Arts & Entertainment

Showing off his love for South Philly

Gary Cohen was always making people laugh around the house, but never gave a serious thought into getting up on a stage in front of a microphone. But a unique opportunity will give Cohen a...

Da Vinci Art Alliance unveils new exhibition

The Da Vinci Art Alliance has opened a new exhibition of photographs, paintings, and installation works curated by Chelsey Luster, a 2020 fellow.  Sanctuary: An Exploration of Queer Safe Havens explores safe spaces and personal...

Flower Show tickets on sale now

Tickets to the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show are now on sale at PHSonline.org. The event, which will be held June 5-13 at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia, will be outdoors for the first...

South Philly Casino set to open in February

Finishing touches are being made as a new hotel and casino is set to open in South Philly next month. The Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia plans to open the doors to its 510,000 square-foot...

Reinvigorating the entrepreneurial spirit

Craig Shoemaker and Kent Griswold have been teaming up for projects since they were in class together as kids, although sometimes unbeknownst to the teacher. “Kent was the smartest guy in third grade and I...

Mutter Museum reopens

The Mutter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will reopen to the public on Friday, Jan. 15. Located at 19 S. 22nd Street, the Mutter Museum will resume normal hours, Thursdays through Mondays...

FDR Park to host Flower Show in 2021

A nearly 200-year tradition is moving to South Philadelphia, at least temporarily. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced it is relocating the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in June in hopes that...

Chris’ Jazz Cafe in danger of closing

A fundraising effort is attempting to keep the curtain from closing on Chris’ Jazz Cafe. The popular music venue at 1421 Sansom Street hosts about 500 shows a year and is the longest continuously running...

Screening of ‘Midnight Oil’ documents refinery explosion

Scribe Video Center will host an online screening of Bilal Motley’s documentary feature Midnight Oil on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Midnight Oil chronicles the controversial last days of the now-shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in...

Singing her heart out

Marissa Chalker keeps a deep secret somewhere beneath her beautifully powerful voice.  Once upon a time, the alto opera singer experienced a bit of stage fright in front of large groups of people. You wouldn’t...
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