Arts

(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

(Bernice Paul, during a visit to Bartram's Garden, in South Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: An Accomplished Artist, Unfazed By Her Next Century

Now 97, Bernice Paul came to Philadelphia from Russia during the Depression, when the Nazis were coming to power in Europe.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/15/2015

Ryan Roemer, instrumentalist teacher at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, warms up his students in preparation for a master jazz class at the Kimmel Center.  Photo by Dafni Dimopoulos, provided)

Philadelphia Music Students Prepare For Verizon Hall Performance With Master Jazz Class

In preparation for their Verizon Hall debut next week, high schoolers from the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Jazz Ensemble participated in a master class led by Kimmel Center musicians.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

The Philadelphia Museum of Art held a special ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday night to unveil a new exhibit. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Opening Of Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano At The Phila. Museum Of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art held a special ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday night to unveil a new exhibit. Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano is the largest collection of Kano art ever assembled in the United States.

02/12/2015

(Dr. John Alston.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: John Alston

Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Philadanco's crowdfunding page on Indiegogo features a short video with dance company founder Joan Myers Brown.)

Arts Group ‘Philadanco’ Turns To Crowdfunding For Emergency Furnace Replacement

And their the dilemma shows how vulnerable even a successful arts organization can be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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At Weapons Trial of Philadelphia Artist, Investigator Describes Encounter With Bomb Materials

Detective Timothy Brooks, an explosives expert, decribed the bloody scene near where a device exploded in the hand of defendant Douglas Ferrin.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(Left:  Berthe-Marie-Pauline Morisot, "Young Girl with Basket," 1892. Right:  Camille Pissarro, "Avenue de l'Opéra: Morning Sunshine," 1898.  Images provided by Phila. Museum of Art)

Philadelphia Art Museum Gifted Five Outstanding French Impressionist Paintings

Two Pissarro landscapes, with their exquisite use of color, and Morisot’s famous painting of a young girl are now on permanent display at the museum thanks to a local family with a deep passion for art.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/08/2015

(Joan Johson and some "frakturs" from the collection of her and her husband.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

German-American Folk Art Exhibit Opens at Philadelphia Museum of Art

The exhibit, from the private collection of Joan and Victor Johnson, contains more than 230 pieces of Pennsylvania German writings and drawings, called “frakturs.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(John McInerney of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, photographed at the Waterfront Winterfest, on Penn's Landing.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Job Bank For Arts Professionals

“Anything from historians, curators, administrative positions, executive directors at the various museums and theaters — really anything that falls under arts and culture,” says John McInerney of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/18/2015

(Credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

200 Years Of African American Art On Display At The Philadelphia Art Museum

Titled “Represent: 200 years of African American Art,” the exhibit is comprised of 75 objects from 50 African American artists, including more than a dozen from Philadelphia.

01/08/2015

(Bramwell Tovey plays his "Rittenhouse Carol" in his dressing room at the Kimmel Center.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Visiting Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Pens ‘Rittenhouse Carol’

KYW’s Steve Tawa spoke with maestro Bramwell Tovey as he played a portion of his own composition for Philadelphia, “The Rittenhouse Carol.”

12/19/2014

(Dress rehearsal of "The Nutcracker," at the Academy of Music.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Ballet Gives Free Dress-Rehearsal Peek at ‘Nutcracker’ to 1,200 Philadelphia Students

Each year, the Pennsylvania Ballet gives students from kindergarten through eighth grade — many of whom come from low income communities — a chance to witness the wonders of the stage and this holiday classic.

12/05/2014