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Arts & Entertainment: Rock To The Future Providing More Than Music Education to Philly Youth

Arts & Entertainment: Rock To The Future Providing More Than Music Education to Philly Youth

When Rock to the Future was started seven years ago, it had one clear goal in mind. The Kensington-based non-profit wanted to provide Philly youth an opportunity to learn instruments with after-school programs and summer camps, but the work has gone further than teaching children ins and outs of rock ‘n’ roll. “We saw the need in […]

 

Point Breeze: Dungeons And Dragons And More Events This Week

Point Breeze: Dungeons And Dragons And More Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Point Breeze this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  DiSilvestro Watercolor Course: Monday, July 17, 7-8:30 p.m. – DiSilvestro Playground (1701 S. 15th St.) Drinks and Dragons 8: Wednesday, July 19, 7-11 p.m. – American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.) DiSilvestro […]

 

Mayfair: Game Of Thrones Trivia Night, Call For Mayfair Memorial Playground Volunteers And More

Mayfair: Game Of Thrones Trivia Night, Call For Mayfair Memorial Playground Volunteers And More

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Mayfair Memorial Playground, July 10-14; needs volunteers for installation of new equipment – Rowland Avenue and Vista Street Pennypack Music Festival, Wednesday, July 12; Ed Kelly Amphitheater – Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue, Philadelphia, PA […]

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Fishtown: Get Up’s Gettin’ it in the Park

Fishtown: Get Up’s Gettin’ it in the Park

Anyone who has been to the Electric Factory in the Callowhill neighborhood has seen local artist Get Up’s creations on the walls inside. The 31-year-old Kensington native has been creating street art in the city since 2012, after living and working in Oakland for six years. Get Up is not only a street artist, he is a musician and […]

 

South Philadelphia: Local Artist Makes Fine Art More Accessible To Consumers

South Philadelphia: Local Artist Makes Fine Art More Accessible To Consumers

Philadelphia artist Jessica Joy London has a unique process when it comes to painting. Using natural materials like leaves, rocks and even some onion skins with a mixture of ink and water, she is able to create large scale masterpieces that will leave anyone in awe. After getting her bachelor of fine art from the University of […]

 

LGBTQ: The Value of Drag

LGBTQ: The Value of Drag

Philadelphia has a thriving drag community, with drag shows all over the city and an ever-growing population of performers. On any given night, a drag show is likely going on somewhere in town. Throughout history, drag has employed very rigid rules for its queens, often in relation to physique and size. However, with the growth […]

 

LGBTQ: Community Impacted by Issues of Body Image

LGBTQ: Community Impacted by Issues of Body Image

Body image, or the way that one views his or her own body, is something that impacts people of all shapes, sizes, colors and sexualities. However, there are unique ways that individuals in the LGBTQ community experience and confront issues of body image. “The LGBTQ community does have special situations that other people don’t have,” […]

 

University City: Medical Students Preserve Cuban Dance and Culture

University City: Medical Students Preserve Cuban Dance and Culture

Two University of Pennsylvania medical students are committed to promoting the traditional Cuban dance scene, which is hard to find compared to the salsa dancing and twerking usually seen on the dance floors of Philadelphia.  Michael Huang and Leilani Chirino teach Cuban dance at World Cafe Live as well as at Penn for anyone who wants to […]

 

Gayborhood: Bearlesque Performance Group Promotes Body Positivity

Gayborhood: Bearlesque Performance Group Promotes Body Positivity

Bearlesque is a body-positive, gender-inclusive burlesque performance group featuring people of all sexualities. The organization was created in 2014 by Josh Schonewolf and Connor Michalchuk as a one-off show for ‘bears,’ a slang term in the LGBTQ community for larger, hairier, more masculine gay men. The more Michalchuk and Schonewolf discussed their ideas, the more […]

 

Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hip-Hop music played loudly at the Hunting Park Recreation Center, where a group of young girls smiled with joy as they began preparation for their next performance. The Black Diamond Dance Troupe was founded two years ago by Camisha Moyer, Shana Bowman and Kishna Jeantine, who serve as the dance coaches for the troupe. The […]

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