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November 13, 2014

Last Chance: First Person Arts Festival, A Celebration Of Spoken Word, Wraps Up Its 13th Annual Festival On Saturday, November 15

The First Person Arts Festival, which puts the spotlight on local storytellers and storytelling, wraps up on Saturday, November 15, but not before treating the city to a final blast of shows, workshops and discussions all about the art of storytelling. Over the next few days, the festival celebrates the spoken word with events like […]

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November 12, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Music At The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, First Person Arts Fest, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday, Game Of Thrones Quizzo And More

With such mild temperatures outside, getting out into the city to take advantage of after-work activities tonight should be a gimme. For those looking to get down to live tunes, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts free music tonight in Commonwealth Plaza as part of its monthly Sittin’ In event. Film buffs will […]

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November 6, 2014

Tonight Picks: Philadelphia Museum Of Art Contemporary Craft Show, First Person Arts Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, First Thursday At North Bowl, Wired Fest At The Electric Factory And More

Celebrate the almost end of the workweek with a variety of fun after-work events in neighborhoods across the city. Today is the first day of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, which brings cool handmade items to the Convention Center for art-lovers’ shopping delight. Also tonight, two arts festivals continue to celebrate the […]

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October 31, 2014

A Guide To The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 4-15 With Storytelling, Panels And A Food Event With Chefs Marcus Samuelsson And Jennifer Carroll

Now in its 13th year, the First Person Arts Festival continues its unique celebration of documenting real life through storytelling. Internationally renowned artists join everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the country to take part in the annual event, sharing their tall tales and personal experiences on stages around town from November 4 to […]

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October 2, 2014

Our Top Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With Flamenco At The Barnes, BalletX At The PMA, The First Kid Hazo Exhibit, Fireside Storytelling And More This Friday, October 3

It’s time to celebrate the weekend, arts and urban nightlife as another First Friday arrives in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. With the equinox well behind us, autumn has officially arrived in Philadelphia and, with it, a whole new outpouring of fresh art exhibitions and events are cropping up all over town. Kick off October on this […]

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May 15, 2014

First Person Arts’ Grand Slam Season Finale Crowns The Top Storyteller In Town At Underground Arts This Friday, May 16

It’s story time, Philadelphia. The culmination of anecdotes and accounts told throughout the season, First Person Arts’ Grand Slam pits winners from First Person Arts’ monthly StorySlams against one another in a championship round. Set for this Friday, May 16 at Underground Arts in the Callowhill neighborhood, the event sees its competitors vying for the […]

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April 9, 2014

First Person Arts Brings Comedian Kevin Allison’s Storytelling Show RISK! To Underground Arts, Friday, April 11

Ready to take a chance on a good time? This Friday, April 11, First Person Arts welcomes New York City-based actor and comedian Kevin Allison back to town to host his hysterical live show, RISK!. If the name Kevin Allison sounds familiar, it’s probably because he’s well known from such television shows as MTV’s The […]

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February 13, 2014

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Comic Relief At First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam At Underground Arts, Friday, February 14

If hearts and chocolate aren’t your style, snag a ticket for the annual First Person Arts StorySlam: The Ex-Files, on Friday, February 14. Held for the first time at Underground Arts, the annual anti-Valentine’s Day storytelling competition asks audience members to step up and share real-life tales of breakups and heartbreaks. Competitors are drawn right […]

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February 5, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Events And Activities For Couples, Friends And Families In And Around Philadelphia

In the City of Brotherly Love, amorous feelings are is never far from mind. As Valentine’s Day approaches, though, the city’s affection for romance peaks with many, many events on or around Friday, February 14. Whether you’re a part of a contented couple, a blissful single or a loving family, there’s something happening in Philadelphia […]

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January 13, 2014

The Eighth Season Of First Person Arts StorySlams Launches With New Themes, Special Events, An Additional Location And Cash Prizes

Everyone has a story. In Philadelphia, First Person Arts provides a stage for anyone and everyone to tell his or her tale, with the ultimate mission of supporting memoir and documentary art in this city. Twice monthly, First Person Arts’ StorySlams offer up the opportunity to participate in an open-to-all storytelling competition. Guided by a […]

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