Join Jill for a delightful hour with Big Band singer Lynn Roberts. Her career in the "Swing Era" included five years with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, ten years with Benny Goodman, and four years with Harry James. Roberts appears with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center for The Stage Door Canteen on March 26, 27, and 28, 2010. Peter Nero adds to the fun on Crossover this week.
In his over 90 years, Pablo Picasso created thousands of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, and prints, and became one of the most-recognized artists of the 20th century. On this week's News and Views, Susan Lewis looks at how an exhibition - now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until April 25, 2010 - puts this modern master in context.
Jim Cotter speaks with Maestro Vladimir Jurowski. He conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in concerts at the Kimmel Center during the week of March 22, 2010.
Susan Lewis looks at the Philadelphia Theater Company's new one-woman show about the late political columnist, Molly Ivins. Red Hot Patriot stars Kathleen Turner, and opens on March 19th at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
Piano Jazz celebrates the late, great Jimmy McPartland: early jazz cornetist, singer, and the husband and mentor of host Marian McPartland. This week's program features highlights from Jimmy McPartland's 1990 guest appearance on Piano Jazz, and a centennial celebration of his birth from the 2007 JVC Jazz Festival.
A Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Sodas? It's Being Proposed in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to raise revenue and combat obesity with a tax on soft drinks containing sugar. On this week's News and Views, WRTI's Jim Hilgen examines the Mayor's proposal, and its implications for the city and its residents.
Susan Lewis considers why Chopin's music appeals to ballet choreographers, as Pennsylvania Ballet stages a trio of works on March 13 and 14, 2010 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 19th-century composer's birth.
As part of celebrations of Samuel Barber's centenary, David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to performances of Antony and Cleopatra by the Curtis Opera Theatre.