 3 of Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ by Christina Anthony

‘Moments of Love,’ the third season of the Netflix series ‘Master of None,’ follows a queer Black couple discovering what brings them together, and what pulls them apart. Christina A…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Monday, July 5, 2021

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War’ by Gail Obenreder

The Brandywine River Museum of Art takes a high-flying look at the work of Ralston Crawford with ‘Air & Space & War.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:04PM

‘Fifty Words for Rain’ by Asha Lemmie by Helene Cohen Bludman

In Asha Lemmie's debut novel set in post-World War II Japan, a young girl with a Japanese mother and an African American father struggles to find acceptance in a family that despises her. He…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:52AM
Friday, July 2, 2021
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Filament presents ‘Music for an Inner World’ at Arthur Ross Gallery by Gail Obenreder

Looking inward by looking back, the early music trio Filament presents 'Music for an Inner World,' a concert of 16th and 17th-century works, in the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of P…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:54PM

Filament presents ‘Music for an Inner World’ at Arthur Ross Gallery by Gail Obenreder

Looking inward by looking back, the early music trio Filament presents 'Music for an Inner World,' a concert of 16th- and 17th-century works, in the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:54PM

‘The Natural Mother of the Child’ by Krys Malcolm Belc by Kirsten Bowen

In his new memoir, Philly writer Krys Malcolm Belc writes about his journey as a non-binary gestational parent. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:59AM

‘The Natural Mother of the Child’ by Krys Malcolm Belc by Kirsten Bowen

In his new memoir, Philly writer Krys Malcolm Belc writes about his journey as a nonbinary gestational parent. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:59AM

‘Girl in the Snow’ and ‘Nineteen movements for unaccompanied cello’ by Scott Ordway by Peter Burwasser

Philadelphia composer Scott Ordway’s music is featured on two new recordings on the Acis label, including ‘Girl in the Snow,’ a beautiful song cycle, and a large work for solo cello. P…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:51AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Exploring the new early American galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Camille Bacon-Smith

The new Robert L. McNeil Jr. Galleries, showcasing art and objects from 1650 to 1850 with a focus on Philadelphia, tell a story many of us still need to hear. Camille Bacon-Smith visits.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM

Arthur Ross Gallery presents ‘An Inner World’ by Pamela J.  Forsythe

Digital or in-person attendees of ‘An Inner World’ at Arthur Ross Gallery will discover a world at home in the brush strokes of 17th-century Dutch masters. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:39PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
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