Pop-up gallery to open Saturday on W. Willow Grove Ave.

Arts | March 1st, 2012 | Leave a comment

Until owners of Balance Chestnut Hill work out the exact date the fitness center is to relocate to 12. Willow Grove Ave., local artists are taking advantage of the unused space. Shortly after Elie-Anne Chevrier Lewis and her band of local from-home décor businesses closed the doors to Nomad, which had occupied the space until […]

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Acclaimed ballerina dances for the last time

Arts, Local Life | February 17th, 2012 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso Manayunk prima ballerina Riolama Lorenzo retired from the Pennsylvania Ballet with two performances Sunday afternoon in the Merriam Theater. After a dazzling ten-year career as a principal dancer with the East Falls-based company, Lorenzo is leaving the stage to devote more time to her husband and two young children. Her farewell appearances […]

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Male soprano solid as a rock at Hill church concert

Arts, Local Life | February 10th, 2012 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso It’s rare for the programs of such diverse ensembles as Tempesta di Mare and the Philadelphia Orchestra to have any connecting link, but this past weekend’s performances by the two groups did share some part of the standard repertoire in common. Not surprisingly, music composed during the baroque period  — 1600 to […]

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