Wicked Philadelphia http://wrti.org en BalletX in July--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Wicked Philadelphia Continues http://wrti.org/post/balletx-july-yannick-nezet-seguin-wicked-philadelphia-continues <p>As BalletX turns 5 years old, Susan Lewis considers the contemporary ballet company and its summer program.</p> <p>We listen back to Jim Cotter's recent interview with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>As part of a companion series to his latest book <i>Wicked Philadelphia</i>, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th-century, grave-robbing scandal that reached from the city's poorest to the highest ranks of its medical elite.</p> Sat, 17 Jul 2010 20:09:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Ton Keels 2379 at http://wrti.org BalletX in July--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Wicked Philadelphia Continues Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Ancient Rome Exhibition--Wicked Philadelphia, Continued http://wrti.org/post/yannick-nezet-seguin-ancient-rome-exhibition-wicked-philadelphia-continued <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Yannick Nezet-Seguin - the new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra - and gets reaction to his appointment from orchestra musicians and management.<br /><br /></p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks back to Yannick's first visit to Philadelphia in 2008.<br /><br /></p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to Ancient Rome. The latest exhibition at the National Constitution Center examines how the classical influence helped shape America.<br /><br /></p> <p>And as part of Wicked Philadelphia, our continuing series about little-remembered events in local history, Tom Keels explores how the City of Brotherly Love was a hotbed for the "world's oldest profession" during the 18th and 19th centuries.</p> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 16:53:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2367 at http://wrti.org Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Ancient Rome Exhibition--Wicked Philadelphia, Continued Pianist Yuja Wang--Historical Soc. of PA-WICKED PHILADELPHIA--Renovated Baptist Temple at Temple http://wrti.org/post/pianist-yuja-wang-historical-soc-pa-wicked-philadelphia-renovated-baptist-temple-temple <p>David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Kimmel Center recital debut of Curtis-trained pianist Yuja Wang on April 29, 2010.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the evolution of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, the Society is now celebrating the centennial of its Philadelphia landmark building.</p> <p>As part of a companion series to his latest book <i>Wicked Philadelphia</i>, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th century grave-robbing scandal.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Henry Bethea, Executive Director of the Baptist Temple at Temple University. Following extensive renovations, the Temple has re-opened as a state-of-the-art performance and event space.</p> Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:29:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Tom Keels 2335 at http://wrti.org Pianist Yuja Wang--Historical Soc. of PA-WICKED PHILADELPHIA--Renovated Baptist Temple at Temple Picasso and the Avant-Garde--Avenging Angel of the Organ World Cameron Carpenter--Wicked Phila. http://wrti.org/post/picasso-and-avant-garde-avenging-angel-organ-world-cameron-carpenter-wicked-phila <p>Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new exhibition, <i>Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris</i>.</p> <p>Cameron Carpenter fancies himself as the avenging angel of the organ world. He dresses in white - with rhinestones. He plays with a phenomenal technique. And he wants to change everything. David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to his upcoming concert at the Kimmel Center.</p> <p>And in the latest installation in our <i>Wicked Philadelphia</i> series, Tom Keels explains how the City of Brotherly Love was a hot bed for the "world's oldest profession" during the 18th and 19th centuries.</p> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:18:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2306 at http://wrti.org Picasso and the Avant-Garde--Avenging Angel of the Organ World Cameron Carpenter--Wicked Phila. Let's Pretend We're Married--Philagrafika 2010--Wicked Phila & the Story of Occultist George Lippard http://wrti.org/post/lets-pretend-were-married-philagrafika-2010-wicked-phila-story-occultist-george-lippard <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite. <i>Let's Pretend We're Married</i>, the hit show they created for 1812 Productions, returns to the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. It will run from February 2 to 14th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers Philagrafika 2010, a Philadelphia-wide international art show celebrating the role of the print in contemporary art. </p> <p>And as part of a companion series to a new book called <i>Wicked Philadelphia</i>, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.</p> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:16:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2292 at http://wrti.org Let's Pretend We're Married--Philagrafika 2010--Wicked Phila & the Story of Occultist George Lippard River North Chicago Dance Co.'s Artistic Director--Time for Three--Wicked Phila.--Video Art at ICA http://wrti.org/post/river-north-chicago-dance-cos-artistic-director-time-three-wicked-phila-video-art-ica <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Frank Chaves, Artistic Director of River North Chicago Dance Company. The company is performing in Philadelphia this week as part of a tour celebrating its 20th anniversary season.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns reviews the latest recording by the trio Time for Three, and speaks with the group.</p> <p>In the second part of a companion series to a new book called <i>Wicked Philadelphia</i>, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the nature of video art, as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia opens an exhibition exploring animation. It's the second of a three-part, year-long examination of this modern medium.</p> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:30:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2284 at http://wrti.org River North Chicago Dance Co.'s Artistic Director--Time for Three--Wicked Phila.--Video Art at ICA