Northeast Times

 Articles by Ruth Rovner

A lifelong love of music

When Alan Taylor first retired after 42 years working for Conrail, he looked forward to leisure time, but wasn’t sure how he’d use it.


Local students present a musical revue Dec. 13 at Kimmel Center

This Friday evening, Dec. 13, youthful talent will be on display at the Kimmel Center.


Northern Liberties harpist is soloist for a U.S. premiere

A Northern Liberties harpist will perform as a soloist at a Philadelphia Orchesta multimedia concert this weekend that includes film.


Walking for a worthy cause

A Fishtown man will be playing a key role in organizing the 27th annual AIDS Walk Philly this year.


Lifelong devotion

Local activist is dedicated to battling AIDS epidemic.

When the annual AIDS Walk Philly takes place this Sunday, Oct. 20, Robb Reichard of Wissinoming will be there — just as he’s been every year since his first walk in 1988.


Jack of all trades

The last time Fox Chase actor David Bardeen was onstage at the Lantern Theater, he played the role of the chief rabbi of Amsterdam in the company’s remounting of the highly successful play New Jerusalem. It was the opening production this season.


Exploring ‘Endgame’

In the Arden Theatre Company’s current production of Endgame, only four actors are on stage. Two of them, Nancy Boykin and Dan Kern of Elkins Park, play the roles of husband and wife — the same role they have in real life.


A family affair

For its holiday show, the Walnut Street Theatre is presenting the award-winning musical The Music Man. Because the story involves a con man promising to teach children how to play in a marching band, the cast  includes 30 local youngsters. 


Behind the scenes, he has a starring role

Northern Liberties resident Dan Schultz runs the show behind the scenes for the Walnut Street Theatre.


The role of a lifetime

Fishtown resident and singer Sarah Beckham will perform in ‘La Boheme’ at the Prince Music Theater. It was the very opera that inspired her to start her performing career.