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On February 6, patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Kensington branch enjoyed a surprise performance by Pasion Y Arte Flamenco. The local, all-female company shared the traditional Spanish folk dance as part of the Knight Foundation’s Library Acts of Culture program. ¡Olé! Post by Knight Arts Challenge. About Knight Foundation’s Library Acts of Culture program Knight Foundation’s Library Acts […]

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A book, a pair of art shows, an uncannily familiar psuedonym, a car and more than a little number crunching are causing quite a stir at Crane Arts and beyond for the sweeping project “Infinity is the Enemy” by artist/author t. Rutt. Armed with a Dadaist sensibility, a background in finance and more than a […]

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By Josh Campbell, PTC Education Intern and University of the Arts student “I use my work as a forum; to offer up a discussion and invite those who may not either have their stories presented onstage or come to theatre and be a part of the discussion” Anna Deavere Smith, did just that on Wednesday […]

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In director Garth Johnson’s own words, although the “Clay Studio National” exhibit does include some more earthy works, “the show as a whole is a little bit pink, fluffy, goopy, colorful and funny.” As a show representing the Clay Studio’s 40th anniversary, the glut of challenging, funky and conceptual content in a predominantly ceramic-based medium provides […]

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By Carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg In a co-production with City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PTC presented Nina Raine’s fiery, powerful family drama, TRIBES, which follows a garrulous family of intellectuals and their son, Billy, who was born deaf. The ideas of language and effective communication are vehemently challenged once Billy brings home his new girlfriend, Sylvia, […]

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By Carrie Chapter, PTC dramaturg Philadelphia Theatre Company welcomed back a revitalized version of the musical, NERDS, this season. The show comically re-imagines the early days of tech titans Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in Silicon Valley. Here is an excerpt of an interview we conducted with the creators. A Very NERD-y Homecoming: Downloading with […]

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By Carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg Why we chose 4000 MILES: Much of the American theatre’s most memorable work centers on a homecoming. Yet, rather than a family fortune or dinner table skirmish, in Amy Herzog’s 4000 MILES, , the act of coming home arrives by way of a road-weary bicycle and a loss – what […]

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Keith Crowley at Tiger Strikes Asteroid provides a step into a hazy world that breathes uneasily between the snap of a shutter and the stroke of a brush. For his show “Unseen,” Crowley provides a mere five paintings, which prove to open themselves up to the viewer with seemingly endless depth. Indeed, as the viewer […]

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By Sarah Braverman, Fringe Arts FringeArts is committed to celebrate new and emerging art ideas, to reveal what is yet to be discovered, to challenge expectations, and to support artists while serving our city as a cultural hub. We’re excited to share the news that WetLand presents the opportunity to serve Philadelphia as an educational […]

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Chunky bubble letters reading “ginuwine” — in quoation marks — offer the best overall synopsis of the “Art ‘N’ Skate Zone” at Space 1026. The paint looks lifted straight from a box car or a rusty bridge abutment, and the curved surface it’s on might make a great ramp if it weren’t hugging the wall […]

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