At The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival: Exploring the Subtext of the Jazz Standard "Body and Soul"

The complex story behind one of the most recorded songs in the "Great American Songbook" is the basis for a documentary being screened on Thursday, November 9th during this year's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

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Christoph Eschenbach

Jan 7, 2006

On this week's Creatively Speaking!, the region's arts leaders look ahead to the coming year. Talking about their hopes for 2006 will be Philadelphia Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Museum of Art director Anne d'Harnoncourt, Kimmel Center president Janice Price, Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser, Opera Company of Philadelphia producing artistic director Robert Driver and Delaware Symphony Orchestra music director David Amado. We'll also hear from several local theater artistic directors.

Television journalist Bill Moyers shares his thoughts on several subjects with WRTI's Jim Hilgen.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

2005 in Review

Dec 31, 2005

We'll take a look back at the past year in the arts in our region and bring you the highlights of news and events, and the people who made them happen. And what a year it's been. Together we've witnessed great performances and exhibitions and rediscovered so many great perennial treasures. We weren't just here, but also overseas, traveling with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Pennsylvania Ballet as they brought their art to new audiences in Asia and the UK and in Spain where we went on a voyage of discovery into the life of Salvador Dali.

With the New Year spread out like a blank canvas WRTI's Jim Hilgen gets New Years resolutions from people both famous and unknown.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen previews the holidays with a look at what not to give as holiday gifts.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

With the cold of winter settling in around the region, WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at homelessness in the city of Philadelphia.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Walter Cronkite

Dec 6, 2005

On this week's Temple View a conversation with a person who was considered at one time to be the "most trusted man in America." WRTI's Windsor Johnston talks with legendary news anchorman Walter Cronkite about the past, current, and future of Broadcast Journalism.

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Now that we've all had our fill of turkey, WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at holiday shopping trends.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at options and obstacles facing those looking to retire.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

This week on Temple View a Conversation with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. WRTI's Windsor Johnston talks with the internationally renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize winner about his experience during and after World War II.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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The complex story behind one of the most recorded songs in the "Great American Songbook" is the basis for a documentary being screened on Thursday, November 9th during this year's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

Sergei Rachmaninoff was so distressed by the negative reaction to the 1897 premiere of his first symphony, he stopped composing for nearly three years. What restored his confidence to compose his much-loved Piano Concerto No.2? WRTI’s Susan Lewis has the story.

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In the midst of World War II, a collaboration between choreographer Martha Graham and composer Aaron Copland gave birth to an enduring American classic. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston hears Appalachian Spring in a new way.

George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique is not for dancers, but percussionists. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the 1924 concert piece was revised in 1953, and continues to challenge performers with its fast pace, syncopated rhythms, and unusual orchestration.

Jazz pianist and singer Nat "King" Cole, the first African American to host his own TV variety show in 1956, was known for his great talent and his grace, even in the face of mistreatment and racial discrimination. WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports on a new play that explores what this grace must have cost him.

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