Susan Lewis considers the art of Jun Kaneko, whose costumes and sets are featured in Madama Butterfly, the Opera Company of Philadelphia's latest production. Kaneko's sculptures are on view in four different venues around the city.
David Patrick Stearns speaks with Michael Hersch. The Philadelphia-based composer has a world-premiere performance of an evening-length work for French horn and cello coming up, and a CD of his cello sonatas being released soon.
Jim Cotter speaks with Temple University professor Bryant Simon. His new book examines the socio-economic impact of Starbucks, and what the global caf? chain says about community, status, and personal identity in contemporary America.
- A Citywide Celebration of the Art of Jun Kaneko
- Composer Michael Hersch's Website
- Watch and Listen: Author Bryant Simon on his book Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks