The Library Company of Philadelphia

Jim Cotter discusses the Philadelphia Orchestra's finances with CEO Alison Vulgamore and CFO Mario Mestichelli.

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's summer show that examines the late works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Tom Keels takes us to Philadelphia on Stone, an exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia exploring how local lithographers have depicted their city from the 1800s to the present day.

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Jim Cotter speaks with Jane Pepper who retires in May, 2010 after almost 30 years as President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Di Wu. The Curtis-trained pianist is one of classical music's most talked-about rising stars.

Susan Lewis considers the Penn Museum exhibition Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in PA.

Susan Lewis considers why Chopin's music appeals to ballet choreographers, as Pennsylvania Ballet stages a trio of works on March 13 and 14, 2010 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 19th-century composer's birth.

As part of celebrations of Samuel Barber's centenary, David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to performances of Antony and Cleopatra by the Curtis Opera Theatre.

Benjamin Franklin's 300th Birthday

Jan 14, 2006

On this week's Creatively Speaking!, we celebrate Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday. We'll listen back to recent features from the CultureFiles section at Besides being a great statesman, diplomat, communicator and inventor, Franklin also founded, among other institutions, the Library Company of Philadelphia and Fireman's Hall. We'll also visit the Franklin Institute and Christ Church Burial Ground--Franklin's last resting place.