Arts & Entertainment

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...

South Philly residents tackle re-staging of “Giselle”

Through the vision of venerated dancer Angel Corella, Pennsylvania Ballet is reprising its rendition of the riveting romantic classic of “Giselle” - and a few South Philadelphians are pirouetting the ghostly fantasy to life....

South Philly resident pens first children’s book about a jiu-jitsu-playing ponytail

On early Saturday mornings, Queen Village resident Mir Khalid Ali rallies his two children for Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. Among a laundry list of tasks getting his gang out of the door, Ali, a writer, traveler...

Art gallery seeks South Philly-inspired art in new open call

Calling all creators, can you depict the prettiness and grittiness of South Philly? In one of its latest open calls, the Da Vinci Art Alliance is seeking producers of all crafts to capture the sights,...

South Philly native pens another play about Point Breeze

  Reminiscent of summer block parties in Point Breeze, nationally renowned playwright Josh Wilder has once again found inspiration nestled in the streets of a South Philly neighborhood he once called home. In his latest...

Tribe of Fools tackles sex ed through clowning

  For most of us, learning about the birds and the bees was not a particularly pleasant experience. Whether “the talk” was with parents, gym teachers or even nuns, most people can recall an awkward...
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