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Comedy: Chris Wood Makes Fun of Life

Comedy: Chris Wood Makes Fun of Life

Chris Wood is a 31-year-old stand-up comedian that grew up in West Deptford, New Jersey and has been making a name for himself in the Philadelphia comedy scene. While working in an auto body repair shop during the day, he performs as a stand-up comedian at night at open mics and showcases around the city. […]

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Local Music: Five Unorthodox Places To Catch A Show

Local Music: Five Unorthodox Places To Catch A Show

Whats the best way to get to know Philadelphia’s music scene? Easy! Head out to one of the many local shows put together by Philly locals. Each of the following venues are known for their eclectic events that bring people together from all around the city and surrounding suburbs. Philadelphia easily has one of the […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Philadelphia’s Glass Making Culture – Philadelphia Glass Land Part 2

Arts & Entertainment: Philadelphia’s Glass Making Culture – Philadelphia Glass Land Part 2

Philadelphia is a city full of artists. Glassmakers form one of the many communities that is making an international name for itself. A huge way that pipe glass makers get their names out there is through selling their finished works to head shops. In Philadelphia especially, head shops love to showcase local artists. Other artists […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Record Stores Keeping Vinyl Alive

Arts and Entertainment: Five Record Stores Keeping Vinyl Alive

The City of Brotherly Love is musically rich, historically and currently. Chubby Checker was raised in South Philadelphia. Hall and Oates, the duo famous for penning and performing the soulful Rich Girl, call Philly their hometown. Of course we can’t forget Boyz II Men, Frankie Avalon, Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle. With a never-ending list of […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Creep Records Merges Wax and Glass

Arts and Entertainment: Creep Records Merges Wax and Glass

Arik Victor of Creep Records (pictured above) had a simple ambition when it came to his Northern Liberties storefront. “I wanted to own a record store I’d want to hang out in,” said Victor. Located in The Piazza At Schmidts, Victor’s Creep Records may have have accomplished precisely that. The front of his store houses a wide array […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Philly Record Stores You Need To Know

Arts and Entertainment: Five Philly Record Stores You Need To Know

For the past year or so, think pieces from publications such as The New York Times, Billboard and SPIN have been presenting a simple thesis – vinyl is back. But if you live in Philadelphia, you probably already knew that. All across the city, independent record stores have been keeping the spirit of wax alive. Some offer food and some […]