Arts

(A skateboarder interacts with a new sculpture built to be skated on.   Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program Goes Interactive With Its Newest Artworks

The city’s renowned Mural Arts Program is working with fourteen well-known artists on a series of works that interract with the viewing public.

06/04/2015

(Credit: Dan Wing)

Free Sensory Journey Through Arts and Sciences Offered On Eakins Oval

Saint-Gobain’s “Future Sensations” exhibit features five pavilions with each focusing on a sensory experience, like sight and sounds.

05/30/2015

The plaques for the inductees to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Inductees For Walk Of Fame

There will be seven new plaques embedded in the sidewalk along the Avenue of the Arts this Fall honoring Philadelphia music stars.

05/28/2015

Artist Cesar Viveros displays a drawing of his mural to commemorate the visit of Pope Francis.  (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philly’s Mural Arts Program To Memorialize The Visit Of Pope Francis

Artist Cesar Viveros designed the mural, which will be displayed on the exterior walls of the new St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia.

05/28/2015

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WOGL’s Harvey Holiday Joins Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk Of Fame

Exciting news! Our sister-station, WOGL’s own Harvey Holiday is one the 2015 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame’s Class of inductees!

WOGL-FM–05/28/2015

(Credit: Justin Udo)

New Program Aims To Get Students Excited About The Arts In Philadelphia

“Students at Museums in Philly” is launching a new program geared toward getting teens excited about the arts around the city.

05/21/2015

(Graphic provided by the Philadelphia Singers.)

Philadelphia Singers’ Leader Will Conduct Farewell Concert Despite Amtrak Injuries

The final, farewell concert of the Philadelphia Singers is tomorrow evening, as the group shuts down operations after more than 40 years of performing. Their leader, David Hayes, was aboard the train that derailed.

05/15/2015

Street art in Manayunk. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Manayunk Street Art Points The Way To Venice Island

The water-themed vinyl decals on sidewalks and walls lead Main Street visitors to the new construction along the Manayunk Canal.

05/15/2015

(The Michener Art Museum, in Doylestown.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: The Michener Art Museum

The prolific author and favorite son of Doylestown, Pa. lent his name to the local art museum.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2015

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Inside Out: Phila. Museum Of Art To Display Reproductions Of Artworks In Neighborhoods Throughout The Region

If the paintings grab your attention, but look a bit out of place, that’s the point.

05/08/2015

(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

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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