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New public art unveiled at South Street on the Schuylkill River

Whether strolling on the boardwalk, cruising down I-76 or racing in a kayak, passersby along the Schuylkill River at South Street will now be welcomed with a kaleidoscopic piece of public art. Unfurled across three...

New exhibition transforms vintage furniture through colorful embroidery

Through Nov. 23, Paradigm Gallery and Studio, 746 S. 4th St., is hosting a new exhibition, Obsolescence, featuring the work of Swedish-based artist Ulla-Stina Wikander. Marking her first solo exhibition in the United States, Wikander,...

Launch party for Leonardo da Vinci- themed festival takes over Palumbo Park

From balloon modeling of the Mona Lisa to a robotic arm sketching the “David” sculpture, local artists gathered at Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine St., on Thursday night to reinterpret the work of timeless Renaissance...

New Mural at St. Thomas Aquinas encourages inclusion and peace

Tucked away in the parking lot of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community, a new mural revealing a rainbow of colors has enlivened the Point Breeze neighborhood.  But, the diversity suggested in the artwork exists well...

Former Point Breeze resident and graduate of Headlong Performance Institute produces new web series 

In her places of residency spanning across the globe, actress and filmmaker Irina Varina noticed the same gender stereotypes throughout any continent she called home.  Whether in her home country of Uzbekistan or recent residence...

South Philly resident stars in Irish play at The Drake

On opening night of Inis Nua Theatre’s latest production, “The Night Alive,” thespian Mike Dees was feeling a little anxious in the stage’s wings.  Marking his inaugural role tackling a multidimensional character, the Dickinson Narrows...

New exhibit at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens uses self-portraits and audio to tell immigration stories

A collection of sculptures has been dispersed throughout the mosaic open-air labyrinth of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. The nine life-size figures, though, could nearly go unnoticed, as the artwork harmonizes seamlessly with Isaiah...

Parx Casino to host Sid Mark’s Sounds of Sinatra Anniversary Concert Oct. 27

To honor Sid Mark for his long and celebrated career, Parx Casino will host Sid Mark’s Sounds of Sinatra 63rd Anniversary Concert and Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27. Since 1956, Mark has entertained generations of...

New mural reveals the life and legacy of Ed Snider

A former blank concrete slab at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue is now radiating with variegated shades depicting youth athletics and academics. For Ed Snider, the late chairman of Comcast Spectacor, these were cornerstone missions...

Annual Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Concert set for Sunday, Oct. 20, at South Philly High...

From Giacomo Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, a scope of classical sounds will soon resonate throughout the halls of South Philadelphia High School.  Seasoned and emerging musicians from across the Philadelphia region will convene at...
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