Join Jill Pasternak for an encore presentation from 2004 featuring a national musical treasure: Ragtime pianist and raconteur Max Morath. "Mr. Ragtime" has been dedicated to early 1900s ragtime piano for many decades, keeping the essence of that era in the public eye with his numerous plays, television programs, books, and recordings. He has earned the moniker, "Mr. Ragtime," by being one of Ragtime's most ardent devotees.
Philadelphia, PA – Late 19th-century French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir worked until his death in 1919. WRTI's Susan Lewis explores LATE RENOIR, an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which makes the case that artworks created by Renoir during the final decades of his career were among his finest, and a model for future generations.
Susan Lewis considers art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel and their gifts of 50 works to museums in each of the 50 states. Susan also looks at related exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Jim Cotter speaks with author Nancy M. Heinzen. Her history of Rittenhouse Square, The Perfect Square, was published by Temple University Press.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Philadelphia-based composer Maurice Wright.
Join Jill for an encore broadcast spotlighting renowned jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan, and featuring songs of love! Ryan has shared the stage and recording studio with the hottest names in jazz, including Cyrus Chestnut, Romero Lubambo, Clark Terry, Red Holloway and Buddy DeFranco. Her CD Best of LOVE SONGS includes performances with Ernie Watts, Red Holloway, Jon Mayer, Tamir Hendelman, Larry Vuckovich, and more. And her 2009 release DOOZY has spent months at the very top of the Jazz charts.Jackie Ryan, jazz vocalist