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A man helps a young girl on an aerial trapeze fabric outdoors, the Ben Franklin bridge in the background

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.

Lisa Grunberger

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An old portrait of Coates, sepia toned.

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.
Emily R. Zarevich

Emily R. Zarevich

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A faded black and white portrait of Price

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.

Jon Caroulis

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Koshoeva poses sitting by a piano, in all black, looking towards the camera.

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.
Linda Holt

Linda Holt

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Santoro adjusts a student’s posture, three students in leotards in the rehearsal space by a ballet barre.

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.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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'Saturnalia', a novel by Stephanie Feldman reads on the book cover. A woman has plants growing from her hair

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.
Michelle Nugent

Michelle Nugent

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A collage of store fronts in rowhomes, a four story stone school building, and a SEPTA trolley, with stylized colors.

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.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

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A human-shaped sculpture has a rope connected to it and another sculpture. Illustrations on canvas are behind it on the wall

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.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

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Leung stands with two others in front of a paparazzi backdrop, holding an award

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.

Dara McBride

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A classic headshot photo of Swartz. He wears a black suit jacket with a tie and shirt

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.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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