Music Features

Crossover
9:15 am
Sat December 2, 2006

Indrek Laul, piano

Jill is joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Indrek Laul, who also happens to be President of the Estonia Piano Company, one of the few manufacturers with a world-class performer at its helm.

Creatively Speaking
10:23 am
Sat November 25, 2006

Helen Grimaud

This week, a conversation with Helene Grimaud; Jason Peifer examines the health of theater in the Philadelphia Region; Albert Stumm looks at changes in arts education in Public Schools; In our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis explores Fireman's Hall.

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Crossover
4:49 pm
Sat November 18, 2006

Marni Nixon, singer

A fascinating Crossover this week, as Jill's guest is the voice behind the faces of some of Hollywood's most important musical stars. Marni Nixon has "ghost-sung" for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story, and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady to name a few. She has just written an autobiography that is spellbinding and Jill speaks with her about her life in music and films.

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Creatively Speaking
10:54 am
Sat November 18, 2006

Thomas Eakins

Efforts are now underway to keep Thomas Eakins' iconic painting The Gross Clinic in Philadelphia. We speak with those leading the charge; Jason Peifer explores The Tales of Hoffmann from Temple University Opera Theater. The production is based on the newest edition of the 19th century opera, which incorporates 24 previously undiscovered pages from Composer Jacques Offenbach's original score; and, Susan Lewis looks at a new film-making contest. Project 21 gives competitors just 21 days to create a complete new work-but with a twist.

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Creatively Speaking
3:14 pm
Sat November 11, 2006

Ed Harris

This week, a conversation with the actor Ed Harris. He's the star of a new Copying Beethoven, a fictional retelling of the great composer's last years. Susan Lewis looks at how non-profits are reinventing commercial movie houses as neighborhood cinemas for art films and documentaries. We look at one man's collection of films and his efforts to share these celluloid treasures with the viewing public, many of which without him, would have vanished. Jason Peifer provides a glimpse into the Pig Iron Theater Company's process of developing new work.

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Crossover
1:26 pm
Sat November 11, 2006

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER Steve Frank, V.P. Education and Exhibits

This Veterans Day, Jill speaks with Steve Frank, Vice President of Education and Exhibits at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. They'll take you on a walking tour of the profoundly moving 9/11: A Nation Remembers, the current exhibit on view until January 1st.

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Creatively Speaking
1:42 pm
Sat November 4, 2006

Jane Golden

This week, a conversation with Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Director Jane Golden. A new book documenting the programs recent successes has just been published; Jason Peifer looks at the role of theater set designers; Susan Lewis examines how we define fine art photography; and in our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com we visit the Historic Fallsington.

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Creatively Speaking
1:57 pm
Sat October 28, 2006

Jeanette Lerman

This week, a conversation with film-maker Jeanette Lerman. Her documentary The Upside of Memory opens this year's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival; Susan Lewis looks ahead to the opening of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season; and Jason Peifer visits the InterAct Theatre Company as they stage Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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Creatively Speaking
2:04 pm
Sat October 21, 2006

Otto Werner Mueller

This week, Otto Werner Mueller at 80. Ahead of birthday celebrations at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, we speak with the veteran conductor and educator about his life in music; Jason Peifer looks ahead to this year's Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre; the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be the state's largest capital project ever. We look at the fate of artists and arts organizations that'll lose their work spaces to accommodate the $632m project; Susan Lewis sits in on an unusual music master-class.

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Crossover
9:50 am
Sat October 21, 2006

Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

This week's Crossover is a Jazz-Classical double header. Jill Pasternak welcomes Eric Mintel, jazz pianist and composer, and violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn. Both are Philadelphia-born artists and have carved successful careers in their respective genres.

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