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The organ at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in University City is one of many in Philly that need preserving. (Photo by Margaret Darby.)

The Playing and Preserving project aims to save Philly’s endangered historic organs

Organ-ized support

A national nonprofit is combining the forces of several music organizations to help 10 Philadelphia congregations preserve historic organs, launching a three-concert series to engage the public with these important instruments. Margaret Darby considers.
Margaret Darby

Margaret Darby

Articles 3 minute read
The REC Philly team in its new space at 9th and Market. (Photo by Kevin Kilkinney.)

REC Philly announces a major footprint in the new Fashion District

A new creators’ space by the old Market East

After meeting in school and building their business from the ground up, REC Philly cofounders David Silver and Will Toms announce a big new space on Market Street. Suzanne Cloud was there.
Suzanne Cloud

Suzanne Cloud

Articles 4 minute read
On the outside in Media: musician and singer/songwriter Danie Ocean. (Photo by Brian Samson.)

Does the cultural renaissance in Media, PA include everybody?

No welcome at home

Media, PA is getting is own accolades as an arts and culture destination—but does this historic Philly suburb actually welcome performers of all backgrounds? Danie Ocean considers.
Danie "Ocean" Jackson

Danie "Ocean" Jackson

Articles 3 minute read
A new place to capture your sound: A recording session at MNYK Studios. (Photo by Kristen Humphries.)

MNYK Studios brings a new professional recording space to Manayunk

A new Philly studio in the DIY age

A Philly-based agency saw the chance to stretch beyond its original business model and jumped into the recording business. Now it's hoping to draw a wide range of artists to Manayunk.
Conor Michael Logan

Conor Michael Logan

Articles 4 minute read

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Members of the original Old City Arts coalition march in 1978. (Photo by John LeFont.)

Old City Arts 1975-1980 shows how artists shaped the city of Philadelphia

Five years that changed Philly forever

A history project titled 'Old City Arts 1975-1980' looks back on five remarkable years that changed the face of the city and shifted the course of the region’s arts scene. Gary Day considers.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

Articles 4 minute read
When will the PA Ballet rehearse outside the States? Principal dancer Oksana Maslova and artistic director Angel Corella in 2018. (Photo by Arian Molina Soca.)

Will the Pennsylvania Ballet ever hit the world stage?

Building an international company

Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella is making plans for the company’s next step, onto stages beyond the U.S. But it’s going to need some new partners. Camille Bacon-Smith considers.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Articles 5 minute read
Partners in life and in the book business: Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alex Schneider open their Passyunk store. (Photo by Catherine Smith.)

A Novel Idea opens on East Passyunk Avenue

Book it to East Passyunk

In a booming city corridor packed with world-class restaurants and indie shops selling everything from T-shirts to terrariums, book lovers finally have a home.
Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Articles 4 minute read
None of us is all one thing. The same holds true in our choice of career/s. (Illustration by Hannah Kaplan for BSR.)

Be the "actor-and" you want to see in the world

Donning — and doffing — the artist's hat

It takes a village to support a career artist, but there's no shame in building a village of your own the best way you can. Cara Blouin considers.
Cara Blouin Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Cara Blouinand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Articles 3 minute read
The Australia-based Circa will open NextMove's new season with the premiere of its 'Humans.' (Photo by Sarah Walker.)

NextMove makes its next move: To the Annenberg Center

Back to the future

NextMove Dance is moving yet again, back to University City. What does it mean for Philly’s dance scene? Melissa Strong considers.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Articles 5 minute read
Gable's game unfolds against a Philadelphia backdrop. (Screenshot of 'Watch Me Jump.')

'Watch Me Jump,' by Jeremy Gable: Theater as video game

8-bit drama

Jeremy Gable's 'Watch Me Jump' world-premieres his own play in video-game format. Cara Blouin considers.
Cara Blouin

Cara Blouin

Articles 3 minute read