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Mutter Museum and UK artistic group hosts parade in South Philly honoring thousands who...

More than a century ago, thousands amassed on South Broad Street for the Liberty Loan Parade, a march organized to increase public funding for World War I efforts.  The patriotic festivities, though, took a grim...

Hear it on the Radio: XPN’s new Culture Cypher Radio hosted by South Philly...

South Philly resident John Morrison wears many hats in the world of music. But Morrison, who’s known around Philly as an event DJ, music journalist and co-host of the Serious Rap S*** podcast along...

New pop-up cabaret around East Passyunk features more than 70 artists

Tinder-inspired twists to Les Mis, ballads sung in the nude and conga drum solos resounded throughout a former East Passyunk garage last Tuesday evening. The peculiar lineup was one of several idiosyncratic concoctions comprising “Late...

New play explores contemporary womanhood through the myth of Medusa

Many might be familiar with the myth of Medusa - a maiden who’s unwilling loss of purity caused her transformation into a monster with snake locks for hair. And with just one look, of...

New production explores reincarnation through puppetry 

Whether working with shadow puppets or aerial acrobatics, Leila Ghaznavi explores various vehicles of performance to convey a certain sensation.  “Because I like breaking gravity, finding the visual imagery that’s going to emphasize that emotional...

WaitStaff Sketch Comedy returns to FringeArts Festival

President Trump, the FringeArts Festival and South Philly housewives. These are just a few topics subject to mockery in WaitStaff Sketch Comedy’s latest variety extravaganza, “Sock It To Me!,” an hour-long series of sketches inspired...

“Making Home Movies” projects feature immigrant communities from across the city, including South Philly

Philadelphians originally hailing from Bhutan, Belarus and beyond have created a new collaborative film project hinging on the meaning of home.  Produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Porch Light Program, a collaboration with the city Department...

New contemporary dance piece, “Honey,” comes to South Philly

Whether referring to a loved one or a supplement to tea, “honey” has a few meanings. In an upcoming FringeArts production, a company of contemporary dancers is conveying their own interpretations to the word. Choreographed by...

South Philly-based theater troupe produces new piece about scattering ashes at Wawa

In search for a sentimental space to scatter their father’s ashes, siblings Lee and Joey have settled on a worthy place - a Wawa parking lot. This type of quirky tale with heartfelt foundation speaks...

South Philly choreographer explores memories of her late mother in new theatrical production

Though Nichole Canuso will perform a solo in this year’s FringeArts Festival, the Philadelphia-based choreographer is not necessarily dancing alone. The longtime creative collaborator, whose Newbold-based dance company has been producing original work since 2004,...
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