2 days ago

Skillfully capturing the essence of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ (Arden Theatre Company)

“Every Brilliant Thing” has been extended through Dec. 10, at the Arden’s Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. Second St. 215-922-1122 or ardentheatre.org.

    Review: Skillfully capturing the essence of 'Every Brilliant Thing' (Arden Theatre Company)
    The play "Every Brilliant Thing" at Arden Theatre Company is a complete surprise. But the performance of Scott Greer, the actor in this one-man show that has plenty of audience help, is not.
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3 days ago

Philly History Museum offers primer on Octavius Catto’s life

This weekend, the museum at Seventh and Arch streets will turn a small room into, effectively, a CliffNotes gallery about Catto’s life.

    Philly History Museum offers primer on Octavius Catto's life
    The city of Philadelphia - through the urging of Mayor Jim Kenney - recently took the unusual step of erecting a statue at a prominent spot in front of City Hall in honor of someone few know by name. This isn't Ben Franklin, or Joe Frazier, or Martin Luther King Jr.
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3 days ago

Newly discovered painting shows Washington’s wartime tent

The coming Museum of the American Revolution has not yet broken ground at Third and Chestnut streets in Old City — construction is ...

    Newly discovered painting shows Washington's wartime tent
    Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the American Revolution Museum had spied an unsigned watercolor from 1782.
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Nov 10

High winds, low temps prompt early Code Blue in Philadelphia area

...in Pemberton Township; and at Extended Hand Ministries, 275 Holeman St., and Beacon of Hope, 41 Mill St., both in Mount Holly. For more information, call CONTACT of Burlington County at 856-234...

Millville: Trinity United Methodist Church, Ben Corson Hall, 100 S. 2nd St.

    High winds, low temps prompt early Code Blue in Philadelphia area
    The main goal is to prevent weather-related deaths and prolonged exposure to extremely low temperatures by getting people off the streets and into shelters. The Code Blue designation means that homeless people can remain indoors at shelters during the day, and it prohibits evictions or termination from emergency housing during this time.
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Nov 09

Philly taking big bite out of unpaid property taxes

Vacant lots on the 2100 block of North 9th Street in Philadelphia, near Temple University. Eighty percent of the block's properties were tax-delinquent. (Jared Brey/PlanPhilly)

    Philly taking big bite out of unpaid property taxes
    All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, and insightful features brought alive through sound. Philadelphia is doing better when it comes to collecting delinquent taxes.
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Nov 01

DA's race comes to a close: An upset possible?

Grossman is busy also. I caught up with her at a meeting of the K&A (Kensington and Allegheny) Business Association.

“This neighborhood has a very special place in my heart,” Grossman told a room of about 25 business owners. “My parents owned a candy store at 3151 Kensington Ave. I worked at that store during high school during my breaks. I bought my prom dress on the Avenue.”

    Philly DA's race comes to a close: Is an upset possible?
    On Tuesday, Philadelphia voters will elect a new district attorney to replace Seth Williams, now in prison following his guilty plea in a corruption case. Could they pick a Republican for the first time in 32 years?
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Oct 30

Archaeologist claims hundreds of 18th-century Philly remains were dumped in landfill

“It’s appalling,” said Doug Mooney, president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, after reviewing PMC Property Group’s latest report on its construction and excavation efforts at 218 Arch St.

    Archaeologist claims hundreds of 18th-century Philly remains were dumped in landfill
    The remains of hundreds of people who lived in Philadelphia during the 18th century may have been dumped in a Conshohocken landfill this spring, according to a prominent Philadelphia archaeologist. "It's appalling," said Doug Mooney, president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, after reviewing PMC Property Group's latest report on its construction and excavation efforts at 218 Arch St.
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Oct 30

Art Museum celebrating great works left by Philadelphian, even if some not so great

One of John G. Johnson’s earliest art purchases, "On the Balcony," 1873, by Mary Stevenson Cassatt, hung in the drawing room of his 426 South Broad Street home. (Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G. Johnson Collection)

No surprise that when he died, Johnson left his house on South Broad Street and all the art inside to the people of Philadelphia. The house at 510 S. Broad St. became a public museum.

