Arts & Entertainment

A musical tribute to Steve Weiss

They bang the drum in memory of Steve Weiss. In August, percussionists from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for a three-day festival and pay homage to Steve Weiss, who helped grow the local...

BeWILDerment to open at Da Vinci AA

The Da Vinci Art Alliance at 704 Catharine St. will celebrate the opening of BeWILDerment by artists Phyllis Anderson, Sarah Bloom and Sadie Francis on July 27. The trio of artists with contrasting styles came...

Sweet success for South Philly band Miss Cantaloupe

A crossroads at a coffee shop planted the seed for Miss Cantaloupe. The five-piece local band, hailing mostly from South Philly, can thank its continued success to a gutsy venture dreamed up by lead vocalist...

Telling stories of the Jewish experience

Jesse Bernstein is ready for the big stage. The East Passyunk resident will take over as artistic director of Theatre Ariel, Philadelphia’s only professional theater company dedicated to telling stories of the Jewish experience.  Bernstein becomes...

Fresh Artists puts students in the spotlight

It was a picture-perfect weekend for aspiring artists at the Philadelphia Flower Show. As FDR Park in South Philadelphia was filled with flowers and horticulture enthusiasts, many young artists had a chance to showcase their...

Music with a message

Tony Enos would like other gay musicians to have a better opportunity than the one he carved out for himself.  The South Philly resident, raised near 5th and Porter streets, released a new album on...

Clef Club seeking donations for upgrades

A local music venue is hoping to jazz the place up through a fundraising campaign. The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts at 736 S. Broad St. is amping up a landmark $1.2...

Magic Gardens to feature work by Isaac Scott

Artist Isaac Scott will share his experience of living among a decaying infrastructure of dilapidated buildings and also his observations of protests against police brutality with a new work called “When Cracks Deepen” which...

Rittenhouse Art Show returns in June

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show will return for its 95th year. The outdoor original-only art show will take place June 3-5 at Rittenhouse Square and will feature the work of 143 artists from the...

Theatre Exile offering new workshops for professionals, presenting student works

Theatre Exile recently announced that it will be hosting a pair of workshops for professional writers as well as a viewing event for its outreach program this June. The workshops both concentrate on “Centering Community...
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