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New South Philly dance piece inspired by Philadelphia paintings

Performing artists are drawing inspiration from the paintings of Edith Neff and pouring it into the streets of Whitman.  In her latest production, contemporary dancer Leah Stein, whose company is based at 3rd and Ritner...

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...

PES Refinery fire marked ‘under control’

Philadelphia’s fire commissioner and director of the Office of Emergency Management, Adam Thiel, announced Tuesday morning that the OEM declared the PES Refinery fire “under control” for the first time since the incident happened...

Calendar Events – September 25th Issue

Thursday, September 26 Aging Well Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon at Marconi Older Adult Program, 15th and Porter streets. Resources, demonstrations, giveaways and more. Come learn about Marconi. Call Sally at 215-717-1969 for...

International Day of Peace takes over Mifflin Square Park

South Philadelphians received free health screenings while absorbing sights and sounds from across the globe at Mifflin Square Park on Saturday afternoon.  Commemorating the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Peace, several regional organizations, ranging from...

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...

Two South Philly religious institutions nominated for the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

The city’s Committee on Historic Designation approved recommendation for two Catholic properties in South Philadelphia to be potentially included on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, an inventory encompassing more than 22,000 properties and...

Third district community crime bulletin – September 9 to 15

From Sept. 9 to 15, there were three robberies throughout the 3rd Police District in South Philadelphia with no arrests, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 173 with 50 arrests. During this same time, there...

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...
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