As the summer season comes to a close, we pay a final visit to the Jersey shore. We'll speak with Temple University history professor Bryant Simon. He's the author of Boardwalk of Dreams - Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America. Susan Lewis explores a movement to preserve the so-called DooWop Architecture in Wildwood. We visit Lucy the Elephant in Margate, and Jason Peifer explores Cape May's vibrant theater scene.
On this week's Creatively Speaking! with Jim Cotter, we look ahead to the 2006 Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival and speak with co-founder and Producing Director Nick Stuccio. Jason Peifer previews a comedy of manners called P's & Q's. Its creators spent time at a school of protocol and etiquette in South Carolina; the piece will be performed at the Ethical Society in Rittenhouse Square.
Favorites from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, featuring visits to some of our regions great cultural destinations. As it approaches its 5th anniversary, we tour the Kimmel Center. Jason Peifer visits the Wilma Theater. Susan Lewis explores Independence Hall, and we spend a sunny afternoon at the Children's Garden in Camden.
This week it's a tribute to late jazz great, Brian Trainor. Jill had arranged to interview Trainor recently, but his untimely passing left the interview session unfilled. Jill last visited with Trainor several years ago, and we'll hear an update of that interview, and of course, lots of music from Brian Trainor.
This week, a conversation with Derek Gillman, the newly appointed President of the Barnes Foundation. Gillman's written a book called The Idea of Cultural Heritage. Jason Peifer examines the art craft and science of set design, and Susan Lewis takes a look at the world of fine art photography. In our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com we visit Historic Fallsington.
This week we speak with The Irish Tenors, who are in Philadelphia this week to perform at the Mann Center. Jason Peifer explores the role of the Theater critic. We speak with James Undercoffler. He takes up the presidency of the Philadelphia Orchestra this month. And in our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com we speak with Bernard Cywinski, the creator of Philadelphia's most visited attraction; the Liberty Bell Center.
This week on Crossover, a walk down memory lane with Jill, and David Leopold, curator of the exhibit Show Business: Irving Berlin's Hollywood, on view at the Michener Museum in Doylestown. The exhibit features rare film clips, photos, posters and memorabilia spanning the incredible career of one of the great American songwriters, Irving Berlin. The exhibit runs thru September 3rd at the Michener.