Poplar: Congregants Drawn To Church With Deep Roots In Neighborhood

Poplar: Congregants Drawn To Church With Deep Roots In Neighborhood

Leslie Callahan can’t pinpoint a specific reason why people end up at her church, located on the southwest corner of Wallace and 10th streets. But she does know that once people walk through the front door, most become a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church for life. “Many of our members have been here a […]

 

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 […]

 

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Halloween is creeping right around the corner and candy-loving kids are in luck. The city was named the fourth-best in the country for trick-or-treating by Zillow. If that wasn’t good enough, Cedar Park earned the title of fourth-best neighborhood in Philly to take the little the ones door-to-door. In Cedar Park, Halloween has become a staple for […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Jillian Mallon and Priscilla Ward

Spring Garden: Philadelphia Boys Choir Uses New Building to Expand Services

Spring Garden: Philadelphia Boys Choir Uses New Building to Expand Services

The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale moved into a new building at 1336 Spring Garden St. to expand its programming to include a girls’ choir and voice lessons. The building has a ground floor with offices for its staff and an auditorium upstairs which the choir uses for practices. Marketing director of the choir Stephan Stoeckl […]

 By Victoria Hudgins and Benjamin Gamber

Strawberry Mansion: Performing Arts in Prince of Peace Church Brings People Together

Strawberry Mansion: Performing Arts in Prince of Peace Church Brings People Together

Loud thumps of drums, piano keys and singing voices blare out of Prince of Peace Baptist Church at 1801 N. 31st St. for choir practice every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. After a fire destroyed the church in 2008, it reopened in 2011 smaller, but more tech savvy and energy friendly. The church […]