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  ...

Tosca, Philadelphia

Adina Nitescu and Thiago Arancam in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Tosca"Photo courtesy of Opera Company of Philadelphia 'Tosca' By Giacomo PucciniConducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Jonathan EatonOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of MusicApril 29-May 8, 2011 Even with its squirrelly  ...