Creatively Speaking
4:38 pm
Sat April 29, 2006

Osmo Vänskä

On this week's Creatively Speaking!, a conversation with Vänskä. He's in town to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra. Jason Peifer visits the Delaware Theatre Company as they stage the premiere of A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage. The new musical is an adaptation of a Mark Twain short-story. We speak with new President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, James Undercoffler. We look at a new art exhibit called "Soft Sites" which explores location and takes visitors "on location" from the Institute of Contemporary Art to Historic Bartram's Garden.

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Crossover
12:38 pm
Sat April 29, 2006

MIGHTY MILONGA: ELIZABETH SEYLOR, Program Coordinator, ALLAN KRANTZ, guitar

Jill talks tango this week. The second Mighty Milonga is upon us. It was so successful last year that it's being repeated again. The Tango Festival is the brainchild of Temple's Center for Research in Dance Education, and it's a fundraiser supporting projects that will integrate dance education into the public schools. Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Seyler speaks in detail about the event along with Allan Krantz, guitarist, who will also perform. If you love tango, either dancing or watching it done by professionals, you can't miss it.

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News and Views
2:20 pm
Mon April 24, 2006

Sleep

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at sleep patterns.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Creatively Speaking
4:57 pm
Sat April 22, 2006

Gary Graffman

A conversation with Curtis Institute of Music president Gary Graffman who retires this year, and incoming president Roberto Diaz. Jason Peifer visits The Wilma Theater as they mount a festival of Caryl Churchill plays. The celebration will include two full productions and readings of five Churchill plays. As the Kimmel Center unveils a new work of art, Susan Lewis explores Philadelphia's history of promoting public art, from classical sculptures to clothespins. In our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com, we visit Historic Fallsington.

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Crossover
4:54 pm
Sat April 22, 2006

Paul Moravec, composer

This week Jill will be speaking with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, who will be in town for the world premier of his newest work, USEFUL KNOWLEDGE--a Franklin Fantasy, commissioned by the American Philosophical Society for the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday. A brilliant educator as well, Mr. Moravec has been recognized as a significant new compositional voice receiving honors such as the Rome Prize and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Crossover
2:42 pm
Sat April 22, 2006

Karl Middleman, conductor

Karl Middleman, music director of the New Philadelphia Classical Symphony discusses their upcoming concert focusing on the allure and music of China.

News and Views
2:08 pm
Fri April 21, 2006

Christine Todd Whitman

Before her appearance at the Philadelphia Speaker's Series, Meridee Duddleston had a chance to speak with Christine Todd Whitman. The former Environmental Protection Agency administrator and New Jersey governor offers a taste of her views on the Republican Party and her stint at the EPA.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Sat April 15, 2006

Lang Lang

We speak with Pianist Lang Lang about his latest recording, Memory, and his upcoming performance at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits the InterAct Theatre Company and talks to artistic director Seth Rozin, the writer of the company's latest production, Reinventing Eden. We look ahead to this weekend's Curtis Institute of Music staged performances of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at the Prince Music Theater, and speak with rising star Brenden Gunnell.

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Crossover
9:53 am
Sat April 15, 2006

Midori, violin

This week, a candid interview with violin virtuoso Midori. After a lengthy career as one of the world's outstanding artists, Midori has decided to take on the task of educating the young through outreach programs and collaborations with fellow artists through her foundation Midori and Friends.

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News and Views
2:42 pm
Mon April 10, 2006

Tax Filing

WRTI's Jim Hilgen provides some tips as the deadline for filing tax returns is on the horizon

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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