Arts

(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

(Sam Katz, left, and a colleague on stage at IRTE.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Live Improv in New York City

Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Jane Golden, executive director of the Mural Arts Program, at right, chats with a filmmaker who is part of the "Neighborhood Time Exchange."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

At 41st & Lancaster, An Artist Enclave Aimed at Lifting the Surrounding Community

“It is based on the theory that artists can revitalize a corridor,” says Mural Arts executive director Jane Golden. “They are unlike anyone else when it to comes to building a life and spirit in a community.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

Philly Pops' president Frank Giordano, at lectern, tells invited guests at a center city restaurant about this season's concerts.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philly Pops’ Upcoming Season Includes Andrea Bocelli Concert

Frank Giordano, president and CEO of the Philly Pops, noted one special, high-profile guest who will appear during this year’s concert series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(The Prince Music Theater, at Broad and Chestnut Streets.  Photo by KYW's André Bennett)

City Cultural Groups Ecstatic About Prince Theater’s New Owner

The theatre, on Chestnut Street near Broad, has a new lease on life, thanks in part to the Philadelphia Film Society.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

The Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nezet-Seguin blows out candles on cake. (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Phila. Orchestra Patrons Join Musicians In A Sing-Along For Music Director’s Birthday

The Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra has been having his cake, and eating it too, this week, performing a works in his “40/40 Project,” while celebrating his 40th birthday.

03/06/2015

(The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. Credit: Steve Tawa)

Highly Anticipated Rodin Exhibit Set To Open In Bucks County

More than four dozen sculptures from artist Auguste Rodin go on display starting Saturday at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.

02/26/2015

(credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

Local Art Exhibit Raises Awareness Of Eating Disorders

An art exhibit featuring work created by women with eating disorders took center stage Monday night in Delaware County. As KYW’s Justin Udo reports, the artists’ stories are just as compelling as their artwork.

02/23/2015

Cezanne sketches on display at the Barnes Foundation. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Barnes Foundation Discovers Hidden Sketches On Back Of Cezanne Pieces

The newly discovered unfinished pieces – one graphite and one watercolor – reveal Paul Cezanne got a better deal than he thought.

02/23/2015

(Left:  Joel Erland works in his Germantown studio.  Photo by Jurgita Cenkute, provided.  Right: Gina Michaels works in her studio at 5535 Lena Street, in Germantown.  Photo by Bernadette Dye, provided.)

Positively Philadelphia: Young Artists Transforming Local Neighborhoods

Germantown is emerging as one of the newest hot spots for artists.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/23/2015

(Legendary Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble and Darrell McDaniels, "DMC" of Run-DMC, share a moment during a motivational presentation for students at Universal Audenreid High School.  Photo  by Mike Dougherty)

Music Carries a Motivational Message to a Philadelphia High School

Grammy-winning producer Kenny Gamble was joined by “DMC” of the seminal hip-hop group, Run-DMC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(A child tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy at the Please Touch Museum, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Again Brings Lunar New Year Festivities To The Younger Set

Families at the museum are celebrating the start of the “Year of the Goat” on the Chinese calendar with a variety of themed activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Al Jarreau, seated at left, advises young jazz vocalists.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Music Students Get a Lesson In Jazz From Grammy Winner Al Jarreau

Jarreau conducted the master class — his first ever — as part of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ three-day “Artist N Residency” program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015