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Country music show part of Fringe Festival REV Theatre Company will present “Honky Tonkin - A Country Music Show” as part of the Fringe Arts Festival at several locations, including three South Philly parks.  Free shows...

Singing her heart out

Marissa Chalker keeps a deep secret somewhere beneath her beautifully powerful voice.  Once upon a time, the alto opera singer experienced a bit of stage fright in front of large groups of people. You wouldn’t...

Talented teen on and off the turf

Caleb Smalley is talented in many areas. But bragging isn’t one of them. The high school senior from the High School for Creative and Performing Arts can serenade with the saxophone or tickle the ivories...

Always Sonny in South Philadelphia

Sonny Conto’s image is larger than life on the casino’s gigantic LED promotional board, towering over traffic on a busy stretch of Packer Avenue. His feet are fast. His punches are powerful, but the South...

Lorie-Lu Studio celebrates 50 years of love and dance

There’s a feeling of love inside the Lorie-Lu Studio of Dance on the cozy corner of 11th and Mountain streets in the East Passyunk neighborhood of South Philadelphia. Black and white photos of when owners...

Voice of Flyers will mentor up-and-coming broadcasters

Jim Jackson remembers how tough it was getting his start in broadcasting and having to create his own breaks. Fresh out of Syracuse University, and working as an unpaid intern at a radio station in...

Women rocking it on the Avenue

Local women business owners will take part in a panel discussion and networking event in South Philly to reveal their experiences, challenges and successes in the workforce.  The free event called “Women Mean Business” celebrates...

Plans for park upgrades moving forward

Plans for several projects at South Philadelphia recreational sites are moving forward, according to a report released by the city. Mayor Jim Kenney’s Rebuild initiative, which credits the Philadelphia Beverage Tax for raising the necessary...

Rendell: we need the same outrage over the opioid crisis as we do homicides

A day after Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Gerald A. McHugh’s ruling that Safehouse’s “proposed operation is to reduce drug use, not facilitate it,” leaders from the Safehouse team gathered at the office of...

Carter Hart adjusting to new routines during break

If anyone is suited to survive the mundane repetitiveness that these current days present, it might be Carter Hart. The Flyers’ 21-year-old goaltender has built a blossoming career on sticking to routine in the past,...
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