Tituss Burgess on Training Young Broadway Hopefuls at the Kimmel Center

On Monday, a handful of Broadway and television professionals came to Philly to kick off a weeklong musical theater intensive at the Kimmel Center. They’re here as part of the Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), which offers top-notch training to young musical theater hopefuls. At the end of the week, the youth will join their teachers and each other in “Generation,” a Broadway-style revue in which they’ll show off all the things they’ve learned throughout the Read more […]

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Rescue squad stays ready for the next emergency

  A rock face north of Ketchikan where KVRS members train. The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad was the first group on the scene of a deadly float plane crash near Ketchikan more than a month ago. They were the ones who discovered that there were no survivors, and, later, helped recover the remains. The wreckage, also, has now been recovered, and KVRS’s work on that incident is complete, but the group keeps busy, making sure they’re prepared for the next time someone needs their Read more […]


Inside Out, Written and Directed by Pete Docter

Director: Pete Docter (“Toy Story”, “Monsters Inc.”, “Wall-E”, “Up”) Main Cast: Amy Poehler (“Wet Hot American Summer”, “Baby Mama”) Phyllis Smith (TV’s The Office) Bill Hader (“Superbad”, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, “Her”) Lewis Black (“The Aristocrats”) Mindy Kahling (TV’s The Office and The Mindy Kaling Project) Running Time:  94 Minutes ______________________________________________________________________ Read more […]


SFMOMA Partners with Sightglass Coffee

Local Company Joins with Museum for New Coffee Bar in Expanded Building Release date: April 22, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the independent, San Francisco–based coffee company Sightglass. Operating a new coffee bar on the third floor of the museum when it reopens in spring 2016, Sightglass will offer visitors a selection of artfully handcrafted coffee beverages Read more […]


George Rickey sculptures receive some TLC

The kinetic sculptures of George Rickey are mesmerizing. Found on the lawns of both museum locations, these engineering feats perform an elegant metal dance with even the slightest breeze. The graceful movement requires a great deal of precision. If there is any weight displacement, or if any of the bearings aren’t properly lubricated, the “elegant dance” becomes more of a clumsy audition. That was the state of the museum’s three Rickey works. One piece in particular—Broken Columns—was Read more […]


Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show

Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound, coming to English from the Latin paradisus, from the Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos), derived from early Persian (Old Iranian and Avestan) words for “surrounding” and “wall,” or a walled enclosure, which came to mean a cultivated area, a garden. When museum director Stephan Jost suggested to Garden Club of Honolulu members Read more […]