Arts and Culture News

News from the arts world.

Robert Osborne, Hollywood historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, has died at 84, according to the TV network.

Osborne's partner, David Staller, told the Hollywood Reporter that Osborne died in his sleep.

Opera Philadelphia recently announced the details of its inaugural 017 Festival, as 12-day festival featuring performances of five productions in diverse venues. A Tempo host Rachel Katz speaks with Opera Philadelphia's Vice President of Artistic Operations, David Levy, and New Works Administrator, Sarah Williams. Plus the week's news headlines.

Howard Shapiro reviews the revival Sunday in the Park with George with film actor Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway singing debut.

The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-2018 season includes a crowd-sourced project called Philadelphia Voices, a Leonard Bernstein centenary and more. A Tempo host Rachel Katz interviews Jeremy Rothman, the orchestra's vice president of artistic planning.

This week's show also includes the week's news highlights and an interview with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst about the role NEA funding plays in its programming and community engagement programs.

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