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  ...

Eric Owens and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Bass-bariton Eric OwensPhoto by Dario Acosta Owens' Triumphant Break from 'The Ring' Philadelphia Chamber Music SocietyPerelman Theater, Kimmel CenterEric Owens, bass-baritoneWarren Jones, pianoFeb. 28, 2012 Composer Ned Rorem used to categorize music as exclusively French or German just  ...

Body Awareness, Philadelphia

From left, Grace Gonglewski, Mary Martello and Dustin Ingram In "Body Awareness"Photo by Alexander Iziliaev ‘Body Awareness’ By Annie BakerDirected by Anne KauffmanWilma Theater, PhiladelphiaThrough Feb. 5, 2012 The tragic dimensions of the Polish Holocaust drama, “Our Class,” still  ...

Charlotte’s Web, Philadelphia

Arden’s Radiant 'Web' "Charlotte’s Web"By Joseph Robinette (adapted from the E.B. White children's book)Directed by Whit MacLaughlinArden Theatre Company, F. Otto Haas Stage, PhiladelphiaExtended through Feb. 10, 2012 At the Arden Theater there is so much fun getting  ...

“Double Life: A Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood”

Alan Shayne (left) and Norman Sunshine (right) with Joan Rivers at abook party for the authorsPhoto by Walter McBride, Retna Ltd. Ah Yes, They Remember It Well "Double LifeA Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood"By Alan Shayne and Norman  ...

Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Philadelphia

'Les Contes d’Hoffmann' Opera in three acts with a prologue and epilogue by Jacques OffenbachLibretto by Jules BarbierEdited by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe KeckDirected by David GatelyConducted by Christopher MacatsorisAcademy of Vocal Arts, PhiladelphiaNov. 12-22, 2011 Clocking in  ...

Every Step You Take, A Memoir by Jock Soto

Jock Soto partnering Wendy Whelan in "Agon" at New York City Ballet, from the documentary "Water Flowing Together"Photo by Gwendolen Cates/ITVS 'Every Step You Take' Memoir by Jock Soto (with Leslie Marshall)HarperCollins, published October, 2011SBN-978-0-06-173238-6Hardcover,, including photos$24.99 (Kindle edition  ...