Entertainment

 By Eric Donnelly

Chestnut Hill: Woodmere Art Museum Gets All Jazzed Up

Chestnut Hill: Woodmere Art Museum Gets All Jazzed Up

The Woodmere Art Museum is known for bringing new, exciting exhibits to Chestnut Hill. More recently, however, art in a different form has taken hold of visitors. Jazz at Woodmere has rapidly developed into an important element of the museum’s dynamic. Pamela Birmingham, the curator of education at Woodmere, is optimistic about the fusion of […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks and Nichole Thomas-Holder

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Tucked inside Fairmount Park just off Ridge Avenue at West Huntingdon Street hides the Robin Hood Dell East, a venerable concert venue that has been open for more than 80 years. But for many Philadelphia residents this venue better known as ‘The Dell’ remains unknown. “My first time here I spent an hour just trying […]

 By Liz Roper

South Philadelphia: New Exhibits and Events at the American Swedish Historical Museum

South Philadelphia: New Exhibits and Events at the American Swedish Historical Museum

The American Historical Swedish Museum is located in South Philadelphia in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. The museum is dedicated to educating about Swedish and Swedish American culture. Founded in 1926, the museum offers exhibits of Swedish art, architecture, music, science and technology. The museum serves to highlight an important time in colonial-era American history when Swedish […]

 By Maria Santilli

Fishtown: Art Aficionados and Strange Vehicles

Fishtown: Art Aficionados and Strange Vehicles

For the fourth year in a row the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby this past weekend featured art, rock music and really weird vehicles. Each year since 2007, contestants come together to show off their innovative human-powered vehicles. These kinetic sculptures also have artistic themes, allowing contestants to show their personality through art and ingenuity. Moreover, […]

 By Nicholas Deroose

Nicetown: The Best Cheese Steak in Philly?

Nicetown: The Best Cheese Steak in Philly?

For more than 10 years Robert Douglas has been behind the counter of Max’s Steaks frying up to 100 cheese steaks a day, six days a week. A well-known face in the community of Nicetown, Douglas has served famous rappers and football players as they trek up to North Philadelphia in search of the perfect […]

 By Dan Newman and Phil Neuffer

Technically Philly: Gameloop Unconference Comes to Philly

Technically Philly: Gameloop Unconference Comes to Philly

San Francisco. Austin. Seattle. These are the types of cities that are generally associated with game development in the United States. Unfortunately, Philadelphia isn’t widely considered part of this elite group, but local game developers are trying to combat that stigma. On Saturday, May 21, over 80 game developers, designers and programmers gathered at the […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Locals Young and Old Gather at Donna’s Bar

Port Richmond: Locals Young and Old Gather at Donna’s Bar

Joan Aichrath gets to work at 6 a.m. six days a week to open Donna’s Bar on 2732 East Allegheny Ave., a pub that has served as a neighborhood drinking well for 25 years. Aichrath, a life-long resident of Port Richmond and granddaughter of Polish immigrants, has served as bartender at Donna’s for 15 years. […]

 By Michael Gaudini and Bianca Brown

Manayunk: Recovering Comic Book Writer Visits Local Book Store

Manayunk: Recovering Comic Book Writer Visits Local Book Store

The last thing Louis Pecsi thought he would be doing after a debilitating car accident was writing comics. At the time, he could barely think at all. “I couldn’t remember anything,” Pecsi said, recalling the moment four years ago when he awoke in an ambulance after another driver slammed into his car. He was just […]

 By Damon Fillman and Julie Achilles

Manayunk: A Social Setting for Beer Lovers

Manayunk: A Social Setting for Beer Lovers

When locals talk about Manayunk, images of fumbling beer bottles and intoxicated college students often come to mind. But a handful of beer connoisseurs at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant attended this weekend’s Brew Fest to contest the area’s common misconception of being a party town. The event, which took place outside of the establishment at 4120 […]

 

Port Richmond: A Community Passionate About Theater

Port Richmond: A Community Passionate About Theater

In 1984, a community theater was born in Port Richmond at the Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary parish.  Seven years later this company moved further down Allegheny Avenue towards the Delaware River to the Lithuanian Music Hall, 2715 E. Allegheny Avenue.  The Theatre Company of Port Richmond has been performing for audiences twice a year since […]

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