Keila Pérez-Vega and dancing with many hats
Balancing multiple steps and roles
Keila Pérez-Vega talks her favorite parts of performing on stage, her behind-the-scenes work that informs her perspective, and how her upbringing instilled vital skills that she still uses today. Melissa Strong profiles.
The art of possibility with BlackStar Projects and Maori Karmael Holmes
Looking forward to the 2023 BlackStar Film Festival, August 2-6
Maori Karmael Holmes, founder of BlackStar Projects and recent winner of the 2023 Berresford Prize from United States Artists, talks with Kyle V. Hiller about the award, the film festival, and the power of possibilities.
Tuning youth advocacy in music with Joseph H. Conyers and Project 440
A different frequency of learning
Joseph H. Conyers, founder and vision advisor of Project 440, talks about teaching music to children and young adults, community, and learning more than just the instruments. Maria Thompson Corley profiles.
Ancestral memory in materials and art with Adebunmi Gbadebo
Remembering from the root
Interdisciplinary artist Adebunmi Gbadebo speaks on her new exhibit that cultivates materials and arts in the pursuit of remembering and preservation. Robert Margolis profiles.
Running away to Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Rooting early passion for the circus
Lisa Grunberger takes a look at circus arts, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, and Fringe's Hand to Hand Festival through the eyes of their youngest fans.
Remembering Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates
Looking back at a Philly poet legend
April is National Poetry Month, and Emily R. Zarevich recalls historic poet Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates, who paved the way for future generations of poets in Philadelphia.
Bringing Florence Price’s lost music to the stage with Nicole Jordan
More than just recordings
Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal librarian Nicole Jordan talks Florence Price, a Black woman composer whose work fell into obscurity. Jon Caroulis profiles.
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Passion at the piano with Kairy Koshoeva
From Kyrgyzstan to Philadelphia
Linda Holt profiles Kairy Koshoeva, an award-winning pianist who hails from Kyrgyzstan, as she prepares for a recital this week in Philadelphia.
Jaime Santoro and the magical children of Philadelphia Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Setting the stage for the children
Camille Bacon-Smith sits with faculty member and children’s ballet stager Jaime Santoro on staging The Nutcracker and teaching children how to perform.
Capturing the magic of the real world with Stephanie Feldman and Saturnalia
Casting spells with a witchy woman
Feldman's new speculative novel is a haunting, magical glimpse into the very near future. Michelle Nugent profiles.