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BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023, Part 2

An overflow of music—and a little mystery, too

Gail Obenreder rounds up even more January classical music offerings in and around the city.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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A person dressed in a beige suit sits in a chair by a CRT TV with a white screen, a plant in the dimly lit background

Opera Philadelphia presents David T. Little’s Black Lodge

Accepting your dark side

Opera Philadelphia brings its dark existential opera film to theaters this weekend. C. M. Crockford previews.
C.M. Crockford

C.M. Crockford

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An image of MLK is projected on a screen behind a band on stage, a crowd watching them in a well-lit hall

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

Revisiting the blueprint for MLK Day

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up MLK Day events in the Philly area.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
CG still from ‘Encanto’ with main character Maribel centered—wearing glasses and floral print top, outdoor backdrop.

The BSR January 2023 movie repertory roundup

Stanley Kubrick, Do the Right Thing on MLK Day, and the best 100 films ever?

Stephen Silver rounds up a robust movie screenings list to kick off the new year.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 7 minute read
Four players outside with cello and violins—Three laughing looking at each other, with one player smiling towards the camera

BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023

Classical music to start the new year right

Gail Obenreder previews this month’s upcoming classical music performances in the area, with offerings from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Artcinia, and more.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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A dancer is wrapped in ariel silks high up in a darkened room, their arm and leg extended out long, looking down

The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, December 14-20, 2022

Holiday laughs with Crossroads, dancing through Motion Sickness, and more

The week features offerings from Crossroads Comedy Theater, Miniball Festival, Watermelon Bathtub, Sun Ra Arkestra, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read

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Three performers stand on each other's shoulders, three others minding them at their base in a rehearsal space with lights

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents I Hear You and I’d Like to Respond

A circus show to push the limits

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre’s I Hear You and I’d Like to Respond offers thrills and big thoughts. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Eileen B. Fisher

Eileen B. Fisher

Previews 2 minute read
A collage featuring images of Prince, Star Trek, family photos, and buildings. Flowers populate the image

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, December 7-13, 2022

Markets and festivals abound

Miniball keeps the spirit of Fringe alive, In Between comes to Philly, and the Moth hits a GrandSLAM. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A man shouting, his arms extended out, bodies lie on the floor around him. Fog fills the dim stage.

The reprise of Rome & Jewels marks 30 years for Puremovement

A rare chance to see Rennie Harris’s classic dance work

The award-winning take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet from Rennie Harris returns to Philly this weekend. Eileen B. Fisher previews.
Eileen B. Fisher

Eileen B. Fisher

Previews 2 minute read
A man in a bright red Christmas sweater on stage speaks towards audience, an actor to his left is sitting, crying

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 30-December 6, 2022

Holiday festivities, interdisciplinary audio-visual arts, and This Is the Week That Is

December kicks off with plenty of holiday cheer—perfect if you celebrate. And there’s plenty for those who don’t. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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