From ‘Soul’ to ‘Lovers Rock’ to ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ celebrating the new Black music movies

There's been a welcome explosion this winter of dramatic films that put vintage Black music front and center.

Album reviews: Barry Gibb gives Bee Gees classics a country makeover

The Avalanches and Zephaniah Ohora also have new releases of note.

Album reviews: Barry Gibb gives Bee Gees classics a country makeover

The Avalanches and Zephaniah Ohora also have new releases of note.

The Philly film #SayTheirNames is an astonishing tribute to Black women who moved social justice forward

It's a revelation how many movements were started by women, "and Black women in particular,” says soprano Karen Slack, who conceived of the project.

The Philly film #SayTheirNames is an astonishing tribute to Black women who moved social justice forward

It's a revelation how many movements were started by women, "and Black women in particular,” says soprano Karen Slack, who conceived of the project.

The best things to do this weekend: MLK Day events, museum reopenings, a superhero skate and more

Plus cook with Michael Solomonov, Rufus Wainwright and more.

The best things to do this weekend: MLK Day events, museum reopenings, a superhero skate and more

Plus cook with Michael Solomonov, Rufus Wainwright and more.
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Philly-raised author Sadeqa Johnson talks about ‘Yellow Wife,’ her haunting novel about slavery

The Carver Engineering and Science grad's fourth book was named one of the most anticipated historical novels of 2021 by O, the Oprah Magazine.

Philly’s Leslie Odom Jr. won’t brag, but he steals the show as Sam Cooke in ‘Miami’

The Tony winner for 'Hamilton' has his second role of a lifetime as the great American pop star Sam Cooke in Regina King's "One Night in Miami" on Amazon Prime Video.

Philippe Tondre earned his place among Philadelphia Orchestra oboe ‘legends’ in his soaring concerto debut

The new principal oboist takes the spotlight in the Mozart concerto, but is a vivid presence throughout this week's entire program.

One Book, One Philadelphia chooses a book of poetry as this year’s selection, a first

“The Tradition” by Jericho Brown, a Pulitzer Prize winner, will be distributed to Philly middle- and high-school students and available at Free Library branches and online.

The Biden-Harris inauguration show will feature Jon Bon Jovi and Willingboro’s Ant Clemons

This rising star out of South Jersey is part of an impressive list of talent for a 90-minute TV special next Wednesday night.

Ex-CBS3 anchor Jessica Dean is headed to Capitol Hill for CNN

Dean has worked as a correspondent in the cable news network’s Washington bureau since the fall of 2018.

From Havertown to ‘Bridgerton’: Tom Verica talks about working on Netflix’s hot new costume drama

The actor-turned-director said one challenge of filming the period romance was shooting four ballroom scenes in five days. One with parrots.

This Penn student writes YA novels with her sister. Their new book is ‘close to perfection,’ Kirkus says.

"One of the Good Ones" is a genre-bending story of racial injustice. We spoke with Maritza Moulite (a Penn grad student) and her sister Maika (a Howard grad student), daughters of Haitian immigrants.

Philly rock band RFA just released a fabulous album. But are they even a band anymore?

Is this the swan song for one of Philadelphia brightest young bands?

Jazmine Sullivan speaks on her struggles, spiritual growth, and her sultry new release, ‘Heaux Tales’

Heaux Tales, Jazmine Sullivan's new release, is deeply inspired by the conversations women might only have with each other.

Album reviews: Steve Earle’s tribute to his son Justin, ‘McCartney III’ and Margo Price

Earle's album brim's with love and reconciliation. McCartney just wants to have fun. Price brings down the house at live at the Ryman.

Chris’ Jazz Cafe is doing a weeklong benefit festival to survive until stimulus kicks in

For JazzAid, more than 60 top-shelf musicians will play livestreamed sets from the club, performing to an empty house. The benefit festival streams nightly Jan. 9-16.

‘Permian Monsters’ will appear at last at Academy of Natural Sciences

The new exhibtion features weird animatronic creatures, fossils, artwork, and a look at an early period of the earth's history.

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