Books & CDs
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 ...
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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, ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Adina Nitescu and Thiago Arancam in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Tosca"Photo courtesy of Opera Company of Philadelphia
By Giacomo PucciniConducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Jonathan EatonOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of MusicApril 29-May 8, 2011
Even with its squirrelly ...
The last night of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts attracted thousands of people, who wrapped around the Kimmel Center to view the aerial show that was happening on a spacy metal oval that morphed into various shapes and ...
Tara Keating and Matthew Prescott in "Proliferation of the Imagination"Photo by Alexander Iziliaev
Two Innovative Premieres at PIFA
Dance innovations dominated the Paris scene circa 1920, and that is the theme of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts ...
Charlie DelMarcelle and Joanna Liao in Lantern's "Midsummer Night's Dream"Photo by Mark Garvin
Burlesque Bard: Lantern's Lusty 'Dream'
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"By William ShakespeareDirected by Charles McMahonLantern Theater Company, PhiladelphiaMarch 10-April 17, 2011
The Lantern Theater’s production of "A ...
Stephen Hough at the piano. (He was the soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto.)Photo by Hiroyuki Ito
Fab Phils: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev
Philadelphia OrchestraVasily Petrenko, guest conductorStephen Hough, pianistVerizon HallMarch 19, 2011
There are reasons why Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. ...