Local jazz icon honored; has played with the legends

Arts, Local Life December 14, 2012 0 Comments

by J.B. Hyppolite Larry McKenna, 75, is a Philadelphia jazz icon with an international reputation. This Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 to 10 p.m., he will receive the annual Jazz Bridge’s “Making a Difference” award at LaRose Jazz & Banquet Hall, 5531 Germantown Ave. Jazz Bridge is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that helps jazz musicians who […]
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Local kids perform ‘Little Mermaid” performed at Henry School this week

Arts, Schools December 14, 2012 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli When students from the C.W. Henry School, 601 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy, perform “Little Mermaid” at the annual winter production this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14, 7 p.m., at the school, two of the lead roles will be played by Henry students with professional experience. Dominique Swift, 11, a […]
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Mt. Airy native and Central grad now a star with Metropolitan Opera

Arts, Local Life December 13, 2012 1 Comment

by Burton A. Spielman Eric Owens is a big guy, as imposing in person as he is onstage at The Metropolitan Opera, where he is a celebrated bass-baritone. But his critically-acclaimed portrayal of Alberich, the guardian of the golden Ring in Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Niebelungen,” doesn’t permit his sunny smile and easygoing personality […]
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Dream becomes reality at Mt. Airy Art Garage gallery

Arts, Local Life December 13, 2012 0 Comments

By Grant Moser What started out as just a dream finally came to fruition as the Mt. Airy Art Garage opened for its first show on April 27 this year and dedicated its Solomon Levy Gallery of Art. Fittingly, it featured photos by the late Sol Levy, the organization’s founding board member, inspiration and the […]
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Chuck Connelly show to open this week in Chestnut Hill

Arts, Local Life November 29, 2012 0 Comments

Acclaimed painter Chuck Connelly will be featured in a month-long show called “Made in Philadelphia” beginning this Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Chestnut Hill Gallery, 8117 Germantown Ave.  An opening reception will take place that Saturday between 6 and 9 p.m. at the gallery.Connelly’s work was described in a release from the gallery: Chuck Connelly received […]
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Artistic trio originally from N.W. Philly ‘All in the Family’ in stunning new Woodmere exhibit

Arts, Local Life October 4, 2012 0 Comments

By Carolyn Huckabay Exploring one critically acclaimed artist’s extraordinary body of work and the familial inspiration that made it so, Woodmere Art Museum will soon be presenting “Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin.” On view Oct. 13 to Jan. 6, “Generations” juxtaposes Fishman’s expressionist oeuvre with the work of her two powerful mentors: her mother, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and her […]
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World premiere of play about ‘Two Gun’ hits the target

Arts, Local Life July 26, 2012 0 Comments

By Clark Groome Richard Hart was the only lawman within 300 miles of Homer, Nebraska. He was widely respected, so much so that when President Calvin Coolidge was going to visit, “Two Gun,” as he was known, was invited to be one of his bodyguards. But Hart had a past that he wanted to forget. […]
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