By TOM PURDOM The Cold War ended with a surprising lack of hoopla, given the importance of the event. The threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had hung over the world since I was 12 years old, and the long confrontation between the super powers had affected every American. The […]

By Dario Sarlo Featured on LocalArtsLive This year, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts asks its audiences the question: “If you had a time machine…” Over the course of the month-long festival events will cover numerous historical events from the Big Bang onward. On Sunday afternoon (April 7) in Verizon Hall the time machine’s […]

By Tom Purdom This is the time of year when all good little music lovers open their mail to see what Philadelphia’s music organizations have decided to perform this season. Here are a few items from my mail that sparked some extra interest from a music devotee with highly personal tastes.[…] The Fall of the […]