The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, February 16-22, 2023
Meet Me at Dawn, Black Founders, Unquiet Fury, and more
The week features an American premiere from Inis Nua, a new exhibit from the Museum of the American Revolution, and more Black History Month events. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, February 16-28, 2023
Award-winning music, a South Philly twist on an opera classic, and more
More classical music offerings for the month of February, including new Grammy Award winner Philadelphia Orchestra. Gail Obenreder previews.
The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, February 8-15, 2023
Unfinished Women, Black History Month activities, Spiritrials, and more
The week features entries from Camden Repertory Theater, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dahlak Brathwaite, and Free Library of Philadelphia. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Eagle Theatre presents Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party
How to be wildly safe
Angela Longo and Hannah Deprey-Severance discuss The Wild Party, soon to premiere at Eagle Theatre. What happens “behind the curtain” promises to uphold the agency, creativity, and safety of the artists involved. Melissa Lin Sturges previews.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, February 2-8, 2023
‘Cruz,’ 1960s poetry, jazz sessions for the kids, and baking at the PMA
Catch a screening of the powerful documentary Cruz, jam with Sistahs Laying Down Hands, and bake with impact with Chef Kyle Cuffie-Scott. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: February 2023
Breathing musical winds with Caroline Shaw, VOCES8, Imani Winds, and more
Gail Obenreder previews the first half of February’s classical music offerings in and around the city of Philadelphia.
The BSR February 2023 movie repertory roundup
"You must remember this"
Stephen Silver rounds up February with some great movie screenings for the coldest month of the year.
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Act II Playhouse presents Steel Magnolias
The delicate strength of intergenerational connection
Act II Playhouse’s production of the classic Steel Magnolias hopes to bring fresh perspective from its all-women cast and their lineages. Daralyse Lyons previews.
PBS’s Independent Lens presents The Picture Taker
Capturing the story of civil rights movement photographer Ernest Withers
Phil Bertelsen and Lise Yasui’s documentary casts a dynamic light on the life of Ernest Withers, an iconic civil rights photographer who was also a secret informant for the FBI. Kathryn Smith Pyle previews.
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The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, January 25-31, 2023
Prints honoring bell hooks, more Lunar New Year festivities, film screenings, and more
This week features an exhibit inspired by bell hooks’s poetry, film screenings featuring stories from Iranian and Iraqi perspectives, a play on Jewish emigration in the early 1990s, and continued Lunar New Year vibrations. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
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