3 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added an event.

The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open House and Information Session, January 29th, 6:30pm. Professional theater artists will lead workshops around themes of grief in The Wilma Theater’s production of PASSING STRANGE, Monday evenings February 2-26th at the South Philly Branch of the Free Library. To learn more contact Lee Ann Etzold, Portable Studio Program Director at LEtzold@wilmatheater.org / 215.893-9456, x132. Click here to learn more about the library: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/south-philadelphia-library

    Portable Studio: Open House & Information Session
    The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open...
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3 hours ago

"it is a beautiful story of life that does co...

"it is a beautiful story of life that does come through; the story of everyday life and the everyday experiences we all have as human beings...After 20 years in the business this show has been the best part of my career so far." - Kris Coleman (The Narrator), from The Philadelphia Tribune #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing! Get your tickets to this electric coming-of-age musical today! --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    'Passing Strange' tells tale of rebellious young Black man
    The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical, "Passing Strange," from now through Feb. 18. Music takes center stage in this production as a charismatic Narrator who tells the tale of the Youth, a rebellious young African-American man who journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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4 hours ago

Shakey Graves at Union Transfer on 05/11/2018 08:30 PM EDT

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    Shakey Graves - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - May 11th, 2018
    Back in December 2017, Shakey Graves proclaimed on his Twitter page, "Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders." The tweet was tongue-in-cheek, but Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin native who's been plying his trade as Shakey Graves since 2007, was making a dead-serious point about his latest album, Can't Wake Up (Dualtone, out May 4).
    https://www.utphilly.com

5 hours ago

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings ...

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of...
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6 hours ago

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Union Transfer on 04/28/2018 08:30 PM EDT

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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - April 28th, 2018
    The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align.
    https://www.utphilly.com

6 hours ago

Hop Along at Union Transfer on 05/19/2018 08:30 PM EDT

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    Hop Along - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - May 19th, 2018
    Frances Quinlan has been meditating a lot on power. "When I was younger, I kept thinking that one day I would have a partner and that person would give me power," she says. "That never came to be."
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7 hours ago

We're back! Congress has restored funding of ...

We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.

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9 hours ago

How does a collection of songs turn into a To...

How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange

    THE NAME IS STEW
    In 1997, Stew formed a band, The Negro Problem. Heidi Rodewald joined the group in 1999 and became Stew's frequent collaborator. Stew said in an interview with Spike Lee: "It started on a club stage in front of about 150 people playing songs. Public Theater, downtown New York, was interested.
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13 hours ago

Wee News: A NEW Indoor Sports Facility

Phield House, which is located at 9th and Spring Garden, opened in December as the brainchild of Grad Ho locals Rachel and Mark Soloman. Long...

    Wee News: A NEW Indoor Sports Facility
    Introducing Phield House Read more After the glut of snow days and subarctic temperatures and waaaaaaay too much indoor time with children, I suspect you all will have the same reaction to news about a new indoor sports facility that I had, and that is this: WHEEEEEEEEE!
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23 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.

    Black & Blue: Art Gallery Exhibit
    This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia...
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24 hours ago

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaP...

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.

    Temple Theater has a Spotlight in the Wilma Theater's "Passing Strange"
    Owls are everywhere... even in a Tony Award-winning rock musical! The Wilma Theater is putting on the musical of a lifetime, Passing Strange, a story of a rebellious young black man as he journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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25 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Love...

There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)

    Love, Simon
    This is about to get romantic af. See #LOVESIMON on March 16th.
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27 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,809 likes · 359 talking about this · 11,425 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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30 hours ago

Jukebox the Ghost at Union Transfer on 04/10/2018 08:30 PM EDT

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    Jukebox the Ghost - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - April 10th, 2018
    Jukebox the Ghost is a band of musical survivors, a decade-strong trio that has carefully considered how to make a lasting statement while grinding out more than 150 shows a year. With their new self-titled album, Jukebox the Ghost unmistakably makes that statement...in the form of a big, lovable pop record.
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30 hours ago

John Maus at Union Transfer on 02/11/2018 08:30 PM EST

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    John Maus - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - February 11th, 2018
    John Maus is a truly enigmatic musician. Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, he's fashioned the frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor over the course of three defining albums since 2006.
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2 days ago

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
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2 days ago

3 days ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
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3 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared John...

