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February 21, 2014

The Philadelphia Freedom Festival Celebrates The Life Of Octavius V. Catto, A Local Civil Rights Leader, With Events Through July 2014

Through the end of July, Philadelphia celebrates the life and legacy of one of the city’s own Civil Rights leaders, Octavius V. Catto — and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act — with a slew of events presented as part of the Philadelphia Freedom Festival. Presented largely by the Mann [...]

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July 18, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra Continues Its Summer Tradition Of Performing Alfresco At Longwood Gardens, July 18-19, And The Mann, Starting July 23

This summer, The Philadelphia Orchestra takes its symphonic tunes out of the concert hall and into the great outdoors for alfresco concert series this July and August. At Longwood Gardens this week, July 18-19, see the orchestra from a grassy vantage and hear a mixed bill of classical pieces led by conductors Cristian Macelaru and [...]

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June 26, 2013

Pixar In Concert Brings The Music Of Animated Movies And Fireworks To The Mann Center, Thursday, June 27

A film’s score sets the tone for on-screen action. This Thursday, June 27, at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the sounds of Pixar’s animated movies set the stage for a night of live music. From Toy Story to Finding Nemo, Up to Brave, Pixar’s films appeal to audiences of all ages and have [...]

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February 14, 2013

Fun. To Perform At The Mann Center July 19; Tickets On Sale This Saturday, February 16 At Noon

Get ready to hit the Facebook “Like” button on this one. Calling all summer concertgoers: the Grammy winners and Spotify-playlist staple, fun. is headed to Philadelphia on Friday, July 19 to perform at the Mann Center. fun., an American indie rock band, is led by the talented powerhouse vocalist Nate Ruess alongside Jack Antonoff on [...]

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August 17, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For The Best Places To Watch The Sunset In Philadelphia

From alfresco dining to outdoor festivals, summer’s the best season to get outdoors and enjoy the longer days and always fun summer nights. There’s always something going on, but don’t forget to stop and take in the natural beauty Philadelphia has to offer. Inspired by a question from a Uwishunu reader (thanks!), we’ve decided to [...]

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July 20, 2012

The Mann Center Undergoing Improvements For Summer 2013 Including A Second Stage With A Breathtaking Skyline View, Widened Lawn Seating, Enhanced Audio System, Three Brand New Video Screens And More

Back in May, we got intel that the Mann Center in Fairmount Park would be debuting an awesome brand new stage this season, called the Skyline Stage and Lawn, opening at the end of July with two concerts by Sigur Rós. But the Mann Center, Philadelphia’s destination outdoor concert venue, recently released even more exciting [...]

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June 25, 2012

Norah Jones Plays The Mann Center Thursday, June 28

Want to catch a live concert at the Mann Center next week? Norah Jones takes the stage on Thursday, June 28, with the perfect chill vibe for a summer evening. 10 years after she first performed at SXSW, Norah Jones made a triumphant return to the festival this past March. Plus her brand new album Little Broken Hearts, which she performed at SXSW, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. So it’s a great time to see her live in concert. And where better than the Mann? Tickets start at just $29.50 for lawn seats so gather a group of friends. There, your night is planned. [Mann Center]

June 22, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra To Continue Its Traditional Summer Performance Series At The Mann Center This Year, Beginning June 27-30

On June 27, The Philadelphia Orchestra will continue its annual summer musical tradition at the Mann Center for Performing Arts with three concerts celebrating classical music’s masters plus special guest Tony Award-winning actress and singer, Idina Menzel. Here are the sweet-sounding details: Wednesday, June 27, 8 p.m.: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Considered to be the world’s [...]

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May 18, 2012

The Mann Center In Fairmount Park Kicks Off The 2012 Spring/Summer Season This Saturday, May 19: Brand New Skyline Stage, Star-Studded Concert Lineup, Festivals On The Lawn And More

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park, one of the country’s largest outdoor amphitheaters, is thePhiladelphia summer alfresco concert destination. The 2012 fun kicked off last Friday, May 11 with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. But this Saturday, May 19 is when the ball really gets rolling with the second annual Philadelphia on Parade, an exciting [...]

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March 6, 2012

Idina Menzel To Return To The Mann Center, Backed By The Philadelphia Orchestra, June 30; Tickets Now On Sale

Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel — the Tony award-winning “Elphaba” from international blockbuster Wicked and Tony-nominated Maureen from Rent – last performed at The Mann Center with The Philadelphia Orchestra in summer 2010. Now she’s back, June 30, with even more credits under her belt, as Lea Michele’s mother on Fox’s hit Glee and a brand [...]

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