28Jun
When Muses are Talking The World is Quiet Part 3

When Muses are Talking The World is Quiet Part 3

When Muses Speak Part 3: Now is the Time to Support the Arts By Laura Kincaid   Everyone has a Muse—the unseen ripples of our words, movement, and Art that drift into the world and grow into waves. When asked, the artists of the...Read More

27Jun
When Muses are Talking the World is Quiet Part 2

When Muses are Talking the World is Quiet Part 2

When Muses Speak Part 2: Art for Survival’s Sake By Laura Kincaid  It is hard to believe the world can ever be quiet again. Yet this past Father’s Day I sat at my desk—TV off, phone silenced—and listened to violinist...Read More

26Jun
When Muses are Talking The World is Quiet Part 1

When Muses are Talking The World is Quiet Part 1

When Muses Speak Part 1: Being an Artist in 2020 By Laura Kincaid  “There is an old Russian phrase,” Mikhail Zorich, director of the Multicultural Arts Exchange (MAE) tells me over the phone. Like all performing arts organizations,...Read More

14Jun
Always Go To Every Audition

Always Go To Every Audition

Most careers worth having, demand a lot of hard work and effort, and all too often that effort can end in failure.  However, failure can only last forever if you let it.  If you don’t get what you want, you need to pick yourself back...Read More

15May
Experience A Touch Of Asian Culture By Taking In A Multicultural Arts Exchange Performance

Experience A Touch Of Asian Culture By Taking In A Multicultural Arts Exchange Performance

More and more cities, including Philadelphia, are easing the stay-at-home restrictions that were put into place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The virus has infected millions of people across the globe and taken numerous lives as well. Only time...Read More

16Mar
The Ongoing Importance Of Multicultural Art Performances

The Ongoing Importance Of Multicultural Art Performances

Those in the Philadelphia area have plenty to see and do throughout the region. From great dining opportunities to amazing entertainment options, there are lots of options here. But it’s important not to forget about art performances staged...Read More

13Mar
What Do Children Get Out Of Live Theater

What Do Children Get Out Of Live Theater

Whether it’s a play, a dance performance, or live music, kids get a lot more than you think out of experiencing a live performance in Philadelphia, PA. While many parents reserve kids’ only live performances for their little ones,...Read More

28Feb
Diversity in Art Performance is More than a Trend

Diversity in Art Performance is More than a Trend

Back in September of 2016, Americans for the Arts issued a statement that read, "cultural equity is critical to the long term viability of the arts sector." With that, many organizations have taken a very similar stance and strive to support...Read More

11Feb
Kit Crissey: A Life of Education and Music

Kit Crissey: A Life of Education and Music

Kit Crissey: A Life of Education and Music By Laura Kincaid A few times a year, a Concert Hall at Shaare Shamayim in Philadelphia fills with chatter in Russian. By the door, an older gentleman in glasses greets everyone with a kind smile. He speaks...Read More

5Feb
The Vikings Rhapsody

The Vikings Rhapsody

The Viking Rhapsody: New Music from the Eagle’s Nest By Laura Kincaid A steady techno rhythm with a strong bass comes from the keyboard. The thrum of an electric guitar slides in. You are transported to a dark night illuminated with neon city...Read More

28Jan
The Ongoing Importance Of Multicultural Art Performances

The Ongoing Importance Of Multicultural Art Performances

Those in the Philadelphia area have plenty to see and do throughout the region. From great dining opportunities to amazing entertainment options, there are lots of options here. But it’s important not to forget about art performances staged...Read More

27Dec
Types Of Traditional Jewish Folk Dances

Types Of Traditional Jewish Folk Dances

Heading out for a night on the town often involves the same old routines, including right here in Philadelphia. For example, there is always the option of going to dinner and a movie. Some individuals even like to head to carnivals and fairs....Read More

5Nov
Ladino: A Language Resurrected (Part 2)

Ladino: A Language Resurrected (Part 2)

“Music is a universal language,” Sarah Aroeste says. “If it moves you, it doesn’t matter what language it’s in.” Sarah Aroeste is one of the premier Ladino performers and writes original songs in Ladino, the...Read More

31Oct
Ladino The Lost Language of the Jews of Greece

Ladino The Lost Language of the Jews of Greece

“My grandfather used to say he was a Turk from Greece but spoke Spagnol,” Sarah says. “He was a proud Sephardic man.” Like so many across the United States, Sarah Aroeste grew up learning about her heritage from family...Read More

18Oct
The Benefits Of Exchanging Culture Through Performance

The Benefits Of Exchanging Culture Through Performance

We live in a world where our differences seem to be more definitive than our similarities. We constantly struggle to understand and connect in meaningful and enriching ways. Many of us want to change this, but we do not know-how. One incredible...Read More

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