Endgame, Philadelphia

Scott Greer (left) and James Ijames in "Endgame"Photo by Mark Garvin ‘Endgame’ By Samuel Beckett Directed by Edward Sobel Arcadia Stage, Arden Theatre Company, PhiladelphiaThrough March 10, 2013 Samuel Beckett busted open theatrical conventions in his plays "Endgame" and  ...

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Philadelphia

Megan Bellwoar (left) and Mary Martello in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"Photo by Mark Garvin 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' By Martin McDonaghDirected by Katherine MacMillanLantern Theater Company, PhiladelphiaThrough Feb. 10, 2013 Martin McDonagh’s 1996 play "The  ...

Debussy’s Preludes by Pierre-Laurent Aimard on DG

A Master Interprets Debussy’s ‘Preludes’ Pierre-Laurent AimardClaude Debussy, “Preludes” Books 1 & IIDeutsche GrammophonCD 477 9983 The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s concert of Claude Debussy’s "Préludes" (Book II) at the Perelman Theater late  ...

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  ...