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The Daughters of Africa are elemental in telling the story of Black women in ‘Khepera.’ (Photo courtesy of KCAC.)

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective presents ‘Khepera’

Elemental journeys

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective’s production of ‘Khepera’ is a vital contribution to North Philly theater and to Black women. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Articles 3 minute read
They’re certified, but their baby isn’t: Anita Holland and Amanda Schoonover in Theatre Exile’s ‘Babel.’ (Photo courtesy of Theatre Exile.)

Theatre Exile presents Jacqueline Goldfinger’s ‘Babel’

The new eugenics

Set in a future in which climate change and advanced genetic testing have reshaped society, Jacqueline Goldfinger’s ‘Babel’ asks the price of a perfect society. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

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Continuing a legacy of stardom: Carolee Carmello and the ensemble in the national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (Photo by Julieta Cervantes.)

The Kimmel Center presents the national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Dazzling faithfully

The national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!' lands at the Academy of Music, continuing to dazzle while remaining faithful to Gower Champion’s original. Christina Anthony reviews.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

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Ready to continue edgy, innovative film programming: Lightbox director Jesse Pires in the theater’s new Broad Street home. (Photo by Stephen Silver.)

Lightbox Film Center gets a new home on Broad Street with UArts

Lightbox lives on

Lightbox Film Center, which closed at University City's International House in December, has reopened on Broad Street, in partnership with University of the Arts. Stephen Silver visited the new location before its February grand opening.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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A story about men’s places becomes so much more: William Zeilinski and Katie Kleiger in PTC’s ‘Everything is Wonderful.’ (Photo by Mark Garvin.)

The Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Chelsea Marcantel’s ‘Everything is Wonderful’

Illuminating empathy

Chelsea Marcantel’s ‘Everything Is Wonderful’ comes at an opportune time, as women’s rage flares—and men navigate a world that may value them more than they value themselves. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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An instrumental monument: The DSO string players in Mendelssohn’s Octet. (Photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra.)

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘An Evening of Strings with the Mendelssohns’

Four plus four equals great music

Delaware Symphony players meet the Mendelssohns and Caroline Shaw with virtuosic joie de vivre. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Worth the 85-year wait: The AVA’s ‘La Favorite’ ensemble. (Photo by Paul Sirochman.)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Donizetti’s ‘La Favorite’

A rare favorite

The Academy of Vocal Arts offers a production of Donizetti’s ‘La Favorite,’ in its original French version, where the worthwhile elements outweigh the questionable ones. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

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Still visible: Civil-rights activist Nannie Burroughs and a group of women supporters, c. 1905-1915. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Votes for Women: A Visual History’

Seeing suffragists

An exhibition at the Brandywine River Art Museum celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment with an inclusive look at the faces and artifacts of the movement. Olivia J. B. Baxter reviews.
Olivia J. B. Baxter

Olivia J. B. Baxter

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‘Here for It’ explores the pain and joy that sources R. Eric Thomas’s sense of humor. (Image courtesy of Ballantine Books)

‘Here for It, or, How to Save Your Soul in America’ by R. Eric Thomas

The person on the Internet storms the page

R. Eric Thomas, columnist and senior staff writer at ELLE.com, releases ‘Here For It,’ his debut essay collection, exploring code-switching, his sexuality, and being a person on the Internet. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Virtuosic tanbour player Kimia Jamshid wowed Mélomanie’s Wilmington audience. (Photo by Gail Obenreder.)

Mélomanie presents ‘Music & Art of Iran’

Old and new, east and west

The Mélomanie ensemble makes a chamber-music visit to Persia. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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