Ardmore’s Viva Video closes after nine years on Lancaster Avenue
Goodbye to The Last Picture Store
Fans of TLA Video found a new home after Miguel Gomez opened Viva Video in Ardmore. As Viva Video now closes, the community that loved it reflects on the future of movie watching. Stephen Silver was there.
A rebrand at the Annenberg Center is true to a move beyond the building
Welcoming Penn Live Arts
The arts presenter headquartered at the Annenberg Center goes back to its roots with a new name: Penn Live Arts. Camille Bacon-Smith explores the update.
Does new leadership (finally) mean a new era for Philly-area theaters?
Stages of change
In and around Philadelphia, several theater companies are expanding or re-envisioning their artistic leadership models as they prepare to resume in-person performances. Cameron Kelsall speaks with them.
At The Bower, Philadelphia sculptors take the Pennsylvania landscape to heart
The nature of art
The Bower, a new sculpture park and public garden outside Harrisburg, features sculptures from Philadelphia artists in a unique and immersive dialogue with the landscape around them. Helen Walsh visits.
Exploring the new early American galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The stories we told ourselves in Philadelphia
The new Robert L. McNeil Jr. Galleries, showcasing art and objects from 1650 to 1850 with a focus on Philadelphia, tell a story many of us still need to hear. Camille Bacon-Smith visits.
Protect the Artist protestors make their demands outside the Walnut Street Theatre
Philly artists march to “crack the Nut”
On June 18, the activists of a newly formed Philly coalition, Protect the Artist, took their message to the streets with a protest outside the Walnut Street Theatre. An Nichols and Alaina Johns were there.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Our City, Your Orchestra at William Way
Celebrating Pride with the orchestra
Just in time for Pride, the Philadelphia Orchestra concludes the first season of its Our City, Your Orchestra series at the William Way LGBT Community Center. Cameron Kelsall talks with concertmaster David Kim and composer Jennifer Higdon about classical music in the community.
The Walnut says cease and desist, but Philly theater artists keep speaking up
“They are afraid of me”
After questioning the Walnut Street Theatre on Facebook, Philly performing artist Jenna Pinchbeck received a cease and desist letter on behalf of the Walnut and its artistic director, Bernard Havard. Pinchbeck talks with Alaina Johns about what’s next.
Langhorne Slim's latest album honors Philly's Strawberry Mansion neighborhood
Following the recent release of Langhorne Slim's album 'Strawberry Mansion,' Gabi Mendick and Mira Kaplan speak with Slim and community leader Tonetta Graham about the neighborhood, its history, and the intersection of its Black and Jewish residents.
One year later: Philly theater artists ask what reopening means
Will the lights be back on soon?
In parts 1 and 2 of our One Year Later series about the pandemic and Philly theater, Cameron Kelsall explored the first closures and productions in lockdown. Now, the community prepares for reopening—but what will that look like?