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Opera Philadelphia Announces Ambitious, Star-Studded New Season

Opera Philadelphia’s 40th anniversary repertoire, announced earlier this week, is the company’s most ambitious and star-studded to date. Some of opera’s most well-known singers will be performing […]

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Hotel Palomar Goes Vegas for ActionAIDS Charity

Attention high rollers: Forget Atlantic City or Las Vegas. For one night only, ActionAIDS, Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organization, is transforming Philadelphia’s Hotel Palomar into a […]

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Rugby Star Neil Francis: Gay People Have No Interest in Sports, But They Do Like Hair-Dressing

Michael Sam’s coming out as a gay man is, indeed, a game changer, but it really shouldn’t be the case. Billie Jean King.  Greg Louganis.  […]

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BUY THIS: Local Bird Mobile Designer Branches Out to Hipstakatz

Philadelphia artist Michael Fulkerson was teaching sewing classes at a now-shuttered fabric store.  The project?  Make your own cat toys. Little did he know that […]

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REVIEW: Opera Philadelphia’s Ainadamar Underwhelms

Five actors shoot three characters at point-blank range on a stage. Then the executioners break into a choreographed flamenco number immediately after, firing their guns […]

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Opera Philadelphia’s Live-Tweeting Gimmick is a Terrible Idea

Cell phone usage and high art usually don’t mix — that is, unless you wish to be a patron of the “wanna-be-so-edgy-it-hurts” Opera Philadelphia. Last […]

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Getting to Know the Minds Behind the Bryson Institute

High above The Attic, Philadelphia’s only independent LGBT youth center, literally on the top floor of the complex, is one of the hidden gems of Philly’s […]

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LUSH’s “We Believe in Love” Campaign Protests Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

LUSH Cosmetics has an idea to get your next selfie a lot of “likes.”  Instead of posing in a bathroom mirror or making those annoying […]

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DO THIS: West Chester University’s AIDS Benefit Concert and Cabaret

If you are a Philadelphia-area showtunes fan looking to support a good cause, you’re in luck. This year marks the 14th anniversary of West Chester University’s (WCU) AIDS […]

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Philly Author Warren Hoffman Tackles Racism on Broadway in “The Great White Way”

Are you ready for this, musical theater nerds? The original title of West Side Story was East Side Story, and it was supposed to be […]

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Philly Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin’s Opening Night at the Met

In a recent interview, where he discussed returning to the podium at The Metropolitan Opera to conduct a revival of Dvorak’s Rusalka, Philly’s own Yannick […]

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Young Philly Composer Nominated for a Grammy

When Joseph Hallman was a child, his mother would tell him that he was so open-minded that his brain would fall out. Thankfully that never […]

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DO THIS: “That’s So Gay” Exhibit at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Okay, we admit it: public outing might be wrong, but it is oh-so-juicy. The best part? You can forget about going to Perez Hilton to […]

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NEW FAVORITE THING: The Aaron Schock Gay Parody Twitter

If you’re in mourning that the severely homophobic (and, might I add, severely hot) Republican congressman Aaron Schock’s Instagram account was locked down after being […]

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Chris Christie, You’re a Bigot

Somewhere in the Clinton household, Hillary is giddily laughing, knocking back a celebratory martini, knowing that her biggest opponent for the 2016 presidential race, New […]