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B&w photo of Billie Holiday. On stage, she sings in front of a vintage microphone

The Weekly Roundup, March 23-30

Joy Harjo, Tools of the Trade, a night with Lady Day, and a very Gritty AWP

The week features a visit from the 23rd US poet laureate, a crafty conference, a show based on one of Billie Holiday’s final performances, and a Philly-centric event for AWP. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Two women sit next to each other. One has a dress w/ floral accents & a phone; the other is in casual clothes reading a book

The Weekly Roundup, March 2-9

Sisterhood Sit-in, Everyday Futures, and TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever

Theatre Horizon hosts James Ijames’s TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, Harriett’s Bookshop trolleys to Black women-owned businesses, and the future of South Philly highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Ishii wears a black and white striped dress, hands folded, sitting in a chair, facing the cam for a portrait.

Spotlighting the Philly creative scene with Anne Ishii

The art of moving and making

Anne Ishii talks hosting the new season of WHYY’s Movers & Makers, translating bara manga, and the power of art that takes its time. Crystal Sparrow profiles.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

Profiles 3 minute read
Four children/young adults in a studio. 2 play guitar, two hold mics. Camera equipment pointing at the guitar players

Music and mentorship to shape youth with Beyond the Bars

Starting off on a good note

The student-driven music and career skills program is solving systemic problems with systemic solutions as it helps youth and young adults in the community. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 2 minute read
Ortiz-González poses for a snapshot portrait, wearing a white collared shirt and black top, standing in front of a media wall

Fashion design, activism through art, and more with Taller Puertorriqueño’s Nasheli Ortiz-González

Fashioning a better future

The new executive director talks about exploring activism through fashion design, her upbringing in Puerto Rico, and leading the future of Taller Puertorriqueño’s community of Puerto Rican artists and activists. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 3 minute read
A collage of portraits the filmmakers, predominantly featuring the artists' faces.

BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab supports Black, Brown, and Indigenous voices on the rise

Opening doors for local filmmakers of color

Jared Michael Lowe profiles BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab, its inaugural class, and speaks with founder Maori Karmael Holmes on the evolution of BlackStar.
Jared Michael Lowe

Jared Michael Lowe

Profiles 5 minute read
A movie theater in the middle of a small town street, shops on the block. Hiway is spelled out on the theater billboard

The best independent movie theaters in Philadelphia

Living in a cinema's paradise

KC Wingert rounds up the best independent theaters in the city while considering their history, their future, and their lasting impact on Philadelphia's film and arthouse culture.
KC Wingert

KC Wingert

Features 6 minute read
Anglin, a Black woman, poses in a black suit jacket, in an outdoor portrait.

Marguerite Anglin and the future of Philadelphia public art

Telling the collective Philadelphia story

The new director of public art in the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy wants more public art in the city to reflect more identities. Anndee Hochman profiles.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Profiles 4 minute read
A summer protest city street scene, with a large crowd walking with its back to the camera, holding signs aloft.

A look back: why the Philly theater scene needs the Black Lives Matter movement

Local artists speak

Writer An Nichols followed the recent national social justice explosion that rocked the Philly theater community, but she wanted to look closer, speaking with local artists about their experiences leading up to the current moment.
An Nichols

An Nichols

Features 7 minute read
Rucker sits across from Temple outside at a small wooden table.

Getting up close with Intercultural Journeys's Close Ups: Scars and Emblems

Shapeshifting stories of hope and hurt

Ursula Rucker teams up with Intercultural Journeys for a second season of Close Ups, a series of hour-long performances and conversations. Christina Anthony previews.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Previews 3 minute read