Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and guiding the next generation of dancers
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa talks with Camille Bacon-Smith about returning to the stage as a mentor for this year’s BalletX choreographic fellow Tsai Hsi Hung.
Elliah Heifetz presents First Generation American
Folk music for the modern age
Elliah Heifetz skillfully satirizes what it means to be an American in his modern folk album First Generation American. Blair Krassen previews.
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Lightbox Film Center and the importance of film preservation
Reviving films and preserving their history
The center’s new preservation program kicks off with the premiere of a never-before-seen cut of Wayne Wang’s Life is Cheap…But Toilet Paper Is Expensive. KC Wingert profiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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