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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...

Rock club The Pharmacy earns itself a grant-funded basement studio for local musicians

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Clorox, bands and recording artists from all over South Philly will have cheap access to a new recording studio located in the basement of The Pharmacy, a Point...

Eight-block stretch of South 11th Street to get a makeover

Representatives from Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability debuted plans to revamp eight blocks of South 11th Street, from Bainbridge Street to Reed Street, at the Palumbo Recreation Center Tuesday night. According to...

St. Thomas Aquinas Church to be considered for city’s historical designation

The city’s Committee on Historic Designation approved recommendation for the St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Rectory, 1616 S. 17th St., to be potentially included on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, an inventory encompassing...

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...

Third district community crime bulletin – April 8 to 14

From April 8 to 14, there were two robberies throughout the third police district in South Philadelphia with no arrests, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 70 with 20 arrests. During this same time, there...

St. John’s Baptist Church’s Good Friday service welcomes all

On Friday evening, April 19, at 8 p.m., St. John's Baptist Church will be conducting a Tenebrae Service in its main sanctuary.   The word "tenebrae" comes from a Latin word meaning "darkness," and this...

Free Library of Philadelphia testifies 2020 budget to City Council

The Free Library of Philadelphia testified in front of City Council this week to request funding for its 2020 fiscal year budget. In response to months of advocacy from the Friends of the Free...

DRWC continues community engagement about  Washington Avenue Connector project

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation continued public meetings with the Pennsport and Queen Village communities this week to discuss updates to the Washington Avenue Connector project, a major plan to revamp Washington Avenue from...
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