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Kahlo-culture comes to PMA

Many great artists gain the most recognition from their tortured lives and the abnormal events that fueled their creativity. The works they produce in reaction to these events are often overshadowed by the fabled stories that surround them.…

Galleries add diversity with mixed media

This First Friday, March 7, brings diversity to Locks, Wexler and Pentimenti art galleries in Old City. Gazing at the same old medium of work all night is out of the question, since three upbeat exhibitions display everything from blown glass to chicken wire to photography.…

‘The Misanthrope’ gives Molière a techno twist

Mauckingbird Theater Company, founded by Temple professor Peter Reynolds and student Lindsay Mauck, premiered its first piece, The Misanthrope, on Jan. 10. Reynolds, director of musical theater for Temple’s theater department, met Mauck, a senior music education major, through their work together in the theater department.…

Emotion gets a jolt of electricity at local galleries

From nightclub portraits to shocking gadgetry, prepare to experience the arts like never before at this month’s First Friday. The exhibits at three glamorous galleries – 222gallery, Painted Bride and Projects Gallery – promise unbeatable, unmatchable shows.…

‘Being Alive’ reinterprets Shakespeare, Sondheim

Being Alive is a melodic collaboration of Stephen Sondheim’s musical genius with an innovative twist – all of the characters are black. It was created and directed by Billy Porter, who felt that not enough black people were involved with Sondheim musicals.…

BalletX brings new, edgy moves to classical ballet

BalletX debuted as the Wilma Theater’s newest resident company last Thursday. The performance was no Nutcracker Suite. Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, former members of the Pennsylvania Ballet, wanted to redefine ballet in Philadelphia.…

Red Bull Art of Can mixes energy and innovation

Red Bull is giving flight to artistic innovation in the City of Brotherly Love this fall with the Art of Can exhibit. Philadelphia is home of the fifth U.S. Red Bull Art of Can exhibit, a worldwide contest in search of the most creative Red Bull-inspired artwork.…