Arts

Michaela Majoun blows a kiss to wellwishers on hand for her final WXPN broadcast, at World Café Live.  Photo by Tim Jimenez

WXPN Morning Host Michaela Majoun Wraps Up 25-Year Career On Air

At 10am, Majoun’s two and a half decades on WXPN , the University of Pennsylvania’s noncommercial radio station, came to a close.

06/30/2015

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Art Project Invites Philadelphians To Share Personal Problems Ahead of Pope’s Visit

It’s called “Mary: Undoer of Knots Grotto,” and will be on display outside the Basilica during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

06/29/2015

(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.

06/24/2015

Pablo Batista. (Photo by Bruce Turner)

Local Pew Center Grants Fund Public Space Projects, Artists, Filmmakers And Musicians

More than 30 artists, projects and cultural organizations are receiving 2015 grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

06/20/2015

(Three Renoir paintings show couples dancing.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Art Museum Readies New Exhibit of Impressionism

“Discovering the Impressionists” is a breathtaking display of works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and others.

06/18/2015

(Mural Arts Program director Jane Golden tries out a Segway outside the Philly Tour Hub headquarters, on Arch Street.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Segway Tourism Company Adding a Philadelphia Murals Tour

An Old City company that specializes in Segway tours is now offering visitors a look at the city’s world-famous murals.

06/17/2015

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Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra To Embark On Tour Of Italy

For nine days beginning on Saturday, music lovers in Italy will get a taste of Philadelphia’s best. But it’s not the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra on tour this time. It’s Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra – the school district’s orchestra, ready to dazzle five Italian cities.

06/16/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announces Wynton Marsalis will receive the 2015 Marian Anderson Award. (credit: Molly Daly/KYW)

Wynton Marsalis To Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award In November

The award, named for the pioneering Philadelphia contralto, recognizes critically acclaimed artists who are making the world better through leadership in humanitarian causes and artistic achievements.

06/15/2015

(A 1948 aerial photo of Oscar Hammerstein II's "Highland Farm."  Photo provided by Will Hammerstein)

Vote Set on Zoning Changes To Oscar Hammerstein Property in Bucks County

After five hearings and more than a dozen hours of testimony, the Doylestown Township Zoning Hearings Board will take a vote on whether or not to grant variances to Highland Farm.

06/15/2015

(Karl Morris, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Karl Morris, Building Community Through The Arts

A mail carrier by day, Morris has a passion that consumes the rest of his life: the arts.

06/15/2015

(Barbara Frankl is chair for the Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill Mansion.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Another Summer of Concerts in a Fairmount Park Mansion

This might be one of the loveliest things to do on a Sunday night in Philadelphia in summer.

06/14/2015

(Sections of this mural, on a South Philadelphia building, are missing because the underlying stucco was crumbled away.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Some South Philly Music Legends Contribute To New Mural Project

Frankie Avalon has kicked in $5,000 for a replacement for a decaying mural honoring South Philadelphia entertainers.

06/11/2015

(An assembly at McMichael School spotlights the new Exelon Foundation grant to Drexel University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. Schools

The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.

06/09/2015

The Wanamaker organ in the Center City Macy's. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Macy’s Shoppers Treated To Performances For 20th Annual Wanamaker Organ Day

The grand opening concert in the grand court featured organist Peter Richard Conte.

06/06/2015

(The Philadelphia Orchestra performing in Vienna's Musikverein earlier this week.  Photo by Jan Regan, provided by Phila. Orchestra)

Philadelphia Orchestra Nearing End of Its Groundbreaking European Tour

Besides bringing the world-famous orchestra to new audiences, the tour has served to generate interest in Philadelphia as a destination for both tourists and global businesses.

06/05/2015