Music to keep you hot through the fall

In the Cookie Jar Rita Ora Rita Ora consistently makes good old-fashioned fun pop music, and her latest, "Your Song," is no exception. The breezy...

Opera Philadelphia launches O17 Festival this month

Opera Philadelphia is bringing the city of Philadelphia into the spotlight with its inaugural fall festival, O17. Seven operatic productions, over the course of...

Lady Gaga is an Icon at her highest

Lady Gaga’s two-night performance at Citi Field Stadium in Queens, NY, marked lucky number thirteen stop on the 60-show Joanne World Tour, and by...

The end-of-summer music review

In the Cookie Jar —web extra As the end of the summer comes charging toward us, we can look back on the music that...

Splashing through summer

In the Cookie Jar Peppermint  As the season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has wound down (congratulations Sasha Velour!, we now will start to see some of...

From Lea to Mary, Summer anthems are here

In the Cookie Jar LEA MICHELLE  Glee star Lea Michele continues her evolution into first-rate pop princess with her latest release Places (Columbia Records). From...

“Fidelio,” by Ludwig van Beethoven at the Princeton Festival

Fidelio, Beethoven's only opera, has had intense political connotations since its first performance in 1805. In order to discuss this work and appreciate a production...

The Princeton Festival Presents “Man of La Mancha”

The June 10th opening night of this perennial favorite fully lived up to the high standards we have come to expect from the Princeton...

From Pop to Broadway, spring brings new beats

In the Cookie Jar Maroon 5 teamed up with Future for their latest foray, the smoothly groovy single “Cold.” While the video details lead singer...

“Motown” hits Philadephia again!

I've discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common — a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but...