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FDR Park to host Flower Show in 2021

A nearly 200-year tradition is moving to South Philadelphia, at least temporarily. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced it is relocating the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in June in hopes that...

Chris’ Jazz Cafe in danger of closing

A fundraising effort is attempting to keep the curtain from closing on Chris’ Jazz Cafe. The popular music venue at 1421 Sansom Street hosts about 500 shows a year and is the longest continuously running...

Screening of ‘Midnight Oil’ documents refinery explosion

Scribe Video Center will host an online screening of Bilal Motley’s documentary feature Midnight Oil on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Midnight Oil chronicles the controversial last days of the now-shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in...

Singing her heart out

Marissa Chalker keeps a deep secret somewhere beneath her beautifully powerful voice.  Once upon a time, the alto opera singer experienced a bit of stage fright in front of large groups of people. You wouldn’t...

Theatre Exile’s D-Pad extended through Dec. 20

There’s still time to catch the first production of Theatre Exile’s 2020-21 season as Jeremy Gable’s D-Pad runs through Dec. 20. D-Pad, explores the world of independent gaming through the lens of a female...

29 micro grants given to black artists as new round announced

The Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia recently handed out 29 micro grants to theatre artists. Each of the 29 grants was $200 and was given to black artists who live in the Philadelphia area. Donations...

South Philly’s Dominic Costa showing his range on screen

It takes a pretty good acting performance to believe Dominic Costa can be a bad guy on the big screen. The South Philly native is enjoying a blossoming acting career, which sometimes calls for portraying...

Fumo Library holding fundraising auction

Help the Fumo Family Library by purchasing a gift for a loved one this holiday season during a silent holiday online auction. Items up for auction include autographed Harry Potter books, a series of...

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show shares in the spirit of giving

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, the oldest outdoor art show in the country, will be offering a virtual holiday pop-up gallery Nov. 28 through Dec. 15. The 93-year-old tradition of annually sharing fine...

Trio of local filmmakers focuses on gun violence in the city

He’s seen the shootings and violence, and the heartbreak that followed on the streets of  Philadelphia. Anton Moore decided it needed to be shared with a larger audience. Moore, a community activist and founder of...
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