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Fall Arts Preview

Every year we look ahead to the arts and cultural fall season with the Fall Arts Preview on the XPN Morning Show. This year, the features will air September 6-9, 2011. Be sure to tune in as Michaela Majoun puts the spotlight on a variety of visual and performing arts in our area, including Bowerbird,
Cemetery, The Clay Studio, and Philadelphia Poetry Scene.

Beginning September 6, Michaela will be featuring
The 2011 Fall Arts Preview on the XPN Morning Show

September 6 - Laurel Hill Cemetery

An important historical landmark and the first cemetery in the nation to be designated a National Historical Landmark, last resting place of many famous Philadelphians, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

Listen to Michaela Majoun on the Fall Arts Preview Listen and learn about Laurel Hill.

September 7 - Philadelphia Poetry Scene

CA Conrad, who just won a Pew Fellowship for his own poetry, also helps get the word out about venues and readings, and he'll give us a sense of the rich poetry scene and some of the events coming up this fall.

Listen to Michaela Majoun on the Fall Arts Preview Listen to CA Conrad reading four poems from his latest book, The Book of Frank, published by Wave Books

Listen to Michaela Majoun on the Fall Arts Preview Listen to CA Conrad discuss poetry with Michaela.

September 8 - Bowerbird

Presenters of cutting edge experimental music, dance and film outline their mission and their upcoming season.

Listen to Michaela Majoun on the Fall Arts Preview Listen to more information about Bowerbird.

September 9 - The Clay Studio

One of the nation’s and world’s leading organizations in the ceramic arts, known for nurturing rising talent in the field and for educating the local community.

Listen to Michaela Majoun on the Fall Arts Preview Listen to learn about The Clay Studio.

Find more information on unique performances, emerging talent in music, film, visual arts, and more at these websites.


ARS Nova Workshop
Network for New Music
R5 Productions
Orchestra 2001


A PACE (Poet Activist Community Extension) action is organized for September 24 as part of 100,000 Poets for Change - to promote social and political transformations.
CA Conrad
Poets and Prophets
Kelly Writers House
October Gallery Panoramic Poetry
New Philadelphia Poets
Philly Sound


Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe
The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival is a curated festival of the world’s most cutting-edge, high-quality performing arts groups who are invited by the Festival’s Producing Director Nick Stuccio.
Gender Reel Festival
XPN Welcomes The Philadelphia Film and Music Festival 2011
Popped! Festival
Manayunk Eco Arts Festival


Pennsylvania Ballet
Founded in 1963, The Pennsylvania Ballet begins their 2011-2012 season with RUSSIAN SUITE: Ratmansky & Balanchine in October and the classic George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER™ in December.
Bodies of Text III - Philadelphia Center for the Book
MM2 - One Word
Awakened Ruins - Lawrence-Herchenrother Dance Company
Dance4mia - Sixth Annual Season Preview: DANSE4NIA Repertory Ensemble 6th Annual Fall Concert
Painted Bride Art Center - Danco on Danco
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Chunky Move, Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Champions of the Dance)
Headlong Dance Company
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers


McCarter Theatre - Ten Cents A Dance
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - The Big Bang
Iris Theatre Company - The Greek Theatre Project
The Actors Center - Improv Comedy: The N Crowd
University of the Arts - In the Blood
The Hedgerow Theater - The Good Doctor, Black Coffee and more
Open Stage Harrisburg - A Lie of the Mind, The Santaland Diaries
Lantern Theater
1812 Productions

Visual Arts

The Clay Studio
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, Collab: Four Decades of Giving Modern and Contemporary Design
Main Line Art Center
Philadelphia Art Alliance - Miss Rockaway Armada
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - here.
Demuth Museum -Chasing Inspiration: The Art of the Newswangers


Bryn Mawr Film Institute - film history discussion series (September - December)
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia 14
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Secret Cinema: The Mummy, Secret Cinema: The Thief of Baghdad
The Colonial Theater - Silent Film and Pipe Organ Concert
International House Philadelphia
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Premiere of Through the Weeping Glass by the Quay Brothers


National Liberty Museum
Founded in 1995, the Nation Liberty Museum's goal is to "preserve America’s heritage of freedom by fostering good character, civic responsibility and respect for all people." It is the home to over 200 exhibits and works of art.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
The Philadelphia History Museum
African American Museum in Philadelphia
National Museum of American Jewish History
The Academy of Natural Sciences
American Swedish Historical Museum
National Constitution Center