Arts & Entertainment: Rock To The Future Providing More Than Music Education to Philly Youth

Arts & Entertainment: Rock To The Future Providing More Than Music Education to Philly Youth

When Rock to the Future was started seven years ago, it had one clear goal in mind. The Kensington-based non-profit wanted to provide Philly youth an opportunity to learn instruments with after-school programs and summer camps, but the work has gone further than teaching children ins and outs of rock ‘n’ roll. “We saw the need in […]

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Fishtown: Get Up’s Gettin’ it in the Park

Fishtown: Get Up’s Gettin’ it in the Park

Anyone who has been to the Electric Factory in the Callowhill neighborhood has seen local artist Get Up’s creations on the walls inside. The 31-year-old Kensington native has been creating street art in the city since 2012, after living and working in Oakland for six years. Get Up is not only a street artist, he is a musician and […]

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Germantown: Performing Arts School Introduces The Circus To The Neighborhood

Germantown: Performing Arts School Introduces The Circus To The Neighborhood

Germantown is home to several historical landmarks and small businesses. Located on Greene Street, in the heart of the neighborhood, is one of those small businesses. Whether one wants to stay fit, release stress or just have fun, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts is a contemporary circus school teaching circus performing acts such as juggling, unicycling, tightrope and […]

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Arts & Entertainment: Laurel Raczka Brings Community, Artists And Scholars Together

Arts & Entertainment: Laurel Raczka Brings Community, Artists And Scholars Together

Laurel Raczka is the executive director of the Painted Bride Art Center in Old City. The Painted Bride Art Center, founded in 1969, is an art venue that caters to artists of varying disciplines that works with independent artists to bring arts to the community. Although leadership of the Painted Bride has changed through the years, its mission […]

 

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 […]