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July 28, 2014

Our Guide To The BlackStar Film Festival, Returning To Philly For Its 3rd-Year Of Screenings, Events, Discussions And More, July 31-August 3

Beginning this Thursday, July 31, the BlackStar Film Festival screens more than 40 films about the global black experience and films by people of African descent. Running through Sunday, August 3, the festival has been hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine and aims to bring forward oft-overlooked films. This year’s theme “Music is […]

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July 28, 2014

Reminder: The Tony Award-Winning Musical Comedy The Book Of Mormon Opens At The Forrest Theatre Tomorrow, July 29

Who needs a trip to New York to see an amazing musical? The hottest tickets to top Broadway shows can be had right here in Philadelphia, thanks to the touring performances of the Kimmel Center-affiliated Broadway Philadelphia series. A bona fide Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon is still a tough ticket to score in […]

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July 25, 2014

Save The Date: Philadelphia’s 2014 Fringe Festival Arrives With Hundreds Of Shows September 5-21 And Its Annual Culinary Bash, Feastival, Thursday, September 18

Every fall, Philadelphia’s arts scene steps up its game from consistently amazing to truly phenomenal with the advent of the annual Fringe Festival, now in its 18th year of bringing progressive performers from near and far to Philadelphia stages and places. The Philadelphia Fringe Festival returns September 5-21, with 17 days filled with hundreds of […]

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July 25, 2014

Woodmere Art Museum In Chestnut Hill Showcases The Work Of Philly Artist Theresa Bernstein In A Century In Art, Opening Saturday, July 26

Continuing its quest to showcase Philadelphia’s best artists, Woodmere Art Museum presents the already-renowned A Century in Art. This very special exhibit features more than 50 works from the late Theresa Bernstein, a prolific artist whose work chronicled everyday life in the twentieth century and brought fringe groups like immigrants and suffragettes into the public […]

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July 24, 2014

Shakespeare In Clark Park Returns With A Huge Production Of Henry IV Featuring A 100-Person Battle Scene And More, July 30-August 3

Alfresco iambic pentameter, anyone? Now in its ninth season, Shakespeare in Clark Park revisits the West Philadelphia green space for another summer of free outdoor theatrical performances. Opening on Wednesday, July 30 and playing nightly at 7 p.m. through Sunday, August 3, the talented team behind Shakespeare in Clark Park presents its rendition of the […]

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July 23, 2014

Philadelphia Dance Day Brings Free Dance Workshops Of All Sort To Studios Across The City, This Saturday, July 26

Put on your dancing shoes, Philadelphia! This Saturday, July 26, dancers of all levels and styles are invited to come together for Philadelphia Dance Day, a full day of free dance workshops at studios throughout the city. Participating dance studios include Major Moment Studio in Graduate Hospital, Art in Motion Dance Academy in Old City […]

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July 21, 2014

Koresh Dance Company’s Come Together Dance Festival Spotlights Dance Of All Sort At A 5-Day Festival At The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, July 23-27

This week, Philadelphia’s own Koresh Dance Company celebrates 24 of the area’s diverse dance companies with a five-day dance festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. From July 23 through 27, the Come Together Dance Festival spotlights dance of all sort at the Avenue of the Arts stage. No two shows are alike, as performances each […]

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July 17, 2014

The Bearded Ladies And Opera Philadelphia Reveal The Development Of ANDY: A Popera On Stage At The Wilma Theater Through July 27

What happens when an experimental cabaret troupe and an innovative opera company join forces? In Philadelphia, the result is a fabulously original pop-art opera. Earlier this year, The Bearded Ladies cabaret and Opera Philadelphia embarked on a year-long collaborative project to create a fully staged pop-art opera, or “popera,” inspired by the epic life of […]

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July 17, 2014

Save The Date: The BlackStar Film Festival Returns With A Variety Of Films About And By People Of African Descent, July 31-August 3

The highly-anticipated BlackStar Film Festival returns for year three at the end of this month, from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. Hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, the film festival puts the spotlight on films about the global black experience and films by people of African descent. Throughout the festival, films […]

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July 16, 2014

Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval summer season has returned for 2014. After an awesome run in 2013, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval has once again […]

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