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An illustration with a human figure with a top hat next to a figure in a black suit, holding a sign that reads Relâche

BSR Classical Music Interludes, May 2023, part 2

A national competition, honoring George Crumb, Relâche recreates, and more

Gail Obenreder previews the rest of May’s classical music offerings, with events from Astral Artists, Artcinia, Orchestra 2001, Lyric Fest, and Relâche.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 3 minute read
A portrait shot taken on indoor staircase, Kosha Dillz wearing a T-shirt with a performer’s face on it

The return of the Jewish New Media Festival

A triumphant comeback story

The festival is back after a four-year hiatus, with Kosha Dillz and Karen Cinnamon leading the way. Stephen Silver previews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 3 minute read
Collage of Kyle's smiling face, a tasty sandwich ready to bite into, and Kae Lani sipping from a wine glass next to a tree.

Join us for The Power of Food Media: A Conversation with Kae Lani Palmisano & BSR

It’s BSR’s first foodie event!

It’s a great time whenever the BSR community gets together, and we’re branching out to welcome some of the city’s top food journalists for an exciting discussion panel (and delicious local food). Here's everything you need to know.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Previews 2 minute read
A teacher sings into a mic, students on guitar, drums, and keys behind him sing as well, all very emphatic

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 11-17, 2023

Symphonie fantasique, School of Rock, The Puzzle, and more

Philadelphia Orchestra concludes its 2022-23 season, School of Rock and The Puzzle come to the theater stage, and a fashion show for the culture. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Pineiro in a leotard and ballet wrap skirt mid-stance in rehearsal hall as Tovar looks on

Philadelphia Ballet and Angel Corella present Coppélia

Love and laughter prevail

Philadelphia Ballet concludes its season with Coppélia, a new full-length work full of humor and fantasy, featuring choreography by artistic director Angel Corella. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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A Black woman looks at camera, a straight expression, braided hair, pink gradient backdrop, sand falling from her open palms

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 4-10, 2023

sandblasted, Masquerade, South Street Fest, and more

May opens with the regional premiere of sandblasted, while Koresh dances at Suzanne Roberts, South Street Fest returns, and new exhibitions open at the Perkins Center. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A choir with all Black singers sing, orchestral players in front of them on a stage

BSR Classical Music Interludes, May 2023

Tempesta di Mare celebrates a unique first win, Black Founders Musical Experience, and more

May offerings from Curtis Opera Theatre, Jeremy Winston Chorale, and Pyxis Piano Trio; and Tempesta di Mare celebrates its Fasch Prize win. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 3 minute read
A young Black boy looks onto the water at the shore, seemingly after magic hour with dark hues and tint.

The BSR May 2023 repertory movie roundup

Grease turns 45, Sports Movie Night, screening Barry Jenkins, and more

May sees familiar screenings like Goodfellas and Rocky Horror, but this month also has some rare, unique offerings. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 5 minute read

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A flyer with ConsentFest in decorative font

YES! presents ConsentFest 2023

Come one, come all! … Only if you want to, of course

YES! brings its ConsentFest to Clark Park this weekend for an afternoon of activities, storytelling, play, and performance centered on anti-oppressive, consent-based, pleasure-focused sex ed. Olivia J. B. Baxter previews.
Olivia J. B. Baxter

Olivia J. B. Baxter

Previews 3 minute read
The cast sits together for a group photo, musical instruments accompany them as they look into the camera

CSz Philly’s Off the Record is a different type of improv

Making the band

CSz Philly’s Off the Record is a mockumentary musical improv featuring a unique performance with each showing. Daralyse Lyons previews.

Daralyse Lyons

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