A model of grassroots longevity in an increasingly dysfunctional music industry, Guster continues to up its game with age. The purveyor of an exceedingly smart and sensitive strain of pop rock, the Boston-spawned quartet has carved out quite the self-sustaining career over the past 20 years, based mostly on its inspired live shows and stellar recent string of albums. The new Evermotion may be its best album yet—and how many bands with wives, kids and mortgages can pull that off? (Perhaps just one.)
It’s taken 20 years for this gorgeous update, and it’s striking to see how many acquisitions the PMA has made. More than 550 masterpieces are displayed in four sections: Asia, Europe, the Americas and Contemporary Art. Curators wrote detailed entries for many of the pieces, including those by Eakins and Rodin, Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, and Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)” (pictured).
More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected to lace up and meet at the starting line for the 20th anniversary of this cherished local event. Since 1995, the race has been giving back to kids and adults living with CF, a brutal inherited disease that affects the lungs and pancreas. This year’s beneficiary is Take a Breather, a Haverford-based nonprofit founded by Narberth native Matt McCloskey, who also has CF. Visit www.narberthrun.com.