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The Best Events This Month in Philadelphia

Concerts Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard • What do you  get when you take two washed-up guilty-pleasure hair bands from the 1980s and put them together?  […]

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From Scrooge to Sugar Plums: Holiday Performances in and Around Philly

Whether you’re planning a family outing over winter break or a twist on nostalgic tradition, the holidays always bring the heavy hitters to the stage. […]

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Meet Philly’s Busiest Actor: Brian Anthony Wilson

Unless you’ve been completely oblivious to the Philadelphia theater scene and the film and television worlds over the past quarter of a century, you probably […]

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Local Boxer Maleek Jackson Shares What it Was Like Training the Rocky, the Musical Cast

Rocky, the Musical officially opens tonight at Walnut Street Theatre. Like the OG movie, Rocky tells the story of a Philly underdog boxer training to […]

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Your Guide to the 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Considering the nearly 200 diverse performances and experiences, 1,000+ international and local artists, and a multitude of adjacent gatherings and programming, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival […]

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How to Stage Shakespeare’s Most Sexist Play in 2022

Four days before hopping on a call with Philly playwright Charlotte Northeast to talk about her work with West Philly’s Shakespeare in Clark Park, I […]

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Q&A: Philly Playwright James Ijames on Winning the Pulitzer

James Ijames’ Monday probably went a bit better than yours. That’s because Monday is when the 41-year-old South Philadelphia playwright found out he won the […]

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Before COVID, the Uptown Theater Had a Real Shot at Revival. Will the Show Still Go On?

If you find yourself in conversation with a North Philadelphian of a certain age, chances are you’ll hear a tale about a night at the […]

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Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

For many months during COVID, it was tough to rely on the restaurant industry for income, as countless articles and TV news segments have documented. […]

south philadelphia actor jenna pinchbeck, who has taken bernard havard and walnut street theater to task on social media
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America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

The Walnut Street Theatre has long had its critics—and no, we’re not talking about those snooty journalists who sit in judgment on opening night, their […]

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What Will Philly’s Arts Scene Look Like After a Year Without Audiences?

A little over a year ago, I was elbow to elbow with 21,000 fans at the Wells Fargo Center, reveling in the diva spectacle that […]

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Hamilton (Yes, Hamilton!!) Kicks Off the Return of Live Theater at the Kimmel Center

Most Philly theaters are still scratching their heads trying to figure out what to make of 2021. But the Kimmel Center seems fully committed to […]

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Watch 120+ Movie Screenings at Philadelphia Film Society’s 29th Annual Film Festival

For almost 30 years, the Philadelphia Film Society has put on an annual festival to feature the greatest and newest independent and international films around […]

2020 pew fellow Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
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This Philly Performance Artist Just Scored a $75,000 Pew Fellowship

On Wednesday, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced over $10.5 million in grants supporting artists and cultural organizations in the Philadelphia area, many […]

sarah contrucci, the woman punched in a philadelphia church on sunday, talking to action news
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A Lesson in Forgiveness from the Woman Who Was Punched in a Philly Church on Sunday

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Woman Punched in a Philadelphia Church Forgives […]