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By David B. Devan, Opera Philadelphia In November, Opera Philadelphia is once again expanding our civic footprint and diversifying operatic experiences for Philadelphia audiences by launching an annual series that will offer fully staged operas in unexpected venues around the city. Opera in the City, which brings the art form outside of traditional opera houses […]

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Practice gallery takes a trip down memory lane throughout October with Kathryn Sclavi‘s installation “Forever Sleepover.” The interior of the Practice space has been transformed from the typical rigid, white walls indicative of an art viewing space into a plush, cloth tent structure that fills practically the entire room. Hearkening back to the pillow forts […]

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Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinean writer and thinker, proved to be among the most interesting and creative figures of the 20th century through his short stories and essays that delve into the labyrinthine recesses of the human mind and the vast universe we inhabit. It is a testament to his imagination that his ideas are still […]

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On Oct. 26th, Sundance Institute and Scribe Video Center are teaming up to present the first Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia, with support from Knight Foundation. The program will invite 8-12 local screenwriters developing a narrative feature-length screenplay to workshop their projects with renowned screenwriter and long-time Sundance Creative Advisor Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville, Thieves Like […]

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There is still time to get tickets for The Brothers’ Network Night at “The Brothers Size”… but not much. The October 12 event has 15 tickets available at the special $15 price. The Henry “Box” Brown Festival (a Knight Arts grantee) and The Brothers’ Network are in the midst of their month-long production of the much anticipated […]

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By David Devan, Opera Philadelphia On Saturday, September 28, nearly 4,000 attendees filled the lawn in front of Independence Mall to see the HD broadcast of our season opening production of Verdi’s Nabucco, the result of record-breaking registration and attendance numbers that confirmed the increasing public demand for our civic offering. Our guests for the […]

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Outside of the University City Science Center on the east façade of 3440 Market Street, two nights of site-specific video installations will be visible as part of the Knight Arts grantee project “Animated Architecture” curated by Sean Stoops. On October 19 and 20 from 7-9 p.m., visitors to the viewing area can witness “Vector Equilibria” […]

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Once again, the Knight Arts grantee and quickly rising star of the Philly arts community, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC), is hosting Philly Photo Day on October 18. This fourth annual iteration of the event will see thousands of professional and amateur photographers point the lenses of their cameras and phones at every crack […]

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Above: Last year’s Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. Photo credit: Jati Lindsay. Crossposted from Sundance Institute’s blog Sundance Institute is heading to Philadelphia and Miami this fall to present a series of workshops for emerging screenwriters, directors, and multidisciplinary artists, with funding from Knight Foundation. The first workshop in the series is the Sundance Institute Screenwriters […]

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As a means to imagine new ways to present music in the Philadelphia community, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage created the New Spaces: New Formats research group to investigate inventive ways to harness fresh locations and techniques for musical performance. This past Friday, September 27, Data Garden unveiled a 24-hour project entitled “Hexidecibel” […]

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