Wicked Philadelphia

Creatively Speaking
4:09 pm
Sat July 17, 2010

BalletX in July--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Wicked Philadelphia Continues

As BalletX turns 5 years old, Susan Lewis considers the contemporary ballet company and its summer program.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's recent interview with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

As part of a companion series to his latest book Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th-century, grave-robbing scandal that reached from the city's poorest to the highest ranks of its medical elite.

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Creatively Speaking
12:53 pm
Sat June 19, 2010

Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Ancient Rome Exhibition--Wicked Philadelphia, Continued

Jim Cotter speaks with Yannick Nezet-Seguin - the new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra - and gets reaction to his appointment from orchestra musicians and management.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks back to Yannick's first visit to Philadelphia in 2008.

Susan Lewis takes us to Ancient Rome. The latest exhibition at the National Constitution Center examines how the classical influence helped shape America.

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Creatively Speaking
9:29 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Pianist Yuja Wang--Historical Soc. of PA-WICKED PHILADELPHIA--Renovated Baptist Temple at Temple

The newly renovated Baptist Temple first opened on March 1, 1891.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Kimmel Center recital debut of Curtis-trained pianist Yuja Wang on April 29, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers the evolution of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, the Society is now celebrating the centennial of its Philadelphia landmark building.

As part of a companion series to his latest book Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th century grave-robbing scandal.

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Creatively Speaking
3:18 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Picasso and the Avant-Garde--Avenging Angel of the Organ World Cameron Carpenter--Wicked Phila.

Three Musicians, 1921, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, Oil on canvas, 80 1/2 x 74 1/8 inches (204.5 x 188.3 cm), A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new exhibition, Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris.

Cameron Carpenter fancies himself as the avenging angel of the organ world. He dresses in white - with rhinestones. He plays with a phenomenal technique. And he wants to change everything. David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to his upcoming concert at the Kimmel Center.

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Creatively Speaking
12:16 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Let's Pretend We're Married--Philagrafika 2010--Wicked Phila & the Story of Occultist George Lippard

Let's Pretend We're Married, starring Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs, will be at the Independence Foundation Black Box at The Prince Music Theater from February 2nd to 14th.

Jim Cotter speaks with Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite. Let's Pretend We're Married, the hit show they created for 1812 Productions, returns to the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. It will run from February 2 to 14th.

Susan Lewis considers Philagrafika 2010, a Philadelphia-wide international art show celebrating the role of the print in contemporary art.

And as part of a companion series to a new book called Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.

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Creatively Speaking
3:30 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

River North Chicago Dance Co.'s Artistic Director--Time for Three--Wicked Phila.--Video Art at ICA

Jim Cotter speaks with Frank Chaves, Artistic Director of River North Chicago Dance Company. The company is performing in Philadelphia this week as part of a tour celebrating its 20th anniversary season.

David Patrick Stearns reviews the latest recording by the trio Time for Three, and speaks with the group.

In the second part of a companion series to a new book called Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.

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