Arts & Entertainment

Check, Please! TV show showcases South Philly cuisine

Make your reservations to sample a taste of a new television show featuring several South Philly restaurants. “Check, Please!”, a WHYY production, features 39 restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which are visited by local patrons...

‘Geography Lady’ Alycia Larson sharing world knowledge with kids

Alycia Larson doesn’t mind if people don’t actually know her real name. Being known as “The Geography Lady” suits the 38-year-old South Philly resident just fine as she continues to spread her wealth of worldly...

Broadway Musical seeking actors to portray Michael Jackson

Do you have what it takes to portray the King of Pop? MJ the musical has announced a multi-city search for actors of all ages, including young performers to play Michael Jackson at age 10....

Mummers Results

STRING BANDS South Philadelphia Quaker City Fralinger Woodland Avalon Aqua Uptown Polish American Ferko Duffy Hegeman Greater Kensington During Greater Overbrook Pennsport Jersey STRING BAND CAPTAINS Denny Palandro (South Philadelphia) Jimmy Good (Quaker City) Stephen...

Can they do it again? Quaker City tries for back-to-back titles

It all starts on Jan. 2. “It's always my favorite day because we put everything aside and we stop,” said Harry Brown, Jr. in the back room of the Edward O’Malley Athletic Association building in...

Giving Back: A Mummers Tradition

It was six years ago when Mummer Bill Mulligan, a recovering alcoholic, went to the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House and realized the limited resources the city’s veterans had.  “I went in there and they brought...

Raw Street Productions marches on

“It's a hurdle to become a nonprofit, but once you do, it makes everything so much more accessible for you,” said Gianna Lozzi Wolf as she sat at a makeshift wooden dinner table serving...

Former Mummers broadcaster, string band member and music businessman writes first children’s book

Whether designing string band costumes or moderating panels at the CBGB Music and Film Festival, South Philly native James Donio has dabbled in a gamut of artistic experiences.  However, the now-Collingwood resident has recently embarked...

American Swedish Historical Museum explores climate change

Though the American Swedish Historical Museum spotlights Scandinavian past, the cultural institution’s current exhibition elevates the Nordic region’s present and, perhaps, its future. “Nordic Changes: Works by Diane Burko,” which runs at the Packer Park...

East Passyunk Crossing resident recognized as a Pew fellow

Maria Shaplin often lights up the room. Whether inside a warehouse or the Wilma, the East Passyunk Crossing resident has spent the last 20 years mastering the art of lighting design for a spectrum of...
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