This busy Philly theater pro is using his sudden downtime to do one kind deed a day

As Philadelphia's stages have gone dark during the coronavirus pandemic, arts world dynamo Bryan Buttler has shifted gears to become a lean, mean, people-helping machine.

This busy Philly theater pro is using his sudden downtime to do one kind deed a day

As Philadelphia's stages have gone dark during the coronavirus pandemic, arts world dynamo Bryan Buttler has shifted gears to become a lean, mean, people-helping machine.

Bob Dylan has just dropped ‘Murder Most Foul,’ his first original song in 8 years

Our music critic puzzles through some of the mystical clues of the 17-minute epic about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Bob Dylan has just dropped ‘Murder Most Foul,’ his first original song in 8 years

Our music critic puzzles through some of the mystical clues of the 17-minute epic about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Philly artist captures the magic of D-Nice’s big virtual dance party

This Philadelphia artist captured the moment when D-Nice reached 100K followers at his wildly popular Instagram Live dance party, Homeschoolin' at Club Quarantine with this digital painting, "Live Healing"
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Philly artist captures the magic of D-Nice’s big virtual dance party

This Philadelphia artist captured the moment when D-Nice reached 100K followers at his wildly popular Instagram Live dance party, Homeschoolin' at Club Quarantine with this digital painting, "Live Healing"
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Judy S. Gelles, accomplished artist, photographer, and filmmaker, dies at 75

Ms. Gelles began her artistic journey with a photo of her son David in his playpen. She became a visual diarist and created a unique project allowing children to say what they cared about.

Already our socially distant friends, podcasters say listeners need a distraction from coronavirus

“I don’t think its weird to talk about ‘Survivor’ right now," Cesternino said. "It’s really a great distraction. There’s no sports. The normal world is nothing like it’s supposed to be. ‘Survivor’ for the time being is very normal.”

How do you conduct virtual choir practices with more than 300 kids? The Philadelphia Boys Choir is learning how.

Since March 16, the choir’s four boys’ ensembles have been hosting nine Zoom rehearsals every week.

Greta Thunberg’s family memoir sends an urgent message to us all | Book review

"Our House Is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis" focuses on the harrowing years that preceded the Nobel Peace Prize nominee's time in the spotlight as an environmental activist.

A real-life Cinderella story set in the Gilded Age | Book review

Rose Pastor Stokes was a penniless Russian Jewish immigrant, socialist, and union organizer, who in 1905 married James Graham Phelps Stokes. the scion of a wealthy WASP family.

‘The Grace Kelly Dress’ redefines storybook ending | Book review

Brenda Janowitz's novel is about a wedding gown that ties together three generations of brides, each of whom represents a unique time and place in pop culture.

‘Rocky’ persevered. That’s one of the reasons you told us this classic never gets old.

We invited readers to watch the the movie "Rocky" this weekend while they were stuck inside, and weigh in. “Go Stallone,” said one. ""He was unhappy with the way his career was going ... so he took control."

Let’s all watch ‘Rocky’ this weekend. One movie, one Philadelphia.

Looking for something to do? Take another look at 'Rocky', and we'll all compare notes about what makes it a classic.

Virtual gallery and museum tours offer art therapy during a difficult moment

Nearly all museums have spent the last couple of decades digitizing their collections, and the amount of art available to be seen online is staggering.

Philly’s Pew Charitable Trusts, a $6 billion philanthropy, names new CEO

Susan K. Urahn, the nonprofit’s current executive vice president and chief program officer, will take over as president and CEO beginning July 1.

This rising-star just opened her first solo art show in Philly. Then came the coronavirus closures.

“I was sad when I realized that people wouldn’t be able to come and see the work,” said Patricia Renee’ Thomas, a grad student in fine arts at Penn. The gallery representing her, Kapp Kapp, hopes to extend the show when it reopens.

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