Susan Lewis

Arts & Culture Reporter

Susan is an arts and culture reporter for WRTI. She contributes weekly features to Creatively Speaking with Jim Cotter, produces arts news, and works as a news anchor.

She is also a freelance essayist, journalist, and speechwriter who has written about Philadelphia for Insight Guides and Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation's Culture Files.  A former columnist for Philadelphia Magazine, she is the author of Reinventing Ourselves after Motherhood and a book of essays. Her work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Child Magazine, Parents Magazine, Reader's Digest and Ladies' Home Journal (Parents Digest).

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Susan is also a lawyer, with a B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Connecticut, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.  She has practiced law in New York City and taught entertainment law at Rutgers Law School in Camden.

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Creatively Speaking
12:21 pm
Sat July 21, 2007

Elissa Lee Koljonen--My Name is Asher Lev--StorySlams--German Postwar Art

Elissa Lee Koljonen

Elissa Lee Koljonen: Internationally renowned violinist .

Playwright  Aaron Posner's stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's novel<em> My Name Is Asher Lev</em>.

Philadelphia's First Person Arts' StorySlams--modern incarnations of the ancient art form of storytelling.

Philadelphia  Museum of Art curator Carlos Basualdo on postwar German exhibition <i>Notations: Kiefer, Polke, Richter.</i>

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Creatively Speaking
4:04 pm
Sat July 14, 2007

Simone Dinnerstein's Goldberg Variations--The World on Paper--The Independence Seaport Museum

Simone Dinnerstein's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein: Her recording of Bach's <i>Goldberg Variations</i> has won praise.

William H. Johnson's <i>World on Paper</i> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia--the waterfront museum includes a working boat shop, an 1892 battleship used in the Spanish-American War, and a World War II submarine.

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Creatively Speaking
1:11 pm
Sat July 7, 2007

The American Composers Forum--Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture--Non-Profit Theater--Gershwin To Gillespie

Jim Jordan, Philadelphia chapter president of the American Composers Forum. 

Jason Peifer examines the nuances of funding non-profit theater. 

Hazami Sayed, the founder and president of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.

Susan Lewis visits Gershwin To Gillespie Portraits in American Music at the Michener Museum's New Hope.

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Creatively Speaking
11:22 am
Sat June 30, 2007

Rossen Milanov, Philadelphia Orchestra--Japanese Masters

Rossen Milanov, the Philadelphia Orchestra's artistic director at the Mann Center.

Susan Lewis: Japanese Masters of the Brush, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jason Peifer explores the theater scene on New Jersey's southern tip.

 

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Creatively Speaking
12:09 pm
Sat June 23, 2007

William Ranney--Delaware Folk Art Collection--American Philosophical Society--Carillon

William Ranney at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Jason Peifer: Delaware Folk Art Collection at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington, DE. 

The latest exhibition at the American Philosophical Society. 

Susan Lewis considers the carillon.

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Creatively Speaking
4:02 pm
Sat June 16, 2007

Robert Jaeger, Partners for Sacred Places--Yellow Springs--The Liberty Bell Center

A conversation with Robert Jaeger, Executive Director of Partners for Sacred Places. 

Susan Lewis visits Chester County's Yellow Springs. 

Bernard Cywinski, the creator of the Liberty Bell Center in Philadlephia. 

Jason Peifer examines the role of the sound designer in theater.

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Creatively Speaking
12:43 pm
Sat June 9, 2007

Leah Stein Dance Company--The Picture of Dorian Gray--Boychoir & Girlchoir--Winterthur Museum

Leah Stein Dance Company at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.

Center City Opera Theater: Lowell Liebermann's The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

Jason Peifer: Keystone State Boychoir, and Pennsylvania Girlchoir. 

Susan Lewis: Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.

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Creatively Speaking
10:02 am
Sat June 2, 2007

Time for 3--West Chester University's Poetry Center--Egyptian artifacts--Light Design

A conversation with Time for 3 and the 19th century African American composer Francis "Frank" Johnson. 

Susan Lewis: West Chester University's Poetry Center. 

We go on a search for ancient Egyptian artifacts in Philadelphia. 

Jason Peifer examines the role of the lighting designer in theater. 

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Creatively Speaking
10:03 am
Sat May 26, 2007

Simone Dinnerstein

A conversation with Simone Dinnerstein. Susan Lewis visits the Morris Arboretum. Jason Peifer at the Prince Music Theater for Hair. Camden Children's Garden.

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Creatively Speaking
2:36 pm
Sat May 19, 2007

Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Orchestra, music director

Philadelphia Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach. Susan Lewis on William H. Johnson's World on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia music director Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Jason Peifer visits the Independence Seaport Museum.

 

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