Arts & Entertainment

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,...

Lower Moyamensing drummer and actor climbs in dinosaur suit for an exhibition opening

Whether seizing the stage behind a drum kit at Boot and Saddle or portraying a pirate in plays at the Walnut Street Theatre, Lower Moyamensing resident Steve Gudelunas dabbles in many mediums of performance. His...

South Philly native and GAMP graduate shines at the Tony Awards

When James T. Lane was a senior at the Girard Academic Music Program, a ritual spring musical was not slated for the performing arts school that year.  For a rising triple threat, Lane, a 1996...

CraftNOW celebrates 5th anniversary with announcement of new programs and events

From the Bok Building to 1241 Carpenter Studios and Artspace, South Philadelphia is amidst a renaissance of creativity. The region’s recent artistic emergence could be partially attributed to CraftNOW Philadelphia, an organization connecting prominent institutions...

Theatre Exile continues capital campaign for subterranean stage in Passyunk Square neighborhood

Comprised of a bakery and playground, the corner of 13th and Reed streets seems like an ordinary South Philly thoroughfare. Buried beneath the intersection, though, an innovative performance space has been brewing for the...

Two new exhibitions, “Combiner” and “Future Green,” premiere at Paradigm Art Gallery

Two new concurrent exhibitions, Hyland Mather’s “Combiner” and Evan Hecox's “Future Green,” are now showing at the Paradigm Art Gallery, 746 S. 4th St, through June 22. In both of their debuts at the...
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