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 By Jessica Lista

North Central: An Organization Brings New Meaning to the Color Pink

North Central: An Organization Brings New Meaning to the Color Pink

As a child growing up, Nakia Campbell was exposed to many extraordinary experiences that most young women do not get the chance to witness. Because of this, Campbell knew she wanted to give back. She yearned to provide other young women those same opportunities she had that significantly enriched her life. “Some parents in the […]

 By Danny Donnelly and Gina Benigno

Northeast Philadelphia: Philly Beer Week’s Chemistry School

Northeast Philadelphia: Philly Beer Week’s Chemistry School

Professor Roger Barth of West Chester is not your ordinary chemistry professor. The name of one of his West Chester University classes is called “The Chemistry of Beer.” Yes, that brewed alcoholic drink that many enjoy on weekends after a hard day’s work, at a family barbecue and during Philly’s very own Beer Week. Yes, […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Award-Winning, Polish-American String Band

Port Richmond: Award-Winning, Polish-American String Band

  Founded in 1933 by Joseph Jankowski, the Polish American String Band has been entertaining audiences, both young and old, for decades with its traditional, powerful polka sound. Headquartered on the corner of East Westmoreland and Salmon streets, the band upholds the Slavic heritage of its members in the predominately Polish neighborhood of Port Richmond. […]

 By Gina Benigno and Danny Donnelly

Northeast Philadelphia: Philly Beer Week 2011 Is Here

Northeast Philadelphia: Philly Beer Week 2011 Is Here

The Hammer of Glory, or what many Northeast natives refer to as the “HOG,” left Northeast Philly’s own Hop Angel Brauhaus early Friday morning to kick off Philly Beer Week 2011. Philly Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of what is arguably considered “America’s Best Beer Drinking City.” Mike “Scoats” Scotese is the mastermind behind this […]

 By Alyssa White and Chelsea Wilbur

Powelton Village: Creating Art from Trash

Powelton Village: Creating Art from Trash

  A large studio holds equipment, gadgets and everyday items often found laying discarded on the streets or just laying unused around the house. The things that are made with these items however prove that old adages that one person’s trash can definitely become another person’s treasure. Leo Sewell is a sculptor in Philadelphia who […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo

South Philadelphia: Lucky Old Souls Plans to Open Jazz Club

South Philadelphia: Lucky Old Souls Plans to Open Jazz Club

Lucky Old Souls is a radio program, monthly concert series and soon-to-be jazz club. Lucky Old Souls was founded in 2008 by Matthew Feldman to support and promote the jazz scene throughout Philadelphia. “Lucky Old Souls is all about bringing the people and the music together,” Feldman said. A vacant building, located at 1713 McKean […]

 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, […]

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