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(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

(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