The best things to do this weekend: Chill Moody, Kennett Square beer festival, Liz Phair, cocktail class, goat walk, and more.

The best in-person and virtual events in the Philadelphia area happening this week.

The best things to do this weekend: Chill Moody, Kennett Square beer festival, Liz Phair, cocktail class, goat walk, and more.

The best in-person and virtual events in the Philadelphia area happening this week.

A Philly arts organization is addressing racism and sexual misconduct after its summer implosion

PlayPenn, a Philadelphia arts organization, is addressing racism and sexual misconduct after its summer implosion. New board members and staff are joining, hoping to diversify the group.

A Philly arts organization is addressing racism and sexual misconduct after its summer implosion

PlayPenn, a Philadelphia arts organization, is addressing racism and sexual misconduct after its summer implosion. New board members and staff are joining, hoping to diversify the group.

When are Philly concerts coming back? There’s good news and bad news.

Some outdoor indie concerts could happen sooner than you might think, with masks and distancing and luck. That's the good news part.

When are Philly concerts coming back? There’s good news and bad news.

Some outdoor indie concerts could happen sooner than you might think, with masks and distancing and luck. That's the good news part.
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Photos in ‘The Black Civil War Soldier’ by Deborah Willis remember a quest for freedom

Eminent scholar Deborah Willis, who grew up in North Philadelphia, says Black soldiers’ Civil War photos were sending a message: “That there was and will be a Black future.”

The best kids events in Philly this week: Walk with goats, pop-up at Bartram's Gardens, learn about Ona Judge, and more.

The best in-person and virtual things to do with your kids this week in Philadelphia.

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Women and Black composers are finally being welcomed into the classical music world. It will be game-changing. | Peter Dobrin

Anyone listening to concerts, recordings, and broadcasts over the past year may be sensing an age of new possibility. Where we go from here feels limitless.

In first outing in a year, Paul Taylor dancers look as fine as ever

The Paul Taylor dancers looked as wonderful as ever, fit, fluid, and fully rehearsed, even dancing full-out in masks.

Longwood Gardens is planning a $250 million makeover that will be its biggest ever

Construction begins in March at one of the Philadelphia region’s top tourist attractions, in Chester County. Weiss/Manfredi is the architect, with gardens and pools by Reed Hilderbrand.

Penn Museum has hired its first Black director, who pivoted from physics to antiquities

Christopher Woods has been running Chicago's renowned Oriental Institute since 2017. He walked away from physics to make a career of his college hobby: the ancient Sumerian language.

‘Sin Eaters’ world-premiere at Theatre Exile is the next big virtual must-see

The "sin eaters" in this crackling new noir are content moderators who gatekeep content for social-media platforms.

Some skulls in a Penn Museum collection may be the remains of enslaved people taken from a nearby burial ground

Potter’s fields that were scattered over the land where Penn now stands were dug up and human remains removed for study, including some skulls in the museum’s Morton Collection, a new report says.

This Montco student’s award-winning script about anti-Asian prejudice is now a radio play

"Pandemic" was a first-place winner in the 2020 Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ festival and was chosen to be produced with the help of theater professionals.

New release from the Weather Station is 2021′s first great indie-pop album

Two other new releases of note come from jazz greats Archie Shepp & Jason Moran, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Digital shows have brought in 10 times the audience for Philly’s PCMS, real money, and maybe a new business model

In the first few months of COVID-era operations, the local concert presenter's digital enterprise has racked up some eye-popping numbers.

Florence Price’s ‘Piano Concerto’ is a knockout in Philadelphia Orchestra’s first performance

Pianist Michelle Cann is exquisite in the Digital Stage concert featuring the original orchestration of Price's stunning work.

Review: A different kind of American odyssey in ‘Nomadland’

Frances McDormand plays a van dweller journeying through the American West in Chloe Zhao's “Nomadland.”

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