Music

 

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Situated on the crowded commercial blocks of Olney dwells one of the last bastions of music education in the community. The Gibson School of Music and Arts seeks to preserve musical tradition in the community through inspiring its youth by teaching them the value of the creative arts. This year marks the institution’s 20th anniversary. According […]

 

Rittenhouse: Curtis Institute of Music Thrives in Tradition

Rittenhouse: Curtis Institute of Music Thrives in Tradition

With a music teacher mother, an older sister who played the violin and an aunt who also attended the school, Erika Gray (above), a second-year viola student at the Curtis Institute of Music, decided it was only fitting for her to follow in her family’s footsteps. “I saw [my mom and sister] playing and I […]

 

Education: Philadelphia POPS Orchestra “Swings” into Schools

Education: Philadelphia POPS Orchestra “Swings” into Schools

For the 50 students in Dorina Morrow’s advanced vocal music class at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA,) the choir room is their stage. Standing three stairs deep in front of a grand piano, the students recently sang their hearts out to Frank Sinatra classics, swaying and dancing along to hits […]

 

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

The Cunningham Piano Company donated a digital organ for the Papal services that concluded yesterday with Pope Francis leading a mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  “I’m a musician, and, of course, I’m a business owner, so this works with all of my passions together,” said Cunningham co-owner Rich Galassini (pictured above). The Cunningham team […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Hobby Shops To Pique Your Interest

South Philadelphia: Five Hobby Shops To Pique Your Interest

South Philadelphia is known for its diverse residents. It’s no surprise the area also has a wide range of specialty shops. Whether you’re new to the area, or a native who just wants to try something new, we put together a list of stores to check out to start a collection or hobby of your own. […]

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Center City: How Franky Bradley’s Drag Show is Changing the Game

Center City: How Franky Bradley’s Drag Show is Changing the Game

It has only been seven months since Franky Bradley’s opened its doors and already the restaurant and bar has been making a mark on the rainbow crosswalk-streets in the Gayborhood. Formerly known as Sisters Nightclub, the only lesbian bar in Philadelphia’s gay-friendly corridor, the Franky Bradley’s had big shoes to fill. They haven’t disappointed. On the […]

 

New Business: Five Businesses You Should Not Miss Out On

New Business: Five Businesses You Should Not Miss Out On

Philadelphia is a city rich in history and culture but much has changed since Billy Penn was here. The soon-to-be weekend home for the Pope has more a dozen fortune 500 companies and several large universities within the city limits. Many people, however, are unaware of some of the cool new businesses and startup companies […]

 

Society Hill: Giving Back to the Community Through Dancing

Society Hill: Giving Back to the Community Through Dancing

In a space that was once considered a place that would never work, the Society Hill Dance Academy has been providing the gift of dance to the community for almost 13 years. Founded in 2002 by Shana Vitoff, the Society Hill Dance Academy uses the intimacy of ballroom dancing to connect with its students. “It’s […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Singer Beano Rocks the Stage and the Studio

Arts & Entertainment: Singer Beano Rocks the Stage and the Studio

For years he’s been ripping down stages and rocking crowds throughout Philly with his powerful R&B voice, but Barton J. “Beano” French Jr. will finally drop his highly anticipated solo project, which some would agree is long overdue. The wait is almost over as the 26-year-old West Philadelphian is setting to release his new album later this […]

 

Logan: Legendary Record Promotor Rules Internet Radio

Logan: Legendary Record Promotor Rules Internet Radio

The age of the Internet is in full affect and reshaping the state of radio. Consumers can access music more freely and selectively than ever before. With the help of the Internet and cellphone apps, independent Internet radio stations are becoming more and more popular, so much that Raymond “Brock” Brockington decided to start his […]