Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia

The horn section from the Curtis Symphony OrchestraPhoto by David DeBalko The Other Fab Phils Curtis Symphony OrchestraCarlos Miguel Prieto, conductorVerizon Hall, PhiladelphiaOct. 15, 2012 All attention has been on the Philadelphia Orchestra, which has a new conductor  ...

West Side Story with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Richard Beymer and Natalia Wood as Tony and Maria in "West Side Story"West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All rights reserved. © A.M.P.A.S. Surroundsound 'West Side Story' Philadelphia OrchestraDavid Newman, ConductorVerizon Hall, Philadelphia, Oct. 6, 2012  ...

Angels in America (Parts One and Two), Philadelphia

‘Angels in America’ (Parts One and Two, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika”) By Tony KushnerDirected by Blanka ZizkaWilma Theater, PhiladelphiaThrough Oct. 21, 2012 Theatergoers in Philadelphia have been waiting for months for "Perestroika," part two of Tony Kushner's epic  ...

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman

Victory : The Triumphant Gay RevolutionHow a Despised Minority Pushed Back, Beat Death, Found Love and Changed America for Everyone By Linda HirshmanHardcover, 443 pages, $27.99HarperCollinsJune 2012 Linda Hirshman's "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution" threads the legal milestones  ...

Ballet X, Philadelphia

From left: Adam Hundt, Will Laury and Colby Damon in "MashUP," choreographed by Adam HouglandPhoto courtesy of Ballet X Hot Summer, Hot Dance Ballet XWorks by Adam Hougland, Tobin Del Coure, and Darrell Grand MoultrieWilma Theatre, PhiladelphiaJuly 11-15, 2012  ...

Cronkite, a biography by Douglas Brinkley

‘Cronkite’ Biography of Walter Cronkite by Douglas BrinkleyHardcover, 832 pages with photos, $34.99HarperCollins PublishersMay 2012 Walter Cronkite's unpretentious newsman persona made him "the most trusted man in America." He was who the public wanted to hear and see  ...

Over the Moon, the Broadway Lullaby Project

Lullabies for Broadway Babies "Over the Moon"The Broadway Lullaby Project26 song album (2-CD set) It’s never too early to introduce your little ones to show tunes, not to mention the great voices of American musical theater. But, “Rose’s  ...

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia

Violinist Joshua BellPhoto by Lisa Marie Mazzucco Joshua Bell Goes for More on Tour With St. Martin Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsJoshua Bell, DirectorVerizon Hall, PhiladelphiaApril 16, 2012 Aside from having international superstar status among classical musicians,  ...

Messiah, Pennsylvania Ballet

'Messiah' Choreographed by Robert WeissMusic by George Frideric HandelPennsylvania BalletAcademy of Music, PhiladelphiaMarch 8-17, 2012 Robert Weiss is artistic director of the Carolina Ballet, where his ballet “Messiah” has played to very enthusiastic returning crowds. The choreographer was  ...