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A collage of mixed media illustrates silhouetted human figures within and breaking through frames.

The Weekly Roundup, January 19-26

Campy ballet, interdisciplinary mixtapes, and casting light on the 'Invisible'

Penn Live Arts hosts a gender-bending satire ballet performance, the Muse Gallery mixes paintings with music, ArtYard opens an interdisciplinary exhibit with a wide range of perspective, and the debut of Love & Healing. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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August Wilson on a mural on the side of a residential home. Various folks are painted within and around Wilson in the mural.

The Weekly Roundup, January 5-12

Virtual museum tours and the art of doing nothing

A handful of virtual museum tours in the city are featured in this week’s roundup—the first of the new year. Kyle V. Hiller also considers the art of doing nothing.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Three women, one holds a newspaper. Another looks at the paper in surprise. The other laughs, looking at the one w/ the paper

The Weekly Roundup, December 15-22

Carols after a Plague, Once, EQUATORS, and a Crossroads holiday

Holiday happenings throughout the week with Crossroads Comedy Theater, 1812 Productions, the Crossing, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Three kids and two young adults pose against an all-white background in nutcracker-inspired ballet outfits.

Stepping it up with Chocolate Ballerina Company’s The Nutcracker: Dipped in Chocolate

In the land of sweets

Chocolate Ballerina Company founder and artistic director Chanel Holland talks about the company’s take on The Nutcracker, making space for dances based on the African diaspora, and more. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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A group of about six women dressed in Nutcracker inspired outfits tap dance on stage, captured mid-song.

The Weekly Roundup, December 8-15

‘LESS IS MORE’, Looking for Light with IJ, ‘Tapcracker’ and other holiday festivities

Unique takes on holiday classics, an online concert from Intercultural Journeys,, art from Makeba Rainey, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Three performers with wind instruments play on a balcony, painted in mostly white. A wreath hangs from the balcony.

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band presents Let the Holidays Resound! A Christmas, Hanukkah & Solstice Celebration

Renaissance music for celebrations

Piffaro brings resounding music from the Renaissance with its upcoming weekend concert celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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An image of a man in casual clothes in a rehearsal space. It's imposed over another image, it's blurry w/ dancers rehearsing

Team Sunshine returns with The Sincerity Project #4: Cyclones, Schools, and Packs

Theater examines the action of care

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation returns with the fourth installment of The Sincerity Project, its 24-year-long artistic experiment that uses performance to explore the shifting contours of contemporary life. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Wisher, a Black woman, sings on stage w/ a mic, her head tilted and eyes closed. Instruments, players are blurred behind her

The Weekly Roundup, December 1-8

First Friday at the Barnes, healing with Theatre Exile, ¡Parranda!, and more

Yolanda Wisher & the Afroeaters pay a visit to the Barnes, a restorative healing workshop at Theatre Exile, Jingle Jawn, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A group of musicians dressed in all black playing various wind instruments.

A look into Tempesta di Mare's A 1000-Guilder Tune: Musical Alchemy from Baroque Moravia

Another batch of Baroque treasures

A thousand guilders for your music! Gail Obenreder previews Tempesta di Mare’s holiday offering.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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A still from 'It's a Wonderful Life.' A large family gathers together, in black and white.

December 2021 repertory movie roundup

It's a Wonderful Life everywhere, plus Fargo, Eraserhead, and many holiday classics

An assortment of holiday films, including off-beat and lesser-known classics. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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