Arts & Entertainment

New exhibition at Paradigm explores the possibility of paper

Conventionally, paper acts as a carrier for various forms of art. Whether a canvas for oil paints or a sketchbook for drawings, paper rests at the core of many creations. But, in its latest...

South Philly actors star in new play bridging Greek tragedy with suburban life

Some Greek tragedies tell stories of wars, others of plagues. The Wilma Theater, though, is depicting another kind of lasting calamity - middle-class suburban life. In a world premiere written exclusively for the Wilma HotHouse...

South Philly natives produce award-winning short film starring big-name comedians

It’s often suggested to write what we know. For filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini, the visionaries knew hanging on street corners, treating neighbors like family and saying local slights like “strapper.”  Dreaming...

Palumbo’s theater program reaches new ‘Heights’

Just a few years ago, the students of the Academy at Palumbo were performing under the dull glow of an old overhead transparency projector. The Bella Vista high school, however, eventually swapped its makeshift...

South Philly resident and native foster new jazz music with the Kimmel Center

Ranging from Arabic to Cuban flares, local residents have juxtaposing jazz composition with multicultural twists. Running through June, the Kimmel Center is hosting its sixth annual Jazz Residency program - a nearly yearlong extensive process...

Philadelphia’s Singing Competition for People in Addiction Recovery kicks off tonight in Point Breeze

More than two dozen people in addiction recovery will show off their best vocals to a panel of judges in front of a live public audience Friday night competing to be crowned the city’s...

Flavors on the Avenue street festival set for next Sunday on East Passyunk

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents Flavors on the Avenue street festival on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The city’s first big food festival of the spring will feature...

Across South Philly, record stores reap the benefits of the 12th annual Record Store...

For South Street’s Repo Records, Record Store Day brings in as much revenue as the business would in any other two-week period. That’s how big it is. “It's the biggest day of the year,” Repo’s...

Local dance company celebrates founder’s 101st creative work with performance at Annenberg Center Live

At the core of his choreography anthology, Kun-Yang Lin says audiences may notice a sense of “Qi” - a Chinese philosophical concept surrounding the flow of energy inherent through all of life. Whether described as...

Dave Hause brings it on home to Boot and Saddle

The unmistakably Philly punk stalwart Dave Hause, whose last album was appropriately titled Bury Me in Philly, made his way to Boot and Saddle Wednesday night with his band The Mermaid for the first...
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