Arts and Entertainment: Five Local Theater Companies You Should Have on Your Radar

Arts and Entertainment: Five Local Theater Companies You Should Have on Your Radar

With theatrical roots originating in the early 1800s, Philadelphia has flourished into a dynamic hub of live theater production. There are a multitude of theaters around the city offering fantastic performances well beyond the famed Walnut Street Theatre. From the hilarious antics of  The 1812 Game Show Spectacular! to Theatre Exile’s hard-hitting drama Lost Girls, the city offers a diverse catalogue of venues […]

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Arts and Entertainment: Five Nightlife Entertainment Venues in Philadelphia

Arts and Entertainment: Five Nightlife Entertainment Venues in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for its top music venues, restaurants, open mic nights and things to do when it comes to nightlife in the City of Brotherly Love. However, there are hidden treasures within the brick walls and cobblestone streets of Philadelphia. Here are five places to check out next time you’re looking to hear some […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Five Venues for Affordable Live Music

Arts & Entertainment: Five Venues for Affordable Live Music

Summer is here and for many music lovers in Philadelphia, that means finally some extra time to enjoy live music. While people weigh in on the increasing number of venues in the city, this competition has created some intimate venues with reasonably priced cover charges. Instead of breaking the bank to see one or two big […]

 

Old City: Leyna Schaeffer Brings a New View to Yoga

Old City: Leyna Schaeffer Brings a New View to Yoga

Most people associate yoga with a squishy mat, hands and feet pressed firmly onto the ground and aligning their spine with the solid floor. However, Leyna Schaeffer of Kaya Aerial Yoga has been instructing aerial yoga, a practice that involves suspending oneself by brightly colored silks secured to the ceiling of a studio. The inverted moves, meditating breaths […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: CJ Weaber, Emerging Player in Entertainment Management

Arts & Entertainment: CJ Weaber, Emerging Player in Entertainment Management

The music is loud, strobe lights are flashing and the crowd is going wild. However, while everyone is partying, hospitality manager and event coordinator CJ Weaber is working behind the scenes. Weaber assesses every detail of events, brainstorming new ideas to draw a crowd and create a stronger atmosphere than the week before. Her entertainment […]

 

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Seeks To Combat Delinquency, Promote Creativity

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Seeks To Combat Delinquency, Promote Creativity

On a sweltering mid June afternoon, Port Richmond resident Michelle Williams sat on a bench at the Cione Playground. Referred to as St. Anne’s Park by the locals (because of its proximity to the now derelict St Anne’s Catholic School), the city-owned playground has fallen into a state of functional disrepair. Weeds grow through cracks […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Portside Arts Center Offers Hub For The Creative In Port Richmond

Arts and Entertainment: Portside Arts Center Offers Hub For The Creative In Port Richmond

A large congregation of music students and proud parents gathered last week in the upstairs foyer of Port Richmond’s Portside Arts Center for the first public performance for many of the young participants. Tiny hands bowed a violin rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and a vocally gifted youngster belted out a cover of “When […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Variety at 9th and Spring Garden

9th and Spring Garden sits on the edge of an area with various names: Callowhill, West Poplar, Chinatown North, or even the Loft District. The Philadelphia arts community; however, affectionately refers to the post-industrial section as Eraserhood—named after David Lynch’s 1977 horror flick Eraserhead. More than thirty years after the movie first inspired Philadelphians to […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Ring of Honor Commemorates 12 Years

Arts and Entertainment: Ring of Honor Commemorates 12 Years

Jay Briscoe has pile-driven almost every grappler to step between Ring of Honor’s ropes over the company’s past 12 years. Although he and his brother Mark have become the most decorated tag team in the local professional wrestling organization’s history, the foul-mouthed, whiskey-chugging farm boy spent ROH’s anniversary weekend reminiscing about throwing his younger brother […]

 

Fishtown: Local Arts and Entertainment Reign

Fishtown: Local Arts and Entertainment Reign

According to the New York Times, Fishtown is the home of the Creative Renaissance in Philadelphia. The community once known for being a major source of Shad fish due to its convenient location near the Delaware River is now a budding artist hub. Streets are dotted with trendy vintage boutiques, galleries and thrift shops. However, […]