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Bridesburg Mounts an Old-School Parade

Bridesburg Mounts an Old-School Parade

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Non-Commercial Radio Get-Together Happening at WXPN

BY NATHAN LERNER Philadelphia radio station WXPN will once again host the annual Non-COMMvention, Now in its 17th edition, the event is widely considered the premier national convocation of contemporary non-commercial music radio stations. It attracts both industry members and those, who are simply fans of the music. Over the years, such big names such […]

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Revolutionary Museum Comes to Town

BY ELDON GRAHAM The American Revolution is alive again in the streets of Philadelphia. Located in Old City at 3rd & Chestnut Streets is The Museum of The American Revolution, the city’s newest attraction, housing over 250 years of American, British, French and Native American tribal history. Kicking it off was a stellar opening ceremony, […]

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“The Curious Incident” Sheds Light on an Autistic Mind

BY BONNIE SQUIRES When you enter The Academy of Music for the Broadway Philadelphia production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the Academy of Music, the first thing you notice is what looks like a large and very dead yellow dog on the stage, with a huge pitchfork sticking out […]

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Film Festival Doc Profiles Politics of Philly School Funding

by Nathan Lerner Now celebrating its quarter century milestone, this year’s Philadelphia Film has programmed 110 titles originating from 23 different countries. Despite its international flavor, the festival also provides a platform for Backpack Full of Cash, a documentary with a decidedly local focus. Directed by Sarah Mondale, Backpack Full of Cash, revolves around the […]

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Community Comes Out For Rejuvenation Fundraiser

By Eldon Graham On a usually warm sunny October Sunday morning, a community came together to return green to Bainbridge Street. Oct. 16 was the inaugural Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival, which organizers hope will become an annual fundraiser to raise money and bring awareness and support to Bainbridge Green, the two-block stretch of Bainbridge Street […]

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Showing Our Servants in Blue Who Cares

by Eldon Graham All across the city, Philadelphians have strong beliefs and they follow them to the end, no matter where that may take them. South Philadelphia residents took that to heart Monday evening, and it took them on a march to City Hall and to the Frank Rizzo statue across the street. The march […]

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This South Philly Film Is No Turkey

by Maria Merlino For two glamorous days, the 1900 block of Jessup Street was transformed into a Hollywood set that was pure South Philadelphia. Turkey’s Done is a short comedic film that tells the story of Peaches Brocco, played by Upper Darby native and SNL alum Cheri Oteri. Brocco discovers that being loyal to her […]

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INSIDE SCOOP ON THE OSCARS: A Philadelphian Ex-Hollywood Insider’s Perspective

by Nathan Lerner Were you able to score tickets to Los Angeles’ Dolby Center for the 88th annual Academy Awards festivities? If not, don’t despair. There is an appealing alternative, which is considerably closer to home. The Philadelphia Film Society will mark the occasion with a gala evening on Oscar night. Held at the Prince […]

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EXIT STRATEGY: Right Off the Front Pages

by Bonnie Squires Gov. Tom Wolf would do well to pack all the recalcitrant members of the state legislature into a bus and have them transported from Harrisburg to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Broad Street in Philadelphia and make them watch Exit Strategy, the East Coast premiere of The Philadelphia Theatre Co.’s new production. […]

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