The Franklin Institute http://wrti.org en Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched http://wrti.org/post/composer-andrea-clearfield-chronicles-narnia-franklin-institute-wilma-theaters-scorched <p>A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where <em>The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition</em>, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits The Wilma Theater as it produces the English translation of <em>Scorched</em>, by Wajdi Mouawad. The play, originally written in French, has been produced over 100 times worldwide since its 2003 premiere.</p> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:06:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2092 at http://wrti.org Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched Davyd Booth--Narnia at Franklin Institute--History of Cherry Sisters--Unsilent Night http://wrti.org/post/davyd-booth-narnia-franklin-institute-history-cherry-sisters-unsilent-night <p>We speak with Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Davyd Booth about the orchestra's annual Glorious Sound of Christmas concerts.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the science in <i>Narnia</i>, an exhibition at the Franklin Institute. The show is based on C.S. Lewis' <i>Chronicles of Narnia </i>and movie adaptations.</p> <p>Jason Peifer talks to the creator and performers of <i>Cherry Bomb: The Worst Act in Vaudeville,</i> from 1812 Productions. The new musical explores the history of the Cherry Sisters and their touring vaudeville act.</p> <p>Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns takes us to <i>Unsilent Night</i>. The noisy, annual holiday parade takes place in more than twenty cities including Philadelphia.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 18:58:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2061 at http://wrti.org Davyd Booth--Narnia at Franklin Institute--History of Cherry Sisters--Unsilent Night Benjamin Franklin's 300th Birthday http://wrti.org/post/benjamin-franklins-300th-birthday <p>On this week's Creatively Speaking!, we celebrate Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday. We'll listen back to recent features from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com. Besides being a great statesman, diplomat, communicator and inventor, Franklin also founded, among other institutions, the Library Company of Philadelphia and Fireman's Hall. We'll also visit the Franklin Institute and Christ Church Burial Ground--Franklin's last resting place.</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2006 19:27:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 1720 at http://wrti.org