Music

 By Frances McInerney and Kellie Meyer

Ludlow: Tequila Sunrise-A Shot of Music

Ludlow: Tequila Sunrise-A Shot of Music

Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne are not the first recording artists someone would see walking into Tequila Sunrise Records on Sixth and Girard. That’s how owner and sole employee Anthony  Vodges said he wants it. The music store offers customers various genres of music, but Vodges has chosen dance, psychedelic rock and international music. Vodges said he […]

 By James Riggio and Max Webber

Germantown: From Great Authors to Great Pianos, Pine Place Has it All

Germantown: From Great Authors to Great Pianos, Pine Place Has it All

Once home to one of the great American authors, Pine Place now houses some of the finest pianos in the area. Founded in 1891 by Irish immigrant Patrick J. Cunningham, Cunningham Piano Co. is considered one of the premier piano shops in the country, said co-owner Richard Galassini. The company’s store building, located at 5427 […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Green Line Cafe Stands for More Than Just Coffee

Powelton Village: Green Line Cafe Stands for More Than Just Coffee

At the corner of 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue, the Green Line Café in Powelton Village is more than just an average coffee shop.  The quiet, quaint space doubles as an art gallery, where the masterpieces of the café’s employees and local artists are displayed. It’s also a popular spot where locals go to work, […]

 By Jennifer Lee and James Shields

Chestnut Hill: Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Chestnut Hill: Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Located on the 8800 block of Germantown Avenue, the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill has been opening its doors every Friday for the community to slip on their best dancing shoes. International folk dancing instructor Bill Wadlinger has started a 10 week course for experienced international folk dancers and beginners to learn and appreciate unique […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Northeast: Out On the Town Magazine Helps Promote Local Music

Northeast: Out On the Town Magazine Helps Promote Local Music

Angel Casiano, a local musician from Morrell Park, has been playing music all his life. In 1988 he started touring with various bands which took him around the world. Now he’s back in Morrell Park playing guitar, singing and producing his second CD. For about the past 15 years he’s also been writing for Out […]

 By Lucy Mushi and Ashlyn Coyne

Fairhill: Raices Culturales Brings Diverse Latino Culture in the Community

Fairhill: Raices Culturales Brings Diverse Latino Culture in the Community

As you walk north of  Fifth Avenue toward Somerset Street in the business strip of Fairhill you  will pass by an important cultural organization. Raices Culturales  Latino Americana or Latin American Cultural Roots, with the rear entrance at the corner of North Fifth Street and Somerset Street, is a place to visit for anybody interested in […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Morrell Park: Musician Gives the Spotlight Another Round

Morrell Park: Musician Gives the Spotlight Another Round

Angel Casiano loves music. He has rocked his guitar over the span of two decades. But after a five-year hiatus from playing live, the Morrell Park performer and writer is ready to tour the venues again. Casiano said he will try to play at every open stage in the region while writing about the experience […]

 By Julie Achilles and Damon Fillman

Manayunk: A Grassroots Gathering for a Good Cause

Manayunk: A Grassroots Gathering for a Good Cause

Destination Schuylkill Project hosted “Hang Out to Help Out,” a green gathering at the Bourbon Blue in Manayunk on Feb. 5, to garner support and funding for its upcoming projects. The group, which facilitates maintenance of trails, bridges and open space along the river, is purely volunteer-based. “There are projects within our immediate community that […]

 By Samantha Krotzer and Andrew Whitlatch

West Oak Lane: Rhythm of a Neighborhood

West Oak Lane: Rhythm of a Neighborhood

[swfobject]45730[/swfobject] Two women dressed in designer coats, silk blouses and four-inch heels walk in unison and huddle close together to fight the chill of the wind. For a Thursday evening, their formal attire is quite different from most of the people they pass by in West Oak Lane. They’re going to Relish, a restaurant that […]

 By Andrew Whitlatch

North Philadelphia: Live Music and Vintage Clothes ‘On Girard’

North Philadelphia: Live Music and Vintage Clothes ‘On Girard’

Local Philadelphia rock band, The Sabriquets, performed in North Philadelphia on the 200 block of West Girard at an event called “On Girard,” a live music event that occurs the second Thursday of every month in front of a Vintage thrift store. Lead singer of the band, James Hearne, said “We are a four piece […]