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.
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.
Da Vinci Art Alliance presents Reimagining Monoliths
Picturing Philly’s educational and social landscape
Philadelphia native Mike Smaczylo wants to build a different future for education and the city's residents. Christina Anthony profiles.
Da Vinci Art Alliance presents Shwarga Bhattacharjee’s When the Subaltern Speaks
Introspection through the immigrant lens
Shwarga Bhattacharjee’s new exhibition at DVAA explores the immigrant experience through paintings, illustrations, and sculptures. Christina Anthony profiles.
Remembering home, history, and culture with Brandon Leung and Baisun
Scents that reconnect
Baisun Candle Company founder Brandon Leung finds inspiration in trips to Philadelphia’s H Mart and memories of Hong Kong summers. Dara McBride profiles.
Bringing the world to Philadelphia for 50 years with Randy Swartz
Honoring the dance presenter, and dancing with 'Alice'
Dance presenter F. Randolph Swartz retired in 2020, and Penn Live Arts finally gets the chance to honor his work and contributions to the city. Camille Bacon-Smith profiles.
Tempesta di Mare presents On Tour from Dresden
20 years a tempo and counting
Gail Obenreder looks at Tempesta di Mare as they celebrate their 20th anniversary and debut On Tour from Dresden, a film about their March 2022 Germany tour.
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