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?
When a UK-based oat milk company pasted over Philly street art, our artists answered
When Minor Figures Oat Milk pasted ads over street art across the city, many Philadelphians responded in force. Who belongs in this space, and why did this ad campaign feel so personal to so many? Mina Reinckens talks with four Philadelphia artists.
One year later: What Philly theater artists dreamed up when stages shut down
What happened when the lights stayed out?
In part 1 of our One Year Later series, Cameron Kelsall spoke with Philly artists about the moment shutdowns began. Now, he looks at what emerged as the shutdowns lasted for the next 12 months.
As Bryn Mawr Film Institute and others reopen, what’s the future of movie theaters?
Will we stick to streaming?
Movie fans have been waiting a year to get back to movie theaters. Stephen Silver visited Bryn Mawr Film Institute on its reopening day, contemplating the future of in-person moviegoing.
The Museum of the American Revolution presents Melissa Dunphy’s ‘Remember the Ladies’
Abigail Adams in song
Abigail Adams’s famous “remember the ladies” letter returns to Philly for the first time since she sent it to her husband in 1776, and composer Melissa Dunphy gives it new life. Gail Obenreder listens.
Witnessing the Impact: How does the pandemic affect disabled people and their caregivers?
One minute at a time
BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. This story by journalist David Block spotlights people who rely on caregivers in their daily lives.
After longtime classical host Gregg Whiteside leaves WRTI, questions remain
Why the radio silence?
After a surprise announcement last month, longtime WRTI classical-music host Gregg Whiteside’s departure from the station has drawn a notable silence. Meg Ryan looks closer.