Steve Lopez http://wrti.org en PA Ballet's Tango with Style--Landis Valley Museum--Author Steve Lopez' The Soloist http://wrti.org/post/pa-ballets-tango-style-landis-valley-museum-author-steve-lopez-soloist <p>Susan Lewis considers the variety in ballet today, as Pennsylvania Ballet prepares to open a new program headlined by a work titled <em>Tango with Style</em>.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster County. The "living history" village and farm collects, preserves, and interprets the culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940.</p> <p>We listen again to Jim Cotter's interview with LA Times writer Steve Lopez. The movie adaptation of his best-selling book <em>The Soloist </em>has been released to critical and popular acclaim.</p> Fri, 01 May 2009 19:06:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Jason Peifer 2120 at http://wrti.org PA Ballet's Tango with Style--Landis Valley Museum--Author Steve Lopez' The Soloist Steve Lopez--Michael Tilson Thomas--The Government Inspector--Settlement Music School at 100 http://wrti.org/post/steve-lopez-michael-tilson-thomas-government-inspector-settlement-music-school-100 <p>We listen back to Jim Cotter's interviews with author Steve Lopez and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, <em>The Government Inspector.</em></p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the history of Philadelphia's Settlement Music School and the many lives it has touched in its 100-year history.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:59:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2051 at http://wrti.org Steve Lopez--Michael Tilson Thomas--The Government Inspector--Settlement Music School at 100 One Book, One Philadelphia--Delaware Art Museum--Traditions of Folk Art--OCP's Fidelio http://wrti.org/post/one-book-one-philadelphia-delaware-art-museum-traditions-folk-art-ocps-fidelio <p>Jim Cotter speaks with author Steve Lopez. His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is this year's selection for<em> One Book, One Philadelphia.</em></p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the Delaware Art Museum, a museum of stories with its own tale to tell.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores how the skills and traditions of folk art are being passed on through apprenticeships.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns takes us to the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Beethoven's <em>Fidelio</em>.</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 20:50:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2034 at http://wrti.org One Book, One Philadelphia--Delaware Art Museum--Traditions of Folk Art--OCP's Fidelio Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery--Fashioning Kimono--The Ephrata Cloister http://wrti.org/post/steve-lopez-nathaniel-ayers-laurel-hill-cemetery-fashioning-kimono-ephrata-cloister <p>We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with writer Steve Lopez. His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is now being made into a major Hollywood movie.</p> <p>Tom Keels explores how Laurel Hill Cemetery, a Victorian-era burial ground, is helping local area residents to grieve for those lost to war and urban violence.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at modern art in the Japanese kimono, in an exhibition now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits Lancaster County's Ephrata Cloister, one of America's earliest religious communities. Founded in 1732, the 28-acre site is now a National Historic Landmark.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2008 19:22:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels & Jason Peifer 1994 at http://wrti.org Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery--Fashioning Kimono--The Ephrata Cloister Steve Lopez--Fashioning Kimono at the Philadelphia Museum of Art--Leon Fleisher performs Hindemith http://wrti.org/post/steve-lopez-fashioning-kimono-philadelphia-museum-art-leon-fleisher-performs-hindemith <p>Jim Cotter speaks with author Steve Lopez.? His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is being made into a film starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to <em>Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan</em>, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to Leon Fleisher's performance of Paul Hindemith's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Curtis Symphony.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2008 16:14:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 1962 at http://wrti.org Steve Lopez--Fashioning Kimono at the Philadelphia Museum of Art--Leon Fleisher performs Hindemith