As the economic downturn continues to bite, we speak with the City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer. Public forums are being held to get community input on the city's approach to arts and culture.
David Patrick Stearns reports on the final week of The Philadelphia Orchestra's tour of Europe and the Canary Islands.
We mark Black History Month by revisiting Susan Lewis' look at In Search of Missing Masters, a show of African-American Art at the Woodmere Art Museum in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
David Patrick Stearns introduces us to Yannick Nezet-Seguin . Philadelphia audiences get their first glimpse of the young French-Canadian conductor as he leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky this week.
Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, The Government Inspector.
Tom Keels uncovers Philadelphia's history as a brewery town and explores the city's current beer-making renaissance.