‘Synthesizer Pioneer: The Early Electronic Music of Andrew Rudin’ from Centaur Records
When the Moog was young
‘Synthesizer Pioneer’ from Centaur Records offers a survey of the quirky music for Moog Synthesizer from veteran Philadelphia composer Andrew Rudin. Peter Burwasser reviews.
‘The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History’ by Kassia St. Clair
Looking through the loom
It touches us from birth to death, but how much do we really think about fabric? Kassia St. Clair’s ‘The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History’ unspools an exciting world, from mummies to spacewalks. Gail Obenreder reviews.
A Novel Idea’s Christina Rosso launches her debut book ‘She is a Beast’
Women take all
Local author Christina Rosso-Schneider’s debut is a collection of feminist fairy tales in which women fight against the “beasts” of the patriarchy—even by becoming beasts themselves. The co-owner of A Novel Idea on Passyunk talks to Kirsten Bowen about launching a book in the pandemic.
‘Red at the Bone’ by Jacqueline Woodson
Destiny beyond family
How do the past and present influence the lives of three generations of a Black family? Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, ‘Red at the Bone,’ looks at a mother-daughter relationship from a unique perspective. Andrea Smith reviews.
Opera Philadelphia goes online with five major streams for Digital Festival O
Opera on your couch
With its spring season canceled and its return date uncertain, Opera Philadelphia moves to make five recent productions available for streaming. Cameron Kelsall considers.
Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ rings true in my own immigrant family experience
‘Gentefied,’ now streaming on Netflix, captures the duality of the immigrant experience, reminding us that life is about not just surviving, but thriving. Christina Anthony considers.
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DSO and Brasil Guitar Duo present ‘The Book of Signs’ and ‘Concerto Caboclo’
A showcase for solo and symphony
Music of our times, for our times: Gail Obenreder reviews an album from the Delaware Symphony Orchestra featuring stellar solo sounds from Brasil Guitar Duo.
‘The Winterthur Garden Guide: Color for Every Season’ by Linda Eirhart
The wilds at Winterthur
Horticultural inspiration is growing this spring with Linda Eirhart’s ‘The Winterthur Garden Guide: Color for Every Season.’ Pamela Forsythe reviews.
Scott Dadich’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ is streaming on Netflix
Inventing the future
Brilliant designers make for brilliant television. Gail Obenreder reviews ‘Abstract: The Art of Design,’ an original Netflix documentary series.
EgoPo faced disaster once before. How is the company coping in the pandemic?
The day they left
EgoPo Classic Theater relocated successfully to Philadelphia after hurricane Katrina destroyed its former home in New Orleans. Artistic director Lane Savadove talks to Jill Ivey about surviving a second disaster.