“It’s almost like a kind of murder mystery,” Kwame Kwei-Armah said with obvious relish. “The play was butchered by the press, and somehow the body has disappeared.”
Her mother, who had been a gymnast herself, introduced young Ann-Sylvia Clark to the sport when the little girl was just five and continued on for the next thirteen years.
NEW YORK — Philadelphia native, rising ballet dancer and choreographer Gabe Stone Shayer has been selected to receive the Levinson Arts Achievement Award, a $50,000 grant made possible by Robert A. Levinson and Patricia S. Levinson through their fund in The New York Community Trust.
Is there a person alive who wouldn’t want to be put on a pedestal?
Was it inevitable that Youngstown, Ohio native Lawrence Brownlee would devote himself to music?
With her father in the military, little Renea Brown and her family would often take the car to go visit him whenever they could, rather than give up the family home in Kentucky. And one way the little girl would pass the long hours and entertain herself was to recreate some of the many movie…
WURD radio, the only African American-owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of only three in the country, introduced a new evening programming lineup Tuesday.
Philly native and current Drexel Hill resident, Karen Slack says she originally wanted to become a veterinarian up until the time she was about 14 or 15.
NEW YORK — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May.
Classically-trained ballet dancer Gabe Stone Shayer doesn't believe in wasting time.
All he ever dreamed about was becoming a sports star.
At first, Mason Reeves was just a 8-year-old boy who enjoyed sports. But his mother, who had taken over a local community theater, loved the theater and putting on plays.
When New York City shut down March 12, its theaters were preparing for a busy spring season: big names on Broadway, Tony Awards mania, millions of dollars in sales and of course a smattering of thoughtful plays on smaller stages.
He was a precocious little boy — singing, playing the piano, and leading the choir in the church where his mother was pastor when he was just 12 years old.
LAGOS, Nigeria — When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session.
Now in its fourth month, Bucks County Playhouse’s “Playhouse Live!” the 30-minute free Virtual Variety Show, continues streaming this Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. The show features performances and interviews with notable writers, directors, designers and actors, as well as acoustic performance…
João Gilberto’s landmark “Chega de Saudade” is widely considered bossa nova’s first album. But about seven years before its 1959 release, a Brazilian musician known as Johnny Alf composed “Rapaz de Bem.” The song incorporated several elements that became hallmarks of the genre: a linear melo…
DETROIT — Get ready, because the Motown Museum is back in business.
The Wilma Theater was supposed to close its 2019-2020 season with “Is God Is,” a gory Afrofuturistic revenge story by Aleshea Harris.
Nique’Works Entertainment — the brainchild of actor, playwright and creative, Monique A. Robinson — will produce Itoro Bassey’s 35-minute play, "Unapologetically Black: Here for Facilitating Harm Reduction for Those In Need Incorporated."
Art and culture is beginning to reopen in Philadelphia. Following a closure of over three months to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academ…
Independence National Historical Park will host “Let Freedom Ring,” the annual symbolic ringing of the Liberty Bell this July Fourth at 6th and Chestnut streets. The famed Bell will be tapped 13 times at precisely 2 p.m., which is the time designated by a 1963 Joint Resolution 25 of the U.S.…
NEW YORK — The show will not go on. Well, at least for the remainder of this year.
Growing up Alexandra Espinoza says she never thought she’d go into the theater. “As a kid I thought I’d go into politics or be a lawyer or work on human rights. It really ran the gamut. But I think theater has always been the place I’ve been able to work on all my passions.”
The annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival will return in the fall, even though the coronavirus pandemic has shut down theaters everywhere.