Arts & Entertainment

South Philly filmmaker hits home run with new movie

In his days as a high school baseball player at the Girard Academic Music Program, John DeStefano Jr. probably dreamed about playing in the big leagues. His bat didn’t get him there, but his love...

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...

South Philly resident’s movie goes mainstream

Nick Lanciano was looking for a hero when Superman swept in and saved the day. As a 10-year-old boy growing up on Wilder Street in South Philly in the late 1970s, Lanciano went to the...

Online art sale will benefit student scholarships

The Brodsky Center at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host a special online Spring Print Sale on May 27th and 28th, offering works of art by acclaimed contemporary artists at discounted prices. Twenty...

Philly native Boggs publishes Spike the Wonder Dog

By Tom Waring South Philly Review Philadelphia native Bill Boggs has done a lot in the entertainment field in his long career, including hosting a syndicated television show called Southern Exposure, based in High Point, North...

The beat goes on for South Philly band ‘The 1940s’

A few months ago, the biggest problem was deciding whose playlist would dominate the speakers on the long car rides to each gig. Feeding off the success of its debut EP “Marconi”, the South Philly...

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...

Paradigm’s Insider Picks exhibitions are bringing the South Philly art community together virtually

Like seemingly most businesses in the coronavirus economy, Paradigm Gallery + Studio has been forced to sub-out its standard business practices for a more virtual form attracting customers. Being the inventive entrepreneurs they are,...

Local artist will illustrate ‘Tiger King’ comic book

Joe Paradise was introduced to Joe Exotic the same way everyone else was. Paradise, a lifelong local artist and illustrator, satisfied a craving for what he playfully called “trash TV” with a two-night binge watch...

Theatre Philadelphia launches $200K in relief micro grants for theater workers

Theatre Philadelphia announced the Theatre Philadelphia Emergency Relief as a response to the needs of the region’s theater workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with a pool of $200,000, Theatre Philadelphia will award micro-grants...
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