Arts and Entertainment: Five Dance Studios in Philadelphia

Arts and Entertainment: Five Dance Studios in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is thriving with dance. Stroll down the Avenue of the Arts and you will pass by a dozen art venues, theaters and dance studios. Are you inspired by street dancers outside of Wawa, or want to learn a new style of dance?  If you are interested in taking a dance class, check out these five studios in […]

 

South Philadelphia: South Philly Struggles to Keep Its Streets Clean

South Philadelphia: South Philly Struggles to Keep Its Streets Clean

On the 1900 block of South Broad Street, outside Pizzeria Pesto restaurant, lies a messy pile of trash splayed on the sidewalk. Cardboard boxes, empty plastic bottles, a child’s potty and other items have been on the concrete for about a week and a half. The city’s Streets Department has yet to touch it. According to […]

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South Philadelphia: Q&A with Peter Zutter, President of South Broad Street Neighborhood Association

South Philadelphia: Q&A with Peter Zutter, President of South Broad Street Neighborhood Association

Peter Zutter, a longtime resident of South Broad Street and president of the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association, has seen his neighborhood go through many different changes in zoning, density and makeup of population. The association is the registered community organization, or RCO, for the boundaries of Washington Avenue to Oregon Avenue and 13th Street […]

 Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Thomas Finds Home in First Person Arts

Arts & Entertainment: Thomas Finds Home in First Person Arts

R. Eric Thomas had been living in Philadelphia for about three years, not having found what he had moved here for. Then, one day, something caught his eye. “I just saw an ad in the newspaper,” Thomas said. “I didn’t even know storytelling existed before I became a part of the organization.” The organization Thomas […]

 

Newbold: The Dolphin Tavern Spurs Change on South Broad Street

Newbold: The Dolphin Tavern Spurs Change on South Broad Street

Pictured above: A female go-go dancer atop a dance-floor platform at The Dolphin Tavern. One afternoon more than a decade ago, Melissa Blimline (as she was then known) wandered to The Dolphin Tavern for a beer while waiting for her bus home to arrive. When she approached the door, however, she found it locked — […]

 By Casey Brannigan and Morgyn Seigfried

South Philadelphia: Clef Club Director Stays for the Long Run

South Philadelphia: Clef Club Director Stays for the Long Run

Director Dom Gardner has been with the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts since it first opened in 1966. “I was in the union and I left town,” Gardner said. “When I moved back in 1985, I got involved again and have been here ever since.” When he first started the job, he […]