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The Powel House: Utilizing Historic PhilaLandmarks as venues for the arts

Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015, the Powel House is hosting an array of special events in the fine and performing arts throughout the year.

UNCLE ANDY, an upcoming feature film by Abby Warhola and Jesse Best (Photo credit: Courtesy of Warhola Films, from a photo by James Warhola, 1975)

Art in the Family: An inside preview of UNCLE ANDY (Warhola Films), a family biopic of Andy Warhol

Members of Andy Warhol’s family are preserving their personal recollections in a new film project, UNCLE ANDY: THE ANDY WARHOL FAMILY FILM.

Buck Schirner and Daniel Fredrick in Mickle Street at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3. Photo by Mark Garvin.

MICKLE STREET (Walnut): There is more to life than theatrics

Philadelphia playwright Michael Whistler’s latest play, Mickle Street, shows Oscar Wilde, 27, searching for an identity and seeking out advice from older poet Walt Whitman.

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Irish Eyes Still Smiling: LAFFERTY’S WAKE back at Society Hill Playhouse 17 years later

In 1997, Inquirer theater critic Douglas J. Keating attended the world premiere of LAFFERTY’S WAKE, an interactive Irish-style play conceived by Susan Turlish and her cast of local actors.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar: March 2015

January | February | March | April | May | June July | August | September | October | November | December Private Lives. By Noël Coward. January 13–March 1, 2015. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street. walnutstreettheatre.org. Under the Skin. By Michael Hollinger. January 15-March 15, 2015. Arden Theatre Company, 40…

Jeanne Sakata at Courage in Action, University of Washington Library Special Collections, Feb. 22, 2014, photo by Joe Mabel

A “real” American isn’t just a white American: Jeanne Sakata and the Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi. Part 2 of the interview with the playwright of HOLD THESE TRUTHS (Plays & Players

Jeanne Sakata gives another interview on her moving play HOLD THESE TRUTHS, about Gordon Hirabayashi’s battle with the Supreme Cour to stop the injustices of Japanese American internment camps.

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“We are not nearly as special as we think we are!”: Denise Shubin gives a candid interview about the Philadelphia theater community

For almost three decades, hundreds of theater artists and young companies spread their wings at the Shubin Theatre, Denise Shubin’s converted house on Bainbridge Street.

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Kerouac and Google Maps: ON THE ROAD by GPS

Head northwest on W 7th St toward 7th Ave. Take the 1st left onto 7th Ave. Turn right onto W 39th St. Take the ramp onto Lincoln Tunnel. Parts of this road are closed Mon-Fri 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Entering New Jersey.

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Nora Gibson’s dance by the (prime) numbers

“I respect how mathematicians approach their work and I feel I have a kinship with that in my approach.”

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Finding art in taking risks: Doug Williams

“I have hated this play sometimes,” says Doug Williams. Strong words, when you’re talking about something you’ve written yourself.

Three Sisters by Henri Matisse. Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation.

Theater in the Galleries: Renegade and the Barnes collaborate with SUBJECT: WOMEN

The Barnes Foundation and the Renegade Company are collaborating on a series of 15 minute theatrical interpretations of the works in the Barnes collection as part of the FREE First Sunday Series.

David Nikolas as Maurice Mullinsin A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED at Hedgerow Theatre. Photo by Ashley LaBonde

A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED (Hedgerow): There’s something spooky backstage

A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED may contain all the usual elements of a typical who-dunnit, but it’s spirit lies elsewhere

Photo by Laurent Ziegler.

Yo Adrian! ROCCO boxing-dance hits FringeArts

Created by acclaimed Dutch choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten, ROCCO pits male dancer-fighters against one another in a suite of choreographed bouts

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Keep That Phone Out: LiveNote Nights with The Philadelphia Orchestra

You might have noticed: cell phones are an integral part of modern life. Yet every time you go to a performance art show you are instructed: Turn It Off!

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Meta-morphing Kafka’s Gregor: Interview with director Rebecca Wright in THE METAMORPHOSIS, (Quintessence Theatre Group)

Henrik Eger talks to director Rebecca Wright about her work and influences.

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OTHELLO (Curio): A different approach to an iconic tragedy

This original take on OTHELLO has more the feel of a farcical comedy than an ironic tragedy

James Warhola (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artist)

An Interview with Jamie Warhola: Honoring Andy Warhol on the 28th anniversary of his death

Today marks 28 years since Andy Warhol’s death. Deb Miller talks to his nephew, illustrator Jamie Warhola.

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THE GAMBLER: (dir: Rupert Wyatt) Movie review

When a film is highly anticipated it goes one of two ways: either it lives up to the heady expectations or it unceremoniously flops.

Photo by: Alexander Iziliaev

WINTER SERIES 2015 (BalletX): Sizzling Despite the Snow

BalletX is on fire. Their winter series provides Philadelphia with the perfect antidote to the cold-weather blues.

Daniel Fredrick, Sabrina Profitt and Buck Schirner in MICKLE STREET. Photo by Mark Garvin.

MICKLE STREET (Walnut): Whitman and Wilde meet and then they talk

Life imitates art far more art imitates art.