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Virtual benefit for South Philly guitar great Pat Martino

A local jazz cafe will launch a livestream event to raise money for South Philly guitar legend Pat Martino. The internationally adored jazz guitarist has endured serious health issues and hasn’t performed since November 2018,...

South Philly natives’ award-winning film comes to Amazon

Three summers ago, filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini took over the 1900 block of S. Jessup St. and the 1200 block of McKean St. with lights, cameras and action.  Maintaining a small...

Art gallery seeks South Philly-inspired art in new open call

Calling all creators, can you depict the prettiness and grittiness of South Philly? In one of its latest open calls, the Da Vinci Art Alliance is seeking producers of all crafts to capture the sights,...

Luk Fu joins South Philly casino menu

The list of meal choices at the soon-to-open Live! Casino and Hotel in South Philadelphia continues to grow with the addition of Asian-themed restaurant Luk Fu. Pronounced “Luck Foo,” the restaurant specializes in traditional authentic...

A serenade to Saturnalian

Second Street was a scene of celebration on Saturday as the Mummers saluted Saturnalian with a traditional serenade for winning the Fancy Brigade division in the 2020 Mummers Parade. Thousands gathered on the streets...

Flood damage causes strain on Marian Anderson’s home, legacy

Marian Anderson’s voice helped change the world. And it’s still needed. The famous opera singer was one of the most iconic and influential figures in both local and American history, breaking the color barrier as...

New movie surrounding unconventional love story films in South Philadelphia 

Since the infancy of filmmaking, romance has been idealized on screen. Though such narratives of love often reveal happy endings, in reality, these conventional conclusions aren’t always the case.  For Fabian Farina, an Argentine native who...

South Philly native and GAMP graduate shines at the Tony Awards

When James T. Lane was a senior at the Girard Academic Music Program, a ritual spring musical was not slated for the performing arts school that year.  For a rising triple threat, Lane, a 1996...

When mass layoffs ensue, creativity sparks for Philadelphia residents

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Philly resident Cassie Jones worked as a part-time manager at Painting With a Twist in Center City, a popular destination for parties and girls nights out where patrons...

Local illustrator, painter and tattoo artist opens new studio in Queen Village

As a child, Michael DiGiacomo would frequently find himself doodling images of Batman and Bart Simpson.  Mesmerized with the art of illustration, the young South Philly resident started sketching his own comics and cartoons, delving...
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