Waheed Works, Philadelphia

Waheed Works "/Crossroads/"Choreography by Tommie-Waheed EvansWaheed Works dance projectPlays and Players Theater, PhiladelphiaSept. 25, 2011 Tommie-Waheed Evans has been on dual tracks as a dancer with Philadanco and Complexions and as an emerging choreographer, creating work since 2004  ...

Dancing Dead, Philadelphia

JUNK dancers in a scene from "Dancing Dead"Photo by Bill Herbert Rolling in Their Graves "Dancing Dead"Presented by JUNK dance troupePhilly Fringe Live Arts FestivalSub-Basement at 444 Lofts, PhiladelphiaThrough Sept. 17, 2011 Choreographer-dancer Brian Sanders has enjoyed a cultish  ...

Rennie Harris’s RHAW, Philadelphia

Members of RHAW perform leaps during a recent concert Photo courtesy of Rennie Harris RHAW RHAW Talent Rennie Harris’s RHAW Concert performance by choreographer Harris’s junior troupe Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia July 16, 2011 The dancing broke  ...

Modigliani: A Life

Modigliani: A Life By Meryle Secrest387 pages, with photos and platesKnopf, $35 (hardcover)March 2011 Meryle Secrest attempts what many art historians have considered impossible: a substantive, comprehensive biography of the life of Amedeo Modigliani. His short, tragic life  ...

Sal Mineo: A Biography

Sal Mineo (left) with James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" Sal Mineo: A Biography By Michael Gregg Michaud384 pages, plus photosCrown Archetype, $25.99, hardcoverISBN 978-0-307-71868-6 Sal Mineo was one of the most promising new stars of the 1950s,  ...

Phaedra, Philadelphia

Tamara Mumford in the title role of Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Phaedra"Photo by Kelly & Massa Photography Philly Unveils Henze’s 'Phaedra' By Hans Werner HenzeAmerican premiere production conceived by Robert B. DriverDesigned by Philippe ArmandConducted by Corrado RovarisOpera Company  ...

The Celluloid Activist

Larry Kramer (right) comforts Vito Russo in his California home several months before he died.Photo from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration website La Dolce Vito "Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo"By Michael SchiaviUniversity of  ...

May Dance, Philadelphia

Dance Blooms in Philly Lots of dance in Philly the first week of May, with three contemporary companies premiering new work: In their first appearance at the Annenberg Center, Aszure Barton & Artists finished out the  ...