New Jerusalem, Philadelphia

Sam Henderson (left) as Baruch de Spinoza and Seth Reichgott as Abraham van Valkenburg in "New Jerusalem"Photo by Mark Garvin New Jerusalem By David IvesDirected by Charles McMahonLantern Theater Company, PhiladelphiaThrough Nov. 8, 2011 "New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of  ...

St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia

St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Alexander TitovWith pianist Xiayin WangVerizon Hall, PhiladelphiaOct. 10, 2011 The 77-member St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra slipped into Philadelphia for a one-night-only Russian repertoire spectacular that went almost unnoticed,  ...

August: Osage County, Philadelphia

'August: Osage County' By Tracy Letts Directed by Terrence J. NolenArden Theatre, PhiladelphiaThrough Oct. 30, 2011 The Arden Theatre’s set design for Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” is on a smaller scale than the Broadway production, but  ...

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,  ...