From a very young age, life has been a dance for choreographer Matthew Neenan.
Though we think of it as preeminently an artistic device, improvisation is an essential part of life.
The work of multimedia artist Sam Durant is firmly rooted in social activism, and the French pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay brings equal rigor to her on-stage playing and her offstage education innovations.
By: Kevin McElvaney Artistic genius and personal struggle often go hand-in-hand. And though clowns are usually thought of only as light-hearted harbingers of joy and merriment, the sad tale of […]
When it comes to writing songs, Lucy Dacus says almost nothing is off limits. Almost.
By: Kevin McElvaney Though it’s en vogue to trumpet cultural diversity, there’s a reason Disney, McDonalds and Starbucks have become global forces. Cultural imperialism is what happens when, through colonization […]
The composer, arranger, recording artist, (and later, producer) Van Dyke Parks played a crucial role in shaping the sound of 20th century pop music. Though he’s got a respectable catalog of […]
Articulate with Jim Cotter is a weekly TV arts magazine show, bringing you fresh and unique stories that explore the variety, quality and heritage of creativity in our region while also showing how art speaks to us in our everyday lives.
Articulate is funded by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation.
Jim Cotter is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past decade of his thirty-year career reporting on the arts in Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Ireland where he began his broadcasting career before moving to the U.K. where he worked for BBC Radio Wales and the BBC World Service. Jim has worked all over the world, including in Europe and Asia to report on The Philadelphia Orchestra's tours.