Coverage of arts in Philadelphia


Sketching Theater: RIZZO (Theatre Exile)

Artist Aaron Krolikowski provides first-hand accounts of events. Not in words, but in sketch.


Art Exhibit Celebrates Trisha Brown’s Creative Milieu

New exhibit focuses on the choreographic works and also the lesser-known drawings created by dance maker Trisha Brown.


SUITE N˚2 (Encyclopédie de la Parole / Joris Lacoste): Fringe review 55

Part chorale work, part theater, and part compelling curated art, this peculiarly affecting piece examines the diversity of contemporary communication.

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Back in White: Philadelphia’s fourth annual DÎNER EN BLANC

The elegant group picnic returns with entertainment by DJ Sabeel Chohan, dance troupe The Canarsie Wobblers, and The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret.


#DigitalFringe: The Fringe Festival gets digital

The 2015 Fringe Festival introduces a new component, Digital Fringe, an online platform where artists working in digital media can share their work.

"Dancing with Lady Luck" by Willow Bader.

Art and Taste of Shabbat: Selections from the collection of Richard Rosenfield at the Old City Jewish Art Center

For forty years, Richard Rosenfeld built up a private collection of art work as he worked as an art dealer. Now, the collection form the center of an exhibition at OCJAC


Shhhhh! C’mere. Have you heard about the Night Market?

“There are so few secrets left in life, I wanted to make something where you can’t put it in a search bar and get it.”

An excellent example of traditional impressionism in Tea Time Abroad by Annie Traquair Lang

The Artist’s Garden (PAFA): Watch the women bloom

A new exhibit steps into the Garden Movement of American art.


First Friday April 2015: Top arts picks from PaperClips

Here are some Top Picks for what not to miss this First Friday, April 3, handpicked for you by PaperClips.


[visual] Art Made in China at PII Gallery

Considering every Ming vase and iPhone is made there, Chinese imports are curiously negatively stereotyped in the United States. Old City’s PII Gallery counters this with its new exhibition of emerging Chinese artist Jinming Huang,

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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.

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.


EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN (Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble/FringeArts): Letting go of expectations and having fun

As a child of the sixties who used to go to “happenings” (our version of Fringe) and a devotee of several self-help modalities, I knew I had to go to EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN, .

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Blend Theatrics): A sweet treat for the season

Holiday magic is alive and well at the Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater.

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TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL (Society Hill Playhouse): The annoying ex you never wanted to see

This 90-minute cabaret featuring of three bitter divorced women and a newspaper pen pal crams heartless bubble gum jingles and cheap laughs into the plot of a confused Lifetime special.

Josh Carpenter (left) as Pip and Sally Mercer as Miss Havisham in the Arden Theatre Company’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Photo by Mark Garvin.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Arden): Exceeds all expectations

With a perfect combination of passion, pride, storytelling, and imagination, the Arden Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS is a thrilling night of theater.

A gargoyle overlooks the entrance to Eastern State Penitentiary’s TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS (Photo credit: Krystle Marcellus)

TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS (Eastern State Penitentiary): Philadelphia’s top halloween attraction

Now in its 22nd year, this theatrical production ranks among the top haunted-house attractions in the US.

Chloe Felesina dancing for BalletX. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

BalletX Shines at Art After 5

The performance encapsulated the company’s signature combination of strong technique and quirky choreography.

Aaron Cromie with puppets in Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen’s THE BODY LAUTREC (Photo credit:

THE BODY LAUTREC (Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen): Fringe Review 53.2

Aaron Cromie’s good-natured portrayal reflects the real Lautrec, who retained his artist’s eye and famed geniality even as he joined his friends in their sad retreat into alcoholism and the dementia of syphilis.