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Ishii wears a black and white striped dress, hands folded, sitting in a chair, facing the cam for a portrait.

Spotlighting the Philly creative scene with Anne Ishii

The art of moving and making

Anne Ishii talks hosting the new season of WHYY’s Movers & Makers, translating bara manga, and the power of art that takes its time. Crystal Sparrow profiles.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

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A painting of a home, single story with a chimney and walkway, trees and grass impressioned with varied greens.

Painting a new sense of home with artist Erica Harney

Inspiration for the bigger picture

Fine artist and scenic painter Erica Harney digs into a creative life centered around home with paintings of Lansdowne. Dara McBride profiles.

Dara McBride

Profiles 2 minute read
A black and white photo of Krzywicki, in all black, his arms and hands out as he conducts soprano Kidwell in front of him

Honoring Jan Krzywicki as a composer, conductor, and teacher

Thirty years of contributions to the community

Network for New Music is honoring Jan Krzywicki, its ensemble conductor for more than 30 years, for his many contributions to the New Music community. David W. Webber profiles.
David W. Webber

David W. Webber

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Four children/young adults in a studio. 2 play guitar, two hold mics. Camera equipment pointing at the guitar players

Music and mentorship to shape youth with Beyond the Bars

Starting off on a good note

The student-driven music and career skills program is solving systemic problems with systemic solutions as it helps youth and young adults in the community. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

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Pastan poses for an author photo, a window behind her casting light with an out-of-focus outdoor backdrop behind her

Rachel Pastan talks women in science and her new book In the Field

Getting the science right

Rachel Pastan's book In the Field, her fourth novel, borrows inspiration from pioneer geneticist Barbara McClintock and illuminates women's journeys working in science. Kimberly Haas profiles.

Kimberly Haas

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Ortiz-González poses for a snapshot portrait, wearing a white collared shirt and black top, standing in front of a media wall

Fashion design, activism through art, and more with Taller Puertorriqueño’s Nasheli Ortiz-González

Fashioning a better future

The new executive director talks about exploring activism through fashion design, her upbringing in Puerto Rico, and leading the future of Taller Puertorriqueño’s community of Puerto Rican artists and activists. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 3 minute read

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A collage of portraits the filmmakers, predominantly featuring the artists' faces.

BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab supports Black, Brown, and Indigenous voices on the rise

Opening doors for local filmmakers of color

Jared Michael Lowe profiles BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab, its inaugural class, and speaks with founder Maori Karmael Holmes on the evolution of BlackStar.
Jared Michael Lowe

Jared Michael Lowe

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Shaw poses for a portrait-style photo, holding his saxophone.

Talking The Harlem Nutcracker and Echoes with alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw

Composing American history through jazz

Saxophone phenom Jaleel Shaw returns to Philly to celebrate Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday with a performance with the Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra. Vena Jefferson profiles.
Vena Jefferson

Vena Jefferson

Profiles 3 minute read
Anglin, a Black woman, poses in a black suit jacket, in an outdoor portrait.

Marguerite Anglin and the future of Philadelphia public art

Telling the collective Philadelphia story

The new director of public art in the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy wants more public art in the city to reflect more identities. Anndee Hochman profiles.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Profiles 4 minute read
Raphael on a bike in front of a stoop. He's wearing a hoodie, smiling towards the camera. He has a long grayed beard

Raphael Xavier’s Swerve changes direction for Philly’s stigmatized BMX culture

From freeze moves to freeze frames

Hip hop artist Raphael Xavier turns his talents from the dance stage to the screen with production of Swerve: The Movie. In the short film, Xavier plays a BMXer who mentors a teenage rider as they both undergo transformation. Darcy Grabenstein profiles.
Darcy Grabenstein

Darcy Grabenstein

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