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New play opening by Pulitzer Prize-winning Ijames

The curtain is soon to rise as South Philly native and Pulitzer Prize-winner James Ijames is set to show his new play Abandon at Theatre Exile starting April 27. Abandon will be the final production...

Friends, bandmates and movie creators

Growing up on opposite sides of Broad Street, Fabian Farina and Mariano Mattei never imagined they’d end up on the same team. Now they are making movies and winning awards together.  “I was on the west...

Philly Theatre Week is here

Philadelphia theatergoers will have plenty to choose from as the curtain rises on the sixth annual Philly Theatre Week. More than 100 performances over an 11-day span fill the schedule for the region’s busiest week...

Funding for coffee/wine/music venue

The Ars Nova Workshop, which recently moved into the former Boot & Saddle bar on Broad Street, will receive funding from the Presser Foundation to help support general operating costs. The Presser Foundation was established...

An intimate setting for live music

Pop-up basement concerts go back generations in South Philadelphia. Some of the greatest music artists like Marian Anderson were known to host gigs that included Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong in...

Long and winding road to Broadway

Giving up or going quietly were never options for James T. Lane. From growing up in the housing projects at 5th and Washington, to suffering a torn Achilles tendon, to falling down a hole of...

Plenty of South Philly options for Valentine’s Day

It’s not too late. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you waited until the last minute to find a special place to take your loved one, there are still plenty of great...

Travel back to 1960s South Philly

Theater audiences will be able to travel back in time to 1960s South Philly during a comic opera coming to the Helen Corning Warden Theater at 1920 Spruce St. Philadelphia’s prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts...

‘Geator’ gone but will never be forgotten

South Philadelphia legendary deejay Jerry Blavat, known by fans as “The Geator with the Heater,” passed away on Jan. 20. He was 82. Blavat’s family released a statement on Friday thanking friends, fans and supporters. “On...

Historical event will benefit Gloria Dei Church

Author Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr. will discuss the unique relationship between General George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette during February’s “Great Talks at Gloria Dei” event at the Historic Gloria Dei Church on Feb....
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