Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The mixologist’s daughter: raising a glass to reinvention, again by Anndee Hochman

Over the course of almost 30 years, some things change and some don’t—and Anndee Hochman, from writing to bartending and back again, learns that personal reinventions don’t have to sha…

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Does an Amtrak trip between Philly and New York feel Covid-safe? by Roz Warren

Roz Warren was vaccinated and ready to take her first jaunt to New York City in over a year. Does she recommend taking Amtrak?

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‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells by Stephen Silver

Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A n…

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June letters: Don’t be rude…

Readers respond about coexisting down the shore, the Healing Verse Poetry Line, the Arden's 'Sisters!', and 'True Believer.'

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Monday, June 7, 2021

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now’ by Pamela J.  Forsythe

A visit to the recently reopened Philadelphia Museum of Art reveals ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now,’ the inaugural contemporary exhibition at the heart of it all. Pamela Forsythe review…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Arden presents ‘Joilet Harris and Mary Martello: Sisters!’ by Cameron Kelsall

Stalwart Philadelphia performers chronicle their decades-long friendship in 'Sisters!,' a virtual cabaret produced by Arden Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

PHLAFF presents Llaima Sanfiorenzo’s ‘ALAS’ by Cynthia Via

‘ALAS’ (WINGS), a participatory documentary film streaming at this year’s Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, explores life and loss for incarcerated women in Puerto Rico. Cynthia Via r…

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PHLAFF presents Nicol Ruiz Benavides’s ‘La Nave Del Olvido’ by Christina Anthony

‘La Nave Del Olvido,’ getting its Philly premiere at the 2021 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, follows a 70-year-old woman exploring a new love in a small Chilean town. Christina Antho…

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Piffaro presents ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach’ by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro’s latest virtual musical presentation, ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach,’ chases melody, mystery, and musical conversations. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Beauty’ by Melissa Strong

Pennsylvania Ballet offers elegance, emotion, and synchrony in world premieres by Russell Ducker, Meredith Rainey, and Juliano Nunes choreographed to the music of Jennifer Higdon. Melissa St…

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

BSR is resuming in-person and indoor coverage: what you need to know by Alaina Johns

Last summer, BSR committed to keeping our coverage all-digital or all-outdoors until we saw a significant reduction in Covid-19 risk. Now we’re ready for an update. Alaina Johns explains.

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BalletX presents Alia Kache and R. Colby Damon at Glen Foerd by Camille Bacon-Smith

BalletX presents new works by company favorite R. Colby Damon and 2021 choreographic fellow Alia Kache in a live performance outdoors at the Glen Foerd Mansion. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Heading to the Jersey shore this summer? Here’s what locals want Philadelphians to know by Rob Laymon

Jersey shore native Rob Laymon has some tips for migrating Pennsylvanians hitting the beach this summer.

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May letters: And it continues…

Readers respond about the MOVE bombing, 'True Believer,' the PMA's Frank Gehry reveal, and 'The Clothes We Wore.'

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Monday, May 24, 2021

‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter: A Poet’s Memoir’ by Elaine Terranova by Anndee Hochman

Poet Elaina Terranova has more in common with her father than she knew. ‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter’ explores power, fear, and longing in a Philadelphia Orthodox Jewish family. Annd…

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‘Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches’ by Ray Didinger by Pamela J.  Forsythe

Famed Philadelphia sports journalist Ray Didinger shares 50 years of a historic career in his new memoir, ‘Finished Business.’ Pamela Forsythe reviews.

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The Library Company presents ‘Seeing Coal’ by Dan Rottenberg

Is coal an ugly pollutant to which we will soon say good riddance? Or is it a thing of lasting beauty that connects us to time and nature? 'Seeing Coal' at the Library Company inspires thoug…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

‘Crying in H Mart’ by Michelle Zauner by Emily Savidge

In Michelle Zauner’s debut memoir, Crying in H Mart, grief and loss run parallel to heart and humor as a daughter comes to terms with her mother’s death and her Korean American identity.…

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Langhorne Slim’s latest album honors Philly’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood by Gabi Mendick, Mira Kaplan

Following the recent release of Langhorne Slim's album Strawberry Mansion, Gabi Mendick and Mira Kaplan speak with Slim and community leader Tonetta Graham about the neighborhood, its histor…

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Remembering Philly dance icon Manfred Fischbeck by Merilyn Jackson

Manfred Fischbeck passed away on March 17, 2021, but his Philadelphia dance legacy lives on. Merilyn Jackson remembers.

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ABC presents season 8 of ‘The Goldbergs’ by Blair Krassen

‘The Goldbergs,’ inspired by the life of Jenkintown native Adam Goldberg and his zany Jewish family, highlights the city of Philadelphia as well as representing the American Jewish exper…

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George Street Playhouse presents Nia Vardalos’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ by Brad Rothbart

The power of truth-telling is on display in ‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ the stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book. Brad Rothbart reviews.

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Monday, May 17, 2021

People’s Light presents Lauren Gunderson’s ‘The Catastrophist’ by Josh Herren

America’s most-produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson, wrote a play about her famous virologist husband during the pandemic. Josh Herren reviews.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

One year later, I’m still speaking up about pandemic narratives that ignore disability by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

One year after Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer noticed that family life with autism made for an easier transition to pandemic life, she’s learned a lot about herself and how society views disabilit…

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1812 Productions presents ‘The Way I Walk’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

After 14 months of social distancing, 1812 Productions injects life into Zoom ubiquity with ‘The Way I Walk.’ Jill Ivey reviews.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

‘The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes’ by Xio Axelrod by Kirsten Bowen

In Xio Axelrod’s new novel, love and ambition collide when a young guitarist joins an up-and-coming rock band. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

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Drexel University presents ‘The Clothes We Wore and the Stories They Tell’ by Pamela J.  Forsythe

A new online exhibition from Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection explores what we wore in the pandemic. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens its new Frank Gehry interior Core Project by Victor L. Schermer

The long-awaited Frank Gehry interior redesign of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is finally open to the public. Does it enhance the museum’s original vision and speak to art in the 21st ce…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Wilma presents James Ijames’s ‘Fat Ham’ by Hanae Mason

The ‘Hamlet’-inspired ‘Fat Ham,’ James Ijames’s latest Wilma premiere, could have gone the route of tragedy porn, but it doesn’t end the way you expect. Hanae Mason reviews.

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Good afternoon, shoppers: The pandemic is no excuse to be rude by Roz Warren

We’re all navigating a weird and troubled pandemic world. Roz Warren says we don’t have to be rude on top of everything else.

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EgoPo Classic Theater presents Adam Rapp’s ‘Nocturne’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

EgoPo’s production of Adam Rapp’s 2001 ‘Nocturne’ defies the company’s “classic theater” mission, but feels nonetheless like a Greek tragedy, catharsis and all. Jill Ivey revie…

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