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J. Hernandez and Victoria Rose Bonito in "Blood Wedding." Photo by Plate3Photography.com.

Only Two Weeks Left to See “Blood Wedding” with Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at Drexel

Only two weeks remain to see a rare staging of Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” as the Philadelphia Artists' Collective (PAC) teams up with students from Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to present the classic tragedy of revenge and deception. The show will run through Nov. 23 at Drexel’s Mandell Theater (3201 Chestnut St.).
David Kim taught a master class for selected students from the Drexel University Orchestra in preparation for a concert on Nov. 23. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone.

Philadelphia Orchestra’s David Kim Joins Drexel University Orchestra for Concert

World-famous violinist and concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim will join the Drexel University Orchestra from Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 23 in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (3141 Chestnut St.), beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Comes Back to Drexel, This Time in a Food Truck

"Top Chef" finalist Carla Hall and Drexel culinary and hospitality students will dish up Hall's famous hot chicken recipe and others at a food truck on Drexel's campus on Nov. 5.
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Philadelphia Orchestra to Premiere Drexel-Designed Interactive Concert App for Mobile Devices

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with engineers from Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, is launching a mobile app that will change the way audiences experience musical performances.
Evening wedge by Salvatore Ferragamo, black silk ottoman and satin with silver kid, circa 1940, Italy. Gift of Mrs. Robert G. McKay.

Italy Comes to Philly with “Men of the Cloth” Film Screening and Italian Footwear Event at Drexel

Italian fashion and culture descend on Philadelphia this October, with two events hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – a screening of a new documentary on Italian master tailors on Oct. 2 and a seminar on the rich history of Italian footwear on Oct. 15. The events are part of Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long celebration of Italian arts, culture and industry, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.
CultureSpots helps museum staffs to create and manage their own mobile audio tours that patrons can use before, during and after their museum or gallery experience.

Drexel Helps Launch New Tool that Creates Free Audio Tours for Museums

CultureSpots, a new mobile tool, eliminates barriers for small to mid-size museums and galleries that want to provide their visitors with a mobile audio tour experience. The free audio tour platform was created by Cliff Stevens, a local technology entrepreneur, whose goal was to make art and culture more engaging and accessible. The CultureSpots.com website will be live on Oct. 1, with an official launch event and demonstration on Oct. 22 held at Drexel University.
"Keys to the Collection" launches a game environment of the Barnes' beloved, world-renowned art collection

Jump Inside Virtual Paintings at the Barnes and Explore with a New App Created by Drexel

Drexel University’s School of Education created a new, interactive mobile application for young visitors of the Barnes Foundation. Using 3-D immersive graphics, the touch-screen app, entitled “Keys to the Collection,” launches a game environment of the Barnes’ beloved, world-renowned art collection. The app turns a visit to the Barnes into a game or can be used to explore the Barnes virtually from anywhere.
The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival is hosted annually by the People’s Emergency Center (PEC), a leading civic organization in the area.

Why Aren’t Artists Transforming Mantua and Powelton the Way They Did Fishtown or Northern Liberties?

A surprisingly high concentration of established artists live in the Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, according to a new study by a team of faculty and students from Drexel University. So why aren’t artists transforming those neighborhoods the way they did Fishtown or Northern Liberties? A number of reasons, according to the report, which outlines the challenges faced by artists and organizations in the area, including low public investment, the lack of a support network, a need for stronger connections between artists and the community and a lack of centralized communications efforts. The report also outlines proposed action steps to address these challenges.

Last Chance to See 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition at Drexel

"Powerful images of conflict, hope and daily life” (Associated Press) are currently on display as part of an exhibition of nearly 150 prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, which made its United States debut at Drexel University.

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How Do 'Snow White,' 'The Bachelor' and More Shape Our Views on Love? A Valentine's Day Q&A With Devon Powers

America is in love with love, and there is no better example of this than Valentine’s Day. With stores filled with red and pink cards and candy, jewelry commercials dominating the airwaves and “Love Actually” on a loop, mainstream culture can certainly influence the way we view love.

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International Students Have Friends as Soon as They Step on Campus, Thanks to Dragon Buddies

International exchange students must overcome language barriers and culture shock when they step onto Drexel's campus, but they do have friends from day one: Dragon Buddies, student volunteers who connect with them and help them acclimate to Drexel and Philadelphia.

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Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philly? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

The Philadelphia Daily News reported in September that the Confederate battle flag may be becoming a more common sight in the area. DrexelNow sat down with Mary Ebeling, an associate professor of sociology, to talk about the message and meaning behind the divisive symbol.