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A still of Elkayam mid-performance, her arms out, expressive with her eyes closed. She wears a red studded jacket on stage

The Weekly Roundup, July 27-August 2

‘I Look at the World,’ ConsenSIS, 'The Taming!,' and more

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up offerings from Da Vinci Art Alliance, ConsenSIS, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Weitzman.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Four people in various styled outfits mixed with lace, corsets, leather, etc. stand together close, some hand in hand

Maori Karmael Holmes talks the 11th annual BlackStar Film Festival

Celebration of storytelling traditions

Stephen Silver spoke with BlackStar's founder, artistic director, and CEO Maori Karmael Holmes about this year's film festival.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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A still of Davis, in a black t-shirt with a black backdrop, claps expressively, possibly looking out into a crowd

The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival

Art and wellness for the “Head and HeART”

The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival focuses on mental health with seven new plays by local playwrights, a wellness fair, and a works-in-progress presentation addressing parenting artists. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Smith has blonde hair and a black floral print top and poses for a portrait-style photo with a viola

The Weekly Roundup, July 20-26

‘Band Together’, ‘Get Pegged’, and more this week

Cabaret, punk rock, children’s theater, summery ensemble music, and a powerful photography exhibit decorate the area this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Wright wears a black shirt with long white sleeves. Arms crossed, she wears a pair of sunglasses and a headband

Delaware Art Museum presents Indigenous Faces of Wilmington

Many faces, many stories

Indigenous Faces of Wilmington at Delaware Art Museum focuses on representation and explores varied expressions of Indigenous identity. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

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Shetty poses in a floral print silk saree, laughing. Part of the saree floats in the air like its blowing in the wind

The Weekly Roundup, July 13-19

‘Faces of Resilience,’ ‘Queer Ecologies,’ PlayPenn, and Priyanka Shetty highlight the week

The week features pop-up jazz, an annual jazz party, new plays from PlayPenn, a joyful film festival, and a Philly artist preparing to take their talents across the Atlantic. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A group of young students studying in a classroom, sitting at desks, their attention at open books

The Wildflower Composers Festival and the future of contemporary music

A concert in collaboration with the Arcana New Music Ensemble

In its fifth year, the Wildflower Composers Festival continues to push for the equitable inclusion of gender-marginalized composers. David W. Webber previews.
David W. Webber

David W. Webber

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About two dozen people stand in the distance, facing the camera, a rocky mountain, trees, and creek behind them

The Weekly Roundup, July 6-12

Month of Moderns, Revival Walks, 'In Conversation: Will Wilson,' and more

A handful of selections from DelArt, Olney Culture Lab, the Crossing, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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At night, lanterns shaped as ocean waves crash on the grass, a whale hovering over and behind the waves

The Weekly Roundup, June 29-July 5

A swathe of cultural experiences for the holiday weekend

Esperanza Arts Center, Quintessence, Three Aksha, Glen Foerd, and more represent a diverse set of communities and cultures this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A side profile of Alford-Tate in a deep navy blue suit looks out into an audience, an illustrated landscape behind him

The Weekly Roundup, June 15-22

Celebrating Juneteenth in Philadelphia

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up Juneteenth events in Philadelphia, featuring offerings from Sistahs Laying Down Hands, Uhuru, the MoAR, AAMP, and many more.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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