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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, the historical Victorian mansion at 200 W. Tulpehocken St. in Germantown, has just initiated an interpretive docent-led tour, “Deep Rivers,” which can be … more
In April 2019, Whitemarsh Art Center at 100 Cedar Grove Rd. in Conshohocken hired Hadley Yates as a consultant to help market the organization to corporations and funders and to help obtain grants. … more
Although restrictions due to the COVID-19 corona virus continue to prohibit classical music lovers from hearing their favorite musicians performing “live” for in-person concerts, … more
Through a very busy week at Woodmere, I’ve been continually inspired by artists and by the people whose passion it is to share art with others. The exhibition we just opened on … more
When the pandemic shut things down, Mt. Airy photographer Rivkah Walton, 67, who has lived a block from the Weavers Way Co-op since 1978, started taking photos of the spring flowers in the … more
The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion at 200 W. Tulpehocken St. in Germantown just announced that their new interpretive docent-led tour, “Deep Rivers,” is now live via ZOOM. Their docents, Tenea … more
Isabel Hirshberg, 23, is a very bright young lady who has a degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University with a minor in Spanish, but the field she is in right now is as … more
Tangle Movement Arts, Philadelphia’s aerial storytellers, founded by Chestnut Hill native, Lauren Rile Smith, 33, will premiere “The Way Out,” an in-person (not Zoom), socially … more
Debra Wolf Goldstein, 58, grew up in Central Pennsylvania, where she spent many weekends camping and hiking the Appalachian trail and developing a lifelong love affair with nature. A graduate of … more
The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted the Fairmount String Quartet Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, in a live (not Zoom) concert. The ensemble, which has regularly … more
When we think about midcentury modernism in Philadelphia, our first thoughts might go to artists who were part of the Knoll family of designers, figures like Harry Bertoia who could apply his hand … more
Jacob Agar's paternal grandfather, Vladimir Agaronov, died when Jacob was 22 years old. The rabbi officiating at the funeral service suggested that Jacob sing some Jewish prayers because he knew that … more
This fall two major Chestnut Hill institutions will offer a rare glimpse into the work of Sam Feinstein, a prominent Philadelphia artist in the abstract expressionist style. The retrospective … more
The current generation of teenagers is anything but apathetic. Since the 1960s we have never seen so many young people of all races, economic classes and parts of the country engaging in traditional … more
Countless art exhibits, plays, concerts, lectures, etc. have been cancelled since the coronavirus outbreak catastrophically changed life as we know it in mid-March, but one new extraordinary, maybe … more
“Friday evening’s performance of 'The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross' by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid. From a purely technical standpoint, the playing … more
Among the letters I most enjoy receiving are those from children asking when Woodmere’s annual straw maze will be opening. These special communications — sometimes accompanied by a happy … more
Justin Hopkins, 36, of Mt. Airy, is a bass-baritone opera singer who has received critical raves everywhere he has sung but who always returns home to stay with his parents in Mt. Airy in between … more
Amy Carson Smith, 44, of Glenside for the past three years (Elkins Park before that), had an almost idyllic existence until 2016 with a wonderful husband, David, son and daughter and a rewarding … more
Emil DeJohn may be short in stature, but he is a giant in the fashion world. Emil, 83, designed collections for men, women and children, including stars like Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli, in … more
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