Edward Albee has added a first act to his most famous one-act play, the 1959 The Zoo Story. It tells what happens before Peter meets Jerry on that park bench. Before all hell breaks loose. The author calls his new version: At Home at the Zoo. The Philadelphia Theater Company's production at the Suzanne Roberts Theater is well done and ultimately moving but At Home at The Zoo isn't as powerful as The Zoo Story on its own.
Jim Cotter speaks with harpsichordist and Temple University music professor Joyce Lindorff. A celebration of early keyboard music she's helped organize culminates with a concert featuring music from 18th-century Philadelphia this weekend.
Susan Lewis looks at the Woodmere Art Museum's Contemporary Voices: The 69th Annual Juried Exhibition in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Tom Keels explores the cooperation between Germantown's historic sites and the local school district that has made thousands of students into "History Hunters."
Valentin Radu leads Vox Ama Deus, featuring Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven. They have an exciting series of concerts coming up in March, April, and May.
Celebrate the musical dynasty of the Bach Family from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21. Tune in or listen online from Monday through Thursday, when you'll hear a variety of works by Johann Sebastian and his sons Carl Phillip Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, and others. On Friday and Saturday, we'll celebrate J. S.'s birth (March 21, 1685) with some of his best-loved works, and lesser-known masterpieces.
Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed Lilacs in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.
Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.
Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.
Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary
A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project.
Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.