Arts & Entertainment

Local resident films documentary surrounding successful immigrant-rights campaign in South Philly

With a DSLR camera in her hand, aspiring filmmaker Kristal Sotomayor causally attended a meeting last year surrounding a campaign to end the city’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) - an agreement that granted...

First public art portraying an individual African-American girl unveiled at Smith Playground

In the heart of the recently renovated Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St., a lifesize statue depicting an adolescent African-American girl grips a basketball as she contemplates her next move in the game.  Unveiled to...

Tribute showcase to Frank Sinatra and The Sopranos is coming to AC on Aug....

When an abrupt cut-to-black concluded one of the most eminent series in the history of television, turmoil erupted among millions of viewers.  In the moment, bewildered fans might have blamed the blackout on faulty TVs,...

The Liaoning Ballet Of China Recreates The Magic Of Mulan On Stage...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 2019) –  Liaoning Ballet of China (Hua Ballet), one of China’s most famous ballet ensembles, has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works and performing...

Maybe the last time, I don’t know: The Rolling Stones at Lincoln Financial Field

Unless you count a 2016 compilation of blues covers virtually nobody listened to, the Rolling Stones haven’t released an album’s worth of new recorded music since 2005’s underrated LP, A Bigger Bang. As a...

Local Indonesian dance group featured on live television 

The flavors and flairs of local Indonesian communities were showcased in front of a live television studio audience Friday night.  Through the Live Culture summer series of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia's public access television station, the South...

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...

Wawa Welcome event hosts a screening of new Marian Anderson documentary

Young women from across the city were celebrated through the legacy of Marian Anderson last week. A component of the six-day Wawa Welcome America festival, “HERstory: Uplifting Every Voice,” was hosted last Wednesday at the...

Lower Moyamensing thespian takes up storytelling in the historic district

After sprinting around Franklin Square on a humid morning last week, children seeking some shade and stories gathered around a circular bench nestled under an oak tree.  The youngsters were enchanted with a bell rung...

Workshop held in South Philadelphia contributes to new legacy mural

Depicting Philadelphia’s past and future, a medley of mosaics, maps and portraits will soon color the cityscape of 23th and Market streets. Developed from visions cultivated at citywide workshops, the new piece of public art,...
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