Arts & Entertainment

New play inspired by Philadelphia-based playwright’s experience with The Weinstein Company

A few years ago, Philadelphia-based playwright Emily Acker was hired by The Weinstein Company to help write the revival of a 1980s Britsh comedy television show, “Three Up, Two Down.” During the infancy of...

South Street Spring Festival reprises its myriad of merriment

Celebrating Germany to Mexico and comic books to horse races, the “festival of festivals” is returning to South Street next week. Marking its seventh consecutive jubilation, the South Street Spring Festival - the city’s...

Celebrate Mexican Cultural Week with Pre-Hispanic meal by El Rey executive chef at Philadelphia...

On Friday, May 3, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is celebrating Mexican Cultural Week with a Pre-Hispanic Culinary Experience by El Rey executive chef Dioncio Jimenez from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2010, Mexican gastronomy was...

New exhibition at Paradigm explores the possibility of paper

Conventionally, paper acts as a carrier for various forms of art. Whether a canvas for oil paints or a sketchbook for drawings, paper rests at the core of many creations. But, in its latest...

South Philly actors star in new play bridging Greek tragedy with suburban life

Some Greek tragedies tell stories of wars, others of plagues. The Wilma Theater, though, is depicting another kind of lasting calamity - middle-class suburban life. In a world premiere written exclusively for the Wilma HotHouse...

South Philly natives produce award-winning short film starring big-name comedians

It’s often suggested to write what we know. For filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini, the visionaries knew hanging on street corners, treating neighbors like family and saying local slights like “strapper.”  Dreaming...

Palumbo’s theater program reaches new ‘Heights’

Just a few years ago, the students of the Academy at Palumbo were performing under the dull glow of an old overhead transparency projector. The Bella Vista high school, however, eventually swapped its makeshift...

South Philly resident and native foster new jazz music with the Kimmel Center

Ranging from Arabic to Cuban flares, local residents have juxtaposing jazz composition with multicultural twists. Running through June, the Kimmel Center is hosting its sixth annual Jazz Residency program - a nearly yearlong extensive process...

Philadelphia’s Singing Competition for People in Addiction Recovery kicks off tonight in Point Breeze

More than two dozen people in addiction recovery will show off their best vocals to a panel of judges in front of a live public audience Friday night competing to be crowned the city’s...

Flavors on the Avenue street festival set for next Sunday on East Passyunk

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents Flavors on the Avenue street festival on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The city’s first big food festival of the spring will feature...
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