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Play starring South Philly thespians explores 1970s-1980s communist China

Exactly 30 years ago to the very day, tumult erupted in Beijing, as thousands of pro-democracy protesters were ambushed by assault rifles and tanks around the city’s Tiananmen Square. The Chinese People's Liberation Army executed...

The arrival of World War I troop reenactment set for Saturday, June 8

Throughout the year 1919, World War I troops returning to the homefront were celebrated along the banks of the Delaware River. With brass bands reverberating and American flags waving, crowds collected on piers in...

New gallery space aims to feature local photographers and artisans while fostering community outreach

A new Bella Vista gallery space is striving to bridge fine art photography and artisan crafts with the interests and needs of the local community. Seeking a place to implement this vision while also...

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre features two South Philly residents in an acrobatics show

The art of partnered acrobatics requires coordination, cooperation and trust - ideas that similarly comprise a community. In its latest performance, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, a local movement-based performing arts ensemble, is reprising its...

South Philly band set to release debut “Marconi” EP

There’s a certain rite of passages South Philadelphian adolescents tend to experience. Pursuits commonly include attempting alcohol buys at corner stores, meeting up with friends at nearby parks and, at one point or another, dreaming...

South Philly resident and PA Ballet principal dancer takes the final bow

Close to 26 years ago, Bella Vista resident Ian Hussey sat in the crimson velvet seats of the Academy of Music as he watched Pennsylvania Ballet’s signature production of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.” Over the...

Young female choirs draw vocalists from the Mid-Atlantic region

From the Camden Waterfront to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, budding Philadelphia vocalists are partnering in song and spirit with singers around the Mid-Atlantic. Whether seizing the stage of Carnegie Hall or staircases at the Philadelphia...

New Philadelphia’s Magic Garden Exhibit displays self-portraits of Isaiah Zagar

Years before the word “selfie” was coined, prolific multimedia artist Isaiah Zagar captured his own self-portraits. While the award-winning muralist is recognized by his kaleidoscopic works of public art, much of Zagar’s creative compendium encompasses...

Plazapalooza is coming back this weekend, and it’s better than ever

Plazapalooza is back. The beginning-of-summer event held annually by the South of South Neighborhood Association will officially become a decade old this Saturday, May 11, for its 10th annual festival. This year’s event will...

Passyunk Square resident produces audio-kinetic sculpture performance

When multimedia artist and Drexel University professor Joshua Ben Longo was a young child, he cherished a small blanket named Dobby.   As a visionary particularly responsive to senses, Longo recalls the object’s softness but...
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