Arts

(An ensemble of six musicians demonstrates for students how music can bridge cultural gaps during a "Live Connections" program inside the World Café, in University City.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

In West Philadelphia, Students Learn To See Music as a Cultural Bridge

Students from Comly Elementary School, in Northeast Philadelphia, were among a select audience taking part in a “Live Connections” session at the World Café, in University City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(A display outside a curio shop in New Hope, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New Hope, Pa.

As summer approaches, the Bucks County town of New Hope, on the Delaware River, is once again coming alive with visitors and things to do.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(A mural by artist Jesse Krimes, recreating one he painted on prison bedsheets, is installed in a cell at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Artworks Accompany Seasonal Opening of Eastern State Penitentiary

The historic Eastern State Penitentiary, in Fairmount, launches its 2015 season with new art installations and a free open house on Friday evening.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Central High School Students Attend Philadelphia Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ Starring A Central Alumnus

Central High School students studying music and the Italian language attended the final dress rehearsal of Verdi’s grand opera, Don Carlo, at the Philadelphia Academy of Music Wednesday.

04/22/2015

(Credit): Touch Me Philly Productions

Hear Philly: ‘Reasonable Fear’

“Dude, we need to do a show on street harassment.” That began a conversation between Alyson Rodriguez Orenstein and Amanda Sylvester of theater company Touch Me Philly Productions.

04/20/2015

(credit: Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio)

‘Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano’ Opens Final Presentation Of Works At Phila. Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the final part of the three-cycle show has just opened.

04/15/2015

(Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts

“It’s not only a new home but it’s a new chapter of collaboration with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” noted Joan Reilly (center), chief operation officer of Mural Arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes.  In the foreground are the versos of the Cézanne paintings.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum

The two sketches, on the backs of other works by the French master, were discovered when backing paper was peeled away during conservation efforts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(IT'S MADE FROM TRASH.  A dogwood tree and butterflies, constructed from recycled materials by sculptor Peter Kimelman, is part of a display at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Art Exhibit Turns Trash Into Thought-Provoking Sculptures

It’s called “Second Nature: Junk Rethunk” — a series of animal-inspired art sculptures on the grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo, all made out of recycled materials.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Schoolgirls sing "Sakura" at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Opens Its Annual Cherry Blossom Festival With Songs and Sushi

Philadelphia’s 18th annual Cherry Blossom Festival is underway, with a number of events this week at several venues celebrating Japanese culture.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(The library of the Pearl S. Buck house.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Pearl S. Buck House

Looking to take a day trip in the Philadelphia area? Why not visit the Pearl S. Buck House, in Perkasie, Pa.?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/05/2015

(Helen Mirren, center, stars in "Woman in Gold.")

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

(2½ stars out of 4)“Woman in Gold” is the true-story account of one woman’s struggle, aided by her lawyer, to restore her property and reclaim her past from the Austrian government.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Zainab Jah poses alongside a billboard promoting her starring role in the Wilma Theater's production of "Hamlet."  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Who’s That Playing Hamlet at The Wilma?

A new production of “Hamlet” has opened at the Wilma Theater, in center city, and director Blanka Zizka’s casting of the title role may be a historical first.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/29/2015

(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Details of Katharina Grosse's "Psychylustro," as photographed by Steve Weinik, and shown on Google Cultural Institute.  Image provided)

Google Helps Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Preserve Trove of Its Works Online

It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015