    Art Museum celebrating great works left by Philadelphian, even if some not so great
    In April 1917, a wealthy Philadelphia lawyer named John Johnson died. He left his enormous art collection to the city - nearly 1,500 pieces, the vast majority Renaissance and Dutch Masters paintings. About 300 of those are on permanent display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, scattered among 48 galleries.
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Oct 28

In second year, Philly Free Streets route was car-free from Old City to North Philly

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. a 7-mile stretch between 3rd and Chestnut streets and 5th and Indiana Ave. was entirely car-free.

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. a 7-mile stretch between 3rd and Chestnut streets and 5th and Indiana Ave. was entirely car-free.

    In second year, Philly Free Streets route was car-free from Old City to North Philly
    Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives. The program's raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eye. Bikes, trikes, rollerblades, and skates... and just ordinary feet.
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Oct 28

20th reunion for Million Woman March begins year of actions

The Million Woman March reunion is scheduled for Sunday, beginning at 5th and Market street in front of the President’s House memorial. Marchers will proceed to Washington Square...

...colonial times. They’ll continue to what used to be the London Coffee House at Front and Market streets, where slaves were auctioned...

    20th reunion for Million Woman March begins year of actions
    "That day for me, I can almost say was unreal," Chionesu, the march's founder, said. "To see the magnitude of these incredible women and girls of African descent ..." On Oct. 25, 1997, hundreds of thousands of women braved the chill and light rain to gather on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in an impressive show of solidarity and sisterhood.
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Oct 27

Push the 'TouchTones' and what do you get? (Arden Theatre Company)

“TouchTones” runs through Dec. 3 at Arden Theatre Company, on Second Street north of Market Street. 215-922-1122 or ardentheatre.org.

    Push the 'TouchTones' and what do you get? (Arden Theatre Company)
    The new musical comedy "TouchTones" at Arden Theatre Company is out of whack. It's a show about two characters overcome by phone sex, yet it's not sexy - just mildly suggestive. It's about a particular corner of the sex industry built fully on fantasy, but the plot suggests that fantasizing is a way to cheat on someone you love.
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Oct 19

Op-ed: During opioid crisis, Camden leaders put life-saving needle exchange in peril

The approved site for the AHEC needle-exchange van is this parking lot at 271 Spruce Street; the Camden Office of the City Attorney located and approved the site, but Mayor Dana Redd has yet to sign off on it. (April Saul/for WHYY)

    Op-ed: During opioid crisis, Camden leaders put life-saving needle exchange in peril
    With a staggering 64,000 Americans killed by drug overdoses last year according to the Centers for Disease Control, needle-exchange programs could be viewed as life-saving resources that keep HIV and hepatitis C transmission at bay and offer addicts pathways to recovery.
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Oct 06

Just ‘cause: Jones introduces surprise bill aimed at preventing surprise evictions

8/24 PIDC is offering RFQ for 4601 Market Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Just 'cause: Jones introduces surprise bill aimed at preventing surprise evictions
    Hardly anyone attended City Council weekly session this Thursday. The public seats were thinly populated, there were barely any reporters, and even the legislative body itself wasn't at full strength. But that makes sense: There's no real need to show up if no new, significant bills are on the docket.
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Oct 06

Art Commission gives preliminary OK to 100 digital ad “Links” connecting public to free WiFi

8/24 PIDC is offering RFQ for 4601 Market Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Art Commission OKs 100 digital ad "Links" connecting public to free WiFi
    The Philadelphia Art Commission granted conceptual approval to a plan to bring advertising kiosks, called Links, to commercial corridors in the City of Philadelphia. The kiosks would include two LED screens on either side of the structure that will be used for advertising.
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