Will Philly’s indie venues have to give up their independence to survive?

Marc Geiger, co-founder of the Lollapalooza festival in the 1990s, has formed SaveLive, a venture that he has called a “bailout solution” to the national indie venue crisis. But it comes with strings.

This is the one piece of music you need to hear now to calm your election jitters

For 10 or 11 minutes in your life, all is well. Nothing else exists.

This is the one piece of music you need to hear now to calm your election jitters

For 10 or 11 minutes in your life, all is well. Nothing else exists.

Philadelphia Orchestra assistant conductor Erina Yashima takes the baton

The conductor brought both polish and great expressivity to works of George Walker and Dvorak.

Philadelphia Orchestra assistant conductor Erina Yashima takes the baton

The conductor brought both polish and great expressivity to works of George Walker and Dvorak.

Could gift sales be Philly museums’ last best hope for a revenue bump in this devastating year?

Retail sales — largely online — have proven to be a relatively sturdy source of revenue for most pandemic-burdened museums. Look for a new pop-up shop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this week.

Could gift sales be Philly museums’ last best hope for a revenue bump in this devastating year?

Retail sales — largely online — have proven to be a relatively sturdy source of revenue for most pandemic-burdened museums. Look for a new pop-up shop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this week.
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Try these family activities to keep the election jitters at a low simmer this week

Enjoy outdoor storytime at Chew Playground, pick up a free crafting kit for upcoming virtual workshops, stretch Halloween into Nov. 1 at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Meet the star of that viral video of Philly voters dancing for joy: ‘They can’t break us down’

"The thing about our joy is that it makes us what we are," said Klinton Cooper.

Met Museum pays tribute to Philly-born brothers who make art with social justice in mind

W. Paul Galiczynski, 62, a lifelong Kensington cement contractor by trade, began painting in earnest only four years ago, He's been dubbed "the River Wards' Norman Rockwell."

Things to do this week: All things Halloween, Sam Smith, Lil Dicky's party, Día de los Muertos, movies at Wells Fargo and more

Plus Philadelphia Film Festival, Parks on Tap, First Sunday at the Barnes and Philadelphia Museum of Art, and more.

Lorene Cary’s #VoteThatJawn finds a musical voice in world premiere | Review

Cary was the impetus for a new work by Kenji Bunch that uses Walt Whitman's poem about the 1884 presidential election as its inspiration.

Where in the world is Elvis Costello? On his new album, he’s all over the place.

Shemekia Copeland and Adrianne Lenker also have strong new releases.

‘ExtraOrdinary’: WHYY to air film about former Monsignor Bonner teacher who could someday be named a saint

Produced by one of the Rev. William "Bill" Atkinson's former students, the documentary tells the story of the Delaware County priest who didn't let quadriplegia stop him.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, now online, has become a critical source of serenity

This week's online concert pairs pieces by Gabriela Lena Frank and Mendelssohn reaching across cultural boundaries.

Kristin Chenoweth’s show at the Kimmel Center show got postponed in March. Now Broadway’s Glinda is back, in ‘The Witches' movie, and she’s missed you.

The actress who originated the role of Glinda in Broadway’s "Wicked" plays the voice of Daisy, a mouse who has a pivotal role in the live-action film, streaming now on HBO Max.

Netflix acquires Idris Elba’s shot-in-Philly ‘Concrete Cowboy' movie

The film made a splash last month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Philly had midcentury abstract expressionists, too. Get to know them in Woodmere’s new show.

Sam Feinstein, Quita Brodhead, and other members of the short-lived Group ’55 are in the limelight in the new exhibition.

David Brigham is leaving PAFA to run Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Brigham, 56, will leave the post Nov. 30 to become CEO at HSP.

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