Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern: An Exhibition at Penn through February 13th
Philadelphia, PA – Susan Lewis considers 20th-century sculptor Wharton Esherick, who changed the way people thought of furniture and art. An exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania explores Esherick's evolution and the artistic community in Philadelphia that nurtured him. The show runs through February 13, 2011.
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein earned international acclaim with her 2007 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her second album comes out on January 18th. Here's an exclusive "First Listen" from NPR. Listen to the entire album, or individual tracks.
Only in America...in the midst of WW II, Columbia Pictures was deciding who would compose the score to a film about an Allied battle in Norway. Two Russian-born composers were in the running. Igor Stravinsky, the most famous composer alive, had the inside track. Yet, the other composer got the job. Who did Stravinsky lose out to?