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Brown, a Black woman, and Goraczko, a white man, look towards each other in a well-lit room, art canvases are around them.

The Weekly Roundup, September 29-October 5

Mural Arts Month, Philadelphia Orchestra, WHITE, and the Virtual Latino Arts Festival

Celebrating and meditating on mural art, Our City, Your Orchestra returns, and James Ijames's WHITE is presented by Villanova Theatre. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
An illustration of a woman in a chair, her daughter at her feet holding a doll, in what appears to be a living room.

Groundbreaking French artist Suzanne Valadon debuts in Philly

Breathing new life into rebellious early 20th century art

The Barnes Foundation presents the world premiere of Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the first major US exhibition of the groundbreaking French artist. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 3 minute read
A collage of images of people laughing.

Lyric Fest returns with The Funny Bone

Restarting with a laugh

The Lyric Fest song series returns to in-person concerts with songs that combine music with some much-needed laughter. Tom Purdom previews.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

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Garrett, a Black man, wears a blue denim blazer and white top with a wide-brim hat and glasses in a portrait-style photo.

Dolce Suono Ensemble teams up with Norman Garrett for Songs of the Spirit

Music for deep emotions

The Dolce Suono Ensemble presents a rising young baritone in a program devoted to music for the human spirit. Tom Purdom previews.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

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Three violin players seem to be running and playing through a small crowd in what looks like a brightly lit museum space

The Weekly Roundup, September 22-28

YallaPunk and Arab.AMP’s JAM3A, Penn Live Arts, 'Black Panther,' and the Delaware Korean Festival

A collaborative music festival from YallaPunk, Penn Live Arts opens its new season, Black Panther screens with an orchestra, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read

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Three dancers in a rehearsal space. Solomons has a walker. Lin has his hands behind his back. Chakravorty steps with arms out

Stepping through time and space with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' Where is my B-O-D-Y

Reclaiming creativity through dance

KYL/D's performance of Where is my B-O-D-Y explores how to move through spaces in new ways in the face of adversity and changing bodies. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 3 minute read
In black and white, three women, one girl, and a man, presumably Asian American, look down at the camera wearing sunglasses.

The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21

The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more

The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Four musicians pose together, trees and bushes in the background, with a cello, viola, and two violins at hand.

1807 & Friends returns with the Wister and Dalí Quartets

Let the revels resume

With a series of chamber music events, 1807 & Friends resumes the musicmaking that ended just as the lockdown began. Tom Purdom previews.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

Previews 1 minute read
A group of dancers pose, all in white. Everyone has umbrellas, one of them is open. The Ben Franklin bridge is behind them.

The return of AMM & DCO's The Umbrella Dance

Umbrellas, art, and dance at the Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company (AMM & DCO) performs its signature Umbrella Dance this weekend. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 3 minute read
The show title is in large, purple type with Hotel Du Pont in the background. Flowers decorate the edges of the image.

Del Shakes brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to Wilmington

A midsummer dream right before the fall

It’s Midsummer in downtown Wilmington! Gail Obenreder previews Delaware Shakespeare’s latest production.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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