Bryant Simon http://wrti.org en Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks http://wrti.org/post/jennifer-higdon-beatles-friend-or-faux-rosenbach-museum-impact-starbucks <p>We listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the digitally remastered CD of the Beatles' <i>Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits <i>Friend or Faux</i>, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Temple University professor Bryant Simon. His new book examines the socio-economic impact of Starbucks and what the global cafe chain says about community, status, and personal identity in contemporary America.</p> Sat, 09 Jan 2010 18:12:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2278 at http://wrti.org Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks The Art of Jun Kaneko--Composer Michael Hersch--EVERYTHING BUT THE COFFEE Author Bryant Simon http://wrti.org/post/art-jun-kaneko-composer-michael-hersch-everything-coffee-author-bryant-simon <p>Susan Lewis considers the art of Jun Kaneko, whose costumes and sets are featured in <i>Madama Butterfly</i>, the Opera Company of Philadelphia's latest production. Kaneko's sculptures are on view in four different venues around the city.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns speaks with Michael Hersch. The Philadelphia-based composer has a world-premiere performance of an evening-length work for French horn and cello coming up, and a CD of his cello sonatas being released soon.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Temple University professor Bryant Simon. His new book examines the socio-economic impact of Starbucks, and what the global caf? chain says about community, status, and personal identity in contemporary America.</p> Wed, 07 Oct 2009 13:08:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Jim Cotter 2220 at http://wrti.org The Art of Jun Kaneko--Composer Michael Hersch--EVERYTHING BUT THE COFFEE Author Bryant Simon Bryant Simon http://wrti.org/post/bryant-simon <p>As the summer season comes to a close, we pay a final visit to the Jersey shore. We'll speak with Temple University history professor Bryant Simon. He's the author of Boardwalk of Dreams - Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America. Susan Lewis explores a movement to preserve the so-called DooWop Architecture in Wildwood. We visit Lucy the Elephant in Margate, and Jason Peifer explores Cape May's vibrant theater scene.</p> Sat, 02 Sep 2006 15:45:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1689 at http://wrti.org The Cape May Music Festival http://wrti.org/post/cape-may-music-festival <p>We're 'down the shore'. Susan Lewis takes a look at the Cape May Music Festival. We speak with Temple University history professor Bryant Simon. He's the author on Boardwalk of Dreams--a history of Atlantic City. Jason Peifer examines Cape May's vibrant theatre scene and we pay a visit to the Noyes Museum in Oceanville.</p> Sat, 27 May 2006 19:01:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1701 at http://wrti.org