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Q&A: Nick Stuccio

Tomorrow marks the start of the 15th annual Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe, with 15 curated Live Arts performances featuring the best and the brightest from […]

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New Jersey’s Fine Wines

New Jersey residents rank fifth in the country for per capita wine consumption, but only one percent of that wine is made in New Jersey. […]

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Jane Golden Should Be the New Arlene Ackerman

Now that Arlene Ackerman has hit the road, stuffed moneybags tight by her side, noxious fumes choking us in her wake, we’re back to square […]

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Michael Nutter’s Corruption Problem

In showing former School District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman the door, Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia’s education leadership presented the departing administrator with a $905,000 buy-out.  The […]

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10 Live Arts and Fringe Artists You Need to Know

On Friday, the 15th annual Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe begins, bringing with it nearly 200 different shows and countless performers. Earlier this week, we caught […]

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Q&A: Yannick Nezet Seguin, A Hero for the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s charismatic new conductor and artistic director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, 36, arrives at a pivotal time for our embattled and legendary symphony. He’ll take […]

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Vince Fumo Deserves a New Trial

Lost in last week’s coverage of the earthquake, Hurricane Irene and Queen Arlene, was the appeals court ruling surrounding the short prison sentence given to […]

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Nutter Weathers Irene

So it turns out Michael Nutter looks as good in a windbreaker as he does a snow parka. As the last winds from Irene petered […]

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Hurricane Hysteria: Don’t Believe the Hype

At this very second, I’m writing from the darkness of an underground bunker, extremely weakened from not eating or drinking since Friday when looters ransacked […]

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Nick Stuccio’s Live Arts and Philly Fringe Picks

It’s damned unfair to ask the guy who spends his whole year handpicking the most amazing performers from around the world for our Live Arts […]

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Hurricane Irene Conspiracy Theories

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised at the reaction to the local news coverage leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, but I […]

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TLA Video: End of an Era

While putting on my 25 wrinkle creams this morning, I heard a report by WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins about the closing of […]

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Kiosk of Death

It was a mere six months ago that the PLCB announced, with great fanfare, that it would be extending its super-high-tech wine kiosk concept to […]

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How Twitter Predicted Philly’s Earthquake

I knew the earthquake was coming. No, I don’t have the perceptions of the animals at the National Zoo. I have Twitter. About a minute […]

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A Few Thoughts on the Death of Joey Vento

Quite a few years ago, I went down to Mexico to do some work at a dolphin facility. The vast majority of the employees were […]