Arts & Entertainment

South Philly actors star in Jacobean tragedy about incestuous affair

The most fervent love is often forbidden. But its absurdity doesn’t make it any less true. In seeking that truth, the Philadelphia Artists Collective is presenting, “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” a Jacobean tragedy...

South Philly art organizations among more than 300 across the city to receive thousands...

  Hundreds gathered at City Hall this week as the Philadelphia Cultural Fund distributed more than $2.68 million in grants to 339 artistic organizations from across the city. More than 40 of those recipients call...

Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Center

It was just last year when Fleetwood Mac announced the firing of longtime guitarist and songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, leading all members of the classic rock universe to collectively roll their eyes. It was just...

Philadelphia Magic Gardens celebrates Isaiah Zagar’s 80th birthday

On Monday afternoon, Mummers and other art-enthused crowds convened among the seemingly endless mosaicked mazes of the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Gathering in the courtyard of speckled glistening mirrors, folks encircled the visionary behind South...

New exhibit opens at Philadelphia Magic Gardens

The psychedelic labyrinths of Isaiah Zagar’s Philadelphia Magic Gardens are being infused with new types of surreal chaos. Fostering a continuation of its seemingly endless concoction of color on South Street, the mosaic oasis...

Temple Contemporary presents 30-piece orchestra of Philadelphia whistlers

Temple Contemporary is pleased to announce an upcoming performance of an original, site-specific performance composed by British artist Emma Smith for a 30-piece orchestra of Philadelphia whistlers. The performance will take place on Saturday,...

Irish Heritage Theatre continues to preserve classic work with latest production of “Da”

Themes of family tend to lie at the heart of classic Irish plays. So, it’s no surprise that the city’s premier Irish theater company, which works to conserve productions tracing back to the Emerald Isle,...

Queen Village resident pens first novel inspired by Kenyan experience

At the age of 9, Queen Village resident and writer David Sanders was enjoying an ordinary family dinner when his father, a Quaker educator, announced to his wife and children that they’d all soon...

New exhibit opens at Marian Anderson museum

  Every year, the National Marian Anderson Historical Society and Museum tells a new story of the celebrated South Philadelphia singer whose voice defied notions of race, gender and vocal ranges. Launching annually on her birthday,...

Newbold resident directs play about an American man’s quest for greatness

  Imagine a tale comprised of two parts “Forrest Gump,” two parts “Candide” and one part “Citizen Kane.” That peculiar fusion is exactly how Newbold theater director Michael Osinski perceives his latest production - also a...
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