Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Black, queer, disabled self-love is a necessary act of rebellion and healing by Danie Jackson

Writer and musician Danie Ocean Jackson has learned how hard it can be to sense the world from the inside out rather than the outside in, but it’s more necessary than ever.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:27PM

Here’s how I embraced the path out of my eating disorder by Daralyse Lyons

By the time she was 26, Daralyse Lyons had been hospitalized for her eating disorder 18 times. But she was finally finding her path to recovery, and knows that others can, too.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:18PM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Penn Live Arts presents Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf by Gail Obenreder

A thrilling performance from 21st-century bard Benjamin Bagby at Penn Live Arts brought the firelit mead-hall of Beowulf to modern audiences. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:01PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, January 25-31, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

This week features an exhibit inspired by bell hooks’ poetry, film screenings featuring stories from Iranian and Iraqi perspectives, a play on Jewish emigration in the early 90s, and the L…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM

PBS presents Vivian Kleiman’s No Straight Lines by Kathryn Smith Pyle

The documentary film chronicles the timeline of queer comics, from Mary Wings to contemporary artists today. Kathryn Smith Pyle previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM

1812 Productions and Jennifer Childs present Broads by Kiran Pandey

1812 Productions presents Broads, a hit cabaret that celebrates the bawdiest, boldest, and funniest ladies of the 1920s through the 1960s. Kiran Pandey previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:26PM

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play by David Block

Charles Fuller’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a look at racism in the US from 40 years before it—and remains relevant 40 years after it. David Block previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:22PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes, by Stephen A. Smith by Stephen Silver

Longtime Philly sports columnist Stephen A. Smith went from The Inquirer to the airwaves of ESPN, and his new memoir details a fascinating life. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM

Dance Theatre of Harlem presents premieres by William Forsythe and Robert Garland by Melissa Strong

Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Penn Live Arts with the world premiere of William Forsythe’s Blake Works IV (The Barre Project) and the Philly premiere of Robert Garland’s Higher Grou…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:16PM

Legendary DJ Jerry Blavat spun a whole new world for Philly teens in the 1960s by Susan Schaefer

Local music icon Jerry Blavat, a South Philly native, passed away on January 20, 2023. Susan Schaefer remembers how a whole new world opened up when she danced to Blavat’s tunes at Wagner…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:30AM
Monday, January 23, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Clifford Odets’s Waiting for Lefty by Cameron Kelsall

Clifford Odets’s pro-labor drama remains relevant, despite a clumsily didactic production by Quintessence Theatre Group. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:44PM

The Clay Studio presents Figuring Space by Pamela J. Forsythe

A new sculpture exhibition at The Clay Studio features diverse artists from across the country whose figurative works demand a deeper look. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:25AM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Theatre in the X and EgoPo Classic Theater present Langston Hughes’s The Ways of White Folks by Jeannine A. Cook

Theatre in the X and EgoPo's immersive adaptation of The Ways of White Folks, a classic Langston Hughes story collection, deserves the buzz it’s been getting at Glen Foerd mansion. Jeannin…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:54PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, January 18-24 by Kyle V. Hiller

The upcoming week features offerings from Simpatico, the Weitzman, Penn Live Arts, Penn Museum, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:18PM

BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder rounds up even more January classical music offerings in and around the city.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM

Opera Philadelphia presents David T. Little’s Black Lodge by C.m. Crockford

Opera Philadelphia brings its dark existential opera film to theaters this weekend. C.M. Crockford previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:59PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Main Line Early Music presents The Publick Pleasure: Music of 18th-century Philadelphia by Gail Obenreder

Philadelphia has a thriving and innovative musical scene, but that’s nothing new, as The Publick Pleasure proved at a Main Line Early Music concert highlighting favorites of the 18th centu…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:45PM
Monday, January 16, 2023

UArts’s Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents Alex Da Corte’s The Street by Emily Schilling

Expect the unexpected at a colorful and challenging new solo exhibition from internationally known interdisciplinary artist Alex Da Corte, a Camden native and UArts grad. Emily B. Schilling …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:42PM

William Way LGBT Community Center presents Selections from the Archives: Rami George by Jake Foster

This look at the William Way archives from Rami George highlights the artist's knack for curating material objects, which take on a fresh, interactive meaning in this gallery. Jake Foster re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:31PM

As fights for fair labor continue, Waiting For Lefty is a timely revival at Quintessence Theatre Group by Melissa Lin Sturges

A revival of the American classic Waiting For Lefty highlights unionization efforts within and outside the arts industry. Melissa Lin Sturges speaks with director Kyle Haden about the power …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:38PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, January 11-17, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up MLK Day events in the Philly area.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:05PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The New Jersey Symphony presents Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms by Cameron Kelsall

Star soloist Daniil Trifonov brought lyricism and weight to Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto in the New Jersey Symphony’s first concert program of 2023. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:55PM

Voices In Power presents its Poetry Open Mic Experience, featuring Courtney Lynn, Scott Free, and Sunny CeLight by Chris Demento

At January’s Voices In Power open mic, a monthly celebration of local and national poets in the Fashion District’s REC Philly, hundreds turned up for the show. Chris DeMento was there.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Monday, January 9, 2023

I love Greta Thunberg — but why is it ok for her to mock guys with small dicks? by Roz Warren

Misogynist influencer Andrew Tate deserved to be burned on Twitter by climate activist Greta Thunberg, but Roz Warren says it's time to stop the body-shaming.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:51PM

Reforming Philadelphia, 1862-2022, by Richardson Dilworth by Pamela J. Forsythe

What makes city reform possible, and how did we achieve it in the past? A new book on the history of Philly’s political reforms explains, and argues we’re on the cusp of another cycle of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:06PM
Friday, January 6, 2023

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the national tour of Jagged Little Pill: The Musical by Cameron Kelsall

Now at the Academy of Music as part of a national tour, Jagged Little Pill retrofits Alanis Morissette’s seminal album to a relentlessly topical contemporary musical. Cameron Kelsall revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:13AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The BSR January 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up a robust movie screenings list to kick off the new year.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM

BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews this month’s upcoming classical music performances in the area, with offerings from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Artcinia, and more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:02PM
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

The Academy of Music and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s archives get a new home at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Margaret Darby

A beautiful but inaccessible room at the Academy of Music housed almost 200 years of Philly cultural history. Now, the Philadelphia Orchestra teams with the Penn Libraries to give the archiv…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:05AM
Monday, January 2, 2023

Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice, by George Lakey by David W. Webber

Lifelong Philly-area activist George Lakey takes us from his working-class Pennsylvania childhood to his career as a leading practitioner, theoretician, and teacher of nonviolent social-chan…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:58AM
Thursday, December 22, 2022

Why support arts journalism in 2023? by Alaina Johns

One thing we've been hearing a lot this year is that people are fed up with the media. Are we a lost cause? Not if you invest in the professionals in your community.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:36PM

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