Grand night for great music at restored playhouse

Arts, Local Life July 19, 2012 0 Comments

By Clark Groome New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse was first saved from demolition in 1939. A group of theater artists, including Bucks County resident and famed playwright Moss Hart, turned the doomed gristmill into a theater and, on July 1, opened “Springtime for Harry,” starring Edward Everett Horton. Over the years the Playhouse became one […]
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Picture Your Life

Arts July 11, 2012 0 Comments

Chestnut Hill Library 8711 Germantown Ave. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Do you like to draw? Do you like to write? Want to make your own journal and illustrate it? Join us at the Chestnut Hill Library on Wednesday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a series of workshops entitled, “Picture Your Life.” […]
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At Hill theater After 348 years, satire of fake piety is still powerful

Arts, Local Life June 22, 2012 0 Comments

by Hugh Hunter “Tartuffe” (1664) by Moliere is an enduring masterpiece of comedy. Directed by Rhonda Goldstein, the current revival at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., is skilled, zesty and, above all, respectful. (Molière, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, was influenced by the farcical style of the Italian “commedia dell’arte” in his use of social satire […]
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Rock band ‘Toy Soldiers’ to perform at Pastorius

Arts, News June 18, 2012 0 Comments

by Joe Trinacria Toy Soldiers, an up-and-coming Philadelphia-based rock band, will perform at Pastorius Park at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, in a concert sponsored by WXPN 88.5 FM. A young, gritty rock group that has been gaining steam in the music industry ever since its formation, Toy Soldiers started out as a duo in […]
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‘Peace Train’ to leads off Pastorius Park concerts

Arts, News June 8, 2012 0 Comments

by Allie Schreffler Sharon Katz and The Peace Train, a riveting five-piece act with an even more riveting history, will open the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s summer concert series at Pastorius Park at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Featuring guitar, vocals, saxophone, drums, bass guitar and dance, this South African group is known for its […]
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18-Year-Old Hiller Pascale Smith releases debut CD at Tin Angel

Arts, Local Life June 7, 2012 0 Comments

18-year-old indie/folk artist Pascale Smith of Chestnut Hill will release her debut CD at an all-ages performance at Philadelphia indie music venue Tin Angel on Saturday, June 16. Also appearing will be Judah Salem Kim on vocals and guitar, with an opening act by R&B-influenced singer/songwriter Wyn Rall of Chestnut Hill Academy. Often compared to […]
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Jazz legend Larry Coryell to perform on May 19th

Arts, Local Life May 14, 2012 1 Comment

This Saturday, May 19th, jazz legend Larry Coryell is scheduled to appear at Chestnut Hill’s Stagecrafters Theater for a highly anticipated performance. He will perform with blues and jazz musicians Victor Bailey and Jim Dragoni. Coryell has long been known for his jazz-fusion style, but in recent years, he has added another dimension to his […]
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