Arts

Few events in the life of a comedian equal the recording of a debut album. Out stand-up Samantha Ruddy will reach that milestone later this month, and she’s chosen Philadelphia’s Good Good Comedy Theatre for the occasion. Material for the album will be captured during two sets at the Chinatown venue on Oct. 11.

The chameleon-like Malachi Lily excels across a variety of artistic mediums. The Philadelphia-based nonbinary creator is equally at home as a poet, an illustrator and a curator, whose work interrogates the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and aesthetic expectations. Their curatorial work will be on display at Da Vinci Art Alliance in South Philadelphia, which presents “Temple of Sirius” from Oct. 6-27.

 

"Ragtime,” the landmark musical by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally, frankly addresses issues of racism, xenophobia, women’s rights and the immigrant experience.

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