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.
Join Jill Pasternak and special guests for a centennial tribute to West Chester, Pennsylvania native Samuel Barber. In Part 2 of a series, this week's program features faculty artists from West Chester University's College of Visual & Performing Arts. Guests include Randall Scarlatta, baritone, Carl Cranmer, pianist, and Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist and conductor.
As America navigates the politics of 2010, an exhibition in Philadelphia explores the ways in which our government and culture have been shaped by an ancient civilization. On this week's News and Views, Susan Lewis explores the National Constitution Center's comparison of Ancient Rome and America. The exhibition runs through August 1st.
In this edition of Discoveries, we'll hear music by one of the leading American women composers of the mid-20th century. Elinor Remick Warren was also pianist to the stars, and the wife of a Hollywood producer. Solidly in the American Romantic tradition of Howard Hanson and Samuel Barber, there's also a streak of French impressionism shining through her music.