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The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, January 18-24
Dancing all night at PLA, Lunar New Year, and more cultural festivities
The upcoming week features offerings from Simpatico, the Weitzman, Penn Live Arts, Penn Museum, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023, Part 2
An overflow of music—and a little mystery, too
Gail Obenreder rounds up even more January classical music offerings in and around the city.
Main Line Early Music presents The Publick Pleasure: Music of 18th-Century Philadelphia
The tunes of the Revolution
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 century that are almost unknown today. Gail Obenreder reviews.
William Way LGBT Community Center presents Selections from the Archives: Rami George
The truth about family photos
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 reviews.
As fights for fair labor continue, Waiting For Lefty is a timely revival at Quintessence Theatre Group
“A story that needs to be told”
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 of storytelling and the importance of the collective.
The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, January 11-17, 2023
Revisiting the blueprint for MLK Day
Kyle V. Hiller rounds up MLK Day events in the Philly area.
The New Jersey Symphony presents Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms
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.
Voices In Power presents its Poetry Open Mic Experience, featuring Courtney Lynn, Scott Free, and Sunny CeLight
Voices in power and nothing but
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.
I love Greta Thunberg — but why is it ok for her to mock guys with small dicks?
Fame is no excuse for body shame
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.
Reforming Philadelphia, 1682-2022, by Richardson Dilworth
The three hundred years’ war
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 change. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.