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My Philadelphia Story: A Tourist in My Hometown

I am a traveler, and several factors make travel unlikely for the nonce. Yet I am lucky to live in a city, and region, with infinite variety. As much I … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cape May Summer Club — Cape May Convention Hall

The sharp white dinner jackets and black bow ties tell one story. Tight harmonies on “Guys and Dolls” classics, “Fugue for Tinhorns” and “Luck Be a Lady,” tell another. Entertaining … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shaw and Stratford Festivals — Canadian Assurance

 Consistently theatrical greatness lies just across the U.S. border at the two ends of the Canadian province of Ontario. I first attended the Stratford Festival in 1976 when the actors … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Treasures from Korea: Art and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty — Philadelphia Museum of Art

 “Treasures from Korea,” the current featured exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, can be appreciated on so many levels, it’s difficult to decide which to emphasize. The blend of … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Broadway Roundup — After Midnight, Macbeth, Richard III, Waiting for Godot, Etc.

So far this Broadway season has been the year of the bravura performance.        Repertory has been responsible for some of that. Bona fide stalwarts Mark Rylance, Patrick Stewart, and … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis — Philadelphia Museum of Art

   When I was a teenager, I collected and decorated my bedroom with post cards and posters I bought at art museums. I didn’t know  the names of all of … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

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