Arts & Entertainment

Former Point Breeze resident and graduate of Headlong Performance Institute produces new web series 

In her places of residency spanning across the globe, actress and filmmaker Irina Varina noticed the same gender stereotypes throughout any continent she called home.  Whether in her home country of Uzbekistan or recent residence...

South Philly resident stars in Irish play at The Drake

On opening night of Inis Nua Theatre’s latest production, “The Night Alive,” thespian Mike Dees was feeling a little anxious in the stage’s wings.  Marking his inaugural role tackling a multidimensional character, the Dickinson Narrows...

New exhibit at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens uses self-portraits and audio to tell immigration stories

A collection of sculptures has been dispersed throughout the mosaic open-air labyrinth of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. The nine life-size figures, though, could nearly go unnoticed, as the artwork harmonizes seamlessly with Isaiah...

Parx Casino to host Sid Mark’s Sounds of Sinatra Anniversary Concert Oct. 27

To honor Sid Mark for his long and celebrated career, Parx Casino will host Sid Mark’s Sounds of Sinatra 63rd Anniversary Concert and Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27. Since 1956, Mark has entertained generations of...

New mural reveals the life and legacy of Ed Snider

A former blank concrete slab at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue is now radiating with variegated shades depicting youth athletics and academics. For Ed Snider, the late chairman of Comcast Spectacor, these were cornerstone missions...

Annual Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Concert set for Sunday, Oct. 20, at South Philly High...

From Giacomo Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, a scope of classical sounds will soon resonate throughout the halls of South Philadelphia High School.  Seasoned and emerging musicians from across the Philadelphia region will convene at...

New exhibition at Da Vinci Art Alliance explores Black Divinity

Malachi Lily has always found inspiration in the cosmos. For Lily, a non-binary African-American artist of many crafts, seeking clarity from ancient stories of constellations reveals truths about the realities of present day.  “I love bringing...

New Halloween extravaganza features aerial acrobatics, virtual reality and more

Brian Sanders has always found beauty in abandoned objects.  For years, he’s reimagined neglected clutter and spaces into full-fledged theatrical spectacles.  In the Philadelphia luminary’s latest opus, Sanders has casted a haunting dreamscape from his mind...

Philly native transforms movie blog into screening space at Bok Building

While attending the former William Penn High School, Nicole Ayers filmed student-body activities and transformed the footage into miniature documentaries.  Though she’s since upgraded her camera, the North Philly native has paved a career led...

New exhibition revamps Michelangelo’s masterpiece for modern times

Blanketing the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s iconic masterpiece, “The Last Judgment,” alludes to the ultimate fate of humanity as it faces the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Created in the 16th century,...
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