    John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center
    If you're attending the Women's March in Philadelphia tomorrow, please consider dropping by the William Way LGBT Community Center afterwards to donate your LGBTQ-themed signs, banners, buttons,...
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3 days ago

4 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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4 days ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
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4 days ago

5 days ago

Sazon

941 Spring Garden St.

    Sazon
    This cozy BYOB cooks up an extensive menu of Latin favorites from arepas to empanadas and asado negro, a rich beef stew with plaintains. But the real star may be the restaurant's menu of organic drinking chocolates handcrafted by Robert Campbell, known as the "Chocolate Alchemist." D (
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5 days ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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5 days ago

iradiophilly.com is at Union Transfer.

iradiophilly | Photo Gallery - The Wombats at Union Transfer 1/9/18 w/ Courtship., Nation of Language LOOK: http://iradiophilly.com/gallery.php?idPhotogallery=112#.Wl_dGfVhh4Y.twitter The Wombats, courtship., Nation of Language, Union Transfer, Press Here, #philly #phillymusic #TheWombats

    iradiophilly | Photo Gallery - The Wombats at Union Transfer
    The Wombats headlined at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 9th at the start of their winter tour. Their new album, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, comes out February 9th. The band mixed old favorites with tracks from the new album.
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6 days ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

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    Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
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6 days ago

Waxahatchee & Hurray For The Riff Raff at Union Transfer on 04/16/2018 08:30 PM EDT

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    Waxahatchee & Hurray For The Riff Raff - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - April 16th, 2018
    Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield's fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life.
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6 days ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
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6 days ago

of Montreal at Union Transfer on 03/28/2018 08:30 PM EDT

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    of Montreal - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - March 28th, 2018
    Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood . I became "Simulated Reality" paranoid and I fell in LOVE. Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big ones.
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6 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
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Jan 16

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStran...

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.

    The Wilma Theater
    Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.
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Jan 16

Bishop Briggs at Union Transfer on 05/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT

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    Bishop Briggs - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - May 18th, 2018
    While those in a Tokyo karaoke bar may not have realized it, they were witnesses to a life-altering experience for four-year-old Bishop Briggs. As she sang her first song in public, Bishop fell instantly in love with performing, and her auspicious debut served not only as an indelible touchpoint, but also the initial indicator of an unmistakable identity.
    https://www.utphilly.com

Jan 16

18+ Fantastic Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 16-21

Where:African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

Where:Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th Street

Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

This article has 12 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:Various locations including Butcher and Singer, 1500 Walnut Street

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including outside the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Mütter Museum, 19 S. 22nd Street

Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Various locations including National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd Street

Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

    18+ Fantastic Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 16-21
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
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Jan 16

The Black Angels at Union Transfer on 04/08/2018 08:30 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    The Black Angels - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - April 8th, 2018
    THE BLACK ANGELS The Black Angels are: Stephanie Bailey: drums, percussion, Philicorda Christian Bland: guitar, Mellotron, bass, vocals, Vox Continental Jake Garcia: guitar, bass, vocals Kyle Hunt: bass, guitar, organ, Moog, Rheem MK VII Alex Maas: lead vocals, bass, harmonium "If you're going to sing something, it might as well be something important," reflects The Black Angels' Alex Maas.
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Jan 16

tUnE-yArDs at Union Transfer on 05/10/2018 08:30 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    tUnE-yArDs - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - May 10th, 2018
    "What should I do?" That's the question Merrill Garbus asks herself halfway through "ABC 123," the stunning centerpiece of the new Tune-Yards album, I can feel you creep into my private life. In 2014, Tune-Yards released Nikki Nack, which NPR called "dazzingly imaginative," while the NME hailed it as "easily Tune-Yards' finest work," and New York Magazine dubbed it "possibly the catchiest record of the year."
    https://www.utphilly.com

Jan 16

Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Union Transfer on 04/12/2018 08:00 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - April 12th, 2018
    Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their genre-defying so
    https://www.utphilly.com

Jan 16

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstag...

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a dialogue with Passing Strange's Music Director (and band leader) Amanda Morton.

    The Wilma Theater
    How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a...
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