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By Bill Chenevert

Opera Philadelphia kicks off summer with ‘Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD’

Charlie Parker is easily one of the most iconic jazz artists of a certain generation. Lovingly referred to as “Yardbird” or simply “Bird,” his saxophonic prowess is damn near unparalleled.

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Posted Jun. 3, 2015 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Bill Chenevert

13 can’t-miss theater happenings

While most of our fine local theater outfits take a break until the fall, opportunities to catch amazing productions on stages across the city still abound.

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Posted Jun. 2, 2015 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Bill Chenevert

Roni Koresh's "Aftershock" led to some unexpected truths

The renowned choreographer's personal exploration of leaving his mother country of Israel for America’s shores comes to the stage for two nights.

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Posted Mar. 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Bill Chenevert

Spring theater in Philly: 10 shows to thrill & delight

From Edward Albee to Dirty Dancing and The Lion King

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Posted Mar. 18, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Queers and football mix tonight and what about Michael Sam?
By Bill Chenevert

It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
By Bill Chenevert

Alexander Peters, above, photographed by Alexander Iziliaev for Pennsylvania Ballet. The Pennsylvania Ballet is currently staging “Director’s Choice,” three distinct pieces: “After The Rain,” The Accidental” and “Grieg: Piano Concerto.” They’re striking and beautiful, and only the third resembles a truly grand and formal (PA) ballet. Maintaining their status as the premiere company in the [...]

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The most anticipated record releases of May and June
By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]