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What does a music teacher do during the pandemic when her classes and private lessons have disappeared? more
When Pauline Houston McCall told me she grew up on Ross Street in Germantown as part of “a blended family of 24 children,” I thought I'd have to have my hearing checked by a specialist. That could not be possible. more
As we Americans struggle with the COVID-19 coronavirus, we shouldn’t give ourselves a pass on the “other” pandemic afflicting American society, one that has been a virtual curse on … more
The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” has proved true again and again during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Germantown will host Dr. Anna O. Marley, a 10-year Mt. Airy resident, for an illustrated talk about Henry Ossawa Tanner on Saturday, March 6, 1 p.m. more
One of Greater Philadelphia’s most distinctive and acclaimed musical instruments is the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. more
A few years ago I asked local resident Dan Rose how he liked living in Chestnut Hill. He replied, “My wife, Martha, and I have lived in several places, but I have loved only two, Vermont and Chestnut Hill. I will only leave Chestnut Hill in a pine box. more
I have always enjoyed Tom Judd’s voice in the creative mix of our city’s artists, and Woodmere is honored to celebrate a new exhibition, History in Motion: Tom Judd’s Subway Mural, on view through June 13, 2021. more
Molly Sweeney leads a full and productive life as a woman who is blind. But her husband, Frank, can never leave well enough alone. more
The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year with a “virtual” concert that aired Feb. 4-11. The entire program was dedicated to the music of celebrated Chinese … more
Is there a price to pay for fame coupled with the curse of color and gender? Were she alive today, Florence Price (1887-1953), said to be the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, might hold the answer. more
When Trapeta B. Mayson came to the U.S. as an eight-year-old child with her family in 1975 from Liberia in sub-Saharan West Africa, she could not have possibly imagined that she would become a social worker and award-winning poet. more
You might say that Gigi Glendinning, 52, is a member of a quintessential Chestnut Hill family. more
Works of art made in recent months at Woodmere by children from preschool age to high school in our studio and school program. more
Perspective is everything, and no one knows this more than Mt. Airy architect Joel Levinson, who recently launched the Daring Diagonality Virtual Museum, the first museum dedicated to Diagonality. more
After a hiatus for the Christmas/New Year holidays, the Philadelphia Orchestra returned to its virtual 2020-21 season with a concert highlighting the talents of its newly appointed principal oboe, Philippe Tondre. more
Last week my wife and I were sitting in the waiting room of Mt. Airy Family Practice when I could not help but notice a series of beautiful paintings of birds on the wall that were for sale. more
Chestnut Hill's multi-talented French-Canadian chanteuse Lucie Daigle, a virtual local legend, is the only local musician I have interviewed since last March who has actually been performing live semi-regularly during the pandemic. more
Piffaro, Philadelphia Renaissance Band, continued its “virtual” 2020-21 season of entertaining historic concerts Jan. 5-12 with “Music for Twelfth Night.” more
The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on the past year in order to move forward more thoughtfully. At Woodmere, this is always the agenda for our first staff meeting in January. more
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