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Eight dancers on stage in rehearsal, all lean forward on one leg, in mid-movement

Koresh Dance Company presents Ronen Koresh’s Aftershock

Where the journey home stands 25 years later

Koresh Dance Company reflects on choreographer Ronen Koresh’s emotional journey as an Israeli immigrant and an artist in Aftershock. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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A woman reads from paper. Three people look over her shoulder, in movement, showing concern. Musicians in the background

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 2-8, 2023

The Elephant in the Room, What Is Destined, and Siluetas open the month

Performances hit the stage at the Arden, Theatre Horizon, and the Drake, and more start November. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Movie poster. A soldier silhouetted against a gray background with faces of other troops.

The BSR November 2023 repertory movie roundup

Scorcese, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more Sight & Sound 100

November is a month for a lot of cinema classics from the best filmmakers at theaters around the Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver previews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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A bright, empty ballroom with white walls, large windowed doors. A carpet covers much of the floor

BSR Classical Interludes, November 2023

Music in the Mansion, Symphony in C, and Songs of Solomon

November classical music offerings throughout the Philadelphia area, featuring performances from Articinia, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and music at the Woodlands. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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A model design, abstract figure art, a knitted piece of fabric, and oil painting line up in a collage

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 26-November 1, 2023

HearTOGETHER, Nosferatu, Día de los Muertos, and new exhibits at ArtYard

Philadelphia Orchestra’s podcast returns, a not-so-silent performance of Nosferatu, spoken word in Old City, and three dreamy exhibitions open at ArtYard. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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17 orchestra musicians surround Holloway, a Black woman, singing at center stage in a black skirt and top.

Talking with Matthew Koveal and Marjorie Goldberg of the No Name Pops about their October 28 debut, Let’s Groove Tonight: Motown and the Philly Sound

“We want to be led by musicians”

The No Name Pops, a new nonprofit orchestra featuring musicians formerly of the Philly POPS, gets its debut with some special guests in a Saturday, October 28, concert at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Verizon Hall. Leaders speak with Thomas Hagen.
Thomas Hagen

Thomas Hagen

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One performer is on the stage floor, another on top of them in their lap, and a third stands in front on a mobile phone call

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 19-25, 2023

The Journey, Nefesh Mountain, and writing through heartbreak with Arriel Vinson

Movie screenings from BlackStar Projects, examining climate systems at the Parkway, Jewish bluegrass and Americana at the Weitzman, and more highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A closeup shot of the keys on an organ

BSR Classical Music Interludes, October 2023, part 2

Organ enthusiasts, rejoice!

Gail Obenreder previews the second half of October’s classical music performances, including events for devotees of the organ at Longwood Gardens and Kimmel Cultural Campus.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 5 minute read
An oil on canvas colonial portrait of William Penn, portrayed in a suit of armor

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 12-18, 2023

Espacio Común, walking with Billy Penn, Korean Festival, and more

The week has us taking long walks in the city, contemplating community art, celebrating Korean culture, and replying to violence. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Michele and Shelton, two Black women, on stage. They stand by podiums with buzzers and a lit screen with game show elements

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 5-11, 2023

Indigenous Peoples Day, Fall Market, Camden Rep's Child Support, and more

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with FRIEDA and Bartram’s Garden, see Camden Rep’s latest play, and contemplate the birds this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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