CultureWire

CultureWire is the Alliance's blog for arts & culture news, resources, opportunities and more. Get the best of CultureWire in your inbox quarterly by opting in to receive newsletters in your philaculture account settings. 

Creative Montco unveils 10-year plan!

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Nancy DeLucia
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09/24/12

More than 220 people gathered at Montgomery County Community College on September 13th to kick off Creative Montco's 10-year plan to nurture and expand arts, culture and the creative economy in Montgomery County.

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Opera’s Gunn to promote American works in Philadelphia

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David Patrick Stearns
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09/12/12

Opera singer Nathan Gunn was appointed director of the opera company's American Repertoire Council, a role in which he'll give special attention to the opera company's current 10-year commitment to producing an American opera annually.

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Rosa Parks' Congressional Gold Medal goes on display at African American Museum

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Vernon Clark
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08/01/12

With the presentation of a small blue box, the African American Museum in Philadelphia received a giant national treasure Tuesday as it was lent the Congressional Gold Medal bestowed on Rosa Parks, known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement.

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Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Awards $140,000 in Grants to 25 Philadelphia Cultural Organizations

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07/26/12

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $140,000 in grants to 25 Philadelphia arts and cultural organizations. The Foundation supports organizations in a range of artistic disciplines with an emphasis on arts education and community-based arts programs.

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Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Selects 1812 Productions to Receive 2012 George Bartol Arts Education Award

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07/26/12

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation has selected 1812 Productions as the 2012 recipient of the George Bartol Arts Education Award, the first theatre company to receive this award. The Award is given to an organization that provides sustained, meaningful exposure and participation in the arts; that demonstrates an active engagement in the lives of its students and community; and that maintains high artistic standards for its faculty and students.

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Brandywine River Museum names new director

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Stephan Salisbury
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07/14/12

Thomas Padon, the Vancouver Art Gallery's assistant director and director of its international partnerships, has been named director of the Brandywine River Museum, the museum announced Friday.

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Philadelphia's Cultural Sector Featured in US Airways Magazine

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06/19/12

Philadelphia's rich cultural sector is being featured in a special section of the June US Airways Magazine. The US Airways Magazine, with a readership of over 3 million, is one of the most widely read in the country. The Cultural Alliance, working with the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), coordinated and co-produced the special section.

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Staff Picks: Summer Movies!

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06/20/12

Summer is here! And as much as we love al fresco dining and daytrips down the shore, certain hot, humid evenings are best enjoyed in artificially-cooled comfort. For this edition of Staff Picks, the Alliance staff have shared some of our favorite movies for your summer viewing pleasure. From teen horrorSo update your Netflix queue, crank up the A/C, and enjoy!

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Upper Darby Elementary Arts Programs Under Threat

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Karim Olaechea
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06/13/12

Upper Darby School District widely recognized for its award winning music and theatre programs. But like many schools across the state, these programs are under threat as administrators contend with another tough year of education funding.

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Theatre Horizon breaks ground at new Norristown home

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M. English
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06/12/12

A few weeks ago Theater Horizon took a bold step, breaking ground... or concrete... to mark the beginning of construction of their new performance space at a former Bell Telephone building in Norristown.

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