Author: Ellyn Wexler

Pritchards Lobby Congress for Music Education in Public Schools

Joe Pritchard and his daughter, Olivia, recently joined with fellow members of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation to lobby Congress for funding music education in public schools. Photo | Submitted

“Nobody doesn’t love music,” said Joe Pritchard, who firmly believes in the value of instilling that love in children as part of a well-rounded education. He acknowledged that such thinking is also intrinsic to the future of his business, Kentlands’…

Wine Harvest to Close After 20 Years

Photo | Phil Fabrizio The Wine Harvest kitchen will shut down on June 30, but the store will remain open for a few more days so the community can come in and reminisce, purchase wine and beer, and bring in food from outside.

Alas, the community is losing a beloved Market Street institution. Andy, Randi and Marty Meyrowitz, longtime owners of The Wine Harvest, have announced that they are closing their cozy neighborhood gathering place. “A confluence of events, a lot of different…

It’s Greek for Me: ‘Circe’ Reimagines Sorceress as Heroine

Circe

I got back to the gods in May. No need for concern. I was not undergoing a spiritual transformation. Instead, I had the illuminating and pleasing experience of reading Madeline Miller’s “Circe.” The 2018 novel—its stunning cover art; its mix…

Ovations Theatre’s ‘Hair’ Aims to Engage, Inspire and Empower

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Local residents Matthew Rubin (above, left; Lakelands), Jonah Schwartz (lower, left; Quince Orchard Park), Madelyn Fox (center; Lakelands), Jack Rosenberg (above, right; Lakelands) and Sam Salem (lower, right; Lakelands) star in the Ovations Theatre production of “Hair,” opening June 14 at the Kreeger Auditorium.

Darnell Patrick Morris thinks that the groundbreaking and controversial rock musical that opened on Broadway in October 1967 is still relevant. As such, Ovations Theatre’s producing artistic director chose “Hair” for the musical theater education and performance program’s eighth- through…

‘Angels in America’ on View at Framer’s Choice Gallery

Image | Alexander Anufriev “The Angelic Chariot” s one of the oil paintings by Alexander Anufriev currently exhibited at the Framer’s Choice Gallery on Main Street.

Alexander Anufriev has traveled a long way―both geographically and artistically. The Moscow native’s creative life started at age 4 when the local newspaper published his  charcoal drawing of a stuffed eagle. Since then, the Kentlands resident has evolved into a…