Today, the idea of a "print" is so ubiquitous that many people take it for granted, or don't think of it as relevant to art. Philagrafika, an international festival in Philadelphia showcasing the role of printmaking in contemporary art, aims to shatter those attitudes. On this week's News and Views, Susan Lewis explores Philagrafika 2010, which includes over 300 artists and 80 Philadelphia-area venues. The festival runs until April 11, 2010.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Hailed by the New York Times as a harpist with "powerful playing and musicianly energy," Ms. Kondonassis is recognized as one of the world's foremost harpists. Since her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, she has appeared as a concerto soloist and recitalist with numerous major orchestras throughout the United States, Far East, and Europe.
Jim Cotter speaks with Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite. Let's Pretend We're Married, the hit show they created for 1812 Productions, returns to the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. It will run from February 2 to 14th.
Susan Lewis considers Philagrafika 2010, a Philadelphia-wide international art show celebrating the role of the print in contemporary art.
And as part of a companion series to a new book called Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.
In the 1950s heyday of network television - some call it TV's "Golden Age"- there were many people prepared to write radio's obituary. Everyone from Ozzie and Harriet to The Lone Ranger had migrated to the living room screens. Yet radio survived, and thrived.
Now, through the first decade of the 21st century, radio is still with us, and in many ways, more flexible, more valuable, and as ubiquitous as ever. Read More...