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Carols after a Plague · Donald Nally · December 8, 2021

5 Questions with Michelle Dorrance · December 1, 2021

What to expect when you return to our theatre next month · November 24, 2021

A visionary celebration of sound and motion · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · November 16, 2021

West Philly (is very) Welcome · October 26, 2021

Student Performing Arts Groups Take Center Stage · Platt Student Performing Arts House · October 20, 2021

5 Questions with Christopher Gruits · October 12, 2021

Video Celebration: Lila Downs · September 28, 2021

5 Questions with Alan Pierson · September 20, 2021

Celebrating National Dance Day · Caroline Leipf · September 17, 2021

An exciting return to being together · September 13, 2021

Film returns this fall · Maori Karmael Holmes · September 10, 2021

A Summer Hiatus · July 6, 2021

Two big announcements · Christopher A. Gruits · June 29, 2021

Recent Highlights: Apr – Jun 2021 · Katherine Blodgett · June 23, 2021

#MyAnnenbergStory continues to grow · June 15, 2021

5 Questions with Wang Lu · June 9, 2021

ListenUp: World Music · June 2, 2021

The Month of Moderns 2021 · Donald Nally · May 25, 2021

5 Questions with Matthew Neenan · May 19, 2021

Behind the Lens · Rachel Messeck · May 11, 2021

Checking in on #MyAnnenbergStory · May 4, 2021

Until we meet again (in person), Philadelphia Children’s Festival · Caroline Leipf · April 29, 2021

5 Questions with Ayodele Casel · April 22, 2021

Feintuch Family Lobby Dedication · Rachel Messeck · April 20, 2021

5 Questions with Kun-Yang Lin · April 15, 2021

Celebrating our 50th anniversary · Christopher A. Gruits · April 8, 2021

Recent Highlights: Jan – Mar 2021 · Katherine Blodgett · March 30, 2021

5 Questions with Rennie Harris · March 23, 2021

One Year On · Christopher A. Gruits · March 18, 2021

Find wonder and fun with Flip Fabrique’s Blizzard · Caroline Leipf · March 12, 2021

Celebrating Early Music Month · March 10, 2021

Looking Back at Vessels · March 4, 2021

Dance eXchange – Free weekly dance classes for youth · March 2, 2021

5 Questions with Thomas Kraines & Kinan Abou-afach · February 22, 2021

Laughter, Love and a Lobby · February 22, 2021

Digital dance abounds in February · February 19, 2021

Checking in with some family favorites · February 16, 2021

5 Questions with Michael Novak · February 9, 2021

Paul Taylor: A Video Retrospective · February 2, 2021

5 Questions with Samara Joy & Pasquale Grasso · January 28, 2021

Remembering Julia Lang Mally W’83 · January 26, 2021

Join Pilobolus to connect through balance · Emily Kent · January 20, 2021

Adapting and optimizing live performance for the virtual stage · Madeline Bell · January 15, 2021

Happy holidays · December 23, 2020

From rehearsal rooms to Zooms—Penn performing arts student groups innovate during COVID-19 · Rachel Messeck · December 18, 2020

Our digital season continues in 2021 · December 17, 2020

ListenUp: Pianist Sullivan Fortner · December 11, 2020

A Lifetime of Service: Celebrating Usher Milestones · Beth Jamieson · December 9, 2020

Story Time with Stim Returns · December 2, 2020

5 Questions with Janet Eilber · December 1, 2020

Dance, Romance, and Gender Fluidity: Aviva Film Discussion · Deborah A. Thomas · November 23, 2020

Our 2019-20 Impact Report · Rachel Messeck · November 10, 2020

5 Questions with Veronica Swift · November 5, 2020

Discussion: Medieval Poet Dante Alighieri · Eva Del Soldato and Mauro Calcagno · October 26, 2020

Caution! Beware! Haunting Halloween Fun Ahead · Rebecca Goering · October 22, 2020

5 Questions with Meg Bragle · October 20, 2020

#BecauseOfArtsEd amidst a pandemic · Caroline Leipf · October 15, 2020

Families can get up and moving with 5 easy arts activities · October 13, 2020

5 Questions with Tivon Pennicott · October 6, 2020

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month · September 28, 2020

5 Questions with Pam Tanowitz · September 22, 2020

Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland and the unsurpassable BodyVox · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · September 15, 2020

T-VOCE goes virtual this fall · September 10, 2020

5 Questions with Santino Lo · September 8, 2020

Our fall 2020 digital season takes the performance to you · September 1, 2020

Tiny Desk Concerts by Annenberg Center Artists · August 31, 2020

Just keep dancing! · Caroline Leipf · August 27, 2020

5 Questions with Dorothy Wilkie · August 25, 2020

David Parsons/Parsons Dance: A tour-de-force · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · August 24, 2020

Reflection: Jazz as protest music · Alexander Freeman · August 19, 2020

5 Questions with Caleb Teicher · August 17, 2020

5 Questions with Maori Karmael Holmes · August 13, 2020

BlackStar Film Festival · August 12, 2020

Koresh Dance Company uses film to respond to our current times · August 4, 2020

Take a New Victory Arts Break · July 28, 2020

ListenUp: Dance Me / Music of Leonard Cohen · July 21, 2020

5 Questions with Emmet Cohen · July 20, 2020

A lobby full of masterpieces · Lynn Marsden-Atlass · July 15, 2020

The joyful a cappella of Nobuntu · July 14, 2020

A feast of digital content from the Dunedin Consort · July 13, 2020

5 Questions with Natacha Diels · July 8, 2020

5 Questions with Tyshawn Sorey · July 7, 2020

Mark Morris Dance Group Video Vault: The Early Years · July 6, 2020

The Guggenheim’s Works & Process Virtual Commissions Series · July 1, 2020

The phenomenal Bill T. Jones · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · June 30, 2020

Dr. Guthrie Ramsey’s A Spiritual Vibe, Vol. 1 · Alexander Freeman · June 25, 2020

Live Event: So Percussion Solos · June 24, 2020

A virtual trip to Paris with Paul Taylor Dance Company · Christopher A. Gruits · June 22, 2020

Good games and new tricks with Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat · June 18, 2020

Sweet Honey in the Rock honors Juneteenth with an evening of spirit and song · June 17, 2020

From London to your couch: enjoy National Theatre plays at home · June 17, 2020

Reflection: Art Is How We Justify Our Existence · Madeline Bell · June 16, 2020

An update from our Executive & Artistic Director · Christopher A. Gruits · June 16, 2020

Live Premiere: A Digital Reinvention of Martha Graham's Immediate Tragedy · June 15, 2020

Story Time with Stim · Jaden Cloobeck · June 11, 2020

A salute to trailblazer Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre of Harlem · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · June 10, 2020

Philadelphia School of Dance Arts celebrates 60th anniversary · June 9, 2020

A 40-year love affair with MOMIX · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · June 8, 2020

A message from our Executive & Artistic Director · Christopher A. Gruits · June 4, 2020

Join us tomorrow on YouTube Live for pianist Jenny Lin · May 27, 2020

Take in Penn's glorious Morris Arboretum from home · May 27, 2020

Spotlight on composer James Primosch, Professor of Music at Penn · Alexander Freeman · May 27, 2020

ListenUp: Zeitgeist Playlist · May 27, 2020

The Crossing's new album CARTHAGE features music by James Primosch · Madeline Bell · May 26, 2020

ListenUp: New Music Playlist · May 21, 2020

Penn generations join forces in harmony as part of Israel's worldwide Independence Day celebration · Kristin Winch · May 20, 2020

Dig into Penn Museum At Home with the whole family · May 20, 2020

Artists lead a national conversation in the Abbey Theatre's Dear Ireland video series · Madeline Bell · May 20, 2020

Danú vocalist Nell Ní Chroinin keeps our fond memories of live performing arts going strong · May 18, 2020

From Penn Today: Celebrated Penn alumnus John Legend surprises the Class of 2020 at the University’s virtual Commencement ceremony · May 18, 2020

Spotlight on Priscilla Felten, Wharton '20 · Katherine Blodgett · May 14, 2020

Master the art of doodling with Mo Willems · May 14, 2020

Penn honors composer Henry Threadgill with an Honorary Doctor of Music · Alexander Freeman · May 13, 2020

Stream Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' Faith Project/The Door for a limited time · Madeline Bell · May 13, 2020

ListenUp: World Music Playlist · May 13, 2020

Celebrate our Philadelphia Children's Festival's 35th birthday from home · May 7, 2020

Spot Gourmet Burgers owner Josh Kim responds to the COVID-19 pandemic by giving back to communities in need · Katherine Blodgett · May 6, 2020

ListenUp: Children's Festival playlist · May 6, 2020

Discover the best virtual activities from our Children’s Festival plaza partners · May 6, 2020

World music superstar Angélique Kidjo remains active on the virtual stage · Katherine Blodgett · April 30, 2020

The ultimate resource for all things dance on the web · April 29, 2020

ListenUp: Jazz Playlist · April 29, 2020

The Pennchants present Social Distance-SING, in partnership with Philabundance · April 29, 2020

Enjoy Enchantment Theatre Company's Peter Rabbit™ Tales with the family · April 28, 2020

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company's Shadow Play · April 23, 2020

ListenUp: Early Music Playlist · April 22, 2020

Stream Pilobolus' classic Gnomen at home · Anne-Marie Mulgrew · April 22, 2020

Penn alumnus John Legend participates in the #TogetherAtHome Concert Series · Rachel Messeck · April 22, 2020

Emmet Cohen continues to amaze us · April 21, 2020

Watch Einstein on the Beach through Apr 19 · April 16, 2020

Virtual Book Tour Discussion with Mark Morris and Wesley Stace · April 16, 2020

Virtual Tour of In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator · April 16, 2020

Melody's Mostly Musical Day with Steinway artist Jenny Lin · April 16, 2020

ListenUp: #GLASSFEST Playlist · April 16, 2020

Welcome to Annenberg Center @ Home · Christopher A. Gruits · April 7, 2020