The Philly Episode of No Passport Required Is Kind of a Bummer

Right before Marcus Samuelsson launches into the hour-long episode of his hit PBS show No Passport Required, he introduces himself to us like this: As […]

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Dope Shows Festival Promoters Hope to Fill a Void in Philly’s Music Scene

On July 6th, the first-ever Dope Shows music festival will take place at The Mann Center. The new summer event will feature popular Philly hip-hop artist PNB […]

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Kevin Hart Is Hosting a Philly Fitness Pro and the Eagles Mascot on His New TV Show

Remember that show Wipeout, where people had to run through a giant, wacky obstacle course that usually ended with them belly flopping into water and/or mud? […]

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Let Us Now Praise 20 Years of Preston and Steve

My wife has a dirty little secret. Every day, after she drops the kids off at their conservative Catholic school on the Main Line, she […]

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Why a Philly Whistle-Blower Is Launching a Journalism Start-Up

Even by the biblical standards of come-to-Jesus moments, the day Wendell Potter got woke was nothing short of miraculous, in the old-school, divine-intervention meaning of […]


You Have One Last Chance to Check Out the Debut of “Philly Street Flippin'”

The home and design channels are lousy with home-makeover shows that buff up suburban Colonials and ranchers and make them better than new. Rachel Street’s […]


Music to Return to the Met in Fall 2018

Somewhere in Heaven, Oscar Hammerstein is smiling: Eric Blumenfeld, who is currently restoring his Metropolitan Opera House at 858 N. Broad St. in Francisville to […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: Alejandro Escovedo at Arden Gild Hall

The calm thunder of one of the foremost living musical forces played to a sold-out Arden Gild Hall on Saturday, May 28th — Alejandro Escovedo. […]

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Concert Review: Those Darlins Wave Goodbye at Boot & Saddle

Last Wednesday at Boot & Saddle, Nashville’s Those Darlins played the penultimate show of their 10-year career, one of two shows postponed by the blizzard […]

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Music Shortlist: Seven Shows To See This Week

Metric @ Fillmore Philly | Tuesday, March 15 Metric’s recent Pagans In Vegas doesn’t kickstart your heart like some of the band’s earlier work (or pull […]

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Watch This: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 Trailer

Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess and all return for more ridiculously upbeat comedy, which is hitting the spot at this moment. Observations: Wait. Watch the trailer first. Seems like […]

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Opera Review: Capriccio is a Triumph

In the middle of World War II, Richard Strauss premiered his final opera, Capriccio — an elegant “conversation piece,” set in a grand salon outside […]

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17 Things To Do In Philly This Weekend

Extravaganzas Philadelphia Auto Show More than 700 cars and 250,000 auto lovers will be at Convention Center throughout the week. Headliners include the Fiats that […]

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Sign This Petition Against Mark Squilla’s Dumb Music Bill

Huge props to Dustin Slaughter of Billy Penn for cracking this one open: A new bill from Philly City Councilman Mark Squilla would require owners of […]

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New Music Video: Square Peg Round Hole at Ringing Rocks

Visitors to Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania,have long considered the musical possibilities of the place. After all the whole point of the place […]