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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Curio Theatre Company, 16May13)

What they say it is: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover by three actors who portray more than a dozen characters. This meta-theatrical spoof is a “deliberately tatty affair” repleate with air violin, saunas and a desperately inaccurate Canadian accent – something Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle … Continue reading

Philly Winds Woodwind Ensemble (William Way Community Center, 10May13)

What they say it is: Rebecca Simon (fl), Ross Gombiner (ob), Bob Stanley (cl), Lorraine Jewett (bsn), and Rachel Braddick (hn) will perform the music of Darius Milhaud, Claude Debbusy, Wolfgang Mozart, Irving Fine and Paquito D’Rivera. This one was a bit off the beaten path for Tara and I; though we both share a … Continue reading

PIFA Street Fair (Broad Street, 27Apr13)

What they say it is: The Street Fair is the culminating event of the spectacular 31-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. On April 27, 2013, the Kimmel Center will close Broad Street for an all-out extravaganza, capturing the magic and mystery of this year’s PIFA theme, “If You Had a Time Machine…”  Food vendors, … Continue